Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Snuggly Quilt for my Dad

My dad, like a lot of dads out there, is really hard to shop for.  So this year for Christmas, I wanted to do something for him besides just buying another gift card.

When we got our "Generation Gap" panel in featuring the Pickles comic by Brian Crane, I just knew it would be perfect for my dad.  So, I got out some of my Moda Jelly Roll strips and other coordinating fabrics and got to creating.
The smaller comic strip blocks weren't completely square so I decided to do a reverse applique technique.  Hope this inspires you to make something for that special dad/grandpa in your life!

~Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

What Cancer CANNOT Do - Quilt Tutorial

Hello Friends!  I have come up with a quick, easy, and fun quilt tutorial for all those wonderful quilters out there!  Even if you aren't an expert, this is a quilt that anyone who can sew a straight line can make :)
  1. Iron "What Cancer Cannot Do" fabric panel flat and cut out sayings to the same size (approx 3.5" x 6.5")
  2. Cut (6) 2.5" wide strips of both the Dinky Dots - Pink and the Dinky Dots - Lime Green fabric.
  3. Line up the strips together and cut the same height of the sayings (approx 3.5").  You will need 2 of 3.5" pieces for each saying - there are 12.  You will do 12 pieces of the pink and 12 pieces of the green fabric.
  4. Sew 1 piece onto each side of the saying.  Press open.
  5. Measure across the middle of the finished piece.  Cut 12 2.5" wide pieces of the pink and 12 pieces of the green fabric.
  6. Sew 1 piece onto each side of the saying.  Press open.
  7. Measure your finished blocks and cut 12 blocks of the Sew Many Ladies - White to the same dimensions.
  8. Layout quilt blocks per the pattern and iron onto the Quilter's Grid.  If you would like to see how to use the grid, watch our YouTube video.
  9. Flip and sew each row to complete the quilt top.
  10. Press top nice and flat.
  11. Bast your quilt top to the Luna Loft 80/20 Blend Batting and backing fabric using Basting Spray.  If you have never used this AH-MAZING product - order yours today!!!!  It will save you SOOO much time, energy, and knees (if you are one to climb around the floor pins your quilt for hours).
  12. Quilt and bind as you desire.
And you are done!  This quilt makes a fabulous gift for those in the middle of their treatment and those amazing survivors among us!
~Happy Sewing!
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