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April 5, 2019
In quilting circles, there too, the devil is in the details from Quilt Social

We tend to think that just because the quilt top is finished that we’re done! But that’s far from true as they say, ‘the devil is in the details’. You’ve worked hard to choose the right fabric to have the best visual impact, although the NEW Banyan Batiks Color Blocking fabrics really help make that part easy. Then you’ve worked hard to have all your seams align. Now you have to think about quilting the piece so that it stays nice for a very long time. What’s to say it won’t become an heirloom ...

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April 4, 2019
My best TIP for assembling quilt blocks from Quilt Social

I’m so happy to be sharing my best tip on how to assemble a quilt top. If you’ve been following my earlier posts this week, you’ll remember I’m working on my Deep Waters quilt made with the NEW and beautiful Banyan Batiks Color Blocking collection. In the last two posts, I shared how to make the two 15” big blocks with you.

Now to the fun part: assembling your quilt top. I know many dread this moment as we typically sew the blocks in rows and then we sew the rows together.

Right?

Well not for ...

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April 3, 2019
The best tip for squaring off your quilt blocks! from Quilt Social

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned how much I loved working with Omnigrip rulers. In this post, I’ll go over my best tip about how to square off quilt blocks using the 20½” square ruler. It’s the small details that really help keep the design in good alignment.

Before cutting off any excess fabric, I ensure that my vertical and horizontal lines align with my center strip. I also ensure that my diagonal is aligned with the corners of my squares, Only when they all match, I cut off excess fabric... if any.
Before cutting off any excess fabric, I ensure that my vertical and horizontal lines align with my center strip. I also ensure that my diagonal is aligned with the corners of my squares, Only when they all match, I cut off excess fabric… if any.

Squaring off your block: the ...

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April 2, 2019
THE 2 must-have sewing tools for smooth and accurate piecing from Quilt Social

In yesterday’s post, I gave you the fabric requirements and cutting instructions to make the beautiful and easy quilt pattern, Deep Waters using the wonderful Banyan Batiks Color Blocking fabrics. Here are two sewing tools I couldn’t work without in my studio to accomplish it.

How to make this block for the Deep Waters quilt pattern size 75" x 75" made using Banyan Batiks Color Blocking collection
How to make this block for the Deep Waters quilt pattern size 75″ x 75″ made using Banyan Batiks Color Blocking collection

#1 must have: starch

I like to starch my fabrics before cutting into strips to ensure that they stay nice and straight. I love to use Mary Ellen’s Best Press ...

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April 1, 2019
2 tips to make fast and easy quilts that only look complicated from Quilt Social

I’m thrilled to be back for another year on QUILTsocial to share with you some of my favorite tips to make fast and easy quilts that only look complicated. For this week, I was given some fabulous Banyan Batiks from the Color Blocking collection.

If you want to venture into making bigger quilts but fear that you might not be able to accomplish them, I suggest you try out Michael‘s beautiful rail fence quilt tutorial. I had planned on making this design but since he did such a great job, I went into the next project to build ...

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