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August 23, 2019
A perfect picnic quilt is made of a simple quilt design from Quilt Social

Here we are at our final day of 5 Days to a fabulous picnic set.

Our baskets are full to the brim with a beautiful reversible tablecloth, double-sided cloth napkins, reversible fabric bowl covers and even a bottle of wine in its own cozy.

A variety of products from UNIQUE, Heirloom, Fairfield, Gütermann, SULKY and SCHMETZ have helped us create our fabulous picnic set. Fabric from the April Showersfabric collection has given our projects such a fresh and cheerful appearance.

No picnic is complete without a soft and cozy blanket so today we’ll finish off by making a ...

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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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September 14, 2018
A gourmet finish for a quilted designer cushion from Quilt Social

 

This week has been so much fun as we have learned how to express pretty words through quilting using the beautiful Gütermann Dekor rayon thread.

Yesterday we completed the background quilting to really make the letters and trapunto sections stand out. Now it’s time to complete our designer cushion.

 

Say it with free motion quilting - designer cushion
Say it with free motion quilting – designer cushion

 

Preparing your pieces

Trim the quilted cushion front to measure 18½” square. Set aside for now.

 

Trim the quilted cushion front
Trim the quilted cushion front

 

Prepare your machine with a new SCHMETZ 75/11 Quilting needle and the standard sewing foot.

Thread withGütermann 50 weight ...

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September 13, 2018
Making quilted words pop – it’s all about the thread from Quilt Social

Welcome back.

Yesterday was such a fun day!

We set up our machines for free motion quilting, did our first set of outline quilting, learned how to trim the batting for trapunto and layered our piece to prepare for today’s background quilting.

Now it’s time to really make those quilted words pop as beautifulGütermann Dekor rayon thread brings life to our designer cushion!

 

Beautiful thread makes the design come to life
Beautiful thread makes the design come to life

 

All of the stitching from now on will be done with Gütermann Dekor Rayon thread that contrasts with the background fabric.

I used a single color ...

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September 12, 2018
Quilting words – so much to say using Gütermann Dekor thread! from Quilt Social

 

I hope you’ve been having fun getting ready to free motion quilt words and more for a designer cushion.

Was it hard deciding what you wanted to say? Maybe you’re already making more than one?

In yesterdays post we learned how to mark, layer and baste your piece. Now it’s time to create our trapunto using wonderful Gütermann thread.

 

It's time to quilt!
It’s time to quilt!

 

Prepare your machine for free motion quilting

Put a new size 75/11 SCHMETZ Quilting needle on your machine.

A quilting needle will pierce the multiple layers of batting and fabric quickly and ...

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September 11, 2018
Mark, layer, baste, easy preparation for machine quilting from Quilt Social

 

Quality materials and good preparation are the keys to successful machine quilting. Yesterday we gathered our supplies and cut our fabric and batting to size. Now it’s time to prepare our pieces for quilting.

Let’s go!

 

Good preparation is the key to success.
Good preparation is the key to success.

 

Our pillow front will be quilted twice in some areas to create an effect called trapunto.

This is a form of stuffed quilting in which some areas use two layers of batting to give a raised, 3-dimensional effect.

Our Gütermann Dekor rayon thread will really make the quilting stand out!

Marking Matters

Before we layer ...

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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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