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May 13, 2016
Tutorial - Simplest Zippered Pouch from Sew Preeti Quilts


Meg sent me an email, asking me how I made my zippered pouches.  Here is to you, Meg.
My simple instructions for the simplest zippered pouch.

Lots of pictures with captions explaining the step-by-step process.

Simple Zippered Pouch
Starting Panel - 11" by 6.5"

Matching Strips - 2.5" wide, placed on the sides

Stitched using a 1/4" seam
Trim the completed top - panel + side strips to 12.5" by 11".
Switch to a walking foot.



Layer the top panel, with batting and backing.  Use basting spray to keep them from shifting.

Batting

Backing
Now, you can quilt it to ...

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May 5, 2016
oh the things you can quilt! from block-a-day

old towel

block for centre

adding the strips

reusing the binding

watching with interest

done

corner

in the light

doorside

perfect

in the shadow

So Penny Pakkun hasn’t really grasped the concept of closing her mouth after having a big slurpy drink of water.  She looks up at us – a delighted underbitey grin on her funny little face – and water trickles all over the floor.  Sigh.

Obviously, the water bowl needed it’s own little quilted bath mat.  Easy peasy and sooo much lovely colourful fun to make.

I dug an old towel out of the caravan that had mysteriously grown holes.  Trimmed off the holey bits.  Centred a little orphaned block I found in a fabric box.  Hunted out some strips and ...

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April 29, 2016
Free Motion Mavericks - Week 91 - Back to an Old Project from Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing


High time to use the experimental panels I quilted a couple of years ago - they have been lurking in the sewing room for far too long, so I have decided to join them together and make a small lap quilt.  This photo shows the panel with bindweed and leaves and berries, together with strips cut ready to use for the joining.  The patterned fabric in the foreground will be used on the back, and the front will probably just have plain colours. 

This is as far as I have got.  Sewing has ground to a bit of a halt recently ...

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April 8, 2016
WHOOMP There IT Is! #26 - Because It's Been a Busy Week... from A Quilted Passion

...this post is short and sweet.

I made these adorable patchwork qayg zippered pouches this week.

Thanks for the fun tutorial Svetlana!

How's that for short and sweet? =)

Now it's time for the linky party!
A Quilted Passion
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April 6, 2016
qayg patchwork mat from Sotak Handmade

I had no plans for sewing today. In fact, I specifically planned this to be a day devoted to catching up on my housework and cleaning everything in sight. Yes, I do get ridiculous and totally unrealistic ideas like that on a regular basis :).

I didn't manage to stay away from my sewing machine for long, though. In fact, after just a bit of sweeping I suddenly noticed how messy the floor around our kittie's food bowls gets. Which, of course, meant I needed to make a mat for them asap.


So much more fun than cleaning, don ...

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March 27, 2016
A JOURNEYS END from That's Sew Kerry

Signed, Sealed, Delivered





Almost a year ago I started out on an epic journey, the journey of my first commission!!(whhaaatt?? someone wants me to make them a quilt, for money??) I was rather apprehensive as up until now I had only ever made things that I wanted to, blocks or patterns that appealed to me in colours and fabrics that called to me. Most of them end up as presents for other people, but still if you're going to spend hours on something its got to spark your interest right?
Suddenly to be faced with a very specific ...

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March 1, 2016
Clothes Pegs from Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing


Ever versatile clothes pegs have come to my rescue in the past few days.  I have assembled a large quilt using the Quilt As You Go method, making full use of pegs when attaching large heavy sections.  I put pegs at the edge when doing the second line of stitching to the top binding, and for extra firmness put a line of curved safety pins a couple of inches in from the edge to keep the quilted panels from shifting.


Managing the weight of the work was then a whole lot easier when using the machine.


Later on, when all ...

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February 22, 2016
Quilt as You Go or Free Motion Quilt Table Runner from The Quilt Journal

This week I’m linking up with Alyce over at Blossom Heart quilts for Sew Cute Tuesday. I had a few finishes , but thought this free motion quilted table runner in asian fabric was appropriate in light of Alyce moving home to Australia after her time in Japan. This table runner pattern is an oldie … Continue reading Quilt as You Go or Free Motion Quilt Table Runner

The post Quilt as You Go or Free Motion Quilt Table Runner appeared first on The Quilt Journal.

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February 18, 2016
name cushion and corners from Charm About You


A friend of mine recently commissioned an embroidered name cushion to give as a gift for a baby boy. I wanted to make something modern and not babyish - a cushion that can be used as he grows!


I ended up picking a lovely fabric stack with Architextures, Doe and Gramercy. It looked very beachy and calming to me.


I really enjoy embroidery and lettering is always fun. I ended up only using some of the prints I picked in the patchwork. The cushion inner was really puffy but it will flatten with a bit of use! I used Chris' brilliant ...

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February 1, 2016
"String Piecing Machine Quilting As You Go" from Blended Fabric Quilts | Good Earth Quilting | Organic Quilting Cotton

 Hello Kath, thank you for leaving me a comment regarding the QAYG method.

And to Sharon who long ago asked about joining crazy quilt blocks.

This little wee post on "String Piecing Machine Quilting As You Go" is one of my favorite ways to put any quilt together. Its so versatile.

First of all, have you begun to follow my Facebook page?

I'm posting more photos on Facebook these days as its so convenient and fast to post.

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"String Piecing Machine Quilting As You Go" from Good Earth Quilting

 Hello Kath, thank you for leaving me a comment regarding the QAYG method.

And to Sharon who long ago asked about joining crazy quilt blocks.

This little wee post on "String Piecing Machine Quilting As You Go" is one of my favorite ways to put any quilt together. Its so versatile.

First of all, have you begun to follow my Facebook page?

I'm posting more photos on Facebook these days as its so convenient and fast to post.

If you have a FaceBook account, go here.

If you don't have a FB account, you can still visit and ...

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January 17, 2016
Quilt as You Go: Assembling the Quilt Top - My Experience and Thoughts from Shadows of the Blue Ridge

Quilt as You Go (QAYG) really calls for two areas of evaluation if you are considering using it. The first area is simply quilting the individual quilt blocks. I wrote about this stage of the process in my previous blog post. Perhaps the biggest factor to consider with this method of quilt construction is how the blocks will actually be joined together to make the quilt top and how the backing fabric will be incorporated. Looking at the front of a quilt one may not even notice that it is assembled using the QAYG method.

Great Grandmother's Patchwork - a Faith Circle Quilt
Great Grandmother's Quilt - a ...

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January 16, 2016
Quilt As You Go: Quilting the Blocks - My Experience and Thoughts from Shadows of the Blue Ridge

Quilt As You Go {QAYG} is a technique that captured my attention early in my quilting journey. While attending a 2009 quilt show in Cumberland, MD I watched a demonstration for QAYG placemats. It made total sense to me that this would be a great method to learn and develop free motion quilting skills. For some reason it took me six years to give it a try - I highly recommend you not wait that long.

All the blocks have been quilted
This stack of blocks provided a lot of QAYG practice

Before going any farther let's define quilt as you go. Regular quilt making begins ...

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October 12, 2015
Hope Bag - My school holiday project. from Little Mama At Home

I'm back teaching this week, but man, the school holidays were not the relaxing, craft filled experience I had anticipated. Husband and au pair both away on over seas trips meant we got Big Mama in for an extra set of hands to cuddle my two babies who put it on big time having Daddy away.

That being said, I did manage to finish the Tara Rebman Craftsy class 'Quilt as You Go Patchwork Bag' and it was amazing. Tara is incredible and after having her talk to me for so long, I feel like she is my friend ...

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