Tuesday Tutor - how to layer your quilt ready for quilting

Posted by Ruth on 23 March 2011 | 0 Comments

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Probably the biggest question about quilting your quilt is how to quilt it. There are so many designs and quilting techniques that sometimes it is really hard to decide on what would look best for your particular quilt.

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Tuesday Tutor - borders

Posted by Ruth on 16 March 2011 | 0 Comments

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Welcome back to our quilt making lesson. So what comes next? Yes you guessed it, it's time to add a border. On my quilt, I'm going to add one dark border. You may want to add more to make it bigger.

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Older Quilts to jigsaw

Posted by Ruth on 15 March 2011 | 1 Comments

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The other day I was busy taking some photos of some quilts I'd made a few years ago. I grouped a few of my favorites together and took a shot of them scattered over the lawn. None of these quilts are patterns, but perhaps one or two should be. What do you think?

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Tuesday Tutor - Joining the blocks

Posted by Ruth on 8 March 2011 | 0 Comments

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We now have all the blocks made for your sample quilt. You should have a total of 35 blocks made up of 7 different blocks.

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Tuesday Tutor - Double Monkey Wrench

Posted by Ruth on 28 February 2011 | 0 Comments

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monkey wrench smallThis is our last block for this quilt. How have you been doing? We'd really like to hear your comments. This week's block is Double Monkey Wrench. It is made up of several units we have used before. Half square triangles and strip blocks.

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Tuesday Tutor - flying geese

Posted by Ruth on 22 February 2011 | 1 Comments

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This week is we are taking a look at the flying geese block. This is another block that can be made a number of ways. You can use the half square triangle method used for our Friendship Star block (by making two squares and joining them together) or you can use the Flip Corner method or you can use foundation piecing method. Since we have already learned the first two methods, let's take a look at foundation piecing. You can use either of the other methods if you choose or try this instead.

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I could almost cry

Posted by Ruth on 20 February 2011 | 4 Comments

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Today, being a weekend, is a definite reason to write something a little more personal. For those of you who know me a little, you'll know that I have an autistic son. My youngest, Hamish who is now 21. Yes the years just fly by. Well today, being a nice bright sunny day, I was hanging the laundry outside on the line when I heard my son-in-law, Warwick talking to my son. I knew they were out working on something but wasn't quite sure what. I did hear the tractor running too.

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13 way to find inspiration for quilt making - part 4

Posted by Ruth on 19 February 2011 | 0 Comments

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Inspired by Others is our final part in finding inspiration for quilt making. Be sure to read our previous parts in this series:

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13 way to find inspiration for quilt making - part 3

Posted by Ruth on 18 February 2011 | 0 Comments

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Audio Inspiration is our next part in finding inspiration for quilt making. Be sure to read our previous posts

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13 way to find inspiration for quilt making - part 2

Posted by Ruth on 17 February 2011 | 1 Comments

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Written Inspiration is our next part in finding inspiration for quilt making. Be sure to read part one: Visual Inspiration.

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