Viewing entries posted in July 2012

Simple hints when quilting

Posted by Ruth on 15 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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Here are some simple things to do and use to help you with your quilting.

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QST what are they?

Posted by Ruth on 14 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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What is a QST? QST stands for quarter square triangles, which was something I happened to be cutting today. 

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More on Fusible Web

Posted by Ruth on 11 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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Yesterday I showed you the basics of fusible web. Today I want to show you how to make up a flower with separate petals. This allows you to make each petal in a different fabric - you get to use the smallest of pieces. 

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Fusible Web Applique preparation

Posted by Ruth on 10 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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Do you have your supplies ready to do fusible web applique? I hope so! If not, check yesterday's post. Let's get started by turning on the iron.

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Joining Angled Intersections

Posted by Ruth on 4 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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Yesterday I talked about half square triangles and how to make them. Today we are going to join them. Easy enough - just the regular 1/4" seam. The trick is though, to sew with the half square triangle on top.

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Help with Half Square Triangle Blocks

Posted by Ruth on 3 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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I mentioned a second pattern being launched this week in an earlier post, well now it's time to take a look and offer some helpful tips in making it. I'm talking about Cynthia Foster's Desert Blooms. The most obvious pieced section in this quilt is half square triangles so I've put together a few tips for making half square triangles.

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Add a little Applique or Quilting

Posted by Ruth on 1 July 2012 | 3 Comments

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I'm still working with Joy banner. Yesterday I cross-hatched the background with a metallic thread (check it out here if you missed it). Today I changed the border and added a plainer one with the idea of doing some decorative quilting over it. Somehow I got carried away and added applique instead.

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