Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mid Month Potholders- bowties

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I’m sure you’ve seen the new bowtie dies from accuquilt, or rather the updated Companion corners sets!

GO! Qube 8" Companion Set-Corners (55785)

At first I was playing in EQ with the bowtie block to see what I’d come up with. The 6” QUBE set, makes 3” bow ties, so a 3 x 3 layout would be 9” finished.


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if it’s a 2x2 layout and then a border it would be 8” or so –depending on the border size

with a 8” set (4” bowties) and a 2x2 layout, would be 8” without a border or more with a border.

With the 9” set, it would be 9” without a border.

with the 12” I’d probably just make one bow tie and add a border

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I decided on this layout with the 6” set and adding a border.

I decided to make 4 matching blocks so the front and back of the potholders are the same!

I used 3 FQs plus 1 for the border and then yardage for the binding.

For each block I cut out (4)  #2 squares from 2 grey and black FQs, so 16 total, and the small triangles too (11.2)

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Then in white I cut out (8) of 11.1 bowtie backgrounds (32 total)

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These block pieces are so cute and tiny!!

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I also cut strips in black with my 1 1/2” strip die

Since I’d use it for the sides, one set would be trimmed to 6 1/2” and the other 8 1/2” so I folded and cut on the short width of the FQ (18”) and cut out 8 strips.

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Then I sewed the small triangles to the white backgrounds and ironed the seams open. (16 each)

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Then added the squares and also ironed the seams open

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and finished the bowtie blocks. (8 each)

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and I sewed them together into blocks like this, I also made the hanging tag from the leftover black. I’ve shown before how I made those.

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Then added the borders

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I then laid out two of then on insulbright and 2 on batting scraps and quilted in the ditch in black and also on the outer edge.

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I then decided to add binding on these and since the edges are 8 1/2” x 4, ONE WOF strip worked just great!

I first pinned the layers together and actually had the back piece rotated 90 degrees, I also pinned the hanging strips and then basted close to the edge all the way around BEFORE adding the binding

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I never do this binding technique much anymore, but this time I folded over one raw edge before ironing the strip in half, so when I sewed the binding on, the end gets trimmed and tucked into the folded edge.

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and I hand stitched down the binding onto the back.

That’s it Smile cute modern potholders

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Hope you make some!

Two people made last month’s potholders, aren’t they both cute??

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1 comment:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I made a bow tie quilt for my inlaws, when I first started quilting. It had Y seams. I didn't realize that there were easier ways to make it. I've since learned easier ways. You've been a busy bee. Sorry, I'm trying to catch up on blog reading, and just read all your posts since the beginning of the month.