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Quilt As You Go – joining the blocks. Today Leanne from she can quilt and Marci from Marci Girl Designs are blogging together as a guest post on Lily's Quilts.

Quilt As You Go – joining the blocks

All the pictures in this post were taken by Marci and you can view them on her flickr page here. To us, one of the scariest parts of a QAYG approach to quilt construction is how to join all those blocks without making a hot mess. Would the quilt have lumpy seams? Would the batting wad up into bumps? One method is to leave the off the backing while you quilt the front and batting together. Some methods use strips applied with, or without, additional batting between the QAYG blocks. Another interesting approach is to bring the backing fabric to the front between the QAYG blocks and use it as a sashing. Marci and I wanted a slightly different result. Here is our approach: Quilt your blocks with the backing fabric in place. Align the two blocks and place them right sides together. Press open the front seam. Fold the blocks, right sides together. Best, Leanne and Marci. Twirly Hexagon mug rug.

Yesterday afternoon I was feeling pretty tired and lethargic...you know that feeling.

Twirly Hexagon mug rug

When you know you have about 5 projects you should be doing but can't summon the energy to do any of them. One of the projects was a mug rug - well, actually, a few people had asked me to make some. I was trying to think of an idea for one of them, incorporating the theme of 3 people and wanted to get away from squares, plus give myself room for something really colourful.

I pulled out my scrap baskets and happened on the idea of hexagon wedges twirling around. I don't know what inspired it - maybe it was because I was thinking how much I loved pinwheels but they wouldn't work for 3! Then Felicity's gorgeous potholders came into my mind and I decided to try and do the hexagon wedges a little like what she had done for some of her piecing - made up of scraps. mG6lxkpmNaOZCNJQ2vQHShQ.jpg 225×168 pixels. Quilt Stencils. More Quilt Stencils. [ Close Privacy Policy ] Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights Revised and posted as of March 25, 2015.

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HOW DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION AND WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT? Holly Berry Table Topper Tutorial. In case some of you didn't get a chance to stop by the Quilt Story blog last week, I thought I would post the tutorial for my Holly Berry Table Topper here, as well.

Holly Berry Table Topper Tutorial

In my opinion, there is nothing better than a handmade gift for the holidays and this little project is perfect for those who want to make a quick project on a budget! Finished size: 20" x 26" Here's what you'll need: (20) 2-1/2" x 4" scraps of assorted green fabrics (15) 1-1/2" squares of assorted red fabrics for berries 1/3 yd. beige fabric for background 1/4 yd. red fabric for sashing 6 yds. green 5/8" wide ric rac 3/8 yd. red fabric for bias binding 2/3 yd. backing 3/8 yd. light weight fusible web (17" wide) such as Heat n Bond batting, 24" x 30" Let's get started! First you will need to trace the leaf template (20 times) and a U.S. nickle (15 times) onto the paper side of fusible web. Pastel Pears Wall Quilt. Turn one fat quarter into 5 yards of bias tape. 5 beautiful yards of bias tape that is!

Turn one fat quarter into 5 yards of bias tape

I discovered this method a few months back and it rocked my (small, fabric-centric) world. The way I always did it required cutting the first triangle off but then I was stuck with this wasted triangle. This method uses that triangle so there's no waste. The instructions I saw used a big piece of fabric and I wondered what would happen if I used a piece as small as a fat quarter. I was thrilled when I got over 5 yards of bias tape out of it. Okay, so you start with a fat quarter (remove the selvage). Okay, so fold it over and crease the fold (just run your finger up and down the line hard enough so you can see the crease when you unfold it). That crease is your cutting line so cut along the line. Move your newly cut piece over to the other side. Free Motion Quilting Video: Icicle Lights.

Prairie Point Junction Quilt Shop Winter Patterns. Make a dresden plate. Okay i'm going to show you how to make a pointed dresden plate today. but there are other kinds of dresden plates like the rounded edge, and the straight edge plate as well.

make a dresden plate

(the link is to amy's peppermint wheel dresden plate that i absolutely love!) So lets talk a little about this block. and how to create it. you can do a paper template which you can download free, from many websites. or you can use a plastic template . i use a plastic template: okay so lets talk about the length of your petal using the most common dresden plate wedge (18 degree wedge). on this ruler it goes up to 10" (which is the same width as a layer cake) and you can make any size in between 1" to 10" length petals. 15 Free Quilting Designs for Machine Quilting. There are currently no images from other quilters. close Terms & Conditions You must enter into this Agreement if you want to submit digital images or other content to Prime Publishing through Sharing Customer Images (the "Service").

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