Friday, February 19, 2021

Triangles quilt

This was quilted with the Navajo pattern (layout #2).  

Isn't this quilt impressive with all those little triangles?  She pressed all the seams open, and hat really helps to avoid thick intersections where all the triangle points meet. 

I love the bits of hot pink thrown in there... can you tell I really like this quilt?  🙂

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Winter Panel quilt

Quilted with the Snow Winds pattern.

T-shirt quilt

84" x 86" custom made t-shirt memory quilt. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Kids novelty squares quilt

Quilted with the Ginger Star pattern.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

custom t-shirt quilt

77" x 70" with 34 shirt emblems.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Custom T-shirt quilt

 It is a fun challenge to find a way to fit all the shirts into a quilt.  

Monday, January 4, 2021

Friday, January 1, 2021

black & silver quilt

Quilted with the Pearl Swirl pattern.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Blue Winter trees quilt

 Quilted with the Midnight Sparkle pattern.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Hippo quilt

 Quilted with the Grass Texture pattern.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Brights & white quilt

 Quilted with the Triangle Tangle pattern.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

T-shirt quilt


Quilted with the meander pattern.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Sampler quilt

 Quilted with the Birds Eye View pattern.

TUTORIAL: Flat borders

 I often see quilts that have borders that do not lay flat.  This can happen by sewing on a border without first measuring the correct length.  

Here I will show you how I remove the extra fabric, and then finish the quilt so it will lay flat & square.  

If you haven't applied the borders yet, and want to see how to apply the correctly the first time, just scroll down a bit.

Here you can see how the body of the quilt is nice & flat, but the borders look wavy.  Laying your quilt out on a flat area will give you a good idea of how flat your borders are looking. 

I begin by removing the borders with a seam ripper. Here you can see I needed to take off the two outer borders on this quilt.

Now we will start re-applying the borders.  I am starting with the first two narrow borders.  

🌟(If you are apply the borders for the first time, start here!)🌟

Lay them on the middle of the quilt, to see how long they need to be to keep the quilt square. 

This picture shows how much extra fabric needs to be removed.  Cut these two borders at the same size as the body of the quilt.

Now take these trimmed borders, and pin them to the body of the quilt. Use plenty of pins if needed.  Sew these back on, easing in either the body of the quilt or the borders so they match up with each other at each end.  

Now repeat that process with the top & bottom borders.   Lay across the body of the quilt, trim to match, and pin in place to re-apply. 

Keep repeating this same process for as many borders as you need to add.  

You can use a water-soluble marker to mark the exact place to cut. 

Here you can see the fixed quilt, the quilt is square and the borders lay nice & flat. 

Monday, November 9, 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Barn quilts

Quilted with the Baptist Fans pattern


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Black & White quilt

 Quilted with the Triangles pattern

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Animals quilt

Quilted with the Midnight Sparkle pattern.