Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Back in May, we did a post that "toured" our Quilt Market booth. One of the quilts we showed you was the "4 Little MonStars" quilt by Rebecca Bryan, an adaptation of a pattern from her Modern Rainbow book, using our Prairie Cloth Cotton Solids. Today we're back with more photos of this cool quilt, as well as the story behind it from Rebecca.
Read Rebecca's post on her quilt here.
Find her book here.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Step 2: Draw a line down the center of the pennant and then draw lines 7/8" on either side of the center line. These will be reference lines for matching the template to pieced red and white stripes.
Step 4: Measure 1" down from the top edge of a blue pennant to position the top point of the star, center it from left to right, and fuse in place. Make three star pennants--two on blue print #1 and one on blue print #2.
Step 5: Pair a blue pennant back right sides together with a star pennant. Layer the interfacing on top and pin all layers together. Tip: Cut off the tip of the interfacing--it will make it easier to achieve a nice point on the pennant after turning right side out.
Step 7: Stitch 2-1/4" x 42" white strips lengthwise on opposite sides of the 2-1/4" x 42" red tonal #2 strip. Stitch 2-1/4" x 42" red tonal #1 strips to the white strips. Press the strip set well.
Step 8: Square off one short end of the strip set and position the pennant template on top. Use the pencil lines on the template to center it on the strip set. With a rotary cutter and ruler, cut out a pennant shape. Repeat to cut a total of three pennant shapes.
Step 9: In the same manner as Step 5, pair a striped pennant right sides together with a red pennant back. This time layer the interfacing on the bottom so you can see the stripes as you stitch to make sure everything stays straight. Stitch the pennant, backstitching at top and bottom, turn right side out, and press. Make three.
Step 10: Square off the top of each pennant, removing any seam allowance that sticks out.
Step 11: Find the center point of the white bias tape and mark with a pin. Open the bias tape along the center fold and insert a striped pennant so the corner is 1" from the center mark. Close the bias tape with the pennant raw edges sandwiched inside and pin. Add a blue star pennant in the same manner 1" out from the opposite side of the center mark. Continue adding alternating pennant designs working out from the center, spacing the points 2" apart.
Step 12: Beginning at the one end of the bias tape (not just where the pennants begin) stitch along the entire length, securing each pennant as you sew.
You're done! Hang and enjoy!
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Check out each week of our Summer of Tutes!
Week 1: Sunglasses case featuring Graphix 3
Week 2: The overnight bag featuring Who's Who
Week 5: Melon mini featuring Gemstones, Jewels and Quartz
Week 6: Lunch bag featuring Graphix 3
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
1. "Old Glory" by Pine Tree Country Quilts featuring the Tone on Tone snack pack
|Find the free quilt pattern here|
2. Cool nature-inspired reds and blues from Marblehead Gemstones, Jewels & Quartz by Ro Gregg
3. A touch of Americana with Vintage Shirting and Dress Prints collection by Barb J. Eikmeier
4. "Freedom Squares" quilt by Jean Nolte; featured in Quilting Quickly Winter 2014 using the Tone on Tone snack pack
|Find the Quilting Quickly issue or purchase the individual digital pattern here|
5. Waving flags all ready to use in the Headgear collection!
6. Go geometric with the reds and blues from Graphix 3
7. Keep it classic with textured tonals in reds and blues from Marblehead by Ro Gregg
8. Another free snack pack quilt pattern: "Vintage Stars" by Barb J. Eikmeier featuring her Vintage Shirting and Dress Prints collection
|Watch for this free pattern soon here on our blog!|
9. Small-print coordinates take center stage in the reds and blues from Classique
10. Feeling leafy? Darks and lights play well together in the reds and blues from Shadows
11. And a bonus, because we couldn't narrow it down to 10! A third free quilt pattern featuring a snack pack--this time the Bella Casa snack pack in the "Flags Forever" quilt by Airborne Heirlooms
|Download the free quilt pattern here|