You have your sewing machine and all the tools all clean and ready to use again, right? What a great way to start the New Year! Let’s see what kind of gorgeous quilts we could make this year. Among the quilt group, we all agree that our list of projects we want to make is much longer than the length of lifetime we have remaining. Maybe we can pass those “to do” projects on to our family members! DH already knows how to clean and fix the sewing machine…….
Here’s a great Starburst Block tutorial that caught my eye. Perhaps this is something that will catch your eye too. The photo tutorial comes to us from Happy Quilting Melissa HERE. Melissa gives directions for making 24″, 36″ or 40″ blocks. Thanks to Melissa for the use of her photo and tutorial. Be sure to check around Melissa’s blog for other great tutorials.
Isn’t that a beauty?
2. Here’s another quilt but a baby quilt this time. It’s made scrappy in the photo, but batiks or any other color combination would be great. Many thanks to Spotted Stone blog for photo use. It’s a simple arrangement of half square triangles and I know you can make those up real quick.
3. We’ve all read and talked about labels for our quilts. Do you do it consistently? Perhaps, perhaps not. Here’s a simple but effective way to label your quilts. I like the way the “label” looks and I know it can hold all the pertinent information in a nice design. Thanks to Seams Likely blog for this photo and tutorial.
4. Project Bags. Do we ever have enough? Do you have a stack of plastic in your closet like I do? Maybe we should be making our own Project Bags like Wren Steele does over on her blog HERE. This isn’t a tutorial, per say, but gives you the location of the pattern she uses and a few extras she did to make the bags work best for her. She used an etsy pattern and there is a fee involved. (BTW, Renee is a fellow Threadbias member.)
5. Valentine’s Day is coming in case you have been to a store of any kind since Christmas Day! I swear they were putting up Valentine decorations the day after Christmas. Since we quilters and crafters like to work ahead of a holiday, I decided I better share this find with you early. This was found on Maureen Cracknell’s blog and I am using her photo and giving you the location of her tutorial HERE. This tutorial shows a mother and daughter apron-cute idea!
Here’s a bonus tutorial today. I think I’m going to make this one for my book-loving grandson. I just see him using it a great deal, even with his Kindle.
There are SO SEW many great tutorials out there! I can’t stop looking at them! That means I can’t stop adding to my Project “to do” list. It’s amazing I can can anything done! However, I’m off to work on a Threadbias Improv Robin project and I’ll share it with you one day very soon.
Happy Weekend, y’all!