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Master Quilter: Setting Triangles for On-Point Quilts. Setting triangles for an on-point quilt can be somewhat intimidating for quilters at any level. 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: Romantic_olde_charleston. Scrappy Hunter’s Star Tutorial (a layer cake friendly pattern) | Hopeful Homemaker. Early this week I shared photos of my scrappy version of a Hunter’s Star quilt. I realized when I was finished with it that I had stumbled on a great pattern for a layer cake, so I thought I’d share a quick tutorial. Fabric requirements: Each 8 pointed star in a hunter’s star quilt is made up of four smaller blocks. For the quilt I made, which is 64 inches square, I used: 32 – 10 inch squares of various fabric prints (which is most of a layer cake, although I cut my own squares from Bonnie Christine’s Reminisce collection for Art Gallery Fabrics) 32 – 10 inch squares of background fabric (2.5 yards of fabric.

I used a black on white swiss dot print for my background) Note: If you’re using a layer cake, you should have 40 prints to choose from. If you want to increase or decrease the size of the quilt, know that one print and one background square will make two blocks. To make the blocks, we’ll be cutting triangles, diamonds and trapezoids from each 10″ square. Sew the diamonds first. The Simplicy of 3 x 3 - 24 Blocks. The Simplicy of 3 x 3 There's a wonderful appeal to the small quilts that use a 3 X 3 layout of blocks or motifs. They appear unified, contained, purposeful, especially when not overwhelmed by large borders. Here are three we've selected from recent member posts that illustrate this magic. Our thanks go to David, Lisa, Kj and everyone else who has shared their love of quilting with us all at 24 Blocks. from: Lisa Barth: "This is my DWR ( still needs the binding) pieced with Civil War prints hand quilted with red thread in a spider web design.

" from: Kj Nelson: "Postage Stamps, just finished. " Quilting How to Attach Borders. Bitty bits & pieces: Charm Pack Quilt Tutorial. As promised, here is the tutorial I made for RaeAnn's Charm Pack Quilt. Thanks go to RaeAnn for preparing the fabric squares for me so I could take pictures of them and for sharing the quilt with all of us. It's such a great idea!!! Enjoy! This method is a fun and easy way to use your 5" Charm Packs that are readily available in nearly every quilt shop. First you'll need to decide how many quilt blocks you want to use in your quilt. For the striped center you will determine yardage this way. Take one or more 5" squares at a time from your charm pack and cut them from top left corner down to the bottom right corner. Take one 1 1/2" x 10" strip of a striped fabric for the center of each half square triangle block.

Now take the triangle and match the pressed marks together. Next you will trim the corners. Use a ruler with a 45 degree angle then line up the markings and then trim excess. Closer view. Here's a look at the "O" pattern. Adding Mitered Border to a Quilt. Give Your Quilt That Special Edge With Prairie Point Binding. Are you looking for a different way to finish your quilt other than simple binding? Or, have you ever thought your quilt would look wonderful with folded fabric prairie points, but you didn’t quite know how to add them to your quilt? Read on to find out that prairie point binding is not as tricky as it looks, and it’s especially easy with our 10 step method for attaching prairie points! Let’s start by making prairie points There are many different ways to make prairie points, but here are two popular methods using squares. Centerfold prairie points These prairie points bring the open folds to the center of the point. To make centerfold prairie points, fold your square in half, right sides of the fabric out.

Nesting prairie points This style allows you to nest the points inside each other. Attaching prairie points to your quilt in 10 easy steps Step 1. Prairie points should be attached to the quilt after it has been quilted, but be sure to leave 1.5″ un-quilted around the edge of the quilt. How to Make Quilt Labels - 24 Blocks. How to Make Quilt Labels Artists sign their masterpieces, and quilters should do the same – but how exactly do you add signatures to your projects? The answer is quilt labels – simple add-ons to any quilt that let people know who made it and when. Quilt labels aren’t just for show – they can be very helpful for recordkeeping, especially if your quilt lasts for generations. Whoever has it will know exactly who made it and when, so they’ll know its age and how to handle it – a quilt that looks great but is 60 years old should get some extra TLC!

Not sure exactly how to make a quilt label? Decide what you want on the label.Some people keep it simple and just sign their name and the date, others might add who it was made for, and some create a big page-size label that also fits the story of the quilt. Every quilt is a little piece of history, and your name should be stamped on each masterpiece you make! 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 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. Be sure to order a charm pack of your favorites! 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. Roundup: 52 quilting tutorials. Roundup: 52 quilting tutorials When Stitch This! 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? Make a quilting-tutorial request in the comments—our aim is to answer every quiltmaking query you can come up with. 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. Quilt and stained glass coordinated patterns. Free Paper Piecing Quilt Block Patterns from Piece By Number. 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.

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. Victoriana Quilt Designs Quilt Calculator Charts for quilting math. Here you will find five quilt reference charts for you to request. These handy quilting math calculation charts (available as pdf files) can be printed on cardstock and laminated, for quick and easy reference. These are free to all, by request, and are sent via email attachments. Please Note: If are not receiving the files attached to an email, please click here. Backing Calculator Request this free Backing Calculator Binding Calculator Request this free Binding Calculator Quilty Formulas Request this free Quilty Formulas Calculator Cutting Strips & Squares Calculator Request this free Cutting Strips & Squares Calculator Triangles & Setting Triangles Calculator HST= Half Square Triangle; QST= Quarter Square Triangle Request this free Triangles & Setting Triangles Calculator All the how to information for receiving and printing your files instructions can be found here.

These are for your personal use only. Free Quilting Tutorials. City Windows Table Runner. Quilt Binding - How to Sew Mitered Quilt Binding - Quilt Binding Instructions. Quilting & Tools Tutorials - Yarn-or-Fabric. Tuesday Tutorial: Accurate 1/4″ Seam Allowances | McCall's Quilting Blog. 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? Kathy will show you why it’s not. Have you ever had a suspicion that the thread you use might make a difference? After Kathy walks you through the steps for setting up your accurate 1/4″ seam allowance, she’ll show you how to test its accuracy, as well as how to correct it if it turns out a bit too small or too large. After you watch the video, be sure to download the free PDF as a handy guide to keep with your sewing machine—you’ll find the link on the video page. Enjoy! Wonky House Quilt Block Tutorial. 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!

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. Paintbox Quilt Along. Oh, Fransson! Paintbox Quilt Along Introduction Supplies How to Make Classic Blocks How to Make Scrappy Blocks My "Eight Blocks a Week" Making the Paintbox Quilt Top Making the Paintbox Quilt Back Finished Paintbox Quilt The tutorial for my original Paintbox Quilt Blocks is here.

Search Recent Posts. Quilt Blocks Galore! Basting Diamonds For English Paper Piecing. I've been working on my quilt "81" and now have the quilt top together. It is big! It measures 85" x 90". I had thought that once I got the pieces stitched together that I would be done but I've since decided to add one more border.

The hexagons and stars in the outside border are just a little too close to the edge and I am concerned that this will make the quilting difficult. An extra border will take care of that problem. The border in the original quilt is made up of appliqued diamonds and so it is back to making more diamonds! I'll cut out papers and fabric and baste them.

All this got me thinking about my method for basting diamonds. I start out as usual by cutting papers and fabric. I place my thumb at the tip of the point of the diamond. I fold down the top of the fabric right at the point of the diamond. Fold the right side of the fabric over the paper and hold it at the tip. I bring my thread up on the side at about the mid point. The basted diamond on the wrong side. Free Project: Wonky Cottage Lap Quilt from Stash Happy Patchwork! 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. Paper Piecing For Beginners: A Tutorial. Wonky House Block Tutorial. Free Paper Piecing Quilt Block Patterns from Piece By Number. Finished Paintbox Quilt. Easy Way To Cut Triangle Squares. Basic Hexagon Quilting – Tutorial. V and Co: tips for small hexagon paper piecing.

Tips & Techniques! Printable Disappearing Quilt Block How To's | Tutorial: How To Draw Hexagon For Quilt Block. Buttons and Butterflies: English Paper Piecing {Tutorial} Wonky RWB Rails. Machine Binding Demo. Adding Mitered Border To A Quilt. Free Quilting Printable Graph Paper. Turn One Fat Quarter Into 5 Yards Of Bias Tape. The Easiest Cheat For Binding A Quilt. Appliqueing With Used Dryer Sheets. How To: Pieced Quilt Backing. Big Stitch Quilting + HST Pillow Top Tutorial. Japanese Lantern. Binding Tutorial. Little superstar quilt top - comfortstitching. Quilts + Color. Color Bars Quilt. Tutorial - wonky diamond log cabins — Surrounded by Scraps. Sarah stitched. How to make Half Square Triangles - Quilting 101. Pat Sloan: Aurifil March Block of the Month - Pat Sloan's Blog. Simple Sashiko with Beth Bradley. 24 Blocks. How to: sew four-patch quilt blocks (two at a time) More than ONE Way to Trim a Triangle! Bunny treat bags - a free tutorial — SewCanShe | Free Daily Sewing Tutorials.

A Sewing Journal - A Sewing Journal - Quick Baby Shower Quilt How-To. Cross Stitch Block Tutorial // Slice & Insert Method » Pile O Fabric. Tube Tutorial - How to Quilt. Laptop / Kindle / I-Pad Sleeve Tutorial. Tutorial on Hickory Nut quilt blocks. Instructions-aurifil-chez-claire.pdf. Star Hexies Tutorial + English Paper Piecing. Learn How to Hand Quilt.