Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Moving on with our Quilt

If you're doing the quick quilt with me, you're ready to start cutting your fabric.

We will be cutting and stitching three strips to form Patterns A, B, and C

For strip A --

If you are using the colors suggested by the original quilt instructions, use your blue check and white for this strip. Otherwise, use a patterned fabric or a medium toned fabric and a lightest or white fabric of your choice.

Cut 5 4 1/2 inch by 44 inch strips of your check or medium toned or patterned fabric
Cut 5 2 1/2 inch by 44 inch strips of your white or lightest fabric

Pin the whites to the checks or patterned or medium toned fabric (whichever you are using) along seam lines (right sides facing together). Stitch 1/4 inch seams. Make sure your 1/4 inch seams are precise. Press all seams toward the checked or patterned or medium toned fabric.

To make sure your cutting is precise, you can mark the backs of your fabric with a #4 pencil or silver-colored pencil or washable fabric pencil and a ruler. Or, you can use a quilter's cutting mat and a rotary cutter.

Good friends are like quilts; they age with you, but never lose their warmth.

Before Prozac, there was quilting.

Blankets wrap you in warmth; quilts wrap you in love.

Finished is better than perfect.

From Quotes about Quilting, A Prairie Home Quilts

Happy Home Keeping!

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