Tips from the January 2012 Schoolhouse Demonstrations
From Beth Kobliska: Disappearing 9-Patch
4-Patch Centers Layout
Floating Squares Layout
Omit Small Squares Block Variation
Use single strip for center row of 9-patch.
From Mo Johnson: Jelly Roll 1600 Quilt
Click here to get Mo's handout as an MS Word document.
Materials needed: A jelly roll or 40 or enough 2 ½ inch strips to = 1600 inches.
2. Join these strips with the easy angle. I keep a small cutting board to the left of my machine, lay them both RIGHT SIDES UP.
3. Cut, flip and sew with small triangle off center, finger press and cut off bottom dog ear.
4 .Keep going until all strips are used up and you are ready to measure. Lay out masking tape on the table equal to 40”. Measure 40 lengths, I use tally marks to help me! 40x 40 = 1600. You are ready !
4. Make an accordion with your strips and put in your lap.
5. I watched a You Tube of women making this quilt with strips all over the floor and twisting. I like this method taught to me by my friend Barb Pinz.
6. Take the top strip and the bottom strip RST and sew and sew and sew and sew on. When close to the end, cut the fold.
7. Press seam to one side.
8. Next, make another accordion—now you are sewing two strips to two strips. Again cut fold at bottom and press.
9. Next is: 4 strips to 4 strips
10. 8 strips to 8 strips
11. 6 to 16 strips –top to bottom RST. Cut bottom.
12. TA DA.
13. They suggest 3” and 6 1/2 borders.
APRON PATTERNS by Trisha Millonig & Gerry McBride - instructions open as MS Word document
These instructions are to make the aprons that Trisha and Gerry demonstrated at the December 2007 meeting.
Instructions for attaching a hanging sleeve for the annual DCSQ Quilt Show, from Trisha Millonig:
LARGE quilts (greater than 45 inches wide) will need a sleeve on the back top edge. Cut a strip of fabric the width of the quilt top and 10 inches wide. Fold in half lengthwise and sew a 1/4 inch seam. Hand or machine baste to the top edge of the quilt back.
SMALL quilts (less than 45 inches wide) will need a sleeve on the back top edge. Cut a strip of fabric the width of the quilt top and 5 inches wide. Fold in half lengthwise and sew a 1/4 inch seam. Hand or machine baste to the top edge of the quilt back.
Table runners will be hung lengthwise on the small quilt racks, so put the sleeve across the shortest side. Cut strip 5 inches and sew as above.