Blocking your Quilt, Free Feather Class, Half Square Triangle Pillow and a Free Paper Piecing Tutorial

Blocking Your Quilt

Have you ever wondered the correct way to block your quilt? I’ve always done it wrong, as I found out from reading a great post from The Quilt SkipperShe tells you to block your quilt before you put the binding on. This seems so obvious once she tells you, “binding a wonky quilt makes it wonky forever!” How true. She has written a in depth blog with many pictures showing a smart way to block your quilt.  Check her out at the Quilt Skipper, it’s a wealth of information!


Free Feather Class Online

I belong to a blog from Malaysia about quilting. The Little Mushroom Cap is owned by Amira Saryati Ameruddin who shares her tips on machine quilting. There are several online courses she offers for free! Right now she has a feather class in which she emails you sheets to advance your skills. It’s very detailed and encouraging to learn how to quilt a feather. She also has a link to her What to make out of Practice Quilt” and a link to her FREE Printable 1″ Honeycomb EPP Template.



Half Square Triangle Pillow Pattern

Sherri from A Quilters Life has a wonderful tutorial for using up your half square triangles you have left over from other quilts you have made. Seems we all make more than we need when making a half square triangle quilt. Her pattern is for making a half square triangle pillow. I love the pattern and hope to put it to use with all my leftover half square triangles. 


Foundation Paper Piecing Cheat Sheet

Amy at Stitchery Dickery Dock has a cheat sheet made up from her class she taught at QuiltCon. You can download it at:  Stitchery Dickery Dock.  

I hope this finds you enjoying beautiful spring weather. I’ve been in California helping my daughter with a move to a new home. It’s a challenge as she has a 3 year old daughter and twins 4 months old. We pack when we aren’t feeding babies, changing pants or taking my granddaughter to her activities. Life is a challenge for her right now, but we all know how fast the time goes by with small children.

I will be back at home for the first time since January 1st soon and look forward to seeing my friends, home  and quilting all the things I have worked on this winter.

Until later,

Enjoy every day, as we love to create no matter who likes it or doesn’t, we loved making it for them!

Cathy  😀





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