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Tension Problems Be Gone! Troubleshoot The Most Common Problems. Free Quilting Videos - How to Quilt - Quilting Tutorials. Useful information and inspiration for quilters. How to Strip Piece Four-Patch Quilt Blocks — a Tutorial. BycdmwriteronJanuary 2, 2013 When you want to make a lot of four-patch quilt blocks from the same two fabrics, strip piecing is the way to go.

How to Strip Piece Four-Patch Quilt Blocks — a Tutorial

It’s fast, it’s accurate, and it’s easy. Here’s an illustrated guide to strip piecing a set of four-patch blocks. You’ll need a set of four fabric strips cut from the two fabrics you want to use to make the blocks. One set of strips should be darker, and the other one lighter, to give the finished block its distinctive checkerboard look. Step by Step Instructions Lay the light and dark strips with right sides together, like this: Sew with a scant ¼” seam along one long side of the paired strips.

Like this post? Like this: Like Loading... Freemotion by the River: Garden Fence block tutorial. I even found the first post I did about the quilt here which even tells what fabric bundle I used.

Freemotion by the River: Garden Fence block tutorial

I also showed more photos of my finished quilt just the other day here. This block is so much fun to make and would be perfect for a scrap quilt. I am going to share the pattern for the block only, amounts of fabrics.....that is up to you. This will make a 10 1/2" block which finishes at 10 inches when you sew the blocks together. Here are the cutting sizes: 1 - 4 1/2 inch square of orange2 - 1 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch muslin2 - 1 1/2 inch x 6 1/2 inch muslin4 - 1 1/2 inch x 2 1/2 inch muslin4 - 2 1/2 inch x 3 inch pink print4 - 2 1/2 inch x 5 inch pink print The following diagrams show how to sew the pieces together. Step one is sewing the muslin strips to the center piece. Now add the next row. Looks like I skipped a couple steps, don't worry there is a diagram at the end for you to use too. Here is the final block. Now I will tell you why I really like this block.

Click here for the PDF file. Always Great, Always Free Quilting Tutorials. Always Great, Always Free Quilting Tutorials. Always Great, Always Free Quilting Tutorials. Sewing Tips and Tricks Tuesday: Press before you sew! Roundup: 52 quilting tutorials. Roundup: 52 quilting tutorials When Stitch This!

Roundup: 52 quilting tutorials

Launched just over a year ago, one of our goals was to pack posts with interesting, fun, and helpful quilting tutorials. Recently we took an inventory of those quilting tutorials and were giddy to find that we’d amassed 52 so far—that’s about one tute a week! Today we’ve classified, categorized, and compartmentalized those 52 quilting tutorials into one handy post that you can refer to again and again.

Bookmark it, pin it, however you do it—just be sure to save this page for the times when you need it! Got a burning question about quilting that isn’t answered with a tutorial below? Share our “52 quilting tutorials” post with your quilting friends: Our How to Quilt eBooklets are filled with tried-and-true, solid quiltmaking techniques that you can apply to any project. Did we miss a topic? Related Posts. Master Quilter: Setting Triangles for On-Point Quilts.

Setting triangles for an on-point quilt can be somewhat intimidating for quilters at any level.

Master Quilter: Setting Triangles for On-Point Quilts

But with a little know-how, you can create perfect on-point quilts! Photo via A Quilting Life The fundamentals of on-point quilting with triangles: Quilt blocks can be set together in straight settings of horizontal or vertical rows, or they may be set in an “on-point” setting. In an “on-point” setting, the blocks are placed so the straight of grain in each block runs diagonally in the quilt. The most important thing to remember when working with on-point settings is that the corner triangles and side setting triangles have bias edges which can easily stretch out of shape.

Corner triangles: Corner triangles are made by cutting a square piece of fabric on the diagonal once. Divide the finished block size by 1.414Then add 0.875 (7/8″) for seam allowances. Since this math involves a lot of decimals, it’s best to use a calculator, rounding up to the nearest 1/8″. Side triangles: Trimming: Tutorials. Always Great, Always Free Quilting Tutorials. Tutorials. Always Great, Always Free Quilting Tutorials. How to make Half Square Triangles - Quilting 101.

How to Apply Ric Rac with Holly Holderman of Lakehouse Dry Goods. How to: sew four-patch quilt blocks (two at a time) Color Bars Quilt. Little superstar quilt top - comfortstitching. 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. Fabrics used include some from Bliss, pips, flurry, city weekend, fa la la la la as well as some robins egg and christmas red bella solids.

BTW - did you know it is now only a week or so until stores start to receive Sherbet pips yardage?????? Calling all Shop Owners and eagle eyed shoppers!!!!!!!! I am getting a ton of requests asking which stores are carrying the entire line of prints so if you are a store owner or know of one who is please let me know. Tutorial - wonky diamond log cabins — Surrounded by Scraps. A few months ago I came across this photo on Flickr, by Jill (falling for pieces).

Tutorial - wonky diamond log cabins — Surrounded by Scraps

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. She graciously responded that she had not done so - just worked improv style, and gave me the go ahead to share. Following is a step-by-step tutorial for how I made these guys, but in all honesty it's a basic log-cabin construction just at an odd angle. Starting out Begin with your center diamond - perfect for pulling from your scrap basket and just trimming a couple of corners off willy-nilly! Next... Flip the strip over Right Sides Together, and stitch using a 1/4" seam allowance. make the diagonal cut. Free Project: Wonky Cottage Lap Quilt from Stash Happy Patchwork!

Wonky House Quilt Block Tutorial. Happy Valentine's Day!

Wonky House Quilt Block Tutorial

(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! I would love to make a whole pile for a quilt. But if I don't have time, I think this would make a really cute pillow or wall hanging. I like the extra scrappiness that the Log Cabin block adds to my little house. This tutorial will show you how to make the Wonky Log Cabin, and then how to turn it into a house block. This will make a 12 1/2" block (12" finished size.) Scraps- strips should about 2-3" wide. Start with a square about 2 1/2" big- it doesn't even have to be a perfect square. Sew a strip of fabric to the angled side. Turn block 90 degrees and sew another strip to the side. Trim excess fabric, following the edge of the existing block.

Continue turning the block 90 degrees and sewing on strips, cutting edges at an angle as desired. Press. Press. Wonky House Block Tutorial. It's good to be Queen!!

Wonky House Block Tutorial

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. This is NOT a paper pieced block, but rather a semi-improv, make it up as you go along block. This tutorial gives you the basics, I hope you will use it as a guide and then add your own flair in the details. I was inspired by this quilt and the wonderful piecing methods of Gwen Marston and Tonya Ricucci. Here we go... Block measures 12.5" square Seam allowances are 1/4" but don't need to be perfect Press seams to the side that is darker I suggest you read through all the steps first before beginning You will need at least four prints for the house, roof, door and windows (more for additional windows, chimney, etc.), a background fabric and a green print for the grass. I find it extremely helpful to mark off the finished block size on my cuttting mat with painter's tape.

Now cut the house pieces. Happy Sewing, City Windows Table Runner. 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 Table Runner

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. 1 charm pack 1/2 yard background and binding 1/4 yard binding (only if you'd like something other then the background fabric) STEP ONE: Select TWELVE of your favorite charm squares (5" squares) from your fabric pack. STEP TWO: Cut 5" squares in half so you have 24- 2 1/2" x 5" units STEP THREE: Match up TWELVE pairs of 2 1/2" x 5" charm units. STEP FOUR: Chain stitch pairs together along the 5" edge. STEP FIVE: Press towards the dark. STEP SIX: Cut units (4 1/2" x 5") in half again to make 24- 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" units Make SEVEN. Here's what you should end up with:

Bernina Video - Bite-size Quilting (with Nina McVeigh and Jennifer Gigas) Laptop / Kindle / I-Pad Sleeve Tutorial. In case you missed my tutorial in , I wanted to share my Laptop / Kindle/ I-Pad Sleeve Tutoiral with you. Gift giving season just around the corner and what better way to show someone you care than with a custom laptop sleeve. This pattern can be made for any size laptop, Kindle, or I-Pad by adjusting the measurements accordingly.

I used girly fabric here, but you could definitely make this more "manly" by using a more masculine print or perhaps even some wool suiting material. Cotton fabric for exterior Fleece fabric for lining 2 buttons Sewing machine Seam-ripper Thread Iron Ironing board Fray Check ( ) Fabric marking pen, chalk or pencil 1. Once you have these measurements you can determine your pattern size. 5. Slide your laptop into the sleeve, button the straps and you will be toting your laptop in complete and ultimate style! Quilt and stained glass coordinated patterns. Sometimes the patterns for quilts blocks lend themselves to glass panels quite nicely.

Quilt and stained glass coordinated patterns

In addition, its fun to have your fabric quilt accented by a stained glass panel hanging in a nearby window. Almost all quilt blocks can be customized for stained glass. These quilt block patterns can be made either way or both, or can be used for stencils. Ask for a custom template for a quilt border faux finish stencil pattern from any or all of our patterns, or if you want a custom full sized quilt pattern from one of these, or any other, blocks just contact us at marian@pdqpatterns.com. Summer runner. 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.

Summer runner

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. Make a snowball block by sewing a white square in each corner of the 5" square. I find it easiest to chain piece when I make these blocks, and as you can see down below I used my masking tape trick instead of marking all of those tiny squares with pencil lines. Then sew them together 4 blocks in a row & 10 rows. I got A LOT of questions about keeping my lines straight when I do straight line quilting. Free Patterns from Sophie Junction. Sarah stitched. Quilts + Color. I Dance in Circles. 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. In case you don't remember me, I'm Tracey; I blog at traceyjay quilts.

And for this quilt, I dance in circles. 1 Fandango Layer Cake 4 yards backing 1/2 yard binding At least four - 5/8 yd. pieces of coordinating Basic Grey Grunge solids Featured: Grunge Basics Poplin 30150 20 Grunge Basics White 30150 58 Grunge Basics Sateen 30150 18 Grunge Basics Sweetie 30150 72 Grunge Winter Mint 30150 85 Grunge Basics Chiffon 30150 15 Grunge Basics Rum Raisin 30150 13 Grunge Basics Blue 30150 60 (You need at least twenty-eight 10" squares - you can get four squares from one 10" x WOF strip) Though not necessary, an 8 1/2 inch square ruler comes in handy for this quilt.

Cutting: Cut at least seven 10" x WOF strips from your Grunge solids. This quilt uses an 8 x 8 block lay-out. Free Paper Piecing Quilt Block Patterns from Piece By Number. Quilt Binding - How to Sew Mitered Quilt Binding - Quilt Binding Instructions. 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. The 45-degree angle should be intact under the fold. Pin the quilt binding to the side of the quilt or align it as you sew. Binding Tip: Some sewing machine presser feet have markings that help you know when you are a specific distance from an approaching edge. A string quilt block tutorial – paper pieced method.

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. Cut squares of your desired size from the copy paper and set aside. Decide on your fabrics and cut strips of a variety of widths.

I wanted to have a small strip of white separate the squares in my quilt, so I cut 1″ strips of a solid white fabric. Next we’ll temporarily attach the white strips to the paper squares. Now you can start sewing on your fabric strips! (please ignore my wrinkly fabric! Quilt Blocks Galore! Japanese Lantern. Binding Tutorial. Free Quilting Tutorials. Tube Tutorial - How to Quilt. How to Make a Coffee Mug Organizer. Free Quilting Tutorials. Tuesday Tutorial: Accurate 1/4″ Seam Allowances. Ryan Walsh Quilts, Modern Quilts, Sewing, Home Decor, Fabric: Bundles of Joy Quilt { A Tutorial }

A Sewing Journal - A Sewing Journal - Quick Baby Shower Quilt How-To. Attempting Applique. I Dance in Circles. Wonky RWB Rails. Finished Paintbox Quilt. Pat Sloan Demonstrates Fusible Applique Techniques - 2013 Fall Quilt Market. Paintbox Quilt Along. Dresden Plate Tutorial - Beginner Block Quilting Series. Adding Mitered Border to a Quilt. Tube Tutorial - How to Quilt.