When I first started quilting, I didn't worry too much about what spray starch to use and just went with whatever I had on hand.It wasn't until I got a little more serious about it all that I realised that a good spray starch can make all the difference. That's when I did a bit of research to find which one was the best and Mary Ellen's Best Press came up time and time … [Read more...] about Mary Ellen’s Best Press Review – What is it and Why I Love it so Much?
Note from Alanda Craft: Don't you just love Debbies gorgeous rag quilt. I love the fabric and the blue showing through from the back makes the floral pattern just pop. I am so glad you found it easy to do and I hope you used rag quilting scissors Debbie, they make such a difference in the time it takes to rag one of these quilts. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful … [Read more...] about Readers Project: Debbie’s Easy Beginner Rag Quilt
Note from Alanda Craft: Oh wow, doesn’t BJ’s sampler quilt look just awesome. I love how she has quilted each of the squares in a different pattern and the black sashing just makes the colours pop. this is a great way to use up your sampler squares. Nothing need go to waste when you quilt. Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt with us BJ, your granddaughter is a lucky … [Read more...] about Readers Project – Sampler Quilt from a Full Time Working Grandma
Once you have made the blocks for your string quilt, you are ready to sew the blocks together. You can refer to our post on ‘How to Make a String Quilt Block’ for Part 1 of this tutorial if you haven’t made your blocks yet. TOOLS USED IN THIS TUTORIALSo now we need to join the the blocks together.Cut some contrasting strips that are 1″ wide and … [Read more...] about How to Make a String Quilt From Your Scrap Stash – Part 2
Note from Alanda Craft: Here is Barbara's latest quilt using up the Kaffe Fasset scraps from her other quilts. I am pretty sure that we all love the vibrant colours of Kaffe Fasset fabrics so it would be a shame to waste them. Turning the scraps into a quilt is a great idea. Also check out the sewing clips that she has used to hold the layers in place. These are great for your … [Read more...] about Readers Project: A Kaffe Fasset Scrap Quilt Made by Barbara