Thursday, February 17, 2011

I'm thinking I need to keep up on this although I know that the person I started it for is no longer interested. So maybe I will change direction and start displaying the quilts I build

Monday, July 5, 2010

Been pretty busy this last little while so if you have your fabric and cutting tools let me know and we will get started.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wanted to touch base been a long time since I was on I'm thinking that you might want to start picking out some fabric. Lets try picking up one & one/half yards of three different cornating fabrics I will start taking some pix soon to show you what to do next. Some Quilters like to wash their fabric before using it. Others perfer the crispness of new fabric. I perfer not to pre-wash my fabric. But I do suggest that you try to pre-wash just to compare. Although if you pre-wash one piece of fabric you must pre-wash all that your using in your quilt.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I guess I didn't explain the Tools as well as I thought I had so a refresher is needed on what is used to cut fabric. First of all the MAT is used to protect your surfaces, reason for this is a ROTARY CUTTER is a VERY SHARP TOOL it will cut into the surface of almost anything. The Grid on the MAT is used to help measure your fabric some people don't use the Grid but I do. When you are cutting more than one piece of fabric on your mat it is wise to even up the edges so they are all even with the top piece. I will be setting up some more pix to show how this is done. All these tools are available at JOANNS and in some parts of the country some of them can be picked up at Wal-mart it all depends on if there is a fabric area in your store and how complete they keep it stocked. Also depending on how large it is they may also be sold at some Quilt Speciality Stores.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I have changed the size of the quilt just a tad, it will be 48"x60" instead of 45"x60" this will make it easier to cut into 12 1/2"x12 1/2" we will be making 4 of these blocks for the width and 5 blocks for the length. I will take some pix to show how this is done soon and post them.

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Quilt that we will start with is a 45"x 60" this is a good size to start with. It is about the size of a large Baby Quilt it can also be considered a Lap Quilt.
The amount of fabric is still pending as is how many different fabrics we will be using.

Friday, April 23, 2010

This Ruler is the one I use the most it is 6"x 24" Although the squares that are on display also make cutting easier. The squares range from 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" up to possibly 24 1/2" x 24 1/2