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I shared the Elsie quilt and story on Friday in this post. And after getting a few questions about it, decided to write a little tutorial on how I make this block. It's super easy and very fun. I used 2 1/2'' strips but you can use your favorite method for half square triangles.
Huge Giant Mega Flying Geese Quilt Block Tutorial What if a person werta make the mega flying geese block using the No-Waste Flying Geese method (which is found all over the internet) and precut...
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The second tutorial using scraps for appliqué makes use of those tiny little scraps that you’d otherwise throw away. At least I usually do, but I kept a few for these samples. Both these techniques can be used to make any shape you’d like.
The first sample uses scraps with fusible web on the back.
Draw your shape on a piece of parchment paper, deli paper or similar paper. Your scraps may have any shape or size, but for this tree shape, you can cut your scraps into small triangles. I used scraps from cutting out the dot ... read more
Lots of people like the effect of snow dyed fabric. Some want to buy the fabrics but some people want to make it themselves instead. Yesterday’s post was for the buyers. Today’s post is for the makers. For those who want to do snow dyeing this is not a full tutorial but here are some tips from my sessions last week. If you need a full tutorial try this one from Dharma Trading.
Soda Soaked Fabric
The fabrics has to be soda soaked first. I tried working with it dry and wet and found no real difference. I ...read more
As I have been catching up on last year’s scrap theme, I have promised to post a few tutorials and here is the first one – the Ticker Tape Tree.
I had a lot of oddly shaped scraps of one fabric, so I made my background from different scraps in a similar value. If you are using lots of different fabrics in your tree, you may want to keep your background calmer.
Layer your batting and backing, and cover it with scraps (or one piece of background fabric) – dark for a light tree and light for a dark tree.
Secure ... read more
Have you ever left your jewelry behind in a hotel room? I never have in a hotel room but I did once at a friend's house. At DeKalb County Quilter's Guild last week, they hosted a Round Robin. Now this wasn't like any Round Robin I was thinking of. But it was fun and I learned a lot. So what does Quilt Guild have to do with leaving my jewelry somewhere? Well.... glad you asked.
You see, at Quilt Guild there were various stations set up around the room and each station featured something different. One station ...
Pretty fun, isn't it? I like how graphic and modern looking these pillows turned out. And, to top it off, they were incredibly easy and quick to make. Just my kind of a project these days :).