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* Coin Ruched Blossoms *

March 1st, 2017 at 1:22 pm

How to Use the TR600 Coin Ruched Blossom Guide Cut 7 3/4 to 8 inch circles of fabric for blossoms. Fold circle in half with the grain. Place TR600 Coin Ruched Blossom Guide on folded circle with etched dash line on the fold.  Mark with your favorite marker. I use Mircon Pigma, Frixion or ceramic […]

* Baby Burp Cloths – Quick and Easy *

February 3rd, 2017 at 1:11 pm

Need a quick gift for a new baby? These quick, perfect size burp cloths are easy to make and you get two from two fat-quarters. Place two prewashed flannel fat-quarters right sides together and press smooth. Cut two 10 inch by 17 inch double pieces from pressed piece. Sew around each burp cloth set using a 3/8 […]

* Binding a Scallop Edge Quilt *

January 27th, 2017 at 11:24 am

Binding a scallop edge quilt, is not hard but it does require some preciseness in sewing and making up your mind to take your time. Don’t rush, sew carefully and you will end up with lovely even scallops. And, you must use bias binding.

* Goal Setting *

January 25th, 2017 at 10:22 am

Many goals occupy my mind, new quilts, finish UFOs, keep the public part of the house “company ready” and, an organized studio, are just a few of my goals. Blog posts are another thing I want to keep up with this year. Pictures are the most exciting part of any blog, and pictures are the […]

* Choosing Binding – Finishing Makes The Quilt *

February 21st, 2015 at 10:17 am

Selecting the right binding and finishing technique for your quilt is important. Whether you are making for yourself, as a gift or entering is competitions, how the quilt is finished plays big in first impressions. This little quilt was made by Carol Williams and machine quilted by Kathy Conway. A Challenge at Quilt Til You […]

* How To Fold Quilts On The Bias *

January 28th, 2015 at 8:43 pm

Quilts that get folded the same way all the time, develop creases that won’t come out. Folding quilts on the bias, helps prevent this, and it is easier to fold to a size that fits in your storage space. First, lay the quilt to be folded, pretty side down on a bed or large table. Grasp any […]

* Wash Big Yardages Without Wrinkles *

January 26th, 2015 at 6:34 pm

I am a prewash every fabric person. I want the sizing removed for applique and the grain of the fabric to relax and straighten out. This trick makes washing those large pieces easy and you don’t get wadded up wrinkles. Open up the fabric all the way so it is a single layer. Accordion fold […]

* Background Choices *

January 20th, 2015 at 11:29 am

Selecting just the right background fabric can make or break a quilt. Taking pictures of choices is a great way to compare, and the camera lens often exposes fabric clashes. Here are several more options for Scrappy Hexies. Lavender seems to bring out the warm red tones and the more muted gold makes the blocks appear […]

* Scrap Reduction Ideas *

January 17th, 2015 at 10:41 am

These Scrappy Hexie Blocks measure 6 1/2 inches on a side. I am considering finishing the quilt with yellow sashing or a gray-blue similar to what they are laid out on. What do you think? There will be some negative space and a border of which ever one I choose. Now for all the great suggestions […]

* Scrap Reduction Project *

January 14th, 2015 at 8:42 am

While I was sorting and cleaning the studio, filling the two boxes that Marilyn and Kathy won, I sewed all the scraps to small to save into these Scrappy Crazy blocks. These are 12 1/2 inch blocks, but you can make them any size. To get started, pin scraps of similar size together in twos. I […]