Free Patterns Gnomeling and Fancy Mushroom Gnomeling and Fancy Mushroom Mini Gnomlette Pattern Gnomlette Mini 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
Rose of Sharon Quilt Pattern History With Two Free Patterns I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. A Rose or a Tulip? It appears that the Rose of Sharon in the Bible might actually refer to a wild tulip that even today grows on the plains of Sharon in Palestine. Paper piecing quilts: tips + tutorial download (“Mariner’s Compass” quilt pattern (right) by Tricia Lund and Judy Pollard, $4.99.) You’ve seen how accurate, how precise—how perfectly pointy!—paper-pieced quilts can be.
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. Pattern: Four-Patch Skill Level INTERMEDIATE Finished Size 12" x 12" Download Instructions: Click here to download a .pdf with these block instructions.
Celebrate Christmas: Starry Night Quilt Block Tutorial For the last several weeks, Michele (Mishka) over at Quilting Gallery has been featuring a Celebrate Christmas blog party. Each week three bloggers share tutorials for new quilt blocks. And today is my day! You can read my interview here. I’d like to welcome all the new visitors to my blog, I hope you enjoy my block, Starry Night. Binding Tutorial I receive many queries regarding quilt binding, specifically machine stitching the binding, and would like to clarify a few technical, but not difficult, binding matters. I almost always make continuous cross-grain binding, There are several very informative tutorials available online which are clear and easy to follow. I particularly like the instructions given by Amanda from Crazy Mom Quilts in her quilt binding tutorial which can be found here.
Easy Quilt Patterns - Quilt Patterns for Beginners A collection of easy quilt patterns for beginning quilters. Like other quilt patterns on the Quilting site, they're written with detailed instructions and illustrations that take you through the construction process in a step-by-step manner. Get off to a quick start with any of these easy quilt patterns, or stitch several quilt blocks to use in a sampler quilt. I've singled out this group of patterns because they truly are simple, but don't hesitate to look through the rest of my quilt block patterns and quilt patterns, because you'll find hundreds of projects that show you how easy it is to make a quilt.
Paper Piecing Using Freezer Paper Templates @ Cali Quilter Mar I love paper-piecing. I like the precise points and seams that align. a string quilt block tutorial – paper pieced method I’m so blown away by all the wonderful comments on my string quilt, now aptly named ‘Kaleidoscope’ (many thanks to Kerri who was the first to suggest it, followed by 9 others of you who had the same thought!) I think it’s just perfect. And now, a quick tutorial – I had a few requests for a tutorial on making this type of quilt, so I figured I’d oblige (it’s the least I can do, right?). This shows the paper piecing method, which is my preferred method. To start, you’ll want to decide on the size of your blocks. Tip Tuesday: 7 Paper Piecing Tips Whether you’re making a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt or you’re making a New York Beauty quilt, you’re going to be using paper piecing techniques. Paper piecing quilts is a difficult technique to pick up initially and certainly can be time-consuming. This week, we have a few helpful tips for making paper piecing an enjoyable pastime. Tip #1: English Paper Piecing I use plastic folders to make patterns for English Paper Piecing.
A Sewing Journal - A Sewing Journal - Quick Baby Shower Quilt How-To Have you ever decided you were going to make a little quilt for a baby shower of a friend or family member? Maybe even told someone you were going to? And then, oh my goodness, the shower is in two weeks! Eeek!