By Sherri McConnell
Bring the hand-crafted culture domestic with those fascinating quilts and residential components. encouraged through a grandmother who enjoyed to stitch for her kin, quilter and blogger Sherri McConnell supplies conventional styles like hexagons, stars, snowballs, and Dresden Plates a brand new glance that includes materials via a few of today’s most well liked designers. 19 comfortable tasks comprise pillows, tote baggage, desk runners, and bigger quilts—quick and simple designs that make nice gifts.
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Press again, and stitch around the band 1/4˝ away from the top edge. 11. Cover the button, following the directions on the covered-button package (or use a purchased 11/2˝-diameter button). Sew the button to the bag front so that the bag closure loop fits around it. Storing Patterns Quilters seem to accumulate patterns along with fabric. I use a few different methods to store and organize my patterns. When I want to keep a pattern from a magazine, I cut out the pages and place them in sheet protectors.
Press the seams in opposite direction from row to row. Sew the rows together and press. 2. Piece the 11/2˝ × 42˝ inner border strips together and cut into 2 lengths 11/2˝ × 601/2˝ for the sides of the quilt and 2 strips 11/2˝ × 621/2˝ for the top and bottom. 3. Sew the inner borders to the sides and then the top and bottom of the quilt. Press the seams toward the border fabric. 4. Sew the 41/2˝ × 42˝ outer border strips together and cut into 2 lengths 41/2˝ × 621/2˝ for the sides of the quilt and 2 lengths 41/2˝ × 701/2˝ for the top and bottom.
Block Assembly Refer to The Basics (pages 70–77) as needed. Seam allowances are 1/4˝ unless otherwise noted. 1. Pair up the 6 print fabrics, choosing 2 fabrics for each of the 3 star blocks. squares as shown. Sew the units together in rows. Press. 2. Using 2 squares from each of the 2 fabrics for a single block, make 4 half-square triangles (see Half-Square Triangles, page 73). Trim to 31/2˝ square. Make 4. Tip Block assembly I have found that by pressing seams open on half-square triangle units, the finished units are more accurate.
A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home by Sherri McConnell