Originally Posted by JenniePenny
I suppose if you are making more than one quilt you can put the fun, novelty prints in one quilt and the sophisticated prints in another. Sometimes scrappy quilts are not totally random. I like to use a unifying color as a sashing or a consistent light color for a background of scrappy stars, for example.
Or add other elements besides the 2.5" squares. One example is combining a 16-patch block of 2.5" squares with a pinwheel block. Another example is combining a 25-
Originally Posted by LyndaOH
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:
Originally Posted by CoventryUK
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!!!!
Originally Posted by Rosyhf
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
Originally Posted by Jennalyn
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.
Originally Posted by TnBecky
Here are some links that have been posted on the "Board. I hope this helps you out.
Originally Posted by charismah
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 ...to short side right
Originally Posted by brenvs
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
Originally Posted by Peckish
Here's an example of beautiful serpentine stitching. Click the link for pics.
Originally Posted by Greeter Eva
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