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Hey Everyone! I hope you enjoy our Block Equations! Click here for your free printable instructions and materials list! Crosscut Sawtooth – Materials Printable
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″
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Happy first Sunday of the 2016 NFL Season! While many of us enjoy watching football with our friends, hubs, etc. sometimes it is nice to retreat to the studio on Sunday for some ‘me’ time. Today I am working on finishing up my next blog post, but in the meantime here is one I’ve been meaning to share with y’all for some time.
A colleague’s wife commissioned a baby quilt for one of her best friends. The timing wasn’t great as I was still in the middle of that nasty hail storm remodel and my studio was in complete shambles. So, naturally I said “Yes of course I’ll make you a quilt.” (It’s what we all do, right?)
The nursery colors are teal and coral which is a pretty tough combination I discovered, but luckily Woodland Springs by Designs by Dani for Riley Blake came through and worked perfectly.
Today is a dreaded, yet, necessary evil here in north Texas. It is the day I have to replace my air conditioning system. Sad day for the unit that came with the house, but this girl is super excited for a more efficient system and lowered utility bills! Oh, and not dying this summer! So Cooper, Baxter and I are ‘chillin’ (pun intended) in my office writing this post for you. I’m also excited to show y’all this quilt. I made it for my friends the Hitchings’ baby girl, Caroline. She is beyond adorable and this one was so easy but turned out like a million bucks (in my opinion).
Oh! Before I forget, I’m so excited to introduce ‘printable patterns’. These are simplified instructions that you can take to your fabric store so you won’t forget any dimensions, etc. You can even scan the QR code at the bottom of the page and it will take you right to the blog with photos, etc. I will try to back fill as many posts as possible, but know that they will be there for any new ones going forward. You can find today’s here: Charmed Triangles – Free Printable
What do ya say; let’s get started!
- 32 – 5” Squares or 1 (42 square) Colored Charm Pack
32 – 5” Squares or 1 (42 square) White on White Charm Pack
- 3 ¼ Yards Backing Fabric
- 3/8 Yards Binding Fabric (2 ¼” Strips)
- 3 ¼ Yards Cotton Batting
- Quilting Standard Notions:
Scissors, Rotary Cutter, Mat, Ruler, Seam Ripper, Machine, Thread, Iron & Board
Finished Size: ~45″x45″
I decided to use a left over layer cake and some charms from a blue, lavender, pink and gray charm pack (Jubilee by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda). As you can probably gather I was making this quilt for a baby girl so I left the blue squares out to be used for another project at a later date and I already used the lavender squares for Charli’s Layer Cake Quilt. I also used white on white yardage and cut it down to the needed 5″ squares and some fun gray on gray fabric for backing. Since I was using a remnant layer cake I also cut those down to 5″x5″ squares. Here are all of the squares once cut:
If that picture doesn’t get you excited I don’t know what will (but clean cut fabric is one of my favorite things, so who knows?)
Step 1: The first thing we need to do to will be to create iron seam lines. Fold wrong sides together on the colored charm pack and press the diagonal. Likewise, fold right sides together on your white charms and press the fold as well.
Step 2: Match a colored charm to a white charm. Stitch ¼” on each side of your pressed seam diagonally. See the illustration; stitch along the dotted lines.
Step 3: Cut along the press seam using your rotary cutter and ruler. Make sure to line up tip to tip or corner to corner.
Step 4: Set seams and press open and trim your dog ears. Voila! That’s the block.
Step 5: Layout the squares into the diamond pattern pictured below. Make sure you don’t have too many of the same color ways right next to each other.
Step 6: Sew the blocks together row by row horizontally. Your front is ready for batting, backing, pinning and quilting! (Didn’t I tell you this one would go fast?! Youza!)
I can’t wait to show you what’s next!
Until then, Happy Quilting