Quilt
If you're looking to make an adorable, totally one-of-a-kind quilt block this fall, look no further. This scrappy, stash-busting pumpkin is made entirely of 1½"-wide strips. It comes together in a snap, and it's perfect for autumn stitching. All you need now is a warm mug of homemade apple cider and the perfect fall afternoon is complete.
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It’s never too late to start a new craft. Just ask Vanessa Vargas Wilson (aka The Crafty Gemini), who not only teaches sewing in Sew Little: Nursery Design, but also shows off her quilting, knitting and embroidery skills in the classes that come with a Bluprint Premium membership.
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See how to hand-baste this lap-sized quilt to hold it together for quilting. Then break out your walking foot to add straight-line stitching that complements your quilt top.
Find out how to starch and press your fabric. Then make quick work of cutting with Vanessa's two-ruler method. It will help you make sure all your pieces are the correct size. She even shows variations for both right- and left-handed quilters!
Vanessa shares her secrets for sewing half-square triangles that always point the right way, even with striped directional fabric. After that, start assembling your quilt with tips for matching stripes, chain piecing and sewing rows together.
Sew a modern quilt to dress up any space! Vanessa helps you make half-square triangles two at a time and shares tips for stress-free stripes. Learn to quickly hand-baste the layers, then top it off with straight-line quilting on your home sewing machine.
Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini
Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini
The days are getting shorter and the weather's cooling down, which can only mean one thing — it's time to deck out your home in all. the. fall. decorations. We're talking pumpkins, decorative gourds and pretty much anything yellow and orange. No matter your craft, we can guarantee there's a perfect fall decor project for you.
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We love a good layer cake, both the dessert and quilting variety. But in quilting, it's a fairly broad term — it isn't a specific design or method, rather it's any quilt that relies on 10" x 10" cuts of fabric for construction. You can easily find them in bundled precuts, so choose your fave and try your hand at these patterns and projects.
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Quilt-as-you-go breaks down your projects to make them much more manageable, making them oh-so-perfect for quick stitching. Brush up on your QAYG techniques, then break out your machine. These projects will go so fast, you can whip up any one of 'em in a single weekend.
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While avid quilters have an array of methods available for joining blocks, there's one process to always keep in mind: quilt-as-you-go. Essentially, QAYG is a way to break down your quilting into more manageable pieces, making it a go-to for those who have smaller work spaces, are working on small-scale projects (like a patchwork bag), or are managing joint pain. Bonus: it's a great way to bust your stash! With that in mind, here are some fun QAYG joining techniques that help bring your blocks together in gorgeous fashion.
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