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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Saturday Sampler (block 7)


For block 7 you will use:
8) 4" background squares
4) 4" red squares
4) 4" blue squares



Draw a diagonal line on the back of the background squares.

Match the four red squares with four background squares.

Match the four blue squares with the remaining four background squares.

Place the squares right sides together with the outside edges aligned.

Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the line.

Cut on the line.

Square to 3 1/2" and trim the corners from each end of the seam to eliminate bulk.

Press toward the darker fabrics.

Use the photo above to arrange and sew the half square triangles to create the block.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Five fifty five Friday on August fifth

August 5 is $5.55 Friday




We have added some cute stuff to the shelves in preparation for the $5.55 sale.

We are also having a Minky sale.
All Riley Blake Chevron minky will be sold for only $7.00 a yard.
The minky is 60" wide and available in 6 different colors (while supplies last).



It makes wonderfully soft quilt backs so come and stock up at this ridiculously low price!  

   

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

July 2016 mystery quilt

Hope you (local folks) enjoyed a great holiday as we celebrated Pioneer day here in Utah.  It was nice to have some time at home to catch up on a few of the many things that need attention around the house.  It was especially nice to spend some time with the family.

Before we get into today's tutorial, we wanted to pass on a tip from one of our quilting friends.  She is working on the Payson temple quilt with us and had the idea to use an angel moroni tie tac at the top of the temple instead of stitching it.  Wish we had thought of this before doing the stitching.




The July mystery quilt.

Read through the instructions to become familiar with the process.  Cut according to the directions.

Cut all of the squares in half diagonally.


Sew a black strip to one of the halves.

Sew the other half of the square to the other side of the black strip.  Make sure to align both ends with the first half. 

Press toward the triangles and square the block to 7 inches square.  (A nine inch square up ruler works really well for this.  Make sure to place the diagonal line on the ruler in the exact center of the black strip.)

Repeat to create a total of 64 blocks.

The blocks are assembled in eight rows with eight blocks in each row.  Layout the blocks to distribute the colors to your liking and then sew the rows together.  Alternate the direction of the black stripe from block to block to create the lattice look.


Add the stripe border to the top and bottom of the quilt.  Complete with the final border on all four sides.  The completed quilt measures about 63 x 68 inches. 

 
As we were making the quilt one of our daughters (the one that usually doesn't care about quilts) mentioned that she kind of liked this one.  So we are going to make the quilt a little larger to fit her twin sized bed.   We will add two more rows of blocks.  The first border will be all the way around instead of just top and bottom.  The final border will be increased to seven inches.  It will finish about 70 1/2 x 83 1/2 inches. 

We still have most of the fabrics available if you would like to make yours larger.

Happy sewing!

We will be using fabric from "Paper Dolls On the Road" for the August mystery quilt.  Sign up today because kits are limited.






Friday, July 1, 2016

Saturday Sampler (block 6)

Block 6

For block 6 you will need:
4) 4" cream/tan squares
4) 4"cream squares
4) 4" red squares
4) 4" blue squares


Draw a diagonal line on the back of the cream and cream/tan squares.

Match the four red squares with cream squares.

Match the four blue squares with cream/tan squares.

Place the squares right sides together with the outside edges aligned.

Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the line.

Cut on the line.

Square to 3 1/2" and trim the corners from each end of the seam to eliminate bulk.

Press toward the darker fabrics.

Use the photo at the top to arrange and sew the half square triangles to create the pinwheels.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Happy Independence Day weekend!




Start the celebration with fabric savings!

Tomorrow, July 1, is $5.55 Friday.  We have added new fabric to the shelves so

stop in and stock up with 5.55 savings.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

June mystery quilt

Thanks for your understanding in moving the mystery quilt back a day. 

Becky came up with another fun creation this month.  Let's get started.

Your kit contains 12) 1/4 yard cuts.  Cut each according to the instructions.  We included a cutting diagram to help you make sure you get all of the pieces needed.  Each print will become a background in one block and arrows in a different block.  You may want to sort the prints at the beginning to make sure you get the contrast needed in each block.


Sew a 2½” arrow piece to each end of a 5½” x 8½” background rectangle. Sew a 2” x 5½” background to each end of this unit. This will be the center section of the block.




Sew a 2” x 5½” background to both sides of a 2½” x 5½” arrow rectangle.  Repeat to create 2 units.




To create the flying geese units place 2) 3½ inch background squares onto a 6½ inch arrow square as shown below.  Draw a diagonal line and stitch ¼ from the line on both sides.  Cut on the drawn line and press toward the triangles.  (We have used this method in a previous quilt so I am borrowing the photos from it.  Don't let the fabrics confuse you)





Place one of the remaining 3½ inch background squares on one of the units created above aligning the straight edges of the squares.  (See below.)  Make sure the fabrics are right sides together.  Draw a diagonal line through the square.       






Sew ¼ inch from the line on both sides.  Cut on the line.  Repeat with the remaining 3½ inch square and the other unit.  Press the triangles back and square the geese to measure 3” x 5½”.  
  




Sew a 3” x 5½” background to the top of the four flying geese units.   
 Sew a flying geese unit to each end of a rail unit as shown below.  Create two for each block.
 Assemble the block as shown below.
 Create a total of 12 blocks from the different fabric combinations.

Arrange the blocks in rows of three.  Sew a 15½” sashing strip between the blocks in each row.

Use the 2½” inch strips to create three sashing strips 49½” long.  (Check the width of your quilt and adjust if necessary.) 

Sew the 3” strips all around the quilt to create the final border.

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy! 


 We will be using the Apricot and Persimmon line for the July mystery quilt.  Give us a call at 801-465-9133 to sign up.