Viewing entries posted in June 2012

Quilting Ideas

Posted by Ruth on 30 June 2012 | 1 Comments

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Today we released a new pattern - how exciting. Actually we released two, but I'll tell you about the other one in a day or so. Anita's new Christmas design "Joy Christmas Banner" is a fun project - I had to make it. (Just for your information we have a special pre-release price of just $6.49 until 7th July - click here if you want to know more) and below you will find some extra tips to help you with this project and quilting in general. In fact, I'll probably make a few blog posts.

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What to do with those scraps!

Posted by Ruth on 29 June 2012 | 2 Comments

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As you know, during the past week I've been working with snowball corners. After trimming these, I am left with a pile of triangles. Red and White in this case.

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Angled Seams

Posted by Ruth on 29 June 2012 | 1 Comments

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Remember those snowball corners I made the other day? I've been joining them onto 9-patch blocks. When I do this, I'm joining an angled seam to a straight seam so it is a little more difficult to make them match accurately. There is a simple trick though. Use a pin to match the points of the seam, 1/4" down from the raw edge. Be sure you do not measure 1/4" along the angled seam as this will not be accurate - it needs to be measured straight in from the raw edge.

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Quilting Styles

Posted by Ruth on 28 June 2012 | 5 Comments

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Can you name these four quilting styles and where you would use them? Which is the odd one out?

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Pressing to one side

Posted by Ruth on 26 June 2012 | 0 Comments

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Day 6 already! The great thing about this challenge is I get to quilt every day or at least get in a little sewing as well as use my camera. But that's not all, I also share some of my quilting tips too. Today's task was to make a 9-patch block and show you why I prefer to press my seams to one side.

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Feather Quilting

Posted by Ruth on 25 June 2012 | 0 Comments

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Everyone loves feather quilting including me. I don't do it enough! Is it easy? as long as you know how to free-motion quilt, then yes. I have to say it is very difficult if you try to accomplish it with straight quilting. 

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A Perfect Miter

Posted by Ruth on 24 June 2012 | 0 Comments

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Today's photo is the perfect mitered corner.

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101 photos

Posted by Ruth on 23 June 2012 | 1 Comments

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Today is the third day of our photo challenge and so far I've taken 101 photos or more. Ok, so I'm working on my new online class. The photos aren't actually for the challenge. Instead, I decided my challenge photo would be nothing to do with my class at all. I took a dinner break and thought dinner looked so good, I'd snap a shot and share it. And to keep it on the quilty theme, I set it on one of the table mats I made earlier this year.

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Snowball Corners

Posted by Ruth on 22 June 2012 | 0 Comments

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Today I was making snowball corners. A snowball corner is when you sew through the diagonal of a square and flip one half of it over to form a triangle. You can see me ready to sew through the diagonal in the photo below.

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What is Chain Stitching?

Posted by Ruth on 21 June 2012 | 3 Comments

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Today I began Cricket's 30 day Photo Challenge. That is, taking a photo every day for 30 days. How about joining me? You can find out more here: http://tech.v7n.com/2012/06/21/one-photo-a-day/

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