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a very girly quilt

girly quilt

this poor quilt should have been done sooner, but the original thread I bought just wasn’t working tension-wise. so I had to wait for an order of, my favorite, aurifil to get here so I could get started again. I’m so in love with how it turned out that it kind of hurts to give away. I even checked the baby registry to order a gift, but I just couldn’t do that. so pink quilt it is. I’ll have to make one for myself another time. Continue Reading

wip wedneday

big charmer quilt

I’ve been calling this the purple quilt, the birthday quilt, the big charmer, selfishness in a quilt, and the quilt of awesome. I’m pretty much indulging myself with this project. tons of fabric from the stash, some simple patchwork, and some silk batting. Continue Reading

continuous bias binding – a tutorial

I’ve been meaning to share how I make my bias binding for a while, but always forget. then I tried to explain it to monet this weekend, which resulted in me looking crazy. then amanda was tweeting about wanting to learn bias binding and here I am taking pictures on a super dreary day (so I apologize for the photo quality). it was a good excuse to get some binding done for my sampler quilt.
I used to avoid bias binding like the plague. I always ended up sewing the strips the wrong way and basically getting lost. after learning this method from my local quilting ladies I stopped making straight grain binding, which seems mind numbing once you get the hang of this. this is a picture heavy post only because I think it’s easier to see things than just to read about them. I promise this is a super easy way to make continuous binding.
you’ll need:
1/2yd of fabric
scissors
ruler
fabric marker
rotary cutter
sewing machine Continue Reading