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:
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 »
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
Moda Bake Shop: Free Quilting Projects Attempting Applique My fabric line, The Garden Club, is FULL of images perfect for applique. My trouble is, however, that 1) I don't have tons of experience with applique and 2) I don't have a sewing machine that can do a blanket stitch or even a good satin stitch, believe it or not. So when I set out to make this quilt for Benartex's display at Bernina University, I had issues. My machine couldn't/wouldn't do any standard applique stitches. I used embroidery floss to do a simple running stitch around all of the applique shapes plus some of the details within the birdhouses, which is an effect that I really like. My friend Sharon came to the rescue once again on the quilting and binding = I did her son's senior portraits, she did a beautiful job on the quilt. And, despite puncturing my leg on a rock (hit an artery = an amazing amount of blood!)
Easy Way To Cut Triangle Squares I am very glad I decided to take some time putting together my Charming Chevrons Do-It-Yourself Quilt Tutorial, and spread it out over several weeks. This week’s step of making the triangle squares is a very simple process; however it was a little time consuming. It took a total of 3 hours to complete the steps below. That’s not bad considering I’m giving you a whole week to complete it, but I suggest you break it up over a few cutting sessions. It’s too tedious to do all at once! Step 1 – Cutting the Squares in Half (20 Minutes) With your ruler, rotary cutter and mat, slice each pair of sewn squares in half on the diagonal, down the middle on your previously drawn line. Each pair of squares has been sewn together 1/4 inch away from the drawn line, yielding 2 half square triangles per each pair of charm squares (following last week’s instructions). I like to stack them up as I cut, keeping the same pairs of colors together. Step 2 – Pressing the Triangle Squares (1 Hour)
Easy Quilt Patterns for Beginning Quilters Beginner Quilt Patterns Try one of these easy quilts the next time you're looking for a new project. All of the quilt patterns are suitable for beginners, because they are quilts you'll complete without feeling overwhelmed with lots of intricate steps. If you prefer visuals, look through the quilt patterns gallery and quilt block patterns gallery, where you'll find hundreds more quilt patterns, including additional easy quilting projects. All of my quilt patterns and tutorials include detailed instructions and illustrations to show you how to make a quilt. Beginners will find helpful quilting advice in the article, 10 Things Every Quilter Should Know. Star quilt patterns are always popular. Easy Quilt Patterns Easy Quilt Block Patterns Make multiples of these quilt blocks for yourself, or use them for your guild and online block swaps. Easy Miniature Quilt Patterns The patterns aren't for tiny miniature quilts, so they're easy to assemble. Quick Quilting Projects Anniversary Sampler Quilt
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! Of course that has never happened to you, but just in case it does someday, here's a little tutorial on how to make a quick little quilt. The secret to making this quilt quick is it uses all of the following techniques which speed up the process: A small color scheme, rows (rather than blocks), flip-and-sew quilt-as-you-go technique, the pillowcase-method of binding and quilting with wavy lines (no accuracy needed). I'm not giving measurements in this tutorial, more of a how-to. Tips for choosing your fabric: When making a quick quilt, you will want to stick with a small color scheme, 3-5 colors. Cut one strip of each of the fabrics you are auditioning for the quilt. A few flip-and-sew tips: A walking foot for your sewing machine is recommended for this technique.