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August 9, 2019
Sewing the binding on the Mid Mod Shoofly Quilt from Quilt Social

It’s been a fun and exciting week using Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics to make the Mid Mod Shoofly Quilt. Yesterday I showed you how I quilted it, and today, I’m trimming and adding binding! Follow along, we’re almost done!


Binding and backing selection from Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics


First, trim the quilt. Using a long ruler (6″ x 24″ if you have it) and rotary cutter, trim the edges. The quilt should measure approximately 48″ x 52″.

Second, prepare the binding. I chose a bright gold color from the Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics for my binding to ...

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August 8, 2019
Super simple sophisticated straight line quilting from Quilt Social

Yesterday I made some lovely mid mod shoofly blocks featuring Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics and today I will piece the quilt top and add the quilting.

With all blocks pieced, it’s time to assemble the quilt top. I chose to arrange it in 4 rows of 4. I also chose to keep each color of the Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics together as shown below but there are other options you can try. Note my pieced blocks are not all in the same orientation. I would like to say this was deliberate, however what really happened was that I pieced ...

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August 7, 2019
Modern shoofly block assembly with Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics from Quilt Social

In yesterday’s post, I gave you the cutting instructions for the Mid Mod Quilt Block. Today I’ll show you how to create the modern shoofly block with Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics!

For each block you’ll use the following:

black fabric

(6) 4½” squares

(2) 4½” x 6½” rectangles

Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics fabrics

(2) 4½” squares

(2) 2½” squares

(1) 4½” x 6½” rectangle


Following the image below, take (2) 4½” squares of black fabric

Next on (2) 2½” squares of Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics fabric, draw a diagonal line on one side

Place 2½” Banyan ...

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August 6, 2019
Ready, set, cut your pieces for the Mid Mod Shoofly Quilt Block from Quilt Social

Yesterday I introduced you to the fantastic Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics and the mid mod shoofly block I’ll be making with them. Today I’m getting the pieces cut in preparation for block assembly.


This is what your mid mod shoofly block will look like complete!


The mid mod shoofly block finishes at 12″ x 14″, the unfinished size should measure 12½” x 14½”.

Today I’m cutting fabric for 8 pieced blocks and 8 solid blocks.


For each of your mid mod shoofly blocks, these are the three components you will need.


cutting instructions

black fabric

(48) 4½ ...

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August 5, 2019
Be part of the Mod Squad with Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics from Quilt Social

I’m super excited to be working with Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics this month and I have created a fresh new modern quilt design for you!

Batiks are sometimes dismissed by the modern quilters as too traditional so I was happy to see this new line from Banyan Batiks to show that batiks can be anything you want them to be.


Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics in saffron red colorway


For this design, I switched up the usual white or light background fabric that is traditionally used. I picked a solid black that will let these batiks really pop! You may ...

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July 18, 2019
Trying new things from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

One must always be open to trying new things. I know that I'm guilty of doing things the same old way. Or we sit in the same spot at the table, on the train, we drive to work on the same road. Nothing wrong with it - it frees up our brains to think of other things. But it's also nice to shock the brain into trying new things!

So you all know that I've been doing a lot of quilts for magazines over the last couple of years. That means working with the fabric companies and I ...

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July 15, 2019
Quilting, Vulnerability, and Gratitude from Terificreations's Weblog

Bet the title on this one caught your attention. The day I started writing this blog post I’d just shipped boxes off to C&T, submitted my manuscript, and had to redo some work. The morning I sent the boxes it was pouring down rain. Pour-ing. Now I love a good storm it’s just kind of… Continue reading Quilting, Vulnerability, and Gratitude

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July 5, 2019
Magical Moose Crossing quilted table runner, finished and on the table from Quilt Social

Today is our last day with this marvelous moose! Hope you have had fun making your own or just following along as I created moose magic with Banyan Batiks Alilah.


Moose Crossing Table Runner with Banyan Batiks Alilah


To get started you will need your backing and binding fabric. I chose a red and white Banyan Batiks Alilah for the backing and hanging sleeve and one of the fabulous orange batiks for the binding.

I wanted the binding in this table runner not to stand out, because the Moose is the star of the show.


Banyan Batiks Alilah fabrics in ...

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July 4, 2019
And the Winners Are…Drum roll Please from Terificreations's Weblog

Before announcing the winners I have to show you Nate the Narwhal made by my own hands using the Funky Friends Factory pattern. I really enjoyed the process of making and will make more (with some flavor of Northcott fabric) as time permits. Nate will travel with Professor Platypus until I can return her home… Continue reading And the Winners Are…Drum roll Please

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Making a moose applique realistic using Banyan Batiks Alilah! from Quilt Social

Yesterday, I showed you how to piece and quilt the maple leaf table runner. Today, I’m adding a moose head… well really just the top of his head and his majestic antlers created with Banyan Batiks Alilah!


Magical Moose Crossing Table Runner with Banyan Batiks Alilah, Jade colorway


I chose fusible applique for this project, you may use whatever method you prefer and remember the template shapes provided. Do not include a ¼” seam. Click here to download PDF.


Cut moose head, ears, head fluff and antlers with templates pages provided. The moose antlers are long and you’ll ...

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July 3, 2019
A background of beautiful maple leaves and simple grid quilting from Quilt Social

Yesterday I pieced eight lovely leaf blocks using Banyan Batiks Alilah and today I’ll work on the blocks that create the beautiful background and then quilt with a simple all over grid pattern.


Banyan Batiks Alilah make this table runner simply stunning! And it isn’t finished yet!


I chose to lay the blocks out in this pattern. You may arrange them as you choose as long as it ends up two squares by four squares.

The unfinished size of your table runner should be 18½” x 36½”.


This is the block arrangement I used in my table runner ...

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July 2, 2019
Making the leaf quilt block for the Magical Moose Crossing table runner from Quilt Social

Time to get started on the leaf blocks that were cut yesterday for the moose background. When using Banyan Batiks fabric to create the quilt blocks you’ll find that they work wonderfully. The high quality of the fabric makes sewing on the bias for the half square triangles simple and easy and pressing is a dream!

Make a total of 8 leaf blocks which will finish at 9” square. They will be set in a 2 x 4 pattern.


This is the block arrangement for the background.


For each quilt block

(1) 3½” square white

(4) 3½” HSTs

(3 ...

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June 29, 2019
Alilah fabric makes the Magical Moose Crossing table runner, whimsical! from Quilt Social

Hi! Tania, here again, to share with you another of my fun and whimsical applique designs! This week I’m making a magical moose table runner with a background of maple leaf blocks with Banyan Batiks Alilah fabrics. This is an ideal project to make while at a cottage this summer!

I’m using the Alilah collection of Banyan Batiks and chose fabrics from the coral and sage colorways. There are so many gorgeous colors to choose from!

This week’s awesome quilting project on QUILTsocial, the Magical Moose Crossing Table Runner with Banyan Batiks Alilah!


To begin your project ...

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June 26, 2019
All you need to make a moose whimsical is Banyan Batiks Alilah from Quilt Social

A moose is a moose, but as the title said, when it’s designed by the very whimsical Tania Denyer of i am ginger quilts, using Banyan Batiks newest collection Alilah, it’s sure to be another forest all together.


Next week’s adorable quilting project on QUILTsocial, the Magical Moose Crossing Table Runner by the whimsical, Tania Denyer, using Banyan Batiks Alilah!


I’m posting the material list below, so you can get the fabric and follow along with Tania next week starting July 1st! In the first post, you’ll have the cutting instructions.

The newest collection, Alilah ...

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June 24, 2019
Twizzle - a THREE-for-ONE pattern! from Daphne Greig

One of my latest patterns is not just 1 project. When you make the Twizzle quilt, you can make TWO other projects at the same time. It all has to do with how you make the quilt.

Here is the quilt (70" x 77")

The 2nd project is a wall hanging (48" x 48")

And the 3rd project is this table runner (18" x 60")

I used Banyan Batiks Mod Graphics fabrics for my version of the quilt. 
This collection will be in quilt stores in early July.

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June 19, 2019
Help from MORE friends from Daphne Greig

I was supported by more industry colleagues when I showcased my Tapa Cloth collection at International Quilt Market in Kansas City last month. My previous post about other support is here.

Kate Colleran lives in Colorado and she is a pattern designer and the author of Smash Your Precut Stash. Kate invented a cool tool for making 'braid' quilts. 

She made this Pack It Up Bag for my booth space. 

Annette Ornelas from Southwest Quilt Designs is known for 'Dimensional Quilt Patterns'. 

Here are 2 pillows she made using Tapa Cloth ...

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June 11, 2019
Rock City by Banyan Batiks from Daphne Greig

Spotted at my local Quilt Shop, Calico Cupboard, last week when I was buying some fabric for a small quilt.

A great runner using Banyan Batiks Rock City collection.

The pattern is Twist and Turn by Designs to Share With You.

Check out the other colourways for this fabric collection here.

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June 7, 2019
How striped fabric for binding adds interest to Boho Beach picnic quilt from Quilt Social

It’s Friday! That means the Boho Beach picnic quilt will be complete today!

I’m so pleased with the softness that the fabrics from the Banyan Batiks Boho Beach collection bring to this comfy, cozy quilt.  


Colors of the Banyan Batik Boho Beach teal collection


So far this week, if my math adds up, we created:

  • (9) 16½” unfinished pinwheel blocks using (36) 8½” unfinished Half Square Triangles (HSTs)
  • (24) 8½” unfinished pinwheel blocks using (96) 4½” unfinished HSTs
  • (16) 4½” unfinished pinwheel blocks using (64) 2½” unfinished HSTs


Pinwheel blocks ready to be sewn into a quilt top ...

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June 6, 2019
Making Half Square Triangles out of fabric strips from Quilt Social

Ah, Thursday!

Today we’ll begin piecing the quilt HST quilt blocks, but before we do that, I’ll show you a fourth method for making half-square triangles (HSTs).

Fabrics selected from the Banyan Batiks Boho Beach collection are definitely the right choice for this project. Our quilt top will look great and have a casual vibe once completed!


Fabrics from the Boho Beach Berry colorway
Fabrics from the Boho Beach Berry colorway


We won’t actually be using today’s HST method for our Boho Beach picnic quilt, but it’s a method that every quilter should learn!

So, off we go!

Let’s face it ...

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June 5, 2019
In quilting, some seams take you from squares to Half Square Triangles from Quilt Social

Welcome to Wednesday! In only 2 more days our Boho Beach picnic quilt will be finished and ready to use!

With so many beautiful colors to choose from in the Banyan Batiks Boho Beach collection of fabrics, making a choice is a challenge, but, choose we must. So, to go along with the White on White background fabric, I selected a fabric from the Aqua and the Berry colorways of the Boho Beach collection fabrics along with the White on White.


These Aqua and Berry fabrics with the White on White on white make a great combo for Half Square triangles.
These Aqua and Berry fabrics with the White on White on white make a great combo for Half Square ...

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