Thursday, June 29, 2017

Oh, Happy Day!

In July/August 2017 - Love of Quilting
Page 44....

My fun and bright and lively quilt featuring my Enchanted fabric.
Highlighted by the corresponding Aurifil thread.

Fun blocks that make for a happy happy quilt

Note that wonderful quilting by Jackie Noard, it's spectacular!

Kits are available from Fons and Porter, in the magazine or online.
You'll want one for yourself!

Grab the magazine today. :)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Binding Tutorial

A friend of mine struggles when sewing on the binding of a quilt. When she gets to the end and has to match up the two pieces, it just gives her fits. I showed her my trick, and she hasn't had a problem since! So, I thought I might share with all of you, just in case you have the same issue.

So, you get to this point when sewing on the binding to your quilt.... and you need to match up the two ends......

Step One: fold your two ends over and crease where you want them to meet. 
Finger press in place, to create a crease.

Step Two: on the left hand piece of material, draw a line with water soluble ink on along the crease you made, ON THE GOOD SIDE OF THE FABRIC.   Do the same for the right hand piece, ON THE BAD SIDE OF THE FABRIC.

Take the right hand piece of fabric and align with the left hand piece as pictured.
The line ON THE  GOOD SIDE OF THE FABRIC, lines up with the edge of the right hand piece of fabric. Putting the line ON THE BAD SIDE OF THE FABRIC along the edge of the left hand piece of fabric. (confusing, but study the picture, it makes sense)

Now, draw a line diagonally as shown, and sew on that line.

Flip it over and check your angles before trimming.
Then trim off edges at 1/4 inch.

Wa La! Perfectly lined up every time. Works like a charm!
Happy Binding!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A new pattern, and a Winner!

There’s a New Pattern in the Shop!!

And you will want to make one for your shop too-

Mama Said makes a great wall hanging by simply stretching it over a 14” x18” canvas or you can make a quilt by making this the center block. Either way, it’s great for your studio, office, or a wonderful gift for a favorite friend!

This is a PDF pattern only and will be delivered instantly to your inbox.  Only $5.50
Created with my new fabric line from Riley Blake, Enchanted.

Instructions and templates for making this adorable stitchery and “How To” instructions for stretching over the frame are included. It’s really very simple and so delightful.

I used Aurifloss  - brilliant, bright colors make these a must for any embroidery project. 

You can find the pattern: HERE

We also have a winner of the Enchanted Fabric Bundle!
Congratulations Lisa England!  Your package is on the way!!!