Sunday, October 14, 2007
This quilt is a great way to show our support for our troops, whether we agree with the war in Iraq or not. We will always appreciate them for being there to defend our country and pay the price of freedom for us all.
Design and quilt by Sandra.
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Saturday, June 9, 2007
Our puff quilts were inspired by a friend of ours. She made a pink puff quilt for her baby girl and I just thought it was the cutest thing. When I was surprised with the news that I was having triplets, two girls and a boy, I had to have three of them.
So, being on partial bed rest for three months, I went to work on them. I had decided to give the girls different colors, in case they were identical, so we could tell them apart. As it turned out, they couldn't have looked more different! I made one pink, one blue, and one lavender puff quilt and they turned out to be absolutely adorable!
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Sunday, April 29, 2007
This Quilt was inspired by our gracious neighbors' lovely daughter. She was having a baby girl close to Valentine's Day so this was a perfect fit. Sandra came up with this design, of course. Our neighbor, who lives between Sandra's house and my house is always giving us gifts for our babies. For my triplets, she gave them three adorable matching outfits. So when we learned that her daughter was expecting, we jumped at the chance to give her a gift. The brightness of the fabrics in this quilt have made it one of my favorites.
Monday, April 16, 2007
This Hearts Intertwined Support Troops quilt was inspired by Sandra's sister-in-law. She served in the military for a while and was having a baby girl. So Sandra reached into the depts of her creativity and came up with this adorable baby girl quilt to give to her for her baby shower. Needless to say, it was a big hit!
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Another plus to using sheets to sew with is that when you piece quilts together and need long strips for the edges of a quilt you don't have to make seams in the wrong places to make them long enough. You are guaranteed to have 96" strips to work with. I use sheets for any sewing that requires solid colored fabric just as long as I can find sheets in the right colors. In fact, I often plan my quilt colors around the colors I can find in sheets in.
Sunday, March 4, 2007
Instead of having an actual binding that you have to sew onto the quilt on both sides, there is a much easier way. Simply make the quilt backing an inch larger than the quilt top on all four sides. It can be more that an inch for larger quilts, depending on how wide you want your border to be. It works better if you cut out the backing after the quilt top is finished so you can make sure the backing is big enough (i.e. an inch larger than the quilt top on all four sides). After the layers are quilted together (the quilt top, batting, and quilt backing), simply fold each side of the quilt backing over twice and pin, every few inches, onto the quilt top. Then sew around the edge with a sewing machine, removing pins as you go. This takes half the time of a traditional quilt binding, and it looks just as good or better because it is much easier to get it on there straight. Just make sure your quilt backing matches the top well because it will become your border on the top of the quilt as well. Like I said, for Queen and King size quilts, you may want to make it two inches on every side to make a wide border.