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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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November 15, 2018
Simple Essentials Travel Tote is sew easy to make for gifting from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday I shared the mini stockings for the holiday countdown, but there are other items that can be made ahead of time for at least a couple of people on your list.

Everyone needs a travel tote! This tote is not only easy to make, it can be personalized with a monogram and can tote any range of items from arts and craft/sewing supplies to make up brushes, small toys and toiletries. It’s very versatile for all ages. It has 4 simply constructed pockets and for this reason, it’s called the Simple Essentials Travel Tote. Featured in ...

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November 14, 2018
Mini Holiday Countdown Stockings are sew easy to make from Quilt Social

 

Take time over the holidays to savor all of the special moments with family and celebrate each day leading up to Christmas with a fun holiday countdown decor project. With this project, you can use and admire some beautiful Northcott Holiday Collections and Shimmering Dekor Metallic, SULKY and Gütermann threads.

Mini Holiday Countdown Stockings

Get into the festive spirit with this project. Fill these mini stockings with goodies each day to decorate and celebrate the holidays with all of your family members for years to come.

 

Holiday Mini Countdown Stockings using Northcott Holiday Fabrics, Sugar and Spice and Swedish Christmas, Gütermann Metallic and Dekor Threads, Sulky Holoshimmer, Northcott ColorWorks, Fabric Fun Markers, UNIQUE Rick Rack and Fairfield Quilter's 80/20 Batting
Holiday Mini Countdown Stockings using Northcott Holiday Fabrics, Sugar and Spice and Swedish Christmas ...

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May 11, 2018
Tear away stabilizer, batting and binding to finish Welcome Spring banner from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday we had a wonderful time using decorative stitches to add depth and dimension to our machine applique.

Now it’s time to complete our quilted Welcome Spring banner.

I’m just loving the look of the Black & White with a Dash of Color from NORTHCOTT Studio with my GÜTERMANN Dekor rayon threads!

 

Finished Welcome Spring quilted banner
Finished Welcome Spring quilted banner

 

1 Tidying up

Remove the Tear Away stabilizer.

Brace the stitching with your fingers and gently tear the stabilizer away from the stitching.

Our UNIQUE Tear Away will tear easily in any direction making it easy to remove.

You can lightly score ...

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May 10, 2018
Decorative stitches add detail and dimension to machine applique! from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday our banner found its voice as we added a sentiment using computer fonts or stencils and fusible web applique.

Today we add detail and dimension by stitching the applique pieces with rayon thread and decorative applique stitches.

 

Our applique flower stitched with decorative stitches
Our applique flower stitched with decorative stitches

 

Preparing the machine for decorative stitching

Put a new SCHMETZ 75/11 embroidery needle on the sewing machine.

Insert a bobbin wound with Gütermann Dekor bobbin thread.

Thread the machine with Gütermann Dekor rayon thread in a color to accent the applique fabric.

I stitched my leaves and stems first so I started with a ...

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May 9, 2018
Enlarge, print, cut, fuse: successfully appliqueing letters to a quilt from Quilt Social

 

In yesterday’s post, we explored how to prepare fusible web applique for stitching for maximum success.

 

HeatnBond Feather Lite makes appliqueing letters to a quilt project easy.
HeatnBond Feather Lite makes appliqueing letters to a quilt project easy.

 

Today we use the same technique as in yesterday’s post using HeatnBond Feather Lite iron on adhesive and computer fonts or crafting stencils to add a sentiment to our quilted spring banner.

Let’s get started!

 

Adding a sentiment with computer fonts or stencils
Adding a sentiment with computer fonts or stencils

 

Step 3 Give your banner a voice

Our quilted banner is coming along nicely but it will be even better when it has something to say!

There ...

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May 8, 2018
Fusible web applique – preparation for success from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday I listed all the supplies we’ll need to create a quilted spring banner. Are you all set? Let’s go!

Today, let’s prepare the applique pieces and apply them to the background fabric.

 

Prepared Applique piece
Prepared Applique piece

 

Step 2 Prepare the fabric and fusible web

For this project I used HeatnBond Feather Lite extra lightweight iron-on paper-backed adhesive.

I find it super easy to work with.

 

HeatnBond Feather Lite extra lightweight iron-on paper-backed adhesive
HeatnBond Feather Lite extra lightweight iron-on paper-backed adhesive

 

It’s a good idea to gently pre-wash and dry all fabrics to be used without fabric softeners. If using a cloths dryer be ...

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May 7, 2018
5 easy steps to making a quilted spring banner from Quilt Social

 

Last month in my post Adding dimension to applique pieces using fabric markers, we learned how to accent a floral applique with color.

During this week’s posts, I’ll show you how to use fusible web applique to create a fun quilted spring banner.

This is a great project to practice your coloring skills!

 

A large playful flower accented with Fabric Fun Markers is the focal point of our quilted spring banner
A large playful flower accented with Fabric Fun Markers is the focal point of our quilted spring banner

 

Step 1 –  Gather your materials

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March 16, 2018
Using Stitch-n-Steam texturized fabric in your projects from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday I showed you how to add some texture to fabric using Stitch-n-Steam by Unique.

After sewing the Stitch-n-Steam to the back of a piece of fabric, you just hold your steam iron about 1″ above the fabric and let the steam create the texture.

 

Stitch-n-Steam by Unique
Stitch-n-Steam by Unique

 

Here are the pieces that I texturized. The one on the left, with the printed flying geese was not as successful as the others. My stitching lines were too far apart and the end result would not work well in a project. It’s important to remember to keep stitching lines no ...

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March 15, 2018
The magic of Stitch-n-Steam from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday I showed you to finish up the ellie mae tote bag using leftover pieces from another quilt project and HeatnBond fusible fleece as part of the lining.

 

My version of the ellie mae Pretty Pieced Purses pattern
My version of the ellie mae Pretty Pieced Purses pattern

 

Today I’ll show you another very versatile product – Stitch-n-Steam by Unique.

The package contains 1 piece of polyester fabric 18″ x 62″. Stitch-N-Steam is a steam activated product, designed to add texture to fabric. After steaming, fabrics will shrink approximately 30%.

 

Stitch-n-Steam by Unique
Stitch-n-Steam by Unique

 

Before using the Stitch-N-Steam in a project, I wanted to do some test samples just to see ...

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