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Scrappy Mama's Bag. Tis a season for finishes, it seams!

Scrappy Mama's Bag

Which is good because I have a very long list of projects I'd like to start... today? It's always a joy to see the finished quilty goodness piling up. So here's my mama's bag all ready to wear. Ta da! Of course, I have a favorite side (both being quite different), and this is it. I finished my purse with leather handles , thanks to your recommendations. I hand stitched these 24" handles to my finished purse with black button thread through the pre-punched holes. I added 3 pockets to the lining before assembling. So, another quilted purse for me to wear and love, day in and day out. Here in the States today is election day. Book. I don't know how that could have happened! And my friend Ruth at Sew Love Fabrics sent 2 charm packs as a surprise birthday gift to Aria.

Verykerryberry: Oakshott Liberty Love. Months back, Oakshott fabrics were kind enough to send me a stack of Impressions, a set of 16 colours all shot with a white warp (vertical) thread and I immediately knew my plan, starting with some Liberty lawn from Jo's shop- she lives close by so I got personal delivery.

verykerryberry: Oakshott Liberty Love

The next part of my plan was Alexia Abegg's Green Bee Diamond Ring Quilt Pattern available here. I remember seeing this pattern in multiple photographs a few quilt markets ago and I knew it was perfect for this- big cuts of fabric that will allow the prints and the colours to shine. Liberty and Oakshott are a similar weight so this marriage is a happy one. The Liberty is more densely woven but they play together very nicely. The background fabric is one of my favourites: Kaufman Quilter's linen in grey which has an etched crosshatch linen style pattern on it but is soft quilting cotton, very quiet but it says just enough.

You can see the pencil dot marked with the arrow below. Shine Bright: Free Matching Mini Tutorial - Love Patchwork & Quilting. Did you love the Shine Bright project by Karen Lewis in issue 39?

Shine Bright: Free Matching Mini Tutorial - Love Patchwork & Quilting

As an added bonus she put together an extra tutorial to use up the colourful triangles trimmed from the quilt’s Star Point units to make the most of all that fabric goodness! Read on to learn how… You will need… Print fabric: one hundred and sixty (160) leftover trianglesBacking fabric: 23in x 30inBatting: 23in x 30inBinding fabric: 1/4yd Finished size 18in x 24in approx Notes Seam allowances are 1/4 in, unless otherwise noted.RST = right sides together.Fractions: We love our website but it has a few font restraints when it comes to showing you fractions. Fabrics used Print fabrics are from the Blueberry Park collection by Karen Lewis and the Carkai collection by Carolyn Friedlander, both for Robert Kaufman.

Step 2: Open out and press. Step 4: Arrange the units into five rows of sixteen units each. Step 5: Repeat steps 29–31 of the quilt instructions to quilt and finish the mini quilt. Tallgrass prairie studio: Sewing Hexagons by Machine Without Marking. A couple of things to remember before starting to machine piece hexagons with this method: *Cut your hexagons accurately.

tallgrass prairie studio: Sewing Hexagons by Machine Without Marking

Perfectly cut hexagons will help you achieve the precision required for this method. *Sew consistent 1/4" seam allowances. A 1/4" foot or patchwork foot is helpful. I'm able to place my needle 1/4" in by lining up the edge of the fabric with the edge of the presser foot. *You may want to reduce your stitch length to 2.0. *Don't press until all hexagons are sewn.

*Be sure not to backstitch into the seam allowance. Lily's Quilts: Fabulously Fast Binding and Fabulously Fast Quilts. Today I am going to show you fabulously fast machine binding.

Lily's Quilts: Fabulously Fast Binding and Fabulously Fast Quilts

This blogpost is part of the fabulously fast quilting tips blog hop celebrating the release of Amy Smart's book, Fabulously Fast Quilts, a collection of 12 patterns - many that are pre-cut friendly - using quilting short cuts to help you make quilts quickly. Some of the patterns are faster than others, but all use techniques to help you save time. Some patterns are inspired by traditional designs and methods, and others are something new entirely. From the photos you can see below, you will see that there is a whole host of fabulous designs in there and anyone coming to this year's Fat Quarterly retreat will have the chance to work on one of those designs with Amy. Go to the end of this post to see where all of the other posts in the blog hop are taking place.

And so on to fabulously fast binding. And here is the view of the back of the binding (confusingly, I am using the same print front and back on this quilt!) 1. 2. 3. 4. Foundation Paper Piecing Part 1. Share this: This article is the fifth in a series of beginner's guides to patchwork and quilting written by Kerry Green If you have always wanted to make a quilt and don’t know where to start, this series of ten posts will include instructions to make basic quilt blocks, introduce simple techniques and combine the blocks to make a small sampler quilt.

Foundation Paper Piecing Part 1

Foundation paper piecing is a precision piecing method, which uses paper both as a pattern and a stabiliser, and this helps to produce perfect points and accurate blocks. How to Sew A Jelly Roll Race Quilt - Wise Craft Handmade. The jelly roll race quilt.

How to Sew A Jelly Roll Race Quilt - Wise Craft Handmade

Maybe you’ve heard of it? If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat, because it is, quite possibly, one of the fastest quilt tops you will ever make! I made mine in an hour once I cut my own strips. I was looking for a project to practice free motion quilting doodle flowers on (I’m still doodling flowers on everything), and this seemed perfect for that. I thought I’d share how I made mine in case you’d like to make one. A “jelly roll” of fabric is literally a roll of 2 1/2″ x 44″ pre-cut strips of fabric, and a roll usually has 30-40 strips. I added in a few jelly roll strips from Denyse Schmidt’s Chicopee line which I bought at her workshop last summer. Jelly Roll Race Quilt Instructions 1. Quilt Binding - How to Turn the Corner Part I - Pinning.

Tallgrass prairie studio: Walking Foot Wednesdays. I get lots of questions about quilting with the walking foot.

tallgrass prairie studio: Walking Foot Wednesdays