Archive for the 'Home Decor’' Category

 

* 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 […]

* Strips Marked And Ready To Ruch *

February 4th, 2014 at 12:52 pm

The Piecing Pals, Coin Ruching Guides are used to mark even scallop shapes for hand stitching around and form petals that can be shaped into flowers and other dimensional embellishment. Frixion pens are very handy for marking the strips. A burst of hot air from a hand held hair dryer will remove any marks that […]

* Fabric Strips Prepared for Ruching *

January 18th, 2014 at 6:27 pm

The top strip was cut 5 1/2 inches by the width of the fabric (WOF) The second strip was cut 2 1/2 inches by WOF and the bottom strip was cut 1 1/2 inches by WOF. Wrong side was folded together and the raw edges basted together about 1/8th inch from the raw edge along […]

* Cool Tools You Need For Coin Ruching *

January 18th, 2014 at 4:15 pm

These Piecing Pals Coin Ruching Guides are designed by me, produced by Quilting Creations International and are available at most quilt shops and online outlets. The guides are used to mark the stitching line for gathering the fabric into petals. Each size and style has complete instructions included in the packet. A strip the width […]

* Big Ruched Bouquet Brings Spring Early *

January 15th, 2014 at 8:36 am

Create a bold bouquet of blossoms with our NEW Jumbo Coin Ruching Guide TR700, produced by Quilting Creations International, and bring spring into your home early. You can make the flowers for Big Ruched Bouquet and Doily #1601 or embellish quilts and apparel. Big blossoms make a bold statement adorning hats, purses and tote bags. […]