Thursday, October 27, 2011

When you Ask Grandma for a Quilt, You get a Quilt !

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 Last year for the holiday's I did three quilts for three of the Grands.

Well, the oldest did not receive one of the new quilts last year !  April at his birthday he asked for a quilt for Christmas.


Quilt Fabric for a New Quilt

So, I've collected fabrics and this is my starting off place.
Quilt Fabric for a Young Man's New Quilt

Now, the four basics.


Quilt Fabric for a Young Man's New Quilt

Adding the Grandma fun !



Quilt Fabric for a New Quilt

No solid background for this one !
Quilt Fabric for a Young Man's New Quilt

Grand #1's finished line up, here I go ! !



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and Little Quilt Ladies Quilt Patterns

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bias Tape the OLD Fashion Way

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Bias Tape is NOT hard to make, you will need 

2 Straight Pins
1 Piece of fabric cut 1" x 3" approx - Holding Strip

The strip you will make into bias tape, I cut mine large to show, normal cut will be 
3/4" to 1 1/4" wide. 

A dry Iron  and Ironing board.


Bias Tape the OLD Fashion Way



How to make Bias Tape

Iron over your edges, 1/8" to 1/4" and Press


How to make Bias Tape the OLD Fashion Way

Do both sides


How to make Bias Tape


Lay your started binding down, press side up.
Take your Holding Strip and lay on top, Pin into your ironing board cover next to the bias tape.


How to make Bias Tape the OLD Fashion Way

Pull the bias tape


How to make Bias Tape

And, with a hot, dry iron press, at first do a bit, and lift iron, pull and iron.


How to make Bias Tape the OLD Fashion Way

As the tape becomes longer you can leave the iron and pull slowly.
(Other side view)


How to make Bias Tape the OLD Fashion Way

Pull tape slowly
How to make Bias Tape

Good side of bias tape.


How to make Bias Tape

I like to roll mine  to keep it until I'm ready to use it.
I learned this years ago from a Home Eco. teacher in the 70's
No need to buy a machine to do this for you !  But, you can if you like !

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and Little Quilt Ladies Quilt Patterns

Monday, October 24, 2011

Quilt Ladies 52 Weeks Quilt #1

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 The 52 Weeks of Quilt Blocks is finished and I have a stack of quilt blocks.
I'm putting the blocks together into a quilt, so here we go !

 I will give you a section per week, so if you didn't do the blocks you can follow along now ! There is time.
Tutorial how to put a quilt together

Finished quilt measures, 54 inches wide and 74 inches long.

I will be giving you the link to the patterns, if you missed them and cutting for how to piece the quilt together.

This photo is before all borders have been added.

Fifty-two weeks of Quilt Pattern Block Tutorial how to put a quilt together

5" x 5" blocks - HERE


Cut 1 - 1 1/2" x 5 1/2"  Add between block 2 and 3
Fifty-two weeks of Quilt Pattern Block Tutorial how to put a quilt together

Piece row together as shown.


Tutorial how to put a quilt together

Basket pattern - HERE

Cut 1 - 1 1/2" x 16 1/2"
Sew to right hand side


Fifty-two weeks of Quilt Pattern Block Tutorial how to put a quilt together

Sew the two sections together as shown

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Friday, October 21, 2011

52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks - Week 52 and it's ENDING

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52 Weeks of Quilt Block Patterns

This has been a huge project for me  and this weeks block is
"Pine Tree" a traditional pattern that with color you can make very modern. And, in my world pine tree's are pink !

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Finished Quilt Block Size 10” x 10”
Pine Tree Quilt Pattern Block Tutorial
Pine Tree Quilt Pattern Block

Free Pine Tree Quilt Pattern Block Tutorial
Cut 7 White      2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 7 Green      2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 1 Bright Green     6 7/8” x 6 7/8”
Cut from corner to corner – use only 1

Cut 1 Green       3 ½” x 3 ½”

Cut 1 White      3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Cut from corner to corner


Free Pine Tree Quilt Pattern Block Tutorial



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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Baskets of Applique Flowers Pattern Ebook

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Available NOW in ONE Ebook  - HERE

Baskets of Applique Flowers

6  Applique patterns,
All have a Finished size of 11" wide and 14" high. Complete Pattern as shown, with 3 copies of each pattern included. A basic how to hand applique and fusible web section too.   Book has 35 pages.
Download this Ebook Pattern in moments to your Printer. 

NEW Price just $4.99 for all 6 patterns.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks, Grandmother's Choice Quilt Pattern - Week 51

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51 Weeks of Quilt Block Patterns
Week 51 of  52

This is "Grandmother's Choice" and it's one that I like it's name as much as the pattern.

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how to make a quilt block
Grandmother's Choice Quilt Pattern

free Grandmother's Choice Quilt Pattern Tutorial
Finished Quilt Block Size 10” x 10”

Cut 2 Tan  4 7/8” x 4 7/8”
Cut from corner to corner

Cut 4 White      2 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 4 Coral        2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut from corner to corner


Cut 4 White      2 ½” x 4 ½”

Cut 1 Tan  2 ½” x 2 ½”


how to make a quilt block tutorial


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and Little Quilt Ladies Pattern Series 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

True Blue Quilt Pattern on 52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks - Week 50

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 52 Weeks of Quilt Block Patterns
Week 50

This weeks quilt pattern is "True Blue" and I made my pink !

how to make a quilt block pattern tutorial
True Blue Quilt Pattern 

Free Quilt Pattern Blocks Tutorial

Finished Quilt Block Size 9” x 9”

Cut 2 White      3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Cut 2 Blue 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 1 White      3 ½” x 3 ½”

Cut 8 White      2 x 2
Cut 8 Lt. Blue    2 x 2
free how to make quilt block pattern tutorila


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