Bake Shop Basics: Quick Quilt Math « Moda Bake Shop Oda May helps with some basic math to answer the question: How many precuts do I need? Recently a Moda Bake Shop reader wrote in asking me a question: What are the requirements for charm packs, layer cakes, etc to make assorted size quilts. Baby size requires how many charm packs or jelly rolls? Queen requires how many layer cakes, etc? This is a tough question to answer on the face of it because patterns use fabric in too many ways to count, but some quick math can help us figure out the simplest of quilts that are just made up of squares sewn together.
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. The Indie Chic Circle Quilt by Liz of Simple Simon & Company is one example of this technique. To measure your circle cutouts, you can use cutting templates or trace around bowls and plates of different sizes. Happy Zombie So I’ve been making homemade dog food, and now my dog thinks I’m practically the Pioneer Woman. At breakfast and dinner time I am a rockstar. My older dog, Liberty, a 12 year old Golden Retriever has been suffering her entire life from a bucketload of food allergies that affect her skin. While we did find a semi-good-for-her bagged food, it still wasn’t enough. It only took me 12 years to figure out I could make Liberty her own food.
SewHappy Quiltalong A belated welcome to 2011 everyone and I am hoping you are all eager to start sewing again. Yes, the festivities are now over and I feel we need to be revitalised and begin some new projects. My New Year’s resolution is to bring fresh inspiration to my SewHappy followers. With this in mind I am announcing my new Quiltalong. I would love you to join in. Here are the details and schedule:
Fabrics « modafabrics Appetizers first – then the main dish. Because I know so many of the names entered, one of the ladies in the office wheeled the computer mouse back-and-forth and picked a random winner from the comments… Michelle of Island Life Quilts. To everyone else – thank you! I promise to save more stuff “next time”. I loved reading the comments about what you were doing for the weekend, your thoughts on going to Quilt Market maybe-someday-eventually and what you thought that would be like. 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. Most of the patterns tend towards a contemporary look, but there are also some traditional designs to choose from. Craft Link : Dozens Of Free Quilting Patterns
withwendy How to stop bra straps from sliding! Maxi skirt with an elastic waistband and a overlapping front in a tulip shape, effortless drama. Click to watch. Materials: 1.25 metres of light knit fabric and a 1” wide elastic band cathedral window pillow tutorial - Warmth in the North I couldn't find a tutorial on cathedral window pillows anywhere so I decided to make one of my own. If anything needs clarification please let me know and I'll try to fix things. It is very picture heavy but I'm hoping that will make things as clear as possible. You will need... 14 inch pillow form 1 yard of fabric for the windowpanes (I'd recommend something fairly plain) ~ I'm using white cotton
i have to say... Picking out my prints and colors for a quilt is my favorite part of the whole creative process. Honestly, I could probably be satisfied with that step as long as someone else would make the quilts for me. But since that does not happen, I keep on making my own quilts!