Archive for January, 2015

 

* 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 […]