Friday, February 15, 2019

Mid month potholders


This week's potholders are made with the crossed canoe die from Accuquilt
It makes a great 9" finished block!
(I made a pattern for them using this die and it's such a fun die!)

 
At first I got out 2 Fat quarters and ironed them and folded them in half twice
 Then I cut out 4 sets of each like this
 I quickly sewed them together like this
 and then the opposite blocks like this (2 of them), a fun and easy block with the GO dies! 
I think it would be hard to get accurate rotary cut!!
 I used another FQ and cut it into pieces and layered first regular batting, then insulbright, then backing and the quilt block on top right side down AND I had made hanging tags too for both blocks

Then I stitched around the edge 1/4" leaving an opening at the bottom and then trimmed the block and batting down
 turn right side out and ironed flat and then top stitched to close the hole I left for turning inside out!
Such a simple set of potholders to make!
accuquilt crossed canoe potholders 
try it out!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Learn to sew foundation piecing class coming up

I am happy to announce that I'll be teaching an intro to Foundation piecing class at Capital sew and quilt in cary nc

You'll be making your own version of this cute table runner! 13" x 37" 
(I originally called it Christmas table runner but it doesn't have to be in Christmas fabrics as you can see)


It's scheduled for Saturday March 23rd
 from 10.30am to 2.30pm
and the fee is $49
contact the store to reserve your spot!

What you need for the class:

Obviously a sewing machine and all that goes with it
rotary cutting tools.
Scissors (fabric AND paper) 
ADD A QUARTER RULER is recommended too!!

Fabric A 1/4yd
Fabric B 1/4yd
Fabric C 1 yd (border fabric too)

These are for later.
Binding 1/4yd
 batting 16" x 40"
Backing 20" x 42"

I'll email the pattern once I get confirmation and you'll print the block pieces onto printer paper and bring to class.

You'll learn how to prepare papers and fabrics for foundation piecing, then how to get started sewing fabric onto paper for PERFECT precision! once you learn it, you'll be hooked and there's so many cool blocks out there for foundation piecing, or you can design your own on paper or in EQ! 
Foundation piecing is fun and NOT scary!!
come try it!

Hope to see you there!
 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

RSC19 blocks and EPP flowers

I've been sewing on RSC19 blocks in between other projects and if you know me, I can't just stop at one thing!
I recently got a new Bonnie hunter book so as I was skimming thru it, I thought I could make some fun rainbow blocks for the RSC19 blocks and then I just couldn't stop!


The top two blocks are from the book and the spider web block is an adaptation of one of the blocks in the book, of course I used Accuquilt dies as much as possible, so they were used in all the blocks at least partially in the blocks!

January's color of the month for RSC19 was red!
 
the spider web block is all accuquilt!

I also made this red and black pineapple quilt with the accuquilt die!

Here I finished the February color too which is yellow


and the spider web block in yellow too!
Do you notice that I sort of "flipped" the block? usually you have the spiderweb in the center of the block but I have the kite shapes in the middle, so it should be a fun quilt at the end!


As I was sorting bins of projects and moving stuff around (still) I found this EPP hexagon flower project that I've had since 2012! I remember it being one of my first EPP projects- hence no plan and no direction for these flowers!

So I hung it up and then drew it out in EQ8 to get a "plan" and the pink flowers are extras I need to make of completed hexagon flowers, which was 12! so I cut out the fabrics with an Accuquilt die and I already had tons of cardstock hexies.

I glued these and sewed some during the most BORING superbowl ever!
We're not sports people at all but we try to watch the superbowl at least, but this time it was soooooo boring! lowest winning score ever too, half time show and commercials weren't good either....
well at least I got to sew ;)


I just wanted to add some cutie pie pics in here too :)


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

EQ8 Tutorial Tuesday- Importing blocks




I'm running out of ideas for tutorials but the EQ FB group is great for inspiration as someone asked a question about blocks designed in one file, how to copy it over to another file or another place, so I'm going to show you the way I do it by importing blocks into another file.


I have an EQ file called QUBE angles where I drew the blocks from the booklet that came with the Accuquilt QUBE angles set. There's a lot of blocks!
 

So instead of making this file larger, I might want to move some of these blocks into a new file.
I open a new file or open an existing file and go to libraries/ blocks
(sorry don't know why it's so blurry)
 
 
 at the bottom of the pop up box there's an option to import block
 
then you click that and it should open up to your EQ project library
Documents/ My EQ8/ Projects
 
Then you find your original file name- in my case it was accuquilt angles
and then that file's block library pops up!
 
and you just click the blocks you want and add to sketchbook
and now this current file has the new/old blocks in the library!
 
 
 and then you can design whatever you want with those or even edit the blocks and they won't be changed in the original file
 
Hope this helps a bit :)