Blog hop

Blog hop

Welcome to Day 2 of Ruby’s Treasures Blog Hop! If you haven’t had the chance, you really must read the chapters in Ruby McKim’s book One Hundred and One Patchwork Patterns. I own a copy of her book but hadn’t read it in years. It’s a trip...
Templates

Templates

Sometimes we run across block pieces that are odd shapes not easily measured and cut using a rotary cutting ruler. What to do? Well, it’s not a problem when you know how to make good old-fashioned templates. Buy good pliable acrylic plastic to make your templates...
Binding an Odd Angle

Binding an Odd Angle

Not all quilts are square but no matter their shapes or angles they all need a binding whether table topper or quilt. My new quilt, called Dancing With Blue (named courtesy of Susan Day on FB), was made using all the leftover demonstration visuals from my Craftsy...
Pressing

Pressing

Pressing is one of those ‘boring’ and often neglected subjects that is surprisingly important to the success of your piecing. I have a few tips to help.   Back in the mid-80’s when the world of quiltmaking was undergoing a massive transformation shifting from...
Cutting

Cutting

     The other day there was a discussion about basic cutting skills on one of the professional pages to which I belong. It seemed like a good refresher subject so here it is…… Just about everything we do with rotary cutting begins with the most basic unit, a strip....