Helpful Tips and a Free Paper Piece Design

108 inch Fabric Chart 

Stephanie is the owner of Pink Castle Fabrics http://www.pinkcastlefabrics.com/  but on an old blog post, http://tinyurl.com/gmfushb she has the best chart telling you exactly how much fabric you need to purchase for any size quilt using 108 inch fabric. For example, I never thought about using 108 inch for a lap quilt but she states “For the lap size (60″ x 75″) there are 2 ways that make sense based on the 108″ wide fabric.  The first you need 2 yards of 108″ wide fabric.  You will have a 25″ strip left over which is enough to back 2-4 throw pillows.” And for the twin size she gives a great picture showing you how not to waste too much of your fabric. 

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The rest of the information is just as helpful! This is a great resource to keep on hand!

 

A Free Beautiful Quilt Pattern from The Family Hearth http://tinyurl.com/jbfc7nk

The Family Hearth is a blog written by Bridgette. She has a beautiful PDF pattern for you to download called “The Full Bloom Mini Quilt.”

 

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High Tea Crochet Quilhttp://tinyurl.com/hkm7erx

Tiffany has a blog called “Fanny Lu Designs” The High Tea Crochet Quilt is baby blanket size, approx 44″ x 44″ is one of her latest projects and it contains quilting and crocheting!  She states, “To make the blanket you only need basic sewing skills and some experience with crochet. I have included pictures, videos and illustrations to help those who are more visual learners.” I don’t need to say much more about this quilt as the picture shows how lovely it is and her directions are wonderful! Crochet Quilt

 

Seamstresses in Fine Art  

Today when reading a blog, The Inbox Jaunt, she featured this gift to all quilters and stated we could re-blog it to others! Thinking it was pretty neat myself, I wanted to share the design with you.  Just beware, the design is 18 pages when you print it out. Enjoy! http://tinyurl.com/hh262eh

Peggy states “The women in the Lebasque painting are the image of friendship and relaxation. There is nothing I like better than spending time with others, not speaking much, but working on an individual projects. The peacefulness of those hours are a real joy.

The finished piece is 24″ tall by 22″ wide, but may, of course, be resized if needed. There is a color chart, a single page line drawing, and an exploded diagram visually showing the piecing sequence. There are just over 100 individual fabric pieces. The full sized pattern prints on 9 sheets of paper, to be taped together. I’ve included some text instructions and as always, I’m willing to help people over hurdles if they need more guidance.Labasque-Peggy-Aare-PaperPiecingHeartlandATgmailDOTcomScreen-Shot-2016-06-29-at-8.24.01-PM

People can reach me at PaperPiecingHeartland@gmail.com” my website is Wisconsin Quilting.

 

The pattern is intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt or to Wisconsin Quilting.

Tip

Don’t have a seam roll, but have little cuffs to hem? No problem – use a half pint jar!

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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