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Adding borders and binding. History. Blogs. Polish Quilters. Design or colors. Paper piecing. Machine quilting. Quilt supplies. Patterns. Stitched in Color: {Tutorial} Quilt-As-You-Go Log Cabins. It's my month to lead the quilt for the Love circle of do.

Stitched in Color: {Tutorial} Quilt-As-You-Go Log Cabins

Good Stitches! You'd think I'd try to be clever, like my outstanding circle mates, and come up with something unique for us to do. Nope. Quilting.... Life 4 - Hello Dear, What Did You Do Today? The quilt is now sold.

Life 4 - Hello Dear, What Did You Do Today?

Images of the quilt will shortly be available on tea towels, aprons, cards etc. Please contact Annabel on annabelrainbow@yahoo.com direct if you would like to purchase. Craftsy. The Quilt Index. Double Wedding Ring (ca. 1890) Ind.

The Quilt Index

Wedding Ring (Flying Geese Border) (ca. 1890) Pickle Dish (ca. 1885) Wedding Ring? Or Single Wedding Ring? World Wide Quilting Page. Diagonal Backing Calculator. The secret to Y-seams | Bloomin' Workshop. Earlier in the week I dug out an old UFO to continue quilting and I busted the sewing machine needle.

The secret to Y-seams | Bloomin' Workshop

When I sat down to start sewing the pieces together on the Carpenter’s Wheel I discovered a huge burr in the needle hole! And, after running around town, I couldn’t find a file small enough to file out the burr. So I dug out my Featherweight to continue sewing while I wait for a new needle plate to arrive. Luckily, my needle plate is not as expensive as some! So… are you ready for the Y-seams? Making an Art Backing | Always Quilting by Machine. I am often asked how a backing that is too small can be increase in size so that it would have sufficient allowance for it to be attached to the rollers on my quilting machine, and to be clamped, to create a working base on which the patchwork top can sit for quilting.

Making an Art Backing | Always Quilting by Machine

Often the chosen backing fabric has the perfect print design to complement the quilt top so it would be a pity not to use it for the sake of it being a few inches too short & narrow. In situations such as this I like to create an “Art Back” by adding a piece into the body of the backing rather than adding “borders” to the edge of the backing. To Make an “Art Backing” Cut the backing in half (see drawing 1)Now cut each half into 1/3 & 2/3 (or 1/4 & 3/4) (see drawing 1)Insert the extra width at each of these 3 seam lines (see drawing 2)If it only needed to be larger in one directions start at No 2 by cutting the backing into 1/3 & 2/3 so that the additional fabric is added “off centre”.

Math for On-Point Quilts. Quiltville Custom (Click here for printer-friendly version) Figuring the math for diagonal quilt settings!

Math for On-Point Quilts

Here is the math formula for finding out the sizes of triangles you will need for a quilt that is set "block to block" WITHOUT sashings: Great Uses for Freezer paper. Freezer paper is that wonderful stuff you can find in your grocers storage aisle along with Ziploc bags and foil wrap.

Great Uses for Freezer paper

One side is paper and the other has a light coating of a plastic which melts like wax when you iron it. To adhere it to fabric, place the wax side down on the wrong side of the fabric, then use a medium iron to adhere it to the fabric. Ostensibly for wrapping meat, I suspect freezer paper is used far more often for quilting fabrics. Buy good quality freezer paper - Reynolds is far easier to use for freezer paper piecing than Costco, for example.

Kantha see I’m busy? Week 10 ✂ Running Stitch (TAST) | -- ✄ - ✄ - the smallest forest - ✄ - ✄ -- Week 10′s stitch on Take A Stitch Tuesday is Running Stitch… Possibly the simplest stitch of them all, and yet…who, among embroiderers, is not indebted to this stitch?

Kantha see I’m busy? Week 10 ✂ Running Stitch (TAST) | -- ✄ - ✄ - the smallest forest - ✄ - ✄ --

From basting, easing, and smocking to outlining, gathering, filling, quilting, and pattern darning, running stitch can do it all. How to Put Photos on a Quilt - 24 Blocks. How to Put Photos on a Quilt Want to make a photo quilt, or simply incorporate a picture into your project?

How to Put Photos on a Quilt - 24 Blocks

Thanks to technology, that isn’t a tough request at all! We’ve crafted an easy-to-follow guide for placing photos on your quilt, so your creation can have that personalized touch you’re looking for.