Dec 27, 2008

The Quilting Hints Continue.

I had a great Christmas and I'm ready to get back to my joy of quilting and designing.
I would like to share some info with you on borders. What to do if a quilt has two borders on it, the first a solid border and the second a pieced border? Don't cut the first border till the center of the quilt and the pieced second border is done. Not everybodies seam allowances are the same. Cut the first border the size needed to connect the center and the second border together. I call the first border a fudge factor. Hope this makes sense. It does to me but then I'm writting it. Any questions feel free to contact me at .
Happy New Year!

Dec 4, 2008

No Time To Make a Quilted Gift? Try This!

A quick needle case for that special someone or a great stocking stuffer.
You will need:
Two pieces of fabric 4-1/2" x 6"
One piece of felt 2-1/4" x 4"
One piece of Wonder Under or fusible webbing of your chioce 4" x 5-1/2".
Two 1/8" x 6" pieces of ribbon.
Pinking shears


Using the Wonder Under fuse the two 4-1/2" x 6" pieces of fabric,
wrong sides, together. With pinking shears cut a rectangle 3" x 4-1/2" from the fused fabric.

Center the felt on top of the fused fabric. Mark the center of the felt and sew on the line.
Think of this as a page in a book. Don't sew the edges down. Mark the centers of the sides and sew the ribbons on using a zig zag stitch.

Fold the needle case in half and tie.
Warning: These can be addictive. I couldn't stop with one.
Wishing you the happiest of holidays!