How To Prepare Fabric for a Patchwork Quilt

Today I am sharing how to prepare fabric for a patchwork quilt. This is one of my favourite quilts to make. It’s also my most popular style of signature quilts within the Wedding Collection. Steps To Prepare Fabric for A Patchwork Quilt Prepare layout – I use the EQ4 Computer Program to draft a visual pattern in the colours that I want and makes it easy to rearrange the fabric examples into a pattern that is pleasing to me. If you do not have a computer program, you could also use it the traditional way with graph paper and pencil crayons. I did this

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T-Shirt Quilt Final Reveal

The past few days I have gone over the process of how to prepare your shirts, how to lay them out to tell a story, how to sash the shirts to make a top and today is the Alpha Omega sorority t-shirt quilt final reveal! You will notice that the sashing is green and the binding is gold – the thread is also agolden colour if you can see it. These are Alpha Omega’s colours and my client was really excited to have these colours represented. For those who are wondering, I used the “bumpity” pantograph pattern on the quilt.

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How To Tell A Story with Your Shirt Layout

How to Tell a Story with your Shirt Layout Welcome to the third blog post in our how to make a t-shirt quilt series. Today we are talking about how to tell a story with your shirt layout and how to consider what order to place them in. In the case of this Alpha Omega sorority t-shirt quilt that we’ve been working on in the series, if a t-shirt has sayings on the front and the back. For example, one shirt says ”You can wish on a shooting star…” on the front while the back reads “Or rush Alpha Omega and make your

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How to Make A T-Shirt Quilt: Adding Sashing

This is the second blog post in our t-shirt quilt series. I’ll note, it is a photo heavy tutorial. If you prefer videos, I’ve also included my YouTube video tutorial at the end of the post. Last time we prepped our t-shirts with interfacing to make it stiff and non-stretchy. When you are considering piecing your quilt top, remember that you need to have your shirts laid out in the order that you want them placed when your quilt is complete. A good tip is to tell a story with how you lay out the t-shirts. Some of the t-shirts

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How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt: Preparing the Shirts

Today, I am going to show you how I prepare a T-shirt to put into a quilt. First, get your iron and press the shirt to get out any wrinkles. I use parchment paper underneath so that any of the adhesive from the interfacing doesn’t get onto my quilting board. If I was going to do it face up, I would also have a layer of parchment paper on the top so that no sticky residue would go onto my iron either. The interfacing has a shiny and a matte side. The shiny side is where the adhesive is and this will go

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Blog Roadmap: A New Direction

Hello! You may have noticed that the blog has been on pause for a little bit while I determined the direction I wanted it to go. Originally I had the blog here but not enough original content to post, so I shared items that I found on the internet. This was great, for a while. Then I decided to merge my mommy blog with my business blog and so I sent my readers over there. That worked too but I really missed writing about my mom adventures. After a lot of consideration and planning, I have prepared a great content

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Learning to Machine Applique

On Saturday I took my first quilting class by Karen Kay Buckley where we learned how to machine applique. Karen was gracious enough to snap a photo with me after a long day of learning and sewing: In addition to learning and playing with a machine applique piece, I also went shopping at her display. I bought an adjustable square which I am sure will save me a lot of time and money on individual rulers. This gives me as small as 4″ and as large as 24.5″ to square up my quilt! Here is a video link of Karen

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Welcome! I'm Elizabeth. The Ruthless Crafter specializes in knit and crochet character hats for makers and wearers. My mission is to help you express your playful side.

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