Tuesday, March 22, 2016

New Quilter's Cheat Sheet - Converting Yardage to Inches

I often struggle with having to calculate how many inches are in a yard... seems like it should be simple math, but why do the work when I can use a chart?  Below is my new cheat sheet available to anyone for download here.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Quilt smarter, not harder

Recently, a friend of mine showed me her ruler with a cutter attached to it.  My first thought was what do I do with that? And then she magically cut some 4" strips of fabric for me in a matter of seconds... Yesterday during a 60% coupon day at JoAnn's I picked one up for myself.  In a matter of minutes I was able to slice up 12 fat quarters in 3 3/8" strips for a new project I'm working on.  OMG talk about quilting smarter and not harder... the Friskars Rotary Cutter and Ruler Combo is AWESOME!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

How many squares can be cut out of fabric?

Tired of "winging" it when I'm cutting squares and ending up with not enough fabric... I created a cheat sheet for myself- and to share.  This chart shows a variety of sized squares and how many of those different sizes can be cut out of a fat-quarter, quarter-yard, half-yard, and a full yard of fabric.

Hopefully others will find this useful as well!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Quilting Cheat Sheets

I a constantly looking for the same type of quilt calculations... so I finally decided to put a few on my website; calculating a square's diagonal length, and standard quilt sizes.  Hopefully others will find them useful, if not, at least I know where to quickly find them!

The full PDFs can be found here.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Those who can't finish a quilt... shop for more fabric...

Or at least that is my MO lately.  Pretty sure I have quilter's ADHD.  But I do have some new fabric that I am excited about!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Making progress...

Making progress on this fun and colorful quilt.  I am however finding the 1/2 quilting lines slow moving... but I think it will be worth it in the end.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Easy Modern Twist

This was a quick and simple blanket made from 10" squares cut diagonally and then sewn together.

Fabric Inspiration

On a recent trip to one of my favorite quilt shops I came across this beautiful ombre' fabric.  I'm going to start simple with a simple zig-zag quilt.  However, I have big ideas for this fabric :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Fun, Bright, and Pink evolves

I now have an idea for creating a chevron style quilt out of the colorful fabric I bought the other day.  Can't wait until it pulls together :)