Five Fat Quarter Fun - Garden Path
Hello again! Can you believe it's already April? That means it's time for another Five Fat Quarter Fun project! This month's FREE Five Fat Quarter Fun project is called Garden Path and was designed by my partner in crime Amanda of the blog Jedi Craft Girl. Be sure to stop by her blog to get the PDF pattern and see more pictures of her beautiful quilt! Amanda and I both used Cotton + Steel fabrics donated to us by the Fat Quarter Shop! I love The Fat Quarter Shop. They were so helpful and…
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: DOORS and WINDOWS
Our son has a business in which he sells and installs replacement doors and windows. They, of course, are the type of doors and windows that are beautiful, sturdy and new. These doors and windows are meant to keep things out of a house. Quite often they are installed and never used. Their purpose is to increase the value of the house, look new and pretty, and save energy. All good things, sure. But what about the old door? What happens to those old windows? I am one of those people who love…
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Blogger's Quilt Festival
I wasn't sure I was going to get a quilt into the festival this year, but the rain has held off long enough for me to take pictures of the quilt! I am highlighting the I'm a Fan of Father's Day Ties quilt. Many years ago, I made a similar quilt for a friend. She wanted a quilt to commemorate her father's retirement, using his ties. I loved the idea and wanted to someday make one for me. Since I was not doing much quilting at that time, I didn't quilt the quilt, I only tied it with buttons…
Ideas for Using Men's Ties by Jolee Tarbell
I was recently inspired by a speaker, Jolee Tarbell, at an American Sewing Guild meeting. She showed us dozens of projects made from men's ties. She uses only 100% silk. She deconstructs some ties, but others she uses as is. Above is a tree skirt on the floor (using ties-as is) and a crazy quilt (using tie pieces). These are all tie scraps, fused with interfacing, pieced and framed. Sorry for the blurry picture, but I love her jacket with a print tie sewn around the neck. This is a vest with…
Nine Patch - 3 Yard Quilt Pattern
With this economically-priced pattern, you simply take 3, one-yard cuts of fabric plus a few hours and make a beautiful quilt top with binding and borders. Finished size of quilt: 46 x 64 inches.
Scraps . Free tutorial with pictures on how to make a recycled cushion in under 120 minutes by sewing with neck tie, linen, and pillow. How To posted by Vera V. in the Sewing section Difficulty: 3/5. Cost: Cheap. Steps: 12