Sew and Tell….Patty


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Our customer Patty brought in this nearly finished basket quilt. Just wow!!

The pattern is an older one that she has had for awhile and like many quilters she made a few changes. She added more flowers to the baskets and did all her applique in wool. She also added detailed beaded embellishments.Patty's Basket block 2 Patty's Basket block 1Patty's Basket block 3

The weight of the wool applique on the cotton fabric caused the baskets to arch up from the from the background and the beautiful long arm quilting emphasizes this.Patty's Basket block 4Patty's Basket Quilt Quilting details
A big thanks to Patty for sharing her project with us.

 

Quilts with Rounded Corners Using Dinner Plate


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Just last week, Pauline brought in a whole line of “gauze-like” cottons into the store. The series of bolts are called “Color Basic” by Lecien. This lightweight cotton is going to be wonderful this summer! So many ideas bounced in our heads for using this fabric and then we decided to make a simple one piece quilt top using this new fabric. It’s amazing what we think of when the boss is away in Alberta at a quilt show! Linda cut us one metre of the dots for the top and one metre of yummy Henry Glass flannel for the backing.

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To make the quilt we simply squared up the two pieces to the exact same size and put them right sides together and sewed all around the edge leaving an opening to turn it out. But wait a second… what if we “rounded the corners” on this super easy quilt? Why not?!Using a dinner plate from my kitchen drawer, I was able to make a nice rounded corner to sew around. Just draw a line with a marking pen, snip off the excess and head off to the sewing machine.  I was first inspired by a civil war quilt I saw in a book that sported rounded corners.

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Rounded corners on a regular quilt that needs binding will require bias binding to be applied. But that  is easy to make. Refer to our post from a few weeks ago on “continuous bias binding“.c312969b917c194f8f99af67e9d9dc3f

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please let us know if this inspires you at all to try rounding the corners on your quilt project. We love seeing your comments.

Thrifty Thursday….Treats No Tricks Book


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This Thimbleberries Treats No Tricks book is by Lynette Jensen of Thimbleberries.  The book contains step by step directions for making:  a Black Cat Pillow, Harvest Leaf Throw, Fright Night Table Square, The Littlest Pumpkin Table Square, Pumpkin Blossom Wall Hanging, Night Magic Table Square and Quick Tricks Table Runner. This soft cover book is 36 pages. The regular retail price is $21.98.  Today’s Thrifty Thursday price is only $7.00Click Here to order yours!

*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded.
Treats No Tricks Projects

Thrifty Thursday….It’s In The Bag at Hopscotch Quilt Shop


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Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is It’s In The Bag at Hopscotch Quilt Shop book is by Elissa Willms and Heather Willms.  The book contains eight terrific bag projects including water bottle bags, beach and grommet bags! All projects are skill rated for beginner to experienced quilters. This soft cover book is 33 pages. The regular retail price is $19.95.  Today’s Thrifty Thursday price is only $4.00Click Here to order yours!  SOLD OUT!

*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded.
It's in the Bag projects