Helpful Tips and a Free Paper Piece Design

108 inch Fabric Chart 

Stephanie is the owner of Pink Castle Fabrics  but on an old blog post, 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. 


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

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.”



High Tea Crochet Quil

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!

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” 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.


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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