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Quilts + Color olive and ollie pretty quick pillowcase tutorial (& bonus french seam instructions) I guess you can read that anyway you’d like – this tutorial creates a pretty pillowcase, and it’s also pretty quick! And a bit addicting too. If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to just keep on making them. As I said in the previous post, I based my measurements for Whitney’s pillowcase on a pillowcase that we have here. I don’t really know what a standard pillowcase size is, but these measurements result in a pillowcase that measures about 20″ x 29″. Materials: 1 yard of fabric per pillow (Note: if you want the cuff of the pillow to be a different fabric, you can reduce the main fabric to 3/4 of a yard, and add in 1/4 yard of a coordinating fabric for the cuff) 1.5″ x width of fabric for the trim (or, alternatively, you could use other trim here – I used rick rack for these pillowcases). Note: For these pillowcases I used Anna Maria Horner flannels, which are a standard 42/44″ width. 2nd note: This works best with a non-directional print, due to the way it’s sewn together.

Free Patterns from Sophie Junction Hexa Go-Go by Tacha Bruecher I'm posting today as part of the blog tour for Tacha Bruecher 's new book, Hexa Go-Go , which is a fabulous collection of quilt projects featuring English paper pieced hexagons. You can find a schedule of the other blog tour posts here . I think it's always exciting to learn a new technique, and I can happily say that Hexa Go-Go taught me how to do English paper piecing with hexagons. Like so many of us, I've been seeing the gorgeous EPP projects on Flickr for years, but I hadn't attempted it until now. The how-to instructions in Hexa Go-Go are straightforward and comprehensive. My favorite thing about Tacha's Getting Started With Hexagons chapter is that she describes multiple ways of completing certain steps, along with pros and cons of the different methods. If you're feeling ambitious, Tacha has created some really incredible large-scale hexagon compositions (including gorgeous American Flag and Union Jack quilts). Thank you, Tacha, for teaching me a new skill.

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. For the Kaleidoscope quilt, my blocks were 11″ square. Cut squares of your desired size from the copy paper and set aside. Decide on your fabrics and cut strips of a variety of widths. I wanted to have a small strip of white separate the squares in my quilt, so I cut 1″ strips of a solid white fabric. Next we’ll temporarily attach the white strips to the paper squares. Now you can start sewing on your fabric strips! (please ignore my wrinkly fabric!

Ryan Walsh Quilts, Modern Quilts, Sewing, Home Decor, Fabric: Bundles of Joy Quilt { A Tutorial } Every once in awhile I run across a quilt design and say to myself, "I can make that!" Even without taking a look at the pattern. Most of you probably had the same reaction when I posted a picture of this quilt. It's a very simple design and takes a few hours to put together. If you're like me and have an addiction to charm packs, you will more than likely have everything you need for this project right in your stash. Finished quilt will measure around 24 x 28. Here are the supplies you'll need to make the top: 1 Charm Pack (or 42, 5" charm squares)1 Yard of a coordinating solid STEP 1: Take your solid print and slice 14 strips that measure 1.25" by WOF (width of fabric). STEP 2: Cut each strip of solid into 7" lengths. STEP 3: Take each charm square and slice them at a random measurement straight up and down. (To save some time, feel free to stack several charm squares together when cutting. Here is a photo of all the charm squares cut and stacked in pairs. Again, press the seams open.

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. I do have a few of my own tips, things that work well for me: To determine the length of continuous binding needed I measure the quilt top and side, multiply by two, and add at least 25 inches. I cut my binding strips 2.25 inches wide, quite narrow as I prefer the look of a narrow binding. I join the binding strips with a diagonal seam as follows: Joining binding strips end to end . By piecing strips together with a diagonal seam you avoid having too much bulk in the one spot along your binding. I join the ends together with a diagonal seam:

Applique - Fused Edge Prep - Quilting Tutorial from ConnectingThreads.com by Karen Johnson Why fused edge appliqué? Fusing your fabric pieces is an easy way to complete an appliqué project fast. You can leave the edges unstitched if you don't plan to launder the finished project (wall hangings, art quilts). Or you can finish the raw edges with blanket or zig zag stitching if you are going to launder the quilt. Which fusible? Begin by taking a sheet of fusible and trace your pattern. Tip! Windowing fusible In our flower example here, less fusible in the finished piece is desired because the flower is large, so we're going to cut out some of the unneeded fusible web. To create the window, take your original tracing, and cut from the inside, approx 1/4" inside the line. At this point, do NOT cut the outer line. Prepare your fabric for the fusible piece. Gently remove one side of the paper from the fusible. Continue to remove the paper gently. Once you are sure of your placement, press. Time to cut! Prepare the block background. Tip! Oops! Tip!

Tuesday Tutorial: Accurate 1/4″ Seam Allowances | McCall's Quilting Blog Ah, the elusive 1/4″ quilting seam! For this Tuesday Tutorial, I am pleased to present another one of our free McCall’s Quilting University (MQU) video lessons, An Accurate 1/4″ Seam Allowance. Your host for this video lesson is Kathy Patterson, senior editor of McCall’s Quilting. Note: please click any image to go directly to the video lesson. Take a few minutes to learn some great tips from Kathy for this essential quilting skill! Think a 1/4″ quilting foot is enough? After Kathy walks you through the steps for setting up your accurate 1/4″ seam allowance, she’ll show you how to test its accuracy, as well as how to correct it if it turns out a bit too small or too large. If your feed dogs would be partially covered with tape or post-its, try moving your machine needle as far to the right as it will go first , if your machine has that capability, then proceed with the accuracy test. Don’t miss any of our Tuesday Tutorials—click here to see them all, or click any link below. Enjoy!

Bumble Beans Inc. Always Great, Always Free Quilting Tutorials City Windows Table Runner Finished Size: 14″ x 30″ Seam Allowance: 1/4″ unless otherwise stated We are very excited to be sharing our first recipe on the Bake Shop! City Windows is a versatile runner that works great with any fabric style. We love it because it requires just one charm pack and an additional 1/2 yard of fabric to complete the entire project: front, back and binding! You’ll want to keep this pattern on hand as you check out all the new Moda lines. 1 charm pack 1/2 yard background and binding 1/4 yard binding (only if you’d like something other then the background fabric) STEP ONE: Select TWELVE of your favorite charm squares (5″ squares) from your fabric pack. STEP TWO: Cut 5″ squares in half so you have 24- 2 1/2″ x 5″ units STEP THREE: Match up TWELVE pairs of 2 1/2″ x 5″ charm units. STEP FOUR: Chain stitch pairs together along the 5″ edge. STEP FIVE: Press towards the dark. STEP SIX: Cut units (4 1/2″ x 5″) in half again to make 24- 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ units Make SEVEN. Here’s what you should end up with:

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