This is just a peek into how I make a quilt… maybe you will find a tip or two to use in your quilt making!
The fabrics have been starched and cut...now let’s get stitching….(I will do a post on how I cut a quilt too!)
This quilt has 3 different blocks in it…Square in a Square White, Square in a Square Red and Quarter Square Triangles (QST)
Fold the white square in half and pinch both ways…this is where the red triangle points to..the center…Start running them through the machine…
Time to trim...TOOLS NEEDED…6″ ITTY BITTY SQUARE RULER…ROTARY CUTTER (red just because I can) ROTATING MAT with finger grooves for easy spinning, because we are trimming all four sides… You can start two ways…trim 1/4″ away form the point of the white square…or find the center of the square and divide the size you need to trim to and cut that in half. Place this measurement on the diagonal of the square and then trim. Lefties would always be cutting on the left side.
Turn again and trim the last side…did you notice I did not move my trimmings each time I cut? This takes up time…so I wait til the end to clear it all. I use my rotary cutter to move them out of the way if I need to. I do not set down my rotary cutter to move them.
Stitch and press the other sides.
Again on as many as you can fit on your mat…turn the mat and line up on the left to size to trim the blocks to and cut again…
Repeat again for the last white round…I just happen to have the perfect ruler to square up with…
Start piecing rows together…I put a pin in the first block so I do not mix anything up, if I think I mixed something up I can always check the photo…I really love these new gripper pins…they are fantastic! They are fine and it is nice to have that rubber grip for putting them in and pulling them out…I didn’t think I would like them but LOVE them…you also can iron them…they won’t melt…..they are MAGIC PINS100 & MAGIC PINS 50You also can check your fabrics when you layout your rows…
Press long row seams open when stitching rows together. Large Strip StickAll pieced together…off to the quilter…do you do this when you have a quilt with not border? Stay-stitch the edges 1/8″ all the way around? Do this so the piecing is not pulled apart.
Back from quilting…I am so pleased with how this one turned out but I will discuss this in another post about the quilting. I named this quilt… I THINK I’M IN LOVE…She lies flat and straight….I washed it after I stitched the binding on…I want the quilting to sink in.
Now…I wish to go back to the beginning…back to the inspiration…an antique in my collection.
What can I say…it’s a fabulous quilt…so we had to re-create it. Here is the backing we used…I also set this quilt 9×11 blocks( 63″x 77″) instead of 10×10 (70×70) like the antique, so you have a choice.If you wish to order a kit for this quilt they are on sale 10% off on a PRE- ORDER. Delivery in August, when the fabric comes in. If you purchase backing at the same time is is 20% off of that. Thanks for hanging out with me and I hope you enjoyed watching me stitch, I Think I’m In Love...prefect name right? Eddie Money song…RIP Mr. Money…We will miss you!
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Do you piece like I do? Did you learn anything from this post? It’s not easy just describing with photos but I think you get the jist of it…Please leave a comment and I will give away 6 patterns and one kit for I think I’m in Love!