The Ruthless Chatter
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.
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
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
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
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
Announcing the Autumn 2015 Fall Knits Fashion Collection!
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
I recently discovered podcasts. I love how you can search for any topic and find a plethora of shows. When I first started I discovered “Canadian Quilt Talk”. Brandy Lynn has a way of asking just the question that I’m thinking as the guest is discussing their expertise. “Canadian Quilt Talk is a weekly online podcast that aims to inspire quilters and fibre artists alike with tips, tricks and the latest products.” (source) It is with great pleasure that today I am the guest speaker on Brandy Lynn’s show, discussing tips for quilters who are considering taking their quilt top