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Monday, September 26, 2022

TQC Journal | issue 66


2023 is right around the corner and I have been hard at "work" making 
12 all new mini quilts for the 2023 Mini-a- Month Postcard Collection. 
The collection includes 12 individual postcards with a full color photo
 on the front and simple easy to follow color instructions on the back. 
Quilt sizes vary from 10" x 14" to 18" x 18" in size and include
a wide variety of blocks and color combinations. 

The Mini-a- Month Postcard Collection make the perfect gift for
 your quilt loving friends and be sure to grab one for yourself. 
Find all the details and place your order here.  

Monday, September 12, 2022

TQC Journal | issue 65

 
It is time to finish up the Summer Scrap Basket Sew Along.

Fabric used for this project - Material Madders from Marcus Fabrics
I am still taking pre-orders and my shipment should be arriving
any day. If you would like to place an order you can do that here. 

Lets get this project wrapped up!
Summer Scrap Basket Sew Along
= = = Top and Bottom Borders = = =

Cutting instructions are for one border = Make 2 borders
From a variety of prints, cut: 20 strips, 1-1/4" x 3"

Join 20 strips together along 3" sides to create a border
that measures 3" x 15-1/2", including seam allowances.
repeat to make a second border. Quilt and bind. 
Summer Scrap Basket Sew Along
= = = Log Cabin Side Border = = =

Cutting instructions are for six blocks 
From red print, cut: 6 squares, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"
From a variety of print scraps, cut: 1" strips

Attach a light strip to the left side of the 6 red squares. 
Press and square up. Continue adding strips as diagramed until
your block measures, 4-1/2" square including seam allowances.
Join blocks together as pictured below, quilt and bind. 

Summer Scrap Basket Sew Along
Finished Size 19-1/2" x 24"

If you used the Potholder Method to construct your quilt 
you are ready to join everything together. I use a Ladder Stitch to
 join my rows. This is a really good tutorial if you need a refresher.

If you decided not to use the potholder method your finished 
quilt will come out looking a little different. Here is what you 
will need to put your quilt together. Use 1" cut strips to join
your rows and top and bottom borders together. Add another
1" strip along the right side of the quilt top and then add the 
Log Cabin side border. Quilt as desired and bind. 

I have some fun and simple Christmas gift giving ideas
planned for you. I will be back with the next issue of
the TQC Journal on October 3rd. 

Monday, September 5, 2022

TQC Journal | issue 64

 
Summer Scrap Basket Sew Along
= = = Hourglass = = =

Cutting instructions are for one block = Make 6 blocks
From two different prints, cut: 1 square, 4" x 4"
cut each square diagonally twice. Two tringles
from each square will not be needed.

Layout block on work surface. Join triangles along their 
short edge. Sew the triangle pairs together, matching seams
at intersections to make one hourglass unit. Trim the unit
to measure 3" square, including seam allowances.
Make 6 Hourglass blocks. 

Join the six Hourglass blocks into a horizontal row,
measuring 3" x 15-1/2" long, including seam allowances.

Check out this post for finishing instructions and
all the Summer Scrap Basket Sew Along details. 

I got kind of side tracked from posting the Mini-a-Month.
This simple and colorful project is perfect to take your
time and do a little hand quilting. Check out this
tutorial
for my tips and tricks.

Good news! I have a very limited supply of the
2022 Mini-a-Month Postcard Collection left.
If you would like one you can order here
I also have a few kits for this project
you can order one here

Next month I will be introducing the 
2023 Mini-a-Month Postcard Collection.
I have been working behind the scenes making
twelve all new mini quilts to fill the collection. 
I can't wait to share them with you!

Monday, August 29, 2022

TQC Journal | issue 63

 
Summer Scrap Basket Sew Along
= = = Broken Dish = = =

Cutting instructions are for one block = Make 6 blocks
From two different prints, cut: 2 squares, 2-1/4" x 2-1/4"

Draw a diagonal line on wrong side of lighter squares. Sew 1/4"
from both sides of the drawn line. Cut on line to yield four
half square triangles. Trim each unit to 1-3/4" square, including
 seam allowances. Layout half square triangles in two rows of two.
Sew the units into rows. Join the rows to make a Broken Dish block
  Make six blocks measuring 3" square, including seam allowances.
Join the six Broken Dish blocks into a horizontal row,
measuring 3" x 15-1/2" long, including seam allowances.

Check out this post for finishing instructions and
all the Summer Scrap Basket Sew Along details. 

If you would like a bundle of the fabric I used to make 
this project you can preorder Material Madders here. 

Monday, August 22, 2022

TQC Journal | issue 62


Material Madders is ready for presale! I think this might be my favorite
 line so far. Material Madders includes a rich variety colors that works so
 well together. I have made three different projects and two of them are
 available in a variety of sizes. As always I have bundles in a variety of
sizes too! Check them out here. Take a closer look at Material Madders
 here. Let me introduce you to my new projects.
Woven || Madders
Finished Quilt 52" x 65"

This quilt features a crisp Kona solid background to give this 
Woven project a fresh vintage feel. You can preorder a kit here. 
Pennsylvania Patch
Finished Quilt Sizes Vary | Crib quilt pictured above
Small 23" x 30" | Crib 40" x 49-1/2" | Throw 59" x 68-1/2"

Pennsylvania Patch was inspired by a quilt made in Pennsylvania
in 1875. This cross variation quilt is the perfect way to display
all the great color combinations of Material Madders. 
Pick a size and order a presale kit here
1900 Nine Patch
Finished Quilt Sizes Vary | Small quilt pictured above.
Small 27" x 36" | Crib 44" x 53" | Throw 65" x 78"

Sweet little four patch blocks are so easy to make and playing
with all the different color combinations is such fun!
Choose a size and preorder a kit here.  

As always thank you for your order. Preorders help me know how
much fabric to order and your continued support is greatly appreciated. 
Summer Scrap Basket Sew Along
= = = Square-in-a-Square = = =

Cutting instructions are for one block = Make 6 blocks
From assorted prints, cut:
1 square, 1-3/4" x 1-3/4"
2 squares, 2" x 2" cut diagonally once
2 squares, 2 -1/2" x 2-1/2" cut diagonally once

Stitch 2" triangles to opposite sides of 1-3/4" square.
Stitch triangles to the remaining sides of the square.
Trim this unit to 2-1/4" square. Repeat the same 
technique using the 2-1/2" triangles, Trim this unit
to 3" square, including seam allowances. 
Make six blocks.

Join the six Square-in-a-Square blocks into a horizontal row,
measuring 3" x 15-1/2" long, including seam allowances.

Check out this post for finishing instructions and
all the Summer Scrap Basket Sew Along details. 

Monday, August 15, 2022

TQC Journal | 61

 
Summer Scrap Basket Sew Along
= = = Pinwheel = = =

Cutting instructions are for one block = Make 6 blocks
From two different prints, cut: 2 squares, 2-1/4" x 2-1/4"

Draw a diagonal line on wrong side of lighter squares. Sew 1/4"
from both sides of the drawn line. Cut on line to yield four
half square triangles. Trim each unit to 1-3/4" square, including
 seam allowances. Layout half square triangles in two rows of two.
Sew the units into rows. Join the rows to make a Pinwheel block
  Make six blocks measuring 3" square, including seam allowances.

Join the six Pinwheel blocks into a horizontal row,
measuring 3" x 15-1/2" long, including seam allowances.

Check out this post for finishing instructions and
all the Summer Scrap Basket Sew Along details. 

Early bird gets the worm or pretty fabric in this case. 
I will be introducing all the Material Madders project
in the weeks to come, but all the preorder information
is on the website and ready for your order. 
Check out all the details here

Monday, August 8, 2022

TQC Journal | issue 60

 
Summer Scrap Basket Sew Along
= = = Flying Geese = = =

Cutting instructions are for one block = Make 6 blocks
From print one, cut: 4 squares, 1-3/4" x 1 3/4"
From print two, cut: 2 rectangles, 1-3/4" x 3"

Draw a diagonal line on wrong side of each 1-3/4" square. 
Place one square on each rectangle right side together. Sew 
on line. Trim seam allowance to 1/4" and press out. Repeat
on each rectangle on opposite side. Join the Flying Geese
blocks together as pictured. Make six blocks measuring
3" square, including seam allowances. 

Join the six Flying Geese blocks into a horizontal row,
measuring 3" x 15-1/2" long, including seam allowances.

* * Note * * I am using the same tan print for several of the 
rows. Please keep this in mind if you are making your
quilt in the potholder style. 

 Check out this post for finishing instructions and
all the Summer Scrap Basket Sew Along details.