Valerie Ann


  1. Square in a square

    by , 02-24-2014 at 07:24 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by LyndaOH View Post
    I'm with Tartan on the orange peel, but because I'm not that great at FMQ I do it using my walking foot. I do a gentle curve from one side of the quilt to the other, first vertically, then horizontally. It's very easy to manipulate your quilt sandwich to make these gentle curves, and because you're using a straight stitch you don't have to worry about the usual issues of stitch length and tension that you would with FMQ. I drew up a set of diagrams for you:
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  2. Playing with HST!!!!

    by , 08-13-2013 at 07:54 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by CoventryUK View Post
    I had lots of HSTs (half square triangles!) in my 30s fabric box. I had seen a similar quilt on Pinterest so had a play!! I am pleased with the result!!! I will back and bind in the green gingham fabric and that's another baby quilt done!! Ooooops!!! Picture loaded sideways!!.just spotted one square wrong way round!!!! Oh....sugar!!!!
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  3. Diamonds like an accordian?

    by , 07-01-2013 at 12:44 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf View Post
    I was searching Pinterest looking for ideas on another scrap quilt, I have just finished the Labyrinth Walk and wanted something mindless.

    I found this quilt called Picket Fence by Elsie Campbell, she also has a book with that quilt in it. These are 60 degree diamonds. Well, I had just pulled out a ton of undesirable fabric out of my pin and have this huge bag of it, ready to donate.

    I figured I would just use these to experiment instead of cutting my good fabric. I
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  4. 12" Kitty in the Window Block - made with a jelly roll!

    by , 05-12-2013 at 06:44 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jennalyn View Post
    I'm going to have a quilt of these little cuties for Mom by Christmas. (Or else, self! Or else!) I found the non-jelly-friendly block instructions HERE and they just happened to convert really well to jelly-measurements.

    If anyone would like to know how to construct this and can't do it quickly from the link, please feel free to PM me! I just made the block on my 30 min lunch break + 15 min break as I worked on puzzling it out. It was friendly to little slips and mistakes, too.
  5. Yellow Brick Road pattern

    by , 03-30-2013 at 09:05 AM
  6. Quick Machine Binding with Flange

    by , 01-24-2013 at 08:50 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by charismah View Post
    A lady came in and taught this to use a few months back at a long arm quilters meeting and I thought I would share. I am one of those people who do hand binding but when you are in a hurry and you need binding done fast..this is the way!

    You will need two different colors for the binding strips
    You cut the outer edge 1 3/8 you cut the flange peice 1 5/8 (inches)

    Then sew them just like you would normal binding in one long strip ( short side short side right
  7. How Do You Make Bias Binding?

    by , 09-29-2012 at 11:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by brenvs View Post
    I've searched, but cannot find an answer on the board. My apologies if I'm asking a dumb question

    I recently took a quilting class for a victorian table runner, but we did not get far enough to learn how to bind the darn thing. It has curves and inside angles.

    I'm assuming it needs to be bound with bias binding, but I do not understand the tutorials I've found online on how to make bias binding.

    I would greatly appreciate if you have any links or
  8. alternative to sitd

    by , 06-29-2012 at 09:05 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Here's an example of beautiful serpentine stitching. Click the link for pics.
  9. Stack & Wack or Kaleidoscope Tutorial

    by , 05-21-2012 at 01:12 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Greeter Eva View Post
    Does anyone have a good "Stack & Wack" or "Kaleidoscope" tutorial where you cut squares & use only the 4 squares? When I was in Harlingen, Tx. some 4 years ago a lady showed me this, but I forgot how she did it.If you prefer PM me. Thankyou. Eva
  10. applique

    by , 05-07-2012 at 11:18 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Helen S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    I'm doing Dear Jane, too!
    I watched Sharon Shamber video on using "light weight foundation" (Pelon fusible on oneside) to applique and would never have tried without it! It stays on the piece and is easy to sew through.

    I'm so glad you found a way to help you! Do you know who your vendor is and if she has anything on-line?
    Here's the one I use.
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