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I've had the pedal to the metal all last week stitching up this star top. I used the wonky star tutorial here but instead of giving my stars wonky points I did even ones. I added the wonkiness when I placed the blocks into my quilt instead (does that make sense?), just to ring those ch-ch-changes. I'm liking how the colours played out in this one, it started out as a *****massy quilt but I think it turned out with a bit more year round useability than I thought it might.
A few months ago I came across this photo on Flickr, by Jill ( falling for pieces ). Ever since I spotted those blocks it's something that's been on my to-do list. And, as March is my month for the Friends + Fabric stash bee, I figured this is a great block to play around with, and hope that my bee mates think so too! So, a few days ago I wrote Jill and asked her if she had worked from or made up a tutorial for her blocks, and if not, whether she would mind my posting them for this bee.
Happy Valentine's Day! (OK, now that we've gotten that out of the way...) I have wanted to make a "Wonky House" block for quite a while- I think they are so cute and fun! I have made just two blocks so far- I just LOVE how they came out!
It's good to be Queen!! As in the queen of my hive for the Newbee Quilters at Threadbias. I am asking my busy bees for a wonky house block so what better time to put up a tutorial.
Finished Size: 14" x 30" Seam Allowance: 1/4" unless otherwise stated We are very excited to be sharing our first recipe on the Bake Shop! City Windows is a versatile runner that works great with any fabric style. We love it because it requires just one charm pack and an additional 1/2 yard of fabric to complete the entire project: front, back and binding! You’ll want to keep this pattern on hand as you check out all the new Moda lines.
In case you missed my tutorial in , I wanted to share my Laptop / Kindle/ I-Pad Sleeve Tutoiral with you.
I finally dusted off my sewing machine and made this summery table runner for a gift using a charm pack and a half yard of white fabric. The fabric is Treasures and Tidbits . To make this quick runner cut 160 squares 1.75 " x 1 .75", and pick out 40 – 5" squares or use a charm pack.
Making this quilt felt a little bit like dancing. It is full of color and movement, and just the right touch of sexy. But don't be scared of all those curves; I assure you -- not a single pin or template was used in their construction.
Miter Binding at a Corner of the Quilt Fold the unsewn tail of quilt binding straight up, positioning it so that its right edge is parallel with the next side of the quilt to be bound. Coax the lower edge of the strip to form a 45-degree angle (top left illustration). Fold the binding down, leaving the top of the fold flush with the edge of the quilt top behind it and its raw edge aligned with the next side of the quilt.
I receive many queries regarding quilt binding, specifically machine stitching the binding, and would like to clarify a few technical, but not difficult, binding matters. I almost always make continuous cross-grain binding, There are several very informative tutorials available online which are clear and easy to follow. I particularly like the instructions given by Amanda from Crazy Mom Quilts in her quilt binding tutorial which can be found here. I do have a few of my own tips , things that work well for me:
I’m so blown away by all the wonderful comments on my string quilt, now aptly named ‘Kaleidoscope’ (many thanks to Kerri who was the first to suggest it, followed by 9 others of you who had the same thought!) I think it’s just perfect. And now, a quick tutorial – I had a few requests for a tutorial on making this type of quilt, so I figured I’d oblige (it’s the least I can do, right?). This shows the paper piecing method, which is my preferred method. To start, you’ll want to decide on the size of your blocks. For the Kaleidoscope quilt , my blocks were 11″ square.
Sew a Color 4 2-1/2" square to each end of a Color 2 strip, right sides together, and using, as always, a scant 1/4" seam. Press seam allowances towards the rectangle.
Includes ~ Frilly hostess apron with a delicious embroidered pocket and a set of hot pot holders
Ah, the elusive 1/4″ quilting seam! For this Tuesday Tutorial, I am pleased to present another one of our free McCall’s Quilting University (MQU) video lessons, An Accurate 1/4″ Seam Allowance . Your host for this video lesson is Kathy Patterson, senior editor of McCall’s Quilting . Note: please click any image to go directly to the video lesson. Take a few minutes to learn some great tips from Kathy for this essential quilting skill! Think a 1/4″ quilting foot is enough?
Every once in awhile I run across a quilt design and say to myself, "I can make that!"