One of our members, Janice J, wanted to share this quick and cute last minute holiday gift to make. Her friend sent her the information, and plans to make a tin of cookies to combine with these as a holiday gift. What a nice idea!
I came across this beautiful quilt pattern on You Tube. Designed by Anna Maria Horner for Janome Sewing Machines. When I looked for the free pattern, the links no longer worked since this was published in 2012. With a little ingenuity, I was able to find the pdf pattern and also share that here. See the file download below. The pattern includes templates to print and full instructions. I can't wait to try this one myself!
I love quilts that are easy and look much harder to make than they actually are. This quilt I found on You Tube by Material Girl Quilts falls into that category and is a great way to make a nice gift in any size quilt you want. Just increase or decrease the number of blocks you make!
The lap quilt size uses a Layer Cake (10 inch squares) and there is very little waste. That is the entire supply list to make this top!
PS - Here are some suggested sizes to help you plan:
Baby Quilts: 32 inch x 40 inch (approximately)
Lap Quilt: 40 inch x 60 inch (approximately)
I really enjoy this teacher on You Tube. She makes everything so easy! This video shows the entire process, including borders, binding, and the quilting.
I am thinking about using a Charm Pack with Christmas Fabric to make something fun for my home.
Enjoy! Thx, Ann
Here are the links that Yoan mentions in the video:
You will need : 40x pcs of charm packs, 5” x 5“ (12.7 x 12.7 cm) fabric squares. https://amzn.to/3iAz1te, https://bit.ly/3y17NTa
21” x 42” batting https://amzn.to/3kSXZXw
2/3 yard backing fabric
1/6 yard border fabric
1/3 yard binding fabric
Note: yardage requirements are estimated, based on standard 44” wide cotton quilting fabric. Machine quilting thread, Basic sewing /quilting notions.
Actually, if you watch this video, you don't even need a pattern!
I have been a fan of Donna Jordan at Jordan Fabrics for a long time. Her family business is very generous with great videos teaching how to make quilts and use some of the fabrics they sell. This is a free tutorial technique video to make a Bargello looking quilt without all the hard work. Like always, if you follow this video, you can have a quick successful quilt too. Below is her YouTube tutorial with all the instructions you need to try this yourself.
I found versions of this quilt pattern all over the internet. Good reason, it looks good in almost any color and is relatively easy to make.
The first video, from Shabby Fabrics uses 5 inch charms. She also gives some good tips on useful tools and rulers. The half-square-triangles are made one at a time, but she does chain piece them to save time.
This video from Sew Very Easy uses fat quarters to make 8 half-square-triangles at a time.
This video by Jenny Doan at Missouri Star Quilt Company uses 10-inch Layer cake and makes half-square triangles 4 at a time.
I love to research and the internet is my favorite place to explore. Recently, I found a very cute quilt kit that was perfect for Spring. The pattern was pretty simple and I thought I might want to just draft it out myself. Done. Then I just kept going. I found it under several names, lots of colors, and each one was fantastic. The pattern comes in 3 versions: Using 5 inch charms, 10 inch layer cakes, or 2-1/2 inch mini charms. Each one results in a different size project, of course. What a nice way to use up some of the pre-cuts in your stash. Add some borders and you can have some fun there too.
Best yet, I located a video on YouTube showing how to make the quilt by one of my favorites, Donna Jordon from Jordan fabrics. They also offered a free pattern download from Moda. See details below.
So I decided it was a "classic" to keep and should share it with all our virtual quilters. So below, you will find the results of my fun adventure!
Here are a few of my favorite choices for fabrics. If you want to find more, go to Pinterest.com and search "Moda Love Quilt." You will be amazed at how many beautiful suggestions there are.
I absolutely love this little bag. It is made with jelly roll strips, you get to do some basic or advanced free motion quilting on it, and I can think of so many uses for it. It would hold craft projects on the go, be a wonderful gift for a friend, and even make a nice bag for kids to hold their toys. Enjoy!
PS - Here is a link to download her instructions from her website. Click here
A big thank you to Mary Ann for sharing this video from Shabby Fabrics with us. It really is a clever way to make a panel into an Attics Window quilt. It really doesn't get any easier than this! -Ann
I know Easter is only a week away, but this fun project is quick and there is enough time to get it made to decorate. In this case, it is an adorable pillow with easter eggs made from your scraps. Trapunto stuffing gives it some extra dimension.
Anyway, here is a photo of the finished Easter pillow project, and use this link to see the complete instructions from Krista Moser: Click Here
This block looks more complicated than it is. Thanks to clever assembly and cutting, you can make these beautiful blocks quickly and easily. Please click on any photo to see a larger image.
This article is from a blog post at ConnieKresin.com. She has many other helpful tutorials. If you would like to see her post for this technique on her blog, Click Here
I thought I would share this fun and quick quilt pattern. I can already think of other sizes and color choices to make this. Small changes would make it jelly roll friendly, and scrappy would be fun too. What would you make with this technique?
To see the original post and other cute projects they offer, see Cluck Cluck Sew Click here
TSW (Technique Sharing Workshop)
Years ago I took a series of classes on wearable art, which used many quilting techniques to create clothing. One of my favorite techniques was randomly piecing fabric until it was big enough to make something out of the "created" fabric. I recently found this post and it reminded me of how I loved doing this, and gave me a good way to use scraps to create a quilt.
The options are endless, of course. Look at these photos to see how this quilter sewed strips and used a square template to create a block.
Here are some of the blocks that were made by Janice and other members. Click image to see a larger version.
We welcome quilters from any area to join our free virtual quilt group. If you have questions, contact Ann@VirtualQuilters.com