This is a super easy way to use up your scraps and end up with a reversible already quilted project when you are done! Learn how to “Quilt As You Go!” Keep bags of pre-cut scraps handy for when you want to spend 5 minutes putting together a block. You will need some 3 1/2″ squares in pairs, some single 5″ squares, some 1 3/4″ strips (at least 4″ long) and sashing strips cut at 1 3/4″ and also at 1 1/8″ in the color of your choice. Most people go with black or white because if you run out before you are done, it’s easy to match when purchasing more. Have fun!
No need for a long arm machine if you quilt your project in sections! This is a sports quilt made from team jerseys, and it’s being put together in rows – so each row can be quilted before finally being pieced together. The trick is to pick a steady tempo and do a little portion at a time. Don’t rush – and practice first!!
A very quick look at paper piecing a block. Just a “stepping stone” to an entire quilt. Three blocks together make a unit – 12 units make the center of the quilt. Add a boarder and you are done! All you need is the paper pattern, rotary cutter, add a 1/4″ ruler, plastic template, fabric glue, an iron and of course your sewing machine. This pattern is available at QuiltWorx.com – it’s called Stepping Stones! Have fun!
If you do a lot of sewing, then you’ll love this little project! You can make it with a couple of fat quarters, or with fabric scraps – and it will keep your sewing area neat and clean. It also makes a great gift for all you sewing or crafting friends!!
Felt or Fleece or scraps of fabric – you can make a horse of a different color! Just trace around the top of a candy cane with an extra half inch all the way around to make a pattern for yourself. Fold a rectangle of fabric in half (at least 4″ x 11″) and then you are off to the races! This project is a good way to hang your candy canes. When the kids go to eat them – they’ll know which candy cane belongs to who – and when they don’t finish (do they ever?!) – you can hang it back up and they can come back to it later! No sticky mess on your tables or couches!!! When the candy is gone – it makes a fun finger puppet!
Linen or Cotton – they both work great for this decorative tree shaped napkin. With just 2 half yards of fabric in contrasting colors – and only a half hour – you can make 4 napkins! They stack nicely at the buffet table or look great at a table setting. Have fun with this very EASY project!
Need a pincushion for all your sewing hobbies? Here’s a fun owl-shaped pincushion that’s easy and quick. I call this “zen sewing” – a small hand sewn project that I can work on while I zone out in the evenings.
Looking to turn your old t-shirts into a t-shirt quilt? It’s a great way to show off all your old memories in a super comfy design! Before the shirts are sewn together, you’ll need to “de-bone” them and take off the sleeves and collars. Here’s a tutorial on the best way to prep your shirts for a t-shirt quilt.