Monday, 19 November 2012

NEW THIS WEEK "Good Energy" - SOLD

"Good Energy"
24 x 30"
Acrylic on Canvas

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Quilt Border Tutorial

Begin by measuring for the side borders. 
Measure in the middle of the quilt from top to bottom. 
This will allow for the quilt to square up evenly
once the borders are attached. 

Cut your border fabric to the desired width
and remove the selvage edge. 

You can stack both border pieces for cutting, if desired. 

Cut your side borders to the desired length.   

When cutting,
keep the edge of your fabric and your cutting line perpendicular,
using your mat as a guide. 

Pin the length of border fabric in half. 

Now pin into quarters.  

3 pins and 4 even sections of border fabric.  

Now pin the side edge of the quilt into quarters. 

Match up pins on border and quilt edges.

Pin border to quilt edge. 

Sew border to quilt, easing as necessary,
using a 1/4" seam allowance.

The first side border on.

Press towards the border.  

Repeat the process for the other side. 
The two side borders are now on.  

Now measure for your top and bottom borders.
Measure at the middle of the quilt from side to side.  

Cut your borders and divide into quarters as above.
 Pin top border in place and stitch, using a 1/4" seam.  
Repeat process for the bottom border.   

The borders are on.
There is one more step.  

Set your machine to a 4mm stitch length.  

 Stay stitch all around the edge of the quilt borders. 
This will keep your quilt nice and square for the quilting process.   

Stay-stitching around the quilt edge.  

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Pinwheel Quilt

Custom Quilting by Lorraine Appleby

 This uses charm squares to
make a pinwheel quilt. 

Enjoy this video for a fabulous and very easy technique
to make pinwheels from any size square:

Sashing the pinwheels. 

One strip ready to go.  I will make 3 like this.  

Here is my plan. 

Tip:  pressing less will help your joins lock in better
for nicer points. 

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Ten Minute Table Runner - with Tea Dye Fabric

Here is the tea dye fabric in a spin off
of the Ten Minute Table Runner. 

Here is a video link for the Ten Minute Table Runner: