Tuesday Tip….Squaring Up Fabric Panels

Let’s start off by wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We hope that everyone had a lovely holiday season and is ready to get back to sewing!

Right now in the shop and in our online store, we have several digital panels featuring wildlife and nature scenes. We also receive other panels regularly in the store that can be used in baby quilts, Christmas projects or with themes like coffee, bees, etc.

Fun Fact:  Most printed panels are approximately .60 metres or 23 1/2 inches before they repeat on the bolt. So for less than the price of a full metre of fabric you can have a beautiful piece of fabric to sew into your next project!

Although we all seem to love a beautifully printed panel, they can be intimidating to work with as you create your quilt top featuring a large panel or several motifs contained within a panel.

So how do you square up that panel after you get home from the quilt shop? They seem so crooked when they are printed! Well here’s a video by Stephanie from Hoffman Fabrics (creators of the “Call of the Wild” panels we have in the store right now.

Watch this video and see how easy it can be to square up your next panel.

Happy stitching!

PS -Hoffman Fabrics has free quilt patterns on their website for their fabrics including these beautiful panels! Here’s the link: http://hoffmancaliforniafabrics.net/php/catalog/fabricshop.php?a=pat

 

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