Float A Quilt Top

I love to float a quilt top on my frame. There are several ways to load your quilt onto your quilting frame. My favorite way to load a quilt on a frame is to float a quilt top. I have found this method to be quick and easy. Make sure to watch the video at the end of this article as well!

Start with your Backing

First we will start with our backing. For this Quilt, I am using only solid fabrics from PaintBrush Studio. This line of fabric is called painters palette at and it is my favorite solid fabric because of the quality, color consistency and the high thread count.

I highly recommend you try this brand of solid fabrics. The color I’m using is called Honey and it’s really going to complement the front of the Quilt.

About my Quilting System

My quilting frame is Juki J350 Miyabi QVP. I can create beautiful stitches on my quilt with plenty of space. I have 18 inches of horizontal throat space between the arm of the machine and the needle and 10-inch height, unlike most long arm quilting machines, which only provide an 8-inch height or less.

All these amazing capabilities come mounted on a deluxe quilting frame of up to 12 feet. I have a 10 foot quilting frame, which fits perfectly in my home sewing studio. There are two (5 foot) rails that create this frame, so the center line is easy to find. I also have markings on my leaders which I intentionally aligned with my center marking of the top rail.

Loading the Backing

In a previous video, I shared how I use the red snapper system to load my quilt. This system is quick and easy and that is what I’m using here. I snap the top, center, of my backing onto the top rail. I pull the rest of my quilt through so that it goes underneath the dead bar.

The first thing we’re going to do is locate the center of the top of the backing. I’m just folding the backing in half to identify the center and then marking it with a sewing pin. Next, I am locating the center of my quilt frame. Using the turning wheel on the frame, I advance my quilt so that the bottom of my backing is easily accessible to my backing rail. Again, locate the center of my backing, this time, on the bottom. I repeat the same process by aligning and snapping the bottom of the backing to the backing rail. Once I get the top of the backing and the bottom of the backing attached to the rails, I move the backing back to its starting position.

Float your Batting

Now it’s time to load the batting. This particular batting is called Elegant Blend, by Stitch N Time. Stitch in Time Elegant Blend 80/20 (which is 80% cotton and 20% Polyester) is a premium blend batting designed by quilters for quilters. This batting is needle-punched into a very fine scrim providing a stable and tug-gable batting for frame quilting but still wonderful for hand or domestic quilting. I used the twin sized package, which is the perfect width for this quilt.

I’m just aligning the top of my batting against the top of my backing. I’ll let the remainder of the batting float over the edge of the rails. There are rails at the bottom of my frame that I could attach this batting to, but I like to float my quilts so I just let it drape over the edge. I’m using my side clamps to attach each side of my quilt. This helps to create an even quilting surface. These can easily adjusted to fit your quilt.

Float a Quilt Top

I’m also going to float my quilt top. This is just a personal preference. Many people like to attach the bottom of the top to the rail system, but I just like to float my tops. The quilt that I am loading is the Turntables Quilt. I have this pattern available in both paper or PDF format!

Once I align my batting and my quilt top, I’m going to do some large basting stitches with my long arm.

Baste Your Quilt

My Juki J-350 QVP has a basting function which helps me make sure that my Quilt stays put during the entire Quilting process. I’m simply basting and advancing the quilt until I get to the end. Each time I advance my Quilt, I make sure that the Quilting surface is taunt, but not super tight. It’s a delicate balance that you’ll learn over time. With each quilt advancement, I am applying another row of basting stitches.

My Juki J-350 QVP lets me choose how large I want my basting stitches to be. I usually choose the largest stitch, since these will eventually be taken out either as I am quilting or after I am done quilting. It’s helpful to use a contrasting thread for basting. This makes it really easy to identify what needs to be removed. I like to trim off the excess batting. I don’t trim it too close to the edge of the quilt because you might need a little extra room when you finally get to the end of the quilt. I just don’t want all of the excess rolled up on my rail, so I just trim it off.

Ready for Quilting

Once I have the quilt basted then I will move the quilt back to the starting point and prepare my machine for the edge to edge design I have chosen.

I also have the quilting automation package on my my machine. This package is called Quilters Creative Touch 5 or QCT5. Look for more articles and lessons on this quilting automation.

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I would love to hear from you about how you load your quilts! Do you like to float your tops?

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Happy Stitching!

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Fabric Storage Baskets

Baskets are storage workhorses!  They provide easy organization solutions, plus they’re stylish and can add warmth to any room in the house.   Making fabric storage baskets takes style to another level.  You can make these for any season and even for everyday!  I’ve seen these fabric baskets used in many, many ways!  These are great for baby shower gifts.  Just roll up some newborn diapers and other baby notions into a fabric basket – Voila!  Make it even better if you choose a nursery theme fabric!  Winning!!!  I made one for a recent High School graduate. She chose the fabric of her (soon to be) college and she used it in her graduation party as a collection basket for her greeting cards!  Perfect!

One of the best solutions to a lack of storage are baskets!  Even better – DIY FABRIC BASKETS!!!

Ask any sewing enthusiast if they have enough storage.  You will most likely receive a unanimous “Of course not” for a response!  I have several in my sewing studio that I use for various items.  One of my baskets is dedicated to all my saved fabric selvages.  I used these selvages to make a project bag. You can check that out right here. Am I the only one that saves those?!?!  Making Fabric Storage Baskets is super fun and easy!  Let’s get started!

~Supply list~

I really love the pattern and design of the One Hour Fabric Basket by our friends at Hearts and Bees.  This pattern is an instant download and you only need some basic supplies to make your basket.  This is a basic sewing pattern with a pictorial tutorial.  I love that!  You only need to have some basic skills necessary, like how to sew various size seam allowances and how to top stitch.  Easy Peasy!

The sizing and finished measurements of the fabric basket are  10″L x 6″W x 7″H.  This is the perfect size for storing fat quarters of fabric.  The width fits folded fat quarters perfectly!  Do you love how mine turned out?  I used a retired fabrics by Tula Pink. Sorry – those prints are LONG GONE (unless you want to pay over $30 for a Fat Quarter).  I also altered the pattern by adding a fusible interfacing.  This gave my basket a nice form and shape.  I gave this project a little sass by quilting along the existing fabric lines.  Nice!

Why I made Fabric Storage Baskets

My Local Quilt Guild, The Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild, hosted a Christmas swap and we chose this pattern.  My secret swap partner and I made each other a Fabric Basket.  I love all the extra detail that my partner put into the basket that she made.  She added some flying geese and coordinated this with the interior arrow fabric!  I use this basket everyday to store my extra sporty fabric (which I give to my mother to make baby jackets).

This pattern includes multiple size options!  Make different sizes of Fabric Baskets with this additional pattern. The options are really fun!

This basket is perfect to use for everyday storage!

Happy Sewing!  

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20+ Perfect Projects for Easter

It’s that time of year to start thinking about sewing and decorating for Easter!  It’s kind of sad to put away your Valentines decor and quilts.  Thank goodness we can make our homes pretty again with some Springtime decor!  I have scoured the internet and made some great connections with some lovely folks to share these 20 projects for Easter with you!  Let’s all get sewing and have a Handmade Easter!

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Perfect Projects for Easter
Easy Easter Basket Sewing Pattern with Optional Bunny Ears by Vicki Elle Handmade
Perfect Projects for Easter
Go! Hopping Bunnies Table Runner Pattern by AccuQuilt
Perfect Projects for Easter
Floral Easter Bunny silhouette Machine Embroidery Pattern by Anna for Artapli
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Easter Egg Placemat by Jacquelynne Steves
Projects for Easter
Floppy Ears Bunny Bag by Stitching Notes
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Tulip quilt by Michelle Engel Benscko
Rain Boot Quilt Block – Pattern by Nadra Ridgeway with ellis & higgs
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Check out this Chubby Bunny Sewing Pattern on the Fluffmonger Etsy site!
Bunny Quilt Block by Nicole (that’s me)!
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I just love this Rainy Days mini quilt, which is designed by Nadra Ridgeway of ellis and higgs.
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Dress up your little bunnies with these darling DIY Bunny Ears Headbands. Check out this great tutorial by Say Yes!
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Just love this tutorial by Make It – Love It!
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This precious Hippity Hoppity Mini Quilt is perfect to spruce up any space! Check out the pattern by Nadra Ridgeway with ellis & higgs
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Don’t you just LOVE these Spring Bunnies? Check out Flamingo Toes tutorial and make one of these for yourself! The poofy tails are just the cutest!
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Who doesn’t want a Stuffed Bunny with a cute little pocket? I just love this tutorial by Alice and Lois!
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These DIY Felt Carrots, by Apple Green Cottage, are perfect for the little to play with!
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You really need to make a Fabric Easter Basket! This quick and simple pattern can be completed in about an hour!  Fill it up will all the Easter Goodies!

Whew!  That’s a lot of Easter Inspiration!  I hope you find something fun to make for Easter this year!  Remember, there is nothing better than making Handmade gifts and Home Decor, especially for Easter!

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Lucky Clover Quilt Block - PDF Pattern Download in three sizes with a free video tutorial

Lucky Clover Quilt Block

The Lucky Clover quilt block is the perfect block for St. Patrick’s Day or any day you are feeling a little lucky. You’ll find that this simple four patch block is easy to cut and assemble. The lucky clover quilt block is made mostly of snowballed sections with a fun little stem. The pattern includes measurements for 3 different sizes so your making options are limitless!  Let me show you how it’s done!

Materials List

Supply List

Let’s Start Assembly

Once you’ve cut your fabrics to size we’re going to first create these snowballed corners. Take your smallest blue pieces and arrange them on top of your green blocks. I like to prepare my blocks for sewing by using Elmers washable school glue. I’m using a micro tipped bottle to add minimal amounts of glue to each piece. Once you have your glue in place you’ll just arrange the blue squares over the glue dots.  Take a hot iron to all these glued pieces.  This will speed up the glue drying process.  You’ll do the same thing for the stem block. I’m using just a little bit more glue because that piece is bigger. If you don’t want to use glue, that’s OK you can always  try to keep things stable while sewing or use sewing pins as well.

Sewing your Quilt Block

Taking all of these pieces to the sewing machine, we will stitch these corner squares into place on the diagonal. I’ve laid down a piece of blue painters tape with a line down the middle. This helps me to avoid marking each piece. Instead, I’m just keeping the small fabric piece aligned from the top diagonal to the bottom while I’m stitching in place. I’m doing this with some chain piecing, which makes the process go that much faster. 

For the larger stem block, I’ve marked my diagonal line with a ruler and a chalk marker. Once I have all of my stitching done, I cut off the excess fabric by using my fabric scissors. For the larger stem Block, I use a small ruler and rotary cutter.

It’s a Pressing Matter

Now it’s time to press our seams open. I love using my wool pressing mat and my Oliso mini iron. 

After pressing all of the seams open, you’ll add the other blue piece to the opposite side of your stem block. Draw another chalk line and stitch this into place. Cut off the excess and press those seams open as well.

Combining all the blocks

Now it’s time to assemble our blocks. I changed from a regular presser foot to a quarter inch seam foot. This helps me achieve a perfect 1/4 inch seam allowance. Once you’ve sewn on the top unit and the bottom unit, press your seams in the opposite direction. Next your seams and sew those units together. Press that final seam open and you have yourself a lucky clover quilt block!

Make a few Lucky Clover Quilt Blocks for a small project or make more for a table runner or lap quilt. Remember, this pattern comes in three different sizes. head over to the link in my description to get your pattern and start making these fun Lucky Clover blocks today!

Personalized Zipper Pouch

Personalized Zipper Pouch

Everyone loves personalized gifts! Having your name or your initials on an item is a great way to personalize any handmade gift! This Personalized Zipper Pouch is the perfect size for pencils, markers or pens. You can also fill it with makeup or anything to help keep you organized in style. Let’s take a look how to make this fun and simple project!

personalized zipper pouch

Materials List

  • Qty (2) Exterior fabric pieces: 9′′ x 5.5′′
      • I used 100% Cotton Duck Canvas Fabric
  • Qty (3) Accent/Interior fabric pieces: 9′′ x 5.5′′
      • I used fabric from my online shop
      • We will use one of these pieces for the exterior Letter and Accent
  • Zipper Tab fabric: 2′′ x 4′′ (I used the same fabric as the interior/accent)
  • Qty (1) 9′′ Nylon zipper – I get all my zippers right HERE
  • Optional label – Check out Dutch Label Shop

Supply List

Cutting The Personalized Letter

Place the accent fabric on your Circuit FabricGrip Machine Mat, right side up. Use a seam roller or a brayer to secure the fabric onto the mat. Program your Cricut Machine to cut your Personalized initial. I made sure the size did not exceed 4” in height. Once you cut the shape, remove your mat from the machine. Use your Cricut weeding tools to remove your cut shape.

Cutting The Personalized Letter

Clip off a piece of your Misty Fuse and Parchment paper to prep the wrong side of your cut shape. Using your iron, fuse the Misty Fuse and remove any access residue. Place your cut shape onto one of your exterior fabric pieces.

ps – If you don’t have or use a Cricut Machine, you can simply print out a letter, trace and fuse as well. Don’t let the machinery stop you from making this fun project!

Making the Zipper Tab

Cut your zipper to 8”. Fold and press fabric rectangle in half lengthwise , wrong sides together. Open it back up and fold each side to the center; press. Trim the ends of the zipper. Slip the zipper end in between the folded fabric to create a sandwich.

Making the Zipper Tab

Straight stitch along the edge. Trim off ends of fabric from zipper tab. Open zipper and repeat steps 3 & 4. Be sure to line up the zipper straight across the top opening before attaching the zipper tab.

Assemble the Personalized Zipper Pouch

Place the front of the exterior fabric piece, right side up. Place the zipper along the top raw edge, the wrong side down. Clip in place and cover this with the interior fabric piece. Clip all together and sew along the top edge with your zipper foot. Be sure to secure this side with topstitching. Next, follow the same steps on the back side of the pencil pouch.

Assemble the Personalized Zipper Pouch

Finally, OPEN YOUR ZIPPER! (This is important). Secure the exterior and interior pieces together (right sides together) and secure with clips. Sew along the entire perimeter of the project, but leave a 3-4′′ opening on the middle of the interior fabric side. Now you can flip your project right side out and sew the opening closed.

Just take a look at this video and see how fun and easy it is to make these Personalized Zipper Pouch!

I got carried away and decided to make several of these for my family. They really make great gifts. I filled them with age related items. Colored Pencils for my young niece and some makeup compacts for my older nieces. So much fun to make them special for each person!

Let me know in the comments who you would make a Personalized Zipper Pouch for. I would love to hear from you.


Just Keep Sewing!

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Daylight Wafer Lightbox

Daylight Wafer Lightbox

Ever since I started using the Daylight Company Wafer 1 Lightbox, my Foundation Paper Piecing projects have elevated to the next level. The Daylight Wafer 1 Lightbox is sleek, modern, compact and brilliantly bright. This is not your Grandma’s Lightbox. You know the one I’m talking about! The old lightbox that is big, bulky and emits yellow light. Let me show you all the smart and useful ways to incorporate the Daylight Wafer 1 Lightbox into your sewing studio.

Using the Best Daylight Wafer Lightbox

Daylight Wafer Lightbox

Tracing Images using Daylight Wafer Lightbox

I recently used my Daylight Wafer 1 Lightbox to trace an image for a Holiday quilting project. I needed the image to be reversed and the only way to do this was to turn the paper over and trace the outline.

Tracing image - Wafer One Lightbox

Thanks goodness I had my Daylight Wafer 1 Lightbox. With the lowest ultra light setting, I was able to easily trace the outline for a transposed image and finish designing my masterpiece.

Foundation Paper Piecing

Before I had my Daylight Wafer 1 Lightbox, I had to make sure I had adequate natural sunlight in order to see through the pattern paper. This isn’t always possible if you are a night owl, like me. Using the Daylight Lightbox, in conjunction with my Perfect Piecing Paper, Add-A-Quarter Ruler and Seam Roller, made quick work of an otherwise tricky project!

Foundation Paper Piecing

I love being able to see the lines of my pattern and the designs of the fabric at the same time. It was a bonus to also have the Daylight Wafer 1 self healing cutting mat as well.

Weeding Vinyl for Cricut projects

An unexpected bonus was when I discovered I could very easily use my Daylight Wafer 1 Lightbox to help with weeding the vinyl I had cut with my Cricut Maker. If you are a Cricut user, you know how tiresome weeding vinyl can be on your eyes.

Weeding Vinyl - Wafer One Lightbox

When I place my cut Vinyl sheet on top of my Ultra Illuminated Daylight Wafer 1 Lightbox – it was like the angels in heaven were shining through the project and showing me where to lift and peel. Talk about a game changer!

Just take a look at this video and see how much easier your life can be when you add a Daylight Wafer 1 Lightbox to your Sewing Space!

These Lightboxes come in 3 different sizes and each size also has an optional cutting mat, which can be added separately. I am using the Daylight Wafer 1 Lightbox and Daylight Wafer 1 Cutting Mat in this video. This size is perfect for my small sewing space and provides a nice size for fussy cutting. If you need a larger size, not to worry. These also come in 2 bigger sizes.

Checkout the Daylight Wafer 1 Lightbox and be sure to use my special coupon code to receive 20% off your order!

Coupon Code Graphics

Let me know in the comments how you would use a Daylight Wafer 1 Lightbox and Daylight Wafer 1 Cutting Mat in your next sewing project. I would love to hear from you!

Just Keep Sewing!

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DIY Travel Pillow Cases

With warmer weather quickly approaching, now is a perfect time to make a few DIY Travel Pillow Cases!  This fun and easy method will allow you to make one for each person in your family.  They make great gifts too!  Let me show you how!

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Option 2: Purchase this PDF pattern

Use the button below to purchase the fabric cutting instructions. You’ll be emailed a download link for a file that references the instructions in this tutorial and provides the cutting measurements for this pattern.  

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Here are the materials you will need to make a Travel Pillow Case:

DIY Travel Pillow Case – Materials List
  • Pillow Case Pattern
  • Qty (1) 12” x 16” Pillow Form
  • ½ Yard of Fabric for your Main Print
  • ¼ Yard of Fabric for your Pillowcase Band
  • 1/8 Yard of Fabric for your Pillowcase Trim
DIY Travel Pillow Case – Basic Supplies

Download my pattern for your cutting instructions and have a great time making your DIY Travel Pillow Case!  If you like video instructions, search up “Burrito Style Pillowcase” on Youtube.  

Let me share a few pictures of some great group sewing events we had.  All the participants made their own DIY Travel Pillow Case!  Aren’t they fabulous??!?

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I hope you make lots and lots of these fun DIY Travel Pillow Cases!

Happy Sewing!

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DIY Fabric Pennant Banners

I love to decorate my home!  Whether the decorations are store-bought or handmade, there is a great amount of satisfaction in making my home beautiful.  Since being blessed with the love of sewing, I prefer to make my own home decor, if possible.  Making some DIY fabric pennant banners took my home decor to a whole new level!  I was able to create seasonal decor with ease, decorate for a birthday party and even have some swanky ambiance for our NYE celebration!  Once you try these DIY fabric pennant banners – you will want to make more and more!  Let me show you how it’s done!

DIY Fabric Pennant Banner Pinterest Pin 1

First – you need to get your FREE Pennant Template.  Click HERE and I will email this to you!

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DIY Fabric Pennant Banner Supply List

Basic Sewing Supplies Needed

DIY fabric pennant banner tutorial

Iron your fabrics nice and flat.  Print out your Pennant Template and lay this over a few pieces of fabric and cut these out.  Cut out as many pennants as you will need.  I love using Fabric Bundles for this project because the colors and prints are already coordinated!

Cut the fabric

Because these pennants are double-sided, you will decide which fabric will be on the front and on the back.  Place your cut fabric RST (right sides together) and sew along the 2 long sides of the triangle (leaving the short side open for turning).  Repeat this step for each pennant in your banner.

sew along dotted line

Next, you will turn each pennant right side out and get the tip of your pennant to a point.  I have found using a Purple Thang is the perfect tool to get these pesky points out!  Do this for each pennant and then press any wrinkles out.

turn pennant RSO

Once you have your pennants pressed out, you will take your Double Sided Bias Tape and situate this along the open raw edge of each pennant.  Enclose the raw edges with the bias tape.  Use pins or Wonder Clips to situate each pennant placement before you sew these in place.

clip bias tape to pennant

That’s it!  Easy Peasy!  

Even our cat, Sox, loved it!

NYE wall decor

This project is an easy sew and the perfect project to help take your home or party decor to the next level.  Most noteworthy is how you can make these banners for seasonal decorations and then pack them away for the next year.  Consider making these for a great Baby Shower gift!  Because these are so simple to make, you can even make these for graduation parties!  The possibilities are amazing!  Get your free Pennant Template and make DIY Fabric Pennant Banners today!

Happy Sewing!

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How to Make a 3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouch

Ever since I began sewing lessons for my kid’s classes, I have been teaching how to make a 3 ring binder zipper pouch.  This is such a fun and easy pattern that is perfect for back to school or a quick and simple gift.  I love the clear vinyl window and the grommets.  These add a nice finish to the 3 ring binder zipper pouch.  Let me show you all about this project and don’t forget to watch the video tutorial too!

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3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouch – MATERIALS LIST

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3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouch – SUPPLY LIST

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Assembling the pattern

These 3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouches come together very quickly!  I recommend that you adhere the fusible interfacing to the exterior fabric and then make your cuts.  This will speed up your prep time.

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The Airshow Mini Quilt

I just love my Airshow Mini Quilt! I took a Quilting Workshop, which was hosted by the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild.  The KCMQG was hosting Latifah Saafir, with Latifah Saafir Studios. This workshop featured the Airshow Quilt pattern.  Because the workshop was a half day, all the class participants learned how to make a mini quilt (or a pillow top).  In this class we learned about Latifah’s pattern and some great tips and trick for working with bias tape.  Let me share more about how I made my Airshow Mini Quilt.

Learn tips and tricks for working with Bias Tape and make this adorable mini quilt in the process! You can even make this into a Pillow top! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern#ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial#quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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THE airshow mini quilt – MATERIALS LIST

(just a side note about the fabric that I used.  I hope you are able to find some, with the links I have provided.  This fabric is out of production and will someday be gone forever)

In case you wanted to make a different (larger size) of this amazing pattern, here is an image of what fabric amounts are required for each size.

Here are the material requirements for the AirShow Quilt. Pattern is by Latifah Saafir Studios. #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern#ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial#quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

THE airshow mini QUILT – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine (if you don’t have one yet, here are some that I recommend)
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Acrylic Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips
  • 1/2″ (12mm) Bias Tape Maker
  • Erasable Fabric Marker
  • Washable School Glue (like Elmer’s)

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Kelly is using bias tape in her Airshow Quilt Block. Learn some tips and tricks to make your own! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern#ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial#quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

THE airshow mini QUILT – ASSEMBLY

Using Latifah’s pattern, you will cut out your focus fabric and glue this to your background fabric.  Be sure to use Latifah’s diagram to help you layout the pieces in the proper place.  Then, using your Erasable Fabric Marker, you will trace and draw your loop lines.  Make your bias tape and sew this over the lines.  Super fun and easy!  In case you haven’t made bias tape before, here is a helpful video tutorial!


The entire class had a wonderful time making our Airshow Quilt Blocks!  Check out some of these fun snapshots of the KCMQG Class!  So many great varieties of fabric.  Isn’t it amazing how different these can look, just by selecting different fabrics?  Say hello to some of my favorite people!  I just love the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild!

     

If you ever get a chance to take a class with Latifah Saafir, I highly recommend it!  She is an excellent instructor and her style is amazing!  You can learn more about Latifah on her website.  If you belong to a guild, I would also recommend you make arrangements to have Latifah come for a visit!  So much fun and inspiration!

I hope you try this fun project!  This Airshow Mini Quilt has found it’s place on my wall of mini quilts!  Yay!

Happy Quilting!

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Learn tips and tricks for working with Bias Tape and make this adorable mini quilt in the process! You can even make this into a Pillow top! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern#ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial#quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore
Learn tips and tricks for working with Bias Tape and make this adorable mini quilt in the process! You can even make this into a Pillow top! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern#ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial#quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore