Paintbox Quilt Along Oh, Fransson! Paintbox Quilt Along Introduction Supplies How to Make Classic Blocks How to Make Scrappy Blocks My "Eight Blocks a Week" Making the Paintbox Quilt Top Making the Paintbox Quilt Back Finished Paintbox Quilt The tutorial for my original Paintbox Quilt Blocks is here. Search Recent Posts Pat Sloan's Free Pattern Page Note from Pat How can I give away FREE patterns? I'm very pleased to be able to offer these free quilt patterns to you. For me it's fun to share them and I just love seeing your finished projects. Please remember I can only offer these because quilters like you also buy my books, fabric and designs from my web store,visit the advertisers on my website sidebarslisten to my radio showbuy from my amazon search on the side barand buy my items from your favorite quiltshop. Thank you so much for your support. Click to open the PDF of the pattern. PC, click the Get Adobe Reader button download the free software. Advertisement: *** CLICK HERE for Directions on how to load photos to FLICKR FOLDERS *** Made one of my projects? Share your photos at my Flickr group! CLICK HERE for a tutorial on fusible applique and doing the blanket stitch Posie Wreaths Click here for all the FREE patterns to use with Simple Stitches! Pat Sloan's FAMOUS Quilt Binding by machine Tutorial. A down loadable PDF and a Video!
5 Circle Quilt Patterns to Try Whether you choose appliqué or pieced circles for your quilting projects, you’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment after quilting circles! Inevitably, your non-quilting friends will ask, “How did you do that?” Raw-edge appliquéd quilt: One of the simplest forms of circle quilts is a raw-edge appliqué design, which washes up with a softly frayed edge. Once each bulls-eye pattern is raw-edge appliquéd to the base fabric, each block is cut into quadrants and reassembled. Repurposed baby’s mini quilt: If you’ve fallen in love with the ease of raw-edge appliqué, you might like this Circle Appliqué Baby’s Mini Quilt from Stephanie at Eden & Eliot. Appliquéd dot quilt: The Circle Quilt by Holly at Bijou Lovely is an appliqué quilt pattern that calls for a circle cutting template to make perfect colored dots. Though this quilt requires a lot of steps, the project is relatively easy to make with Holly’s detailed tutorial. Curvy pinwheels quilt:
Atkinson Designs: “Tag Along Tote” Project: Tag Along Tote designed by Terry Atkinson, featuring “Urban Couture” fabrics by Basic Grey. Click here for bag pattern. Click here for fabric collection. Finished Size: 7” x 8” x 2” Skill Level: Confident Beginner Techniques: Free Motion Quilting Binding Basic Bag Construction Useful Supplies: Machinger’s Quilter’s Gloves (click here) Fusible Fleece (click here & here) Aurifil 28 weight thread for machine quilting, top-stitching, and bag construction. Project Description: The pattern states: “For a fast fashion statement, make this tote in your favorite colors. I’ve made a lot of bags lately, and some pattern designers clearly stand apart from the crowd. I love the way this little bag comes together. Also, the fabric requirements are simple. Disclaimer: This blog is meant to illustrate the ease of bag construction, and demonstrate some useful tips. Let’s get started… Quilting fabric “sandwiches” for a bag is a good opportunity to practice free motion quilting.
America's Quilting History, Quilt Styles and Quilting Myths Travel from Colonial times through the Civil War and theVictorian era up to the 20th century quiltmaking revival. Including the styles that you expect like Baltimore Albumand Crazy Quilts and others that will surprise you. Native American, Black American, Mexican American Hawaiian, Hmong & Amish quiltmaking history. Themes and methods through time including Bible, temperance, feedsack and kit quilts. Discover how researchers have separated fact from myth.The truth can be more interesting than fiction. Links to resources and a search of selected sites. © 1998 - 2012 Judy Anne Breneman Do not reproduce any material from this site without permission. Find more Breneman and other quilt sites here.
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. 1 Fandango Layer Cake 4 yards backing 1/2 yard binding At least four - 5/8 yd. pieces of coordinating Basic Grey Grunge solids Featured: Grunge Basics Poplin 30150 20 Grunge Basics White 30150 58 Grunge Basics Sateen 30150 18 Grunge Basics Sweetie 30150 72 Grunge Winter Mint 30150 85 Grunge Basics Chiffon 30150 15 Grunge Basics Rum Raisin 30150 13 Grunge Basics Blue 30150 60 (You need at least twenty-eight 10" squares - you can get four squares from one 10" x WOF strip) Though not necessary, an 8 1/2 inch square ruler comes in handy for this quilt. Cutting: Cut at least seven 10" x WOF strips from your Grunge solids. Sew your first seam together on all three pieces of your set.
Turn One Fat Quarter Into 5 Yards Of Bias Tape 5 beautiful yards of bias tape that is! 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. 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. Now stitch them together using a 1/4" seam. Okay, now take a straight edge and mark lines 1 3/4" apart all the way across your fabric. If the end piece is too narrow (it probably will be) then cut it off so all of you lines are equally spaced. Now you're going to fold your fabric (right sides together) so your lines match up (your basically making a tube). Press your seam open. Keep cutting.
Free Quilting Patterns Description: Shop your local thrift shop on half price day, and you’ll find plenty of sweaters to piece for this beautiful quilt. Craft Link: Stitch A Quilt From Old Sweaters Read More: Quilting or Home Description: Ton of free quilting patterns are available online, from Timeless Treasures. Craft Link : Dozens Of Free Quilting Patterns Read More : Quilting or Home Description: This free pattern is an excerpt from the book Quilter’s Favorites, by Alex Anderson. Craft Link: Free Sun Ray Quilt Pattern Read More: Quilting or Home Description : The instructions posted over at Moda Bake Shop break this Cartwheel Quilt Pattern into very small and doable steps. Craft Link : Cartwheel Quilt Pattern Read More : Quilting or Home Description : The Raw Edge Circle Quilt Tutorial is a no-applique project. Craft Link : Raw Edge Circle Quilt Tutorial Description : The Art Nouveau Cats Quilt Pattern is slightly complicated, so may want to have some previous experience with quilting. keep looking »
Denim Chenille Quilt Denim Chenille Quilt This very, very, very easy quilt has no quilting, no batting, no binding… and you can recycle old clothes to make it, so it's inexpensive, as well. It makes a great take-along quilt - a throw, picnic rug, car quilt - because it's so sturdy and washable. Sewing machine in good working order, with denim needles Sewing Thread - gray or to blend with the cotton fabric Rotary cutting equipment ----a 45 mm or larger rotary cutter, a mat 18" x 24" or larger, a 24" long ruler. Sturdy scissors (to cut through several layers of fabric) DENIM: If you are buying denim, purchase 4 yards of 44" wide or 3 yards of 58" wide. COTTON CALICO: The fabric used on the back of this quilt should be all cotton, and it should also be prewashed and pre-shrunk. If you are buying all new cotton fabric, you will need a total of 4-5 yards of 44" wide Click on the link below to read directions for using the rotary cutter. Rotary Cutting Instructions Do you have all the supplies? and then
Amish Quilts -- A Thing Of Beauty in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country Amish women of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country have been creating exquisite Amish quilts since the mid-1800′s (and some believe even earlier). Amish quilts are an expressionof frugality. They not only serve a practical, functional purpose, but serve as a form of entertainment as well. Many times groups of Amish and Mennonite women gather for a quilting bee. The bee is a form of socialization and relaxation for these women. It’s a time when they can get together to visit and “catch up” with one another once their household duties have been completed. More recently, this social gathering has turned into a business enterprise for many Plain women. There are a couple large quilting events that take place in the Lancaster County area each year. For quilt-making supplies, see our Quilting Supplies & Fabrics page. Quilt Shop at Miller’s 2811 Lincoln Hway. Quality. Coupon Almost Amish Lancaster County, PA 866-471-4614 AmishQuiltShop.net 717-545-3360 or Toll Free in US: 877-235-3360 Amish Country Quilts
Finished Paintbox Quilt The Paintbox Quilt is finished! This quilt is made with 64 - 6.5" blocks in 32 color combinations (8 by 8 blocks with 1.5" sashing). Each combination is a Kona cotton solid and a monochromatic quilting print. One of the blocks in each combination is made with a printed center and outer ring and the other is made with a solid center and outer ring. I had a hard time deciding how to lay out the blocks for the quilt. In the end, I placed the two black and two chocolate brown squares (the darkest ones) at each of the corners. I alternated the orientation of the squares so the "pulled" corners were going in opposite directions. On the back, I made a pieced panel with a little rectangle of each of the Kona cottons. The letters on the back are just simple Kona cotton appliques, made using this technique. The washed and quilted linen is so incredibly soft, which makes this a very comfy quilt too! I've just written up a quick tutorial for the blocks, which is here.
Tutorial: How To Draw Hexagon For Quilt Block I can’t remember if I learned this during primary school, but I definitely remember the way my mum taught me while making hexagon quilt blanket for us… using a compass to draw…. My first lesson to sew a hexagon flower quilt block is to draw this cardboard hexagon templates. Till today, I still hear my mum’s voice mumbling in my ears…. “a perfect hexagon flower quilt block comes from precised hexagon templates”….. Until I was a little older, I learned to use an angular ruler to draw hexagons in my formal education, like divide the 360° into 6 part in a circle etc…. Draw your own size of hexagon template by using this tutorial to make your hexagon quilt. Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners
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