Wednesday, August 15, 2018

UFOQAL2018 - Choose Your UFO Your Choice Quilt Along


Pull out those UFOs and join us for the Choose Your UFO Quilt Along! (#UFOQAL2017).

Last week, we talked all about basting your quilt.

This week, we move on to thing that scares quilters more than anything else: QUILTING.


There are lots of ways to quilt. You can quilt as you go, straight line quilt, free motion quilt, or send your quilt off to a quilter. There are tons of free tutorials online.

Here are a few of our favorites.


Quilt as You Go


Straight Line Quilting with a Walking Foot


Free Motion Quilting on a Home Machine (this is one in a series!)


Using a Flynn Quilting System


Quilting using a home sewing machine on a Grace Frame



Simple Long Arm Quilting


How do you like to quilt your projects?


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Let's get finished!


 




 

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Weekly Updates - New on Fandom in Stitches!

The Sanderson Sisters ARE COMING!
September - December 2018





Do you have a pile of Fandom in Stitches' UFOs (UnFinished Objects) that are covered in dust or buried somewhere in your sewing stuff?

Dig them out and dust them off because we are finishing UFOs as a group in June & July







metroid quilt final  Harry Potter Riddle Family. Tested by Jo M. 


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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Metroid Charts - Samus & Metroid

metroid quilt final

Samus & Metroid
Charts to Chain Piece
Jennifer Ofenstein
Size varies based on size of patches used.


Please note, this is NOT a pattern for the entire quilt. These are charts to piece the two characters seen here with some additional suggestions and information. You can use this to make something similar to this quilt or use the charts for your own creations.

Keep scrolling for helpful hints and my homemade spray starch recipe!

Helpful Hints from Jennifer

#notahalloweenquilt
Pre-cut your fabric squares to save time.
#metroid progress! #samus
I like to print my chart and then break it into smaller chunks so that I don’t get overwhelmed.
I start from the left and work my way across, marking off what I’ve done as I go so I don’t get lost.
Some tiny #chainpiecing! #metroidquilt
Chain piecing is EVERYTHING.
After a week of not much sewing I've made some good progress on the #metroidquilt! I'm keeping the wrap up a surprise until it's complete and gifted to @spleenarinobambino. I hope to have it ready to quilt today. #tinypiecing #solids #chainpiecing
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I chain piece from the top down, keeping the threads between the rows intact so that nothing will be out of place. When the rows are together, go back and sew together the horizontal seams, matching seams.
It's time to make #homemade spray starch! My preferred recipe is 1/4 cup liquid starch, 2 oz vodka, 10 drops of lavender and approximately 4 cups of distilled water. #spraystarch
Use my homemade spray starch for a smooth, flat finish. I find this especially useful when working with solids. Recipe adapted from one shared years ago by my friend Linda.
  • 1/4 cup liquid starch
  • 2 oz plain/non-flavored vodka (If you don’t have vodka and don’t want a whole bottle, a sample size bottle works great!)
  • 10 – 12 drops of lavender
  • approximately 3.5 cups of distilled water in a 32 oz spray bottle

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Hobbit - The Great Eagle


The Great Eagle
Gretchen Kohlhaas
tested by Geri Leona
8" x 10" paper pieced

Welcome Gretchen today with a new Hobbit-themed pattern!

Find this pattern & more in our pattern archive:
HOBBIT/LOTR



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Friday, August 10, 2018

Harry Potter - The Riddle Family

Harry Potter Riddle Family. Tested by Jo M.

tested by Jo Minvielle
10" paper pieced

Welcome back Daphne with another awesome Harry Potter inspired pattern!

The Project of Doom - A Harry Potter Quilt (2015 Layout)






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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Trolls: Princess Poppy


Princess Poppy
Gretchen Kohlhaas
tested by Ashley Graybeal
10" paper pieced

Welcome back Gretchen with another fun TROLL pattern!




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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

UFOQAL2018 - Choose Your UFO Your Choice Quilt Along


Pull out those UFOs and join us for the Choose Your UFO Quilt Along! (#UFOQAL2017).


Today, we're sharing different ways to baste your quilts!

If you're planning to quilt your own projects and you'll most likely find yourself needing to baste!

There are a lot of methods out there to make it easier. Here are a few of our favorites:



A basting technique that uses foam insulation or pool noodles.


This method is similar, but uses boards instead. Read more about this method on Right Sides together.



Basting with Straight Pins. Yeah, really!



Basting on the floor with safety pins.


Last but not least, spray basting your quilt!

How do you baste your quilts? We'd love to know!

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Let's get finished!


 



 

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