This quilt block is great for using up scraps. There is no stress to have everything line up and look perfect, so it’s as fun to do as it is to look at! [Read more…] about Wacky Star Quilt Block Tutorial in 3 Sizes
Spring is firmly here, and summer is coming fast, so I needed something new for my table. I had a bunch of fat quarters in these bright colours, so I decided to make placemats.
A spiral is a fun all-over design that is done with a walking foot, but there is no need to limit yourself to a circle. Any simple shape can be “spiralized”. Once your quilt sandwich is basted, you are ready to go.
To begin, choose a simple shape. I have chosen a rectangle. Don’t try complex shapes with curves and points (like hearts or flowers) as a first project. Draw the shape with a marking pen or chalk marker. I am tracing my pin container to get a rectangle.
When you need a quilt design that is fast and fun, spiral quilting is the answer. Once you get started, it goes quickly and easily. If you want to do this on a large quilt, be sure you have a very large work area because as you can imagine, you are turning the quilt a lot. For your first time, try a smaller quilt. I am assuming that your quilt is prepared and basted using your favourite methods. I recommend spray basting for this, since once you start, you are sewing continuously and you don’t want to stop for pins. [Read more…] about Spiral quilting tutorial
Matchstick quilting is a fun design as long as you keep a few key things in mind:
- Stock up on thread
- Be prepared to spend a lot of time sewing long straight lines.