Monday, December 31, 2018

Gray/red quilt

Quilted with the Navajo pattern.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Tips on how to apply borders correctly

If you're struggling to get your borders to lay flat, here is how to avoid that.  

Do not just take a border strip & start sewing it on.  Often the edge of body of the quilt has quite a few seams and bias edges, and it can stretch.  If you just add borders without measuring, you'll get extra fabric in the borders, and they will not lay flat. 

Measure through the center of the quilt, and cut the borders to that length.  You can measure with a tape measure, or save time & just lay the border strip across the center of your quilt & cut at the same length as the quilt center.  

Then, using quite a few pins, secure your border strip to the outside edge of the quilt, easing in any extra fabric that may be along the edge of the quilt. 

Friday, December 21, 2018

T-shirt quilts

Quilted with the Geometric Path II pattern.

Quilted with the Slope Intercept pattern:

Quilted with the Square Spiral pattern:

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Dogs in Sweaters quilt

Quilted with the Meander Squared pattern.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

2 new patterns

2 new patterns just added to my library....

Friday, November 30, 2018

Blue/cream winter quilt

Quilted with the First Snow pattern.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Modern quilt

Quilted with the Meander Squared pattern.

The quilt pattern is from the book, Cozy Modern Quilts by Kim Schaefer.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Star quilt

Quilted with the Pearl Swirl pattern, with silver thread.  The light gray fabric has metallic sparkles in it.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

clear vinyl pouches

I made a few of these to put in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts.  These could be a handy purse catch-all, too... the clear vinyl makes it easy to see what's inside while keeping things organized.

They are really fast to put together.  I just sewed them on my machine without any special foot or needle.  Used some skinny double-fold bias tape for the edges to add some color. 

I cut the vinyl approximately 5" x 12", to end up with about a 5" square pouch.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Flannel Plaid quilt

Quilted with the Square Maze pattern.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Denim quilt

Quilted with the Double Spiral pattern.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Harley quilt

Quilted with the Square Spiral pattern.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Fireman kids quilt

Quilted with the Paws pattern.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Sampler quilt

Quilted with the Circle Play pattern.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Circles/bars quilt

Quilted with the Circuit Path pattern.

Cowgirl quilt

Quilted with a loop pattern to imitate lasso's.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Denim/Harley quilt

Quilted with the Meander Squared pattern.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Star/bar quilt

Quilted with the Double Bubble quilt.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Log cabin quilt

Quilted with the Hidden Hearts pattern.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Sewing notions quilt

Quilted with the Bubbles pattern.

Autumn quilt

Quilted with the Ground Cover pattern.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Halloween quilt

Quilted with the Spiderwebs pattern.