Friday, April 4, 2014

My New Blog

Visitors and followers, please join me at my new blogging home: www.quiltingmod.blogspot.com.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Wee Wander Blog Tour

Please go check out my free pattern for the play mat I created as part of the 

on Quilting Mod, my new blogging destination.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Drive Through Quilt-Along

Behold the cuteness! Paper piecing patterns will be available for FREE through Craftsy. As you complete blocks, I'd love to see your work in the Flickr group here.
 

I used the Road 15 fabric line. If you'd like a fat quarter bundle of your own, Quilts Ole can ship one to you. Just call the number on their website here. You will also need 3/4 yards of black fabric for the road, 2 yards of cream background fabric, and 3/4 yards of border fabric (or more if it is directional).


You can also grab the Drive Through Quit-Along button below. Just copy the HTML in the window below.

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Carseat Cover Tutorial


Make sure you cut notches in the rounded corners of the two 29" x 41" pieces of fabric you sew together using a 1/2" seam allowance. This will create less bulk in the corners and make it easier to turn right-sides-out. Remember to leave a gap for turning. This gap will be closed during the top-stitching process.

Your 8" x 4 1/2" rectangles will be folded like so.
Stitch using a 1/4" seam allowance on the lines I have marked here, leaving a gap for turning.

When you flip it right-sides-out, it should look like this.


Ta-da! This is the strap after top-stitching using an 1/8" seam allowance.

Add velcrow as shown. Use sew-on velcrow without adhesive, or it will gum up your machine.
Use a double row of stitching to attach the straps to the cover. Buttons can be added as a decorative embellishment. The picture below shows how to attach the completed carseat cover to the carrier.

Fabric was provided by Quilts Ole.

Upcoming Classes

I have two upcoming UNM Continuing Education classes. Descriptions follow the picture.


Modern Sampler Quilt

Number of Weeks: 6
Day/Times: Tuesdays 6:00-8:30 pm
Starting Date: 2-4-14
Ending Date: 3-11-14

Location: Ann Silva’s Sewing Center

Delve into the emerging world of modern quilting! Experience piecing techniques including improvisational, strip, pixel, foundation paper and curved, as you compose a quilt top containing nine unique blocks set in an alternate grid layout. Experiment with bold colors, innovative background choices, on-trend fabrics, negative space, geometric shapes, Internet resources, and reinterpretation of traditional quilt blocks. This course is suitable for those with basic sewing skills, rotary cutting experience, and knowledge of quilt construction. Sewing machines are available for use free-of-charge at Ann Silva’s.

Quilt Top to Finished Quilt – Modern Style

Number of Weeks: 5
Day/Times: Tuesdays 6:00-8:30 pm
Starting Date: 3-18-14
Ending Date: 4-15-14

Location: Ann Silva’s Sewing Center

Gain the skills necessary to turn an unfinished quilt top into a completed quilt. Various contemporary basting, binding, and free-motion quilting methods will be explored. This course is suitable for those with basic sewing skills, rotary cutting experience, and knowledge of quilt construction. Sewing machines are available for use free-of-charge at Ann Silva’s.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

So Proud

Check out what a wonderful job Judy Gillenwater did making my "Zoo Quilt" pattern. You can't see anything but the top of her head because she's hiding behind her quilt top.


Here's an updated shot. She's added adorable prairie points to the bottom. It's hard to believe this is her first experience with prairie points and paper piecing. I love the gray background and the font she chose for the "zoo" letters.