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02-26-2019

Sassy Tip 108

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Spray Starch

I learned this tip several years ago at a QuiltCon lecture…

When using spray starch… Spray starch on backside of what you are pressing.

When starching your fabric it should feel slightly damp after you spray it. If you spray on the front side and then press, most of the spray gets on your iron. Spraying on the back just keeps most of the starch in the fabric.

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Now…. whether to starch or not to starch…. that’s a discussion for another day!

 

 

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02-24-2019

QuiltCon 2019- Day 3

Day 3

Today we finished up seeing all the quilts in the show and Wow…. it really took three days to see all this stuff!

Here are some of my Day 3 faves…

We took some time today to do a Make and Take. Those are so fun. They had a few here to do. We each did a different project… quilted post cards, eye masks and a draw string pouch.

Here is my cute little pouch!

We had a great class by Amy Friend of During Quiet Time about paper piecing. Her work is amazing and I’m dying to get her book, Intentional Piecing.

Since we finished up all the show stuff we decided to hit up some sites! The Country Music Hall of Fame.

 

   We had a great time meeting up with our Richmond friends for dinner too.

I have a class tomorrow and then its back on the road again.

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02-23-2019

QuiltCon 2019- Day 4

Day 4

Today we just had one lecture left on working on accuracy. Learned a few tips and tricks there.

We did one more round in the show room and voted on our favorite quilt for the peoples choice award.

This was my pick….

And you know we had to go grab a couple more deals! Just a little more….

Quiltcon was an awesome experience! If you haven’t been you should definitely put it on your list. You won’t regret it!

I can’t wait to get home and start all my projects that I have been inspired to make.

 

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02-23-2019

QuiltCon 2019- Day 2

Day 2

We are here all weekend so we have the luxury of taking it slow to get through all the goodness here.

We hit up the show quilts first. Sooooooooo many amazing works of art here! Here are a few of my faves…

We made it through about half today and you know we couldn’t resist hitting up some of our fave shops again…

 

6.00 a yard folks! Such a deal…

OH, and don’t forget our stop at the GooGoo shop!

Tomorrow we will finish up the show quilts, visit some more local shops and get some sights in.

 

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02-22-2019

QuiltCon 2019-Day 1

 

I am so excited to be at QuiltCon!

 

We are in Nashville this year… I love the exciting cities they pick for us to visit! I am with two of my quilt besties. I love a good quilty road trip!

It is such a huge show! You definitely need a few days to soak it all in.

Day 1

First stop for us was a couple of lectures…. Building Your Quilt Practice and Free Motion Impact. Building Your Quilt Practice was not what we thought it was about, but turned out to be surprisingly inspirational. It focused more on how you practice your craft. How to make time, how to find what you love and what you don’t, and how to make your quilting your own. My favorite quote from the lecture was….

The first thing we hit after the lectures was the VENDORS! We just couldn’t wait to get our hands on some fabric. They have so much to look at we could barely make it through the first day…. we definitely saved some booths to go back to again.

Here is what I scored the first day…

 

Ahhhh…… in love<3

 

I got some great deals! 6.00 a yard and fat quarters for around 2.00. I definitely had to restrain myself!!! I also got some cork because I’m dying to try it on a zipper pouch.

Tomorrow we will check out all the rest of the show quilts and hit up some local quilt shops… Can’t wait.

 

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02-20-2019

Threadology…Block 1 and 2

Hola quilty people!

This month I am starting a new quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop called…

Threadology

2019 threadology quilt along quilt

This quilt is super cute and I love the fabric line they are using, Little Snippets by Bonnie and Camille for MODA.

It’s not too late to join in if you are interested… just head on over to The Jolly Jabber blog by Fat Quarter Shop. The pattern is free, but proceeds are going to the Make a Wish Foundation, so donations are encouraged.

You can find the quilt kit HERE and info on the fabric requirements HERE.

Here is my cute little Ohio Star blocks… Block 1.

And my lovely little Nine Patch blocks… Block 2.

Please join in and quilt along!

These blocks are fun and not too overwhelming.

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01-19-2019

Ask Sassy! Asking Sassy Quilting Questions…

Hey guys! Do you have lots of quilting questions you are dying to know the answers to? But…. are afraid to ask? or don’t know who to ask!

Well Ask Sassy!

You can feel free to ask in the comments or email me if you prefer to be anonymous:)

Todays Question:

Dear Sassy,

“I had fabric of whites, reds and some other colors. Well the starch spilled and now some of the red color is now on my white fabric, it bled together. Is there anything I can do to  get rid of the red stain on my white fabric?”

Why yes there is something you can do!

Fill your tub with hot hot water, add about a half a cup of Dawn dish detergent.

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Using the original Dawn is best, no additives or fragrances.

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Submerge your entire quilt in the water, keep quilt entirely under water. Let soak for about 12 hours, rinse and repeat as often as necessary!

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Bam! There you go. This is a proven technique and works 99.9% of the time.

HERE is a link to the process if you would like to read more.

So there you go! I hope these quilting questions will help beginners and the pros alike. So ask away!

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01-10-2019

Sassy Tip- 107

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Sassy tip #107:

Bias or Curved Binding

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Use binding cut on the bias when your quilt borders are curved, this has a stretch to it. Otherwise, use straight of grain.

Binding can be a little tricky sometimes. I know you have probably seen some pics of people cutting their binding on the diagonal….why go through all that trouble if you can just cut it straight???

Welllllll………

Fabric has a grain to it. When you cut binding for the straight edges of a quilt, you cut from the fold to the selvedge, you are then cutting on the straight grain. This type of binding is perfect for your general binding on your quilts. It is sturdy and if you pull on it you can feel that it has no stretch.

Butttt……

When you are working with a curved border you need a little stretch or bend to get it to fit around your quilts edges. This is called bias binding because the strips are cut on the bias and give it lots of stretch and movement.

Here are a few examples of what I mean…

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A beautiful scalloped edge adds a unique touch to a quilts edges.

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The wedding ring quilt is full of curves!

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Bias or curved binding is also used as the main design in some quilts and needs lots of stretch to do what the designer wants it to do.

Gorgeous don’t you think!

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CLICK HERE for a tutorial by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter to show you how to whip some of both types of binding whenever you need it.

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01-06-2019

Churn Dash

Churn Dash Quilt Block

These Churndash blocks are one of my latest projects that I have started. I love this traditional pattern and it has been on my to do list for a long time!

The Churn Dash block is also known by several other names:

  • Monkey Wrench
  • Hens and Chickens
  • Lincoln’s Platform
  • Shoo Fly
  • Hole in the Barn Door
  • Fisherman’s Reel
  • Broken Plate
  • Love Knot
  • Ludlow’s Favorite
  • Quail’s Nest

 

My original plan was to make all the blocks the same, that seemed a little boring so I decided to do a reverse block and still keep it a two color quilt.

This is actually a very easy pattern, just some half square triangles and some strips.

I loved this fabric design! It is Add it Up by Cotton and Steel.

I pressed most of the seams to the side, but the two larger seams when finishing the block I pressed open just to reduce some of the bulk. This will help when you get to quilting this quilt. The needle doesn’t love super bulky seams.

CLICK HERE is a link to a FREE Churn Dash pattern.

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01-03-2019

Layer Cake Quilts-A Piece of Cake

Wanna make a quick quilt?

Grab a layer cake and some background fabric…. and here you go!

Quilt Pattern: A Piece of Cake

A quilt top finish!

This pattern was super easy and so fun to make. I was hesitant about the background fabric I picked… but I think it came out great! The colors really pop.

This is another quilt is from a book dedicated to all things layer cake! I’m slightly obsessed, lol.

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A Piece of Cake

Sweet and Simple Quilts from Layer Cake Squares

by Peta Peace

While trying to get a good pic of this top I took this one and thought it was so pretty because it looked like Stained glass.

Hope you guys are up to something crafty!

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