Ho! Ho! Ho! And Meeeerry almost Christmas! It's time to officially launch holiday gift-making season here on the SQ blog. Last week we made adorable quilted ornaments, but this week I have something to spice up your holiday dinner party – a Christmas placemats tutorial!
A quilted ornament tutorial only means one thing: holiday sewing season is officially upon us, friends. Making handmade gifts is always so fun and meaningful! One thing that can make it extra great, though, is when the gift is made up entirely of scraps and things you already have on hand!
In a previous post we created an ombré Triangle Jitters quilt by combining the required yardage from the pattern into 8 fat quarters. With that quilt we used some fabulous ombré fabric by V and Co. This time around, however, I’ll be using solid fabric fat quarters to create an ombré quilt.
Learning how to sew curves is just like learning how to ride a bike. Do you remember that first time riding without the training wheels? As a little girl, I would have been quite content to cruise around the neighborhood with my training wheels still on until my bags were packed for college.
Ready for a super simple tutorial on how to match a print seamlessly on your quilt backing using just a washable glue stick? Keep reading!
So, let's have some real talk here for a sec. You're obviously here because you love quilts.
Glue basting seams is simple, inexpensive and the best way to ensure accuracy when piecing a quilt.
Have you ever been in the “quilting zone” piecing your little heart out only to realize that your points aren’t matching up very well, despite using pins?
The Triangle Jitters quilt pattern is one of the most popular patterns in the SQ library. Using just the simple half square triangle, it creates a dynamic, modern design while still remaining beginner-friendly. The fabric requirements in the pattern are designed for using yardage, however you can make it with scraps, or in this case, make a Triangle Jitters quilt with 8 fat quarters* and a background fabric!
I learned to hand quilt as many of you have learned most things in adulthood – through hours of searching the Internet. I experimented with different weights of thread, lengths of needles, stitches, basting methods and hoop sizes.
This video tutorial on editing colors of digital quilt mockups is specifically geared towards Adobe Illustrator CC. You may be able to apply some of these tips to other color changing programs or apps, but I couldn't say for sure. If you are unfamiliar with Adobe Illustrator CC, read below for a quick explanation.