whole thread of tips http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-115861-9.htm
To keep a thimble on your finger, put your finger in your mouth
before you put your thimble on, it will stick like glue
when i first taught myself the paper piecing technique i took the time to mark the pattern on the blank side, too, this helped take some of the stress out of doing something blank when you are trying to learn this technique, now i just love it.
How to make a Fast Star quilt, Part 1 http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-112122-1.htm
How to make a Pale Star Quilt http://www.quilt.com/BlockOfTheMonth.../PaleStar.html
How to paper piece, http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-115866-1.htm
zippered bag tut http://parkersnowefiberartblog.blogs...es-how-to.html
laptop tut http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-117102-1.htm
How to cut 3 wedges from 5 charm square http://bloomandblossom.blogspot.com/...es-from-5.html
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-91820-1.htm corner pockets, how to
I sew mine on after the binding. I prefer not have all that bulk, and I like it a tad lower on the quilt so the dowel or whatever never will show above the quilt. Sometimes it makes it curl over forward, even if you've allowed for extra give in the sleeve. I sew mine on after the binding. I prefer not have all that bulk, and I like it a tad lower on the quilt so the dowel or whatever never will show above the quilt.
ten minute title quilt http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-118218-1.htm
candle quilter star http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-118779-1.htm
raw edge applique floral wall hanging http://colorfulcreativeideas.com/201...l-and-pattern/
I don't wash charms, jelly rolls etc. When I am finished with a project I put Shout Color Catchers in the wash with it.
They work great!
If I think something is sure to bleed I will soak it in a basin first.
I'll wash all the reds together, even with a color catching sheet, the reds could still bleed enough to affect the other colors
I wash everything except charms, jelly rolls and precuts. I learned the hard way that they all shrink. I have tons of washed
discussion of best press, starch and sizing http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-115615-2.htm
Spray Basting http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-111593-1.htm
Don't like to Spray Baste http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-111772-1.htm
Tips on doing sb http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-115620-1.htm
How to pull a thread to find the straight of grain http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-114232-1.htm
Binding, how to http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-111901-1.htm
How to fix uneven, inaccurate strips http://www.bearpawproductions.com/us...May%20Vary.pdf
Stained Glass,how to http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-110571-1.htm
Scrappy Border, how to http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-116007-1.htm
Thank you! The pattern is not hard at all. Just sew strips.
I start with a 2 inch block, cut from strips. Then you just attach another, cut, press, proceed to the next one and on and on until you have the desired size block. Mine are about 10.5 inches.
PM me if you need any other help
I find the best way to keep them square is to square them up after the addition of each strip. Accurate cutting and seams are vital
Not all 2-1/2" strips are exactly 2-1/2". Ballipops are hand cut inBali so there is some variations there.
Here's something I found that assures us 2-1/2" strips when sewn.
When sewing two strips together, rather than measuring 1/4" to the right of the needle position, I measure 2-1/4" to the left of the needle. A piece of blue painter's tape is placed along the left edge of the 2-1/4".
The fabric strips are positioned right