Then, when you are all done piecing the blocks with Kimberly and you are ready to turn it into an actual quilt, I get to film with The Fat Quarter Shop and share my videos on how to quilt on your home sewing machine, we will get to finish them together!!
Please come join me, I know you want to!! :)
The kit will give you everything you need to make the quilt in the image below. Cute huh?
All you have to do it take the Challenge...
Click HERE look for the round "Challenge Accepted" image just above this text and follow the rules!
For this quilt you’ll need the following fabric amounts:
• 12 Fat Quarters*
• 7/8 Yards neutral color (we chose white) for sashing which goes between the blocks
• 1 1/8 Yards for the border
• 3 3/8 Yards for the back of the quilt
For the batting, we suggest Happy Cloud Batting in Throw Size
*A Fat Quarter is a quarter of a yard that’s cut wider, at 18″ x 21″ so that you have more room to work with.
Read more about various types of fabric precuts.
YouTube Video Tutorials Lineup:
Block #1 August 15, 2019
Sew Quilt Blocks 1-9: August 8-October 3, 2019
Sew the Quilt Top Together: October 10, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: October 17, 2019
Quilt Binding: October 24, 2019
We’ll show off our finished quilts on November 7!
Here are the FREE Patterns to download:
Block One Stripes - Click HERE
Block Two Nine Patch - Click HERE
Block Three Picture Window - Click HERE
Block Four Half Square Triangle (HST) - Click HERE
Block Five Hourglass Four Patch - Click HERE
Block Six Lattice - Click HERE
I really hope you'll take a minute to go read my previous blog post, I have a ridiculously embarrassing story about my first quilt,
and I know you will appreciate the feelings I had when I first started learning.
Here is the fabric that I have picked for my quilt, each week I will be posting pictures of my blocks with some tips.
Block #1 - make sure you go slow and cut the pieces the correct size,
and then sew very slow so you learn how to keep the 1/4 inch seam consistent all the way down the block,
Block #2 - Press your iron down, rather than pushing it around, while keeping the seam on the back side all going the same direction,
this will help it lay flat and look great!
See you next week.... :)
Block #3- It is important to make sure you keep each section square, so after you sew the 4 strips around the first square, make sure you square it up before you add the final 4 strips.
Block #4 - My tip for block four, just go slow and try to make your seams consistent,
press so you have good nesting, but most importantly, have fun!
Don't be too critical and hard on yourself, you do NOT have to be perfect!
Block #5 - OMG This week I was behind and kinda out of sorts with the Labor Day Holiday, so I totally forgot it was share day. That said, I had to seam rip this thing twice, I was trying to rush and forgot to have fun. So that is my first tip for this block, is slow down, make sure you have your head in the right place, and enjoy the process. This is NOT a race! My second tip is to press the first seam to the dark side and then next them, you dont have to press open. This makes it easy to get them lined up, then press the second seam open.
It is ok to have them both ways in one block! (see pic below)
Block #6 - Well this week the lattice block was way more enjoyable than last week, ha ha because I was not as rushed! It's important to remember that this is supposed to be fun, so this week, I turned on my favorite music, got my favorite snack and had fun with it.
Make sure you square up each section before you join them and use skinny pins to mark your points. Oh and you can never press too much!
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Angie at a little patchwork
Mathew Mister Domestic
Karin at Blue Pip Designs
Carrie in Texas
Linden of VineLines
Priscilla The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch
Rebecca One Wee Bird
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