Posted on August 7, 2017

Trick or Treat | Carta Bella | Penny Rose Fabrics | Blog Tour – Wall Hanging

On the Side.../ Uncategorized

Hey Everyone! It’s time for another blog tour and this one is super fun! I get to show you some of Trick or Treat by Carta Bella for Penny Rose Fabrics.

If you’ve followed me for awhile you know I usually, well actually pretty exclusively, only make quilts for blog tours, but I thought I’d switch it up this time.  Who doesn’t like a good Halloween wallhanging?  For this project you’ll need the following –

  • Dresden ruler
  • Rotary Ruler
  • Rotary Mat
  • Cotton Batting
  • Fusible Batting or Fleece
  • Googly Eyes
  • Black Pipe Cleaners
  • Letters ‘E,K,!” Printed on 8 1/2″ x 11″ Paper
  • Fabric – See below for requirements…note: you will have extra fabric..probably enough to make two.
    • Also note – the Orange fabric used in this project is Riley Blake Cotton Shade Basics in Tangerine and the black is Riley Blake Confetti Cottons Basics in Black.

What do you say? Ready to get started? Read more..

Posted on July 1, 2017

Quilting from ‘Square’ One – Half Square Triangles.

Charm Pack Quilts/ Jelly Roll Quilts/ Layer Cake Quilts/ Quilting from 'square' one

Join us for our newest Quilting from ‘Square’ One Series –
Half Square Triangles!  

Follow along on our YouTube channel as we teach you five different techniques for making half square triangles.  Your kit comes with all of the precut pieces you need to learn each technique as well as the Creative Grids multi-size triangle 45/900 ruler. 

Kit Includes –  

  • Everything to make the front of the quilt –
    • Transformation Fabric by Sarah Vedeler for Contempo in 6 shades
    • Solid Kona White Fabric
      • All fabric is precut for each specific technique

Finished Quilt Size – ~48″x55″

FAQs –

What techniques will be taught?
1) Half Square Triangles from 5″ Squares or Charm Packs
2) Magic 8 Method from 10″ Squares or Layer Cakes
3) Cross-four Method from 7″ Squares
4) Strip Method from 3 1/2″ Strips
5) Traditional Ruler Method from Creative Grids 45/90 Ruler

I see six different colors but only five methods, how do we get the sixth?
We give you enough fabric for you to pick your favorite method from the five we show you so you can practice and perfect the technique. 

How much is shipping?
Shipping is always free at both our main website and our Etsy store. 

Is there a cost for the tutorials?
Not at all, our YouTube channel is 100% free.  While we would love for you to buy the kit we know that you may have other fabrics in mind and that’s totally fine.  In fact, if you see something else in our store you’d like we’ll gladly ship you the yardage at the kit price; it just won’t be cut to the tutorial specifications.  (You need 2 yards of a solid and 2 yards of a print to make the pinwheels or just 4 yards total to make the front of the quilt)

That’s great that you have tutorials, but what if I get stuck along the way?
We’re always here to help. If you get stuck just reach out to us at info@cleverquiltshoppe.com and we’ll gladly assist in any way we can.

What if I mess up?
You will end up having some spare precuts as a backup. Also, As with all of our tutorials and block of the month clubs if you mess up please contact us and we’ll do our best to help get you back on track.  If we have the fabric in stock we’ll gladly send you more fabric in what we call an ‘oopsie kit’ with free shipping. 

I see the kit doesn’t include binding or backing; can I order that as well?
Of course, just select the variation under the kit and add it to your cart as well.  Be sure to double check your color.  Stock is limited so we encourage you to purchase your backing and binding at the same time. Once we’re sold out; we’re sold out.  

How much backing and binding fabric do I need if I’m not using the kit?
Backing – 3 1/2 Yards
Binding – 1/2 Yard

I don’t want to go through all of the methods but I love the quilt. Can I order a kit just using, say, the 5″ square method?
Absolutely! Simply select the ‘5″ Square Only Kit’ and we’ll create a kit for you with all of the colors, but just in 5″ Squares.  Same goes for 10″ squares, 7″ squares, 3.5″ strips & 3.5″ strips.  

Where can I find the videos?  The videos are available on our YouTube site.  Click here to watch them or to check out our other tutorials. We have uploaded a sample below so you can see how they look.  


https://www.youtube.com/thecleverquiltshoppe 

 



Posted on April 24, 2017

Faded Memories Blog Tour – Rolie Polie Quilt

Jelly Roll Quilts/ Lap Quilts
CleverQuiltStudio.com Faded Memories Strip Quilt

Hey Y’all! A few weeks ago I was asked to take part in another Penny Rose Fabrics blog tour.  This quilt is for Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs very first line for Penny Rose called Faded Memories.  It’s a rich mix of reds, blues, and neutrals that all come together to make a very classic and luscious combination.   You may be thinking, uh oh, she’s going to show us a very traditional quilt with lots of separate cuts and lots of yardage…that just isn’t like Crystal.  Never fear we’re going to slice up a Rolie Polie in our usual studio fashion.  As always, I have a YouTube tutorial for you as well as photos to follow along.

What do you say? Let’s get started.

Finished Size – 48″ x 60″
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Posted on February 19, 2017

Disappearing 9-Patch Block – X’s & O’s

Baby Quilts/ Charm Pack Quilts/ Lap Quilts/ Layer Cake Quilts/ Uncategorized

Hey Y’all!

I get the pleasure of speaking with the Johnson County Quilt Guild on the 27th.  I am working on a fun precut demonstration for them, but just had to share with everyone!  Here’s a new and fun take on a disappearing 9-patch using 3.5″ squares.

The line is an older one by Riley Blake Designs called A Beautiful Thing by Zoe Pearn.  I don’t think you can get it anymore, but I think we can all agree it’s simply adorable!

Anywho, I hope you enjoy!

Until next time, Happy Quilting!

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Posted on January 8, 2017

Finally! A Log Cabin Redeux!

Bed Sized Quilts/ Jelly Roll Quilts/ Lap Quilts
paradigm shift, modified log cabin, clever quilt studio

Hi! You are probably looking for my infamous black, white & green (Paradigm Shift) quilt or you’ve pinned it in the past (Thank you for that!).  This was the very first quilt I made for my blog back in 2013 and I used a pattern that was published in America Makes Fast Quilts If you are really wanting that pattern you can click on the link and buy a copy of the magazine just like I did.  If you’ve followed me for awhile you know I was asked to pull the previous post by the author. I won’t go into the details because who needs to relive the past? Instead, why not make a new and improved version? So, without further ado, here it is! (Finally!!)

This version is similar to the original but I just gave it my own spin, using a different method and measurements to get essentially the same pattern.  The blocks do end up a little smaller, but can I just say, I think I love this new version WAY more!  In the true spirit of the studio we’re using precuts, yep precuts! The original had you cutting individual squares and stripes out of yardage so I thought, why not use a Jelly Roll or 2.5″ strips?  So, that’s what we’re going to do and trust me when I say it’s way faster.

Here’s the only minor hiccup. In order to get the look of my original quilt you’ll want to pick a jelly roll with fewer color lines and more repeats.  The one I’m using is Cotton + Steel’s Pixie Strips Basics Roll in navy.  They also have a berry one that is to die for.  I’ve added some rolls from my Shoppe that I think would be great for this at the bottom of the post if you’d like inspiration.  Just make sure the roll you choose says 3 or more of the same color-way per roll.  Or, by all means you can make it your own and throw caution to the wind!

This is long overdue so what do ya say, let’s get started! Read more..

Posted on November 19, 2016

Quilting from ‘Square’ One – Binding the Quilt!

Charm Pack Quilts/ Lap Quilts/ Quilting from 'square' one

Brr it’s cold outside! Fall/Winter has finally hit North Texas and I could not be happier.  I don’t have to turn on my air conditioner today and can even wear long sleeves.  It’s also my college’s rival football game today (GO BOBCATS!) so I am desperately searching for an online source to get a local Montana channel…wish me luck.

Who is ready to bind this quilt? I know I am!  Let’s get started…

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Posted on November 19, 2016

DIY Quilt Label

On the Side...

Hi Everyone!  All of us put a lot of hard work into our craft and we should be signing it similar to how a painter signs their canvas. That’s where a quilt label comes in handy and is essential in finishing off your quilt.  Here is a quick DIY label tutorial for you!

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Posted on November 8, 2016

Quilting from ‘Square’ One – QUILTING!!!

Charm Pack Quilts/ Quilting from 'square' one

Hey Y’all! Well, the rain has begun here in north Texas so that can only mean one thing; fall is here!  We can finally catch up to the rest of the country and pull out our sweaters, and boots…even if they are rain boots.  I am so excited for apple cider, pot pies and all things fall.  I would also like to thank you all for being patient with me this week.  I know I’m a bit tardy on this post, no excuses, just bit a little more off than I can chew. But the good news is I’m getting caught up which means we get to QUILT today! Yay!

I contemplated a write up on this one, but honestly, I think it’s easier and more self explanatory to watch the video. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate in reaching out.

Here are links to the items we used today –

Next week we’ll be going over binding and some tips and tricks with that….and once that’s done you can cuddle under your very own hand made quilt. Just in time for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

p.s. I’m going to add a special bonus post next week…(think quilt label)

Until next time; Happy Quilting!

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Posted on November 5, 2016

Introducing our new Block of the Month – Tea for Two!

Fat Quarter Quilts/ On the Side...

Happy Saturday Everyone! I’m busily filming and quilting for our Sew-A-Long and a new post will be out later today or early tomorrow.  First, however, I wanted to let everyone know about our next Block of the Month which will start on December 1st, 2016. I’m super excited about this one.  It’s using another Pam and Nicky Lintott pattern called Tea for Two and Captivate by Alisse Courter for Camelot Fabrics.  This is a hexi made easy quilt too! Have a look and click here or on any of the photos to learn more or to sign up.  This one is going to be so much fun!

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Posted on October 29, 2016

Quilting from ‘Square’ One – Backing, Basting, Pinning

Charm Pack Quilts/ Quilting from 'square' one

Happy Day Everyone!

Today we’re going to go over how to make your backing, spray the batting to the front and back as well as pin for quilting.  I’m going to be honest here…this is my LEAST favorite part of the quilt making process.  I think it’s because now we’re dealing with yards of fabric and not small blocks.  It can become a circus to try to tackle it all.  Likewise, I have a dog and a cat who have sixth sense about quilts and always need to get in the middle of the process.  I’ll add a cute ‘outtake’ below so you can see what I’m talking about.  Okay enough babbling…as I said least favorite, but with these techniques it should be fairly painless.  What do ya say? Let’s get started!

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