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January 11, 2019
Daisy Chain fabric: how to properly bind the Magic Mushrooms table runner from Quilt Social

 

In yesterday’s post you learned how to add some simple straight line quilting to your table runner to give it a fresh and modern feel. Today you’ll learn the steps to complete your Banyan Batiks Daisy Chain project so that you may display it with pride!

 

A close up showing the front, back and binding of the Marvelous Mushroom table runner
A close up showing the front, back and binding of the Marvelous Mushroom table runner

 

Trim the table runner. Using a long ruler (6″ x 24″ if you have it) and rotary cutter, trim the edges. It should measure approximately 18″ x 36″.

Prepare the binding. I chose a lighter color from ...

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January 10, 2019
Echo and modern grid quilting: how these make Magic Mushrooms the star! from Quilt Social

 

In my last post I completed the straight line applique of the marvelous mushrooms and today I’ll finish the quilting with some simple but effective machine quilting.

After you complete the applique, press your table runner and make sure to check the back for any bunching or puckering. The beauty of using Banyan Batiks Daisy Chain fabrics is that they’re smooth and not prone to bunching or distorting, however, it’s always easier to address any problems you may have now than later!

If you’re happy with the applique stitching, you’re ready to add some modern ...

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January 9, 2019
Stitching straight line applique for instant quilting satisfaction! from Quilt Social

 

Do you have all your applique pieces ready? Check out yesterday’s post if you missed it.

To begin quilting the Magic Mushroom table runner, sandwich your table runner by placing the backing fabric on a flat surface, right side down.

Next, add your batting and smooth gently and try not to pull too much on the batting or it will become distorted.

Finally add your pieced top and fused applique top, again smoothing gently in place.

Aren’t the Banyan Batiks beautiful? I particularly love the Sun colorway of the Daisy Chain collection. This collection is shipping out in ...

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January 8, 2019
Fantastic fusible applique with HeatnBond Light from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday, I shared with you the material list and cutting information for the Magical Mushrooms table runner I’m working on this week. Did I say work? It’s all fun when using Banyan Batiks Daisy Chain fabric!!

I love fusible applique and I encourage everyone to try it! It’s quick and simple.

The advantage of using batiks for your fusible applique is that the thread content is high and allows for a crisp edge to your applique pieces.

Step 1 Trace mushroom templates onto the paper side of the fusible using a pencil.

You’ll need to cut ...

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January 7, 2019
Marvelous Mushroom Magic with Banyan Batiks Daisy Chain from Quilt Social

 

Hello!

Welcome to my first blog post with QUILTsocial. My name is Tania Denyer and I have been designing quilts for about 20 years. I love to create projects that are fun and whimsical. I hope you enjoy this pattern and please comment and ask questions… I’m happy to help out! Please share your projects on social media too… you can find me @iamgingerq on Instagram.

I’m excited to get started and show you how to make a marvelous mushroom table runner with Banyan Batiks Daisy Chain!

First things first… materials

  • ½ yd of two background fabrics (fabric ...

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December 14, 2018
Mini quilt with buttons becomes very adorable from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday I showed you how to use buttons from the bottle o’ buttons purple collection to make a small button wall quilt. Today we’ll be using buttons from the blue collection for another quick and easy button quilt. This quilt is 14″ square.

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December 13, 2018
Using buttons instead of applique for a small quilt! from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday I showed you how to use some blue buttons from a bottle o’ buttons to mount a small modern quilt on artist’s canvas.

Today I’ll show you how to make this little quilt using some purple buttons for flowers. In this case, the buttons take the place of applique.

 

Use buttons to create flower designs.
Use buttons to create flower designs.

 

 

Purple buttons - one of the many "Bottle o' Buttons" collections
Purple buttons – one of the many “Bottle o’ Buttons” collections

 

materials for a small quilt measuring 12″ x 16″

fabric

  • 9″ x 16″ piece of purple fabric for top of quilt
  • 4″ x 16″ piece of gray fabric for bottom of quilt ...

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December 12, 2018
How to mount a quilted piece on an artist canvas from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday I showed you how to make the blocks for your modern button quilt. Now, let’s put everything together to create this little quilt.

  • Sew the blocks together, alternating block 1 and block 2.
  • Sew a 6½” x 12½” black border strip to each side.
  • Sew a 6½” x 20½” black border strip to the top and bottom.

 

Sew on the black borders
Sew on the black borders

 

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December 11, 2018
For the love of buttons – making a modern button quilt from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday I gave you the cutting instructions for the little button quilt. We’ll be using buttons from the bottle o’ buttons blue collection. Now, let’s start sewing!

 

Button quilt mounted on a 12" x 16" Artist's Canvas
Button quilt mounted on a 12″ x 16″ Artist’s Canvas

 

For each block 1 you’ll need

  • 1 – 1½” square from fabric 1
  • 2 – 1″ x 1½” and 2 – 1″ x 2½” black strips
  • 2 – 1½” x 4½” and 2 – 1½” x 2½” strips from fabric 2

For each block 2 you’ll need

  • 1 – 1½” square from fabric 2
  • 2 – 1¼” x 1½” and 2 – 1¼” x 3″ black ...

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December 10, 2018
Button, button…bottle o’ buttons from Quilt Social

 

I recently received these ‘Bottle o’ Buttons’ jars. What fun! Little jars of color-coordinated buttons just waiting to be used for some quick and easy projects.

 

bottle o' buttons - just 4 of the many colors available
bottle o’ buttons – just 4 of the many colors available

 

Button blankets have been around for hundreds of years. A button blanket is a wool blanket embellished with mother-of-pearl buttons, created by Northwest Coastal tribes in North America, that is worn for ceremonial purposes.

Ceremonial robes and their associated regalia have been among the most spectacular creations of the Indian people of the Northwest Coast of North America. For generations, these robes have served ...

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December 7, 2018
Quilting a holiday stocking using Rock City batik border print from Quilt Social

 

The gift making season is upon us! It seems to come along quicker every year.

This week I created two items that can be made in time for the gift giving season, including a large checkerboard star quilted cushion cover. In yesterday post I added wide strips of Rock City batiks to the back of a quilted table runner.

A quick gift to make usually involves less piecing than the star blocks so I saved this item until last – a quilted stocking!

 

Rock City batik border print quilted stocking.
Rock City batik border print quilted stocking.

 

There is a beautiful border print in the Rock City line ...

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December 6, 2018
Making a reversible table runner using Banyan Batiks Rock City from Quilt Social

 

I have enjoyed creating designs with Rock City fabrics by Banyan Batiks this week that are coming to quilt stores this month. In yesterday’s post, I used some sterling colorway fat quarters to create checkerboard star quilt blocks. Today I’ll make the blocks into a reversible quilted table runner.

To make my runner I joined the blocks side by side and then decided to add a border.
You could also choose to make one more block and set them in pairs to make a 16 square table topper or a cushion front.

 

Three pieced checkerboard star blocks
Three pieced checkerboard star blocks

 

To ...

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December 5, 2018
Smaller checkerboard stars sparkle as a quilted table runner from Quilt Social

 

Whether it’s a season for gift giving or not, quilters always seem to have a stash of irresistible fat quarters on hand. The newest line of Banyan Batiks comes out this month, Rock City, and is definitely a line of fabrics you want to use in your creations!

In yesterday’s post I finished making a checkerboard star quilted cushion cover. I created the cushion by making one large pieced checkerboard star block. Today I’ll use the same block, but smaller, to create a quilted table runner. The runner finishes at approximately 12″ wide x 24″ long.

 

Rock City checkerboard star table runner
Rock ...

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December 4, 2018
Rock City batiks rock the back of the quilted cushion! from Quilt Social

 

Making a cushion cover is a quick gift to give or a simple way to add something handmade to your decor. In yesterday’s post we made the quarter star blocks with some fat quarters of the new Rock City batik line coming to quilt stores this month.

 

Rock City checkerboard star quilted cushion cover
Rock City checkerboard star quilted cushion cover

 

Before we put the checkerboard star block together I wanted to share some other design options with you. I’ll admit it took me a couple of days to decide the direction I wanted to go with these blocks. Once they were together I started ...

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December 3, 2018
Modern checkerboard star pieced cushion cover from Quilt Social

 

Rock City batiks by Northcott are coming to stores this month. Definitely a holiday treat for quilters – I could just look at these batiks all day! It was difficult to decide what to create with these fabrics because the motifs of the Rock City batiks themselves are so interesting to look at. In the end I decided to make a large pieced block so I could still enjoy the motifs. Join me as I take a couple of fat quarters and turn them into a pieced checkerboard star cushion cover.

 

Modern checkerboard star quilted cushion cover
Modern checkerboard star quilted cushion cover

 

I asked my mom ...

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November 9, 2018
African Violets table runner is a quick finish with pieced backing from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday I showed you how to use 6 fat quarters from Banyan Batiks African Violets collection in the Cornflower and Delphinium colorways along with some red Shadows fabric to create some modern Rail Fence blocks.

Now you’re ready to sew the blocks together to create your own modern table runner. Let’s get started!

  • Sew the blocks together, alternating blocks 1 and 2, to make 5 rows with 3 blocks in each row. Each row should measure 9½” x 18½”.

 

 6½" x 9½" blocks ready to be sewn together
6½” x 9½” blocks ready to be sewn together

 

 

5 rows of blocks ready to be sewn together. Remember to alternate Block 1 and Block 2.
5 rows of blocks ready to be sewn together. Remember ...

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November 8, 2018
6 Banyan Batiks fat quarters for a modern table runner from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday I showed you how to finish up your Roll & Go sewing organizer made from Banyan Batik African Violets fabric.

Today, I’ll use 6 fat quarters from Banyan Batiks African Violets collection in the Hibiscus and Delphinium colorways to create a modern “Rail Fence” table runner. I also used ½ yd of red Shadows #81300-24 for accents and binding.

Both of these new collections are available in your favorite quilt shops now!

 

Table runner with Banyan Batiks African Violets and Shadows fabric
Table runner with Banyan Batiks African Violets and Shadows fabric

 

 

These are the Banyan Batiks fat quarters used for my version of the table runner.
These are the Banyan Batiks fat quarters used for my version of the table runner.

 

Let’s ...

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November 7, 2018
Finishing the Roll and Go sewing organizer from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday we got all the bits and pieces of the Banyan Batiks African Violets put together. Now it’s time to assemble everything to finish the sewing organizer.

  • Sew pocket 1 to the inside panel, 9½” down from the top.

 

Placement lines on the inside panel
Placement lines on the inside panel

 

  • Sew pocket 2 to the quilted 9½” x 19½” rectangle, 3″ up from the bottom. Have the open edge ¼” below the 3″ line.

 

Sew pocket #2 on the outside, quilted rectangle.
Sew pocket #2 on the outside, quilted rectangle.

 

  • Fold pocket 2 down and hand-stitch in place.

 

Fold pocket down and hand-stitch in place.
Fold pocket down and hand-stitch in place.

 

Putting it all together

  • Layer the quilted ...

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November 6, 2018
Sewing and quilting the Roll and Go sewing organizer! from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday I showed you how to cut the pieces for your Roll & Go sewing organizer using fat quarters from Banyan Batiks African Violets collection. Now you’re ready to start sewing!

Outside Panel

  • Sew the 20″ outside panel pieces together. Press seams open.

 

Sew the 3 outside panel pieces together.
Sew the 3 outside panel pieces together.

 

  • Layer muslin, batting and outside fabric (right side up). Pin or baste together.
  • Quilt through all layers as desired.

 

Quilt the outside panel as desired.
Quilt the outside panel as desired.

 

  • Center ribbon trim along the seam lines. Sew in place.

 

Sew the ribbon trim in place over the seam lines.
Sew the ribbon trim in place over the seam lines.

 

  • Trim the quilted panel to ...

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November 5, 2018
Making a Roll & Go with Banyan Batiks African Violets collection! from Quilt Social

 

In my QUILTsocial posts Making a modern quilt design using traditional quilt blocks in September 2018, I showed you how to use 8 fat quarters from Banyan Batiks Tie One On collection along with some coordinating fabrics from the Ketan collection, to make a table runner and placemats.

This week I’m sharing some projects using fat quarters from the Banyan Batiks African Violets collection in the Cornflower and Delphinium colorways.

 

Banyan Batiks African Violets in the Cornflower colorway
Banyan Batiks African Violets in the Cornflower colorway

 

All fat quarters are not created equal! Most fat quarters are 18″ long, but if you’re buying fabric in metric ...

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