Archive for the 'Ruching' Category

 

* 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 […]

* 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 […]

* Coin Ruching Continued *

December 11th, 2014 at 10:08 am

In the top photo, the marked strips are shown gathered along the marked lines. Use a long running stitch, almost 1/4 inch long. Use hand quilting thread for strength and durability, and match color to fabric. The contrasting color shown here is for photography purposes. You can see the black and white, coin ruched 2 1/2 […]

* 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. […]

* Tulip Fields and Trunk Shows *

April 12th, 2013 at 10:14 am

Tulip Fields, #1401 is a fun dimensional applique, wall quilt in my pattern line. Tangled Threads Quilt Shop in Lynden, Washington, made a model for their shop. This is a close up of the cute little ladybug button they added to their wall quilt. It fits in perfectly, adding additional embellishment and interest to the […]

* Experience Quilts! Trunk Show *

March 1st, 2013 at 9:37 am

These are just a few of my designs on display at Experience Quilts! in Odessa, WA for their Grand Opening March 1 and 2. They carry the full line of my designs. Pictured here from left to right, Dresden at Heart, Suzanne’s Garden and Tulip Fields, any of which would look lovely done up in […]

* Fun New Fabrics *

February 27th, 2013 at 10:22 am

What fun I have had creating projects for our new book due out in August. Shown here are fabrics from In The Beginning Fabrics and Moda, that we used in the samples of pintucks, pleats and Coin Ruching.