Generations Quilt Block Patterns Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. If you buy thru them, I receive a small commission—at no extra cost to you. This helps me provide all the free information on this site. How to Quilt: Scrap Quilts How to Quilt>Scrap Quilts Bonnie Hunter is a quilter who specializes in scrap quilts using fabric from thrift shops or donations from friends' closets. Recently she visited with us for our Eavesdrop on a Telephone Conversation, and the specific topic was how to choose the garments at a thrift shop that will make great fabric for a quilt. Here is a sampling of her answers: Penny: How do you know whether a particular garment would make a good fabric for a quilt? Bonnie: I look for garments the same way I look for fabric.
Fun with stripes- Quilting Tutorial Probably many of us like using strip piecing in our quilts. But how about using striped fabrics ? Instead of piecing strips use some striped fabrics... Lately I have played a little more with such fabrics and I love them. And I love even more what I can make with them. The fabric I used for this tutorial is a heavy cotton canvas from Ikea. The Last Piece Take my Craftsy Class!Learn from me any time of the day or night by taking my classes, Big Techniques From Small Scraps, and NEW class Word Play at www.craftsy.com Sarah is available for teaching both within Australia and internationally. If you are interested having Sarah teach for you during any of her scheduled tours or at other times, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Upcoming Teaching Venues:* Tour of NZ - Cushla's Fabrics Devonport and Nelson, Cottage Flair Rotorua and The Apple Basket - May 2016.
Jack in the Box Quilt Block: Illustrated Step-by-Step Instructins in 3 Sizes Skill Level: Beginner Grid: 5x5 The Jack in the Box quilt block is simple to make using either the Connector Corners technique or paper piecing for perfect pointy points. You'll find both techniques available on this page in three different sizes. As always, if you choose to paper piece, the pattern downloads are free and located on this page, too! This block is also called Wheel of Fortune and Whirligig. I'm actually getting it done... I'm following Vicki's lead and quilting for an hour first thing in the morning. I have been making a lot of progress on my Scrappy String and I'm enjoying it immensely. If I keep up at this pace, this quilt will be done in no time. Since I've decided to make it a tall, narrow wall-hanging I think it will be easy for me to quilt too. I have an idea of what I want but I'll probably play around a bit. I don't want anything too complicated or swirly.
Turn Denim Pockets into Fabric Art Gift Bags - Cloth Paper Scissors Today If you follow this blog, then you know I have an abundance of denim pockets culled from my husband's jeans, and I'm always looking for fabric art projects to make with them. One of my favorite denim recycling projects was this Patched Pocket Panel that combines art with storage. Another way to use denim pockets creatively is to turn them into gift bags. You can make them as simple or as elaborate as you like.
Quilty Pleasures Blog The Quiltmaker Scrap Squad is a select group of six QM readers who take one pattern from each issue and make scrappy versions of it to inspire others. You can see slideshows of past Scrap Squad projects. Mountain Morning is the featured quilt from this issue. house on hill road: Traincar Quilt Top One of the quilt kits that I have been working on is Traincar by Alexia Abegg. I was immediately drawn to the graphic nature of this design. The block is unique - simple and complicated at the same time - and definitely not something I have seen before. Also, who's kidding?
Freebie: The ABC Quilter in PDF · Quilting May Sandra of Sandra’s Craft Corner put up her freebie for the month of May, 2012. This one has complete instructions for 12 quilts, however because it’s dated material there is no mention of rotary cutters, and the preferred method given for piecing is by hand. It tickles me, the editor Virginia Mann, talks about how the traditional patterns in the publication look so modern with current fabric. The term modern is relative, right? Still, it’s quilt-y inspiration with blocks you’ll recognize like pinwheel, nine patch and double wedding ring. 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.
I don’t think it’s any coincidence that the block is called Belle and that’s the name of the main character in Beauty and the Beast because this block was a beast for me to make. Over the course of the next year I’m going to be making a number of the blocks for various exciting reasons so I know Belle and I will get to dance again. Which is great because I’m not happy with either of the blocks I’ve made.