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By Sea or By Land (Seaworthy) II. Chopsticks (Woodwinked) Trend Report. Needlework, new laminates, and notable trends... by Rhianna White It’s been a few short (very short) weeks since the close of spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, and we’ve officially had time to recover (sure...let’s go with that!)

Trend Report

, reflect, and review some of the exciting new designers, products, and trends to which we were introduced at the show. How to Make 8 Half-Square Triangles at Once: The Magic 8 Method. If you don’t like cutting and stitching loose triangles together on the bias, or need to make lots and lots of half-square triangles for a quilting project, here’s a quick and easy solution.

How to Make 8 Half-Square Triangles at Once: The Magic 8 Method

Making the Magic 8 work for you. Step 1: To make a Magic 8, first determine what size finished half-square triangles are desired. For example: Let’s say you want to make 3” finished half-square triangles.Add to your 3” measurement, 7/8”. Quilt Pattern Playground - Over 1 Million Free Patterns. One million stitches … A little tutorial on making practically perfect points in quilt blocks. Ok so there is no doubt, I love making pretty points when sewing my blocks together.

A little tutorial on making practically perfect points in quilt blocks

I LOVE to match up my seams as nicely as I can. It makes me all excited when I do this and then look at the nice points and matched seams. When I say this and then explain how I do this, you may think I’m a little OCD or particular. But really, nothing can be further from the truth. Half Square Triangle Quilt Using the the Four Seasons Block. Land.missouriquiltco.com/curved-log-cabin/

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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. 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

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? 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.

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) 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? 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? 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. Quilting 101 - Quilt making tips and resources. International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Jinny Beyer Studio. Quilting, $3.5 billion industry, seeing bolder colors, bling and recycled-bottle batting. Quilting is certainly an art — an art, a craft, a hobby, a pastime, an outlet for creativity, even a form of therapy. But in today's world it is also an industry — an industry that recently returned its annual International Quilt Market to Salt Lake City for a second time and drew hundreds of people from around the world to the Salt Palace.

Not open to the public, the show brought together people in all aspects of the industry, from fabric, thread and notion manufacturers, to book and magazine publishers, quilt shop owners, quilt designers and pattern-makers and more, to give them a chance to see what's new, what's exciting, what's going on in the world of quilting. Gone are the days when quilting was only a cottage industry, when quilts were only made out of necessity. Today, it is a $3.58 billion industry in the United States with 21.3 million quilters, nationwide. Fourteen percent of U.S. households are home to at least one active quilter. Quilt Industry, August 2014 Market Research & Statistics. Downton Abbey Mystery Quilt Along! « LoveBug Studios. We’re coming back with another mystery quilt especially for fans of Downton Abbey! And even if you’re not a fan, you can still play along.

Last year’s quilt along attracted nearly 3,300 participants from 50 US states, 9 Canadian provinces, and 24 additional countries around the world. We expect the excitement to continue with the next quilt along, and we hope you’ll join us for this one! What is a Mystery Quilt Along? A Wave of Sewing Jobs as Orders Pile Up at U.S. Factories. The issue wasn’t poor demand for the curtains, pillows and other textiles being produced at the factory. Quite the opposite. The owner, the Airtex Design Group, had shifted an increasing amount of its production here from China because customers had been asking for more American-made goods.