Well hello there! It’s been awhile, my apologies, I’ve been moving across the country….but…I’m excited to be back and have a ton of new ideas and a new creative space to break in! (maybe I’ll do a new studio tour when everything is put away and pretty…because we know that won’t last long!) Today I’m happy to announce a new super quick quilt pattern using Christmas Delivery by Carta Bella for Riley Blake Designs.
It’s time for another blog tour! This time it’s for Jill Finley’s new line This & That for Penny Rose Fabrics. It’s a fun mix of bright colors, florals and words that is sure to brighten any dull winter day.
Today’s project is a chain-piecers dream. So if you love chain piecing this is the quilt for you. Here’s what you’ll need –
You can download this free printable materials list on our shoppe’s website here – https://www.thecleverquiltshoppe.com/pages/free-downloads
Here are the prints we’ll be using from the line today. They include the following –
- Black Daisy, Blue This Ampersands, Yellow This Geometric, and Black this Main. Our Backing fabric is the Basics Black from the Shades collection for Riley Blake.
What do you say, let’s get started…enjoy the video tutorial.
Don’t forget to check out all of the other lovely projects featuring this line this week! Here’s the schedule below –
- Wednesday 11/8/17 – Ameroonie Designs – Amy Chappell – www.amerooniedesigns.com
- Thursday 11/9/17 – Debby Brown Quilts – Debby Brown – higheredhands.blogspot.com
- Friday 11/10/17 – That’s-Sew-Kari – Kari Steiger – thats-sew-kari.blogspot.com
Until Next Time, Happy Quilting,
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.
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!
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…
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!
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!
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!