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The Tutorial for the Cross Cut Quilt:
The directions are on the A Quilter's Table blog by Debbie Jeske of Seattle:
Susie's Magic Binding (false flange):
Notes on the False Flange/Self-Flanged binding:
I always sew the first step of the false flange binding to the BACK of the quilt, then iron (with steam) the binding outwards. Flip the quilt to the front, then iron (again with steam) the binding in place, while carefully mitering the corners in place. If you do this, then you will hardly need pins or clips to hold the binding in place.
I use thread that matches the flange for the top thread and match the bobbin thread to the back of the quilt to hide it some. This can be confusing the first one or two times you try this method. You might want to practice with a small potholder or mini. But I think you'll enjoy this method. It's so much faster than hand stitiching, more secure and it looks great! That little flange can be your final "design element" and add so much to your quilt!
Our Local Stars on the Internet!
* See Donna Quezada in her Carhartt ad here. And here is another video starring Enumclaw.
Peas In A Pod (a downloadable PDF)
Peaches and Cream quilt pattern and tutorial
Pixie Basket pattern and tutorial
2019 ONLINE QUILT ALONGS
Threadology Quilt Along on The Jolly Jabber, the Fat Quarter Shop blog.
Garden Walk Quilt Along on Patchwork Posse
Sizzle Quilt Along Block of the Month on The Quilt Show.
Stitchin' Heaven, in Texas, had a whole page of Block of the Month programs.
Busy Hands Quilts has a listing of more Quilt Alongs.
* Important information on copyright laws! See this "Quickie Guide to Copyright Law". And also see this "Copyright Law for Patterns". Both have information regarding using patterns and copyrighted fabric that we have all had questions about and we should all understand.
* Missouri Star Quilt Company - has many, many free videos available. Each video is a mini-lesson on a particular quilt pattern and most are done with pre-cuts (Jelly rolls, layer cakes, etc.), and are quick and easy patterns.
* Fons and Porter's web site has many videos available also. These videos include the catagories Quilt With The Stars, Sew Easy and Quilting Quickly.
* You Tube - Many, many quilting videos are available here.
* Judy Gauthier of Bungalow Quilting shows how to sew a set-in circle with no pins. Easy!
ON-LINE QUILT SHOPS
Click on each name to be taken to that website
* Missouri Star Quilt Company - specializing in pre-cuts (charm squares, layer cakes, etc.)
* Little Quilts
* Fat Quarter Shop
* I Love Fabrics
* Canton Village Quilt Works
* Red Crinoline Quilts - formerly Bonnie Blue Quilts. Their speciality is Civil War reproduction quilt patterns/designs from the 1800's. They also have kits and notions.
* Bird Brain Designs - Lots of embroidery designs and supplies.
FREE PINCUSHION PATTERNS
* All People Quilt - free pincushion patterns (This is the publisher of American Patchwork & Quilting mag)
* Better Homes & Gardens - free pincushion patterns
* Craftsy - Pincushion patterns, many are free
* Tipnut - 50+ pincushions
* Riley Blake Designs - Lots of pincushions
* Darling Adventures - 25 Pincushion Tutorials
* Molly Flanders - Tiny Cottage pincushion
* Green Bee Design - Skinny Pincushion
ON-LINE QUILT PHOTOS - A VIRTUAL QUILT SHOW!
Each listing is a link to another page on the internet that will open in a new window.
Modern Quilt Guild's QuiltCon winning quilts:
2019 click here
2018 click here
2017 click here
2016 click here
2015 click here
* "Infinite Variety - 3 Centuries of Red and White Quilts". A showing of the collection of Joanna S. Rose's 650 red and white antique quilts in New York City in March 2011. There are numerous pages of photos, done in reverse order (the oldest page is first). This link will take you to the last page - at the bottom of each page, click on "older posts" to see more pages. If you click on any of the photos, you can see all the photos in that particular post at one time. To return to the page/post you were on, click the "X" in the upper right of the black screen that the photos are on.
If you are interested in seeing more photos of this exhibit, go to Google and type in the title of the exhibit. Many people have posted their photos of the exhibit on-line.
* 2009 Birmingham England Festival of Quilts - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. This is on a blog by an English lady. Great photos.
* 2010 Pacific International Quilt Festival. A set on Flickr of one person's 270 photos from the show. You can click on the "slideshow" icon on the upper right, or go through all the photos one at a time by clicking on the first photo (upper left).
* 2011 Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival - Another set of photos on Flickr. 312 photos.
* The Faith and Stephen Brown collection of Amish Quilts. Each thumbnail photo will enlarge if you click on it.
* 2012 Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival - Another set of photos on Flickr. 365 Photos.
* International Quilt Study Center - at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska. You can search their entire collection of quilts on-line (and there are A LOT), view their Quilt of the Month or even subscribe (by email) to it, and you can view their many on-line exhibitions as well. This site will keep you busy for a long time!
2012 AQS Quilt Show in Lancaster, Pennsylvania - this is a video on You Tube of all the winning quilts at this quilt show. Be sure to click the "Full Screen" button.
FREE QUILT PATTERNS
* Piece By Number - This web site has lots of information and patterns for the paper piecer. She has fun, unique paper piecing designs, some are free and there are links to her Etsy shop and her Craftsy shop where she also sells her paper peicing patterns.
* Quiltville.com - the web site of teacher/author/quilt designer Bonnie K. Hunter. Bonnie writes a regular column for Quiltmaker Magazine called "Addicted To Scraps. She has lots and lots of free resources on her web site.
Click here to go to Bonnie's Free Patterns page.
My advice is to start here with her Scrap User's System before you check out all her patterns!
Click here to go to her page Addicted To Scraps, with links to all the blocks she has designed for Quiltmaker magazine. This site will keep you busy for a long time!
* Oh Fransson! by Elizabeth Hartman. Many patterns, some are for quilts, some are for blocks. Some are free and some cost money, but they are instant downloads (pdf documents).
* Moda Bake Shop - Free patterns to download or view on-line. All the project are designed to use the pre-cuts from Moda (charm squares, layer cakes, etc.) The projects include quilts, tablerunners, bags and other projects.
* Quilting Daily - Free e-books. Hundreds of free books to download instantly (pdf documents). There are quilting project ideas, tutorials, tips and techniques. While you're at Quilting Daily, check out their other offerings. There are instructional videos that are relatively inexpensive (you can also order them as DVDs), there are galleries of quilts, on-line extras, and many other offerings. You do have to join to take advantage of the offers, but it is free and simple to do.
* Free Quilt Block Patterns - There are a number of sources for free block patterns. Here are just a few:
1.) Block Lotto - this is an on-line group (any one can join at any time) that makes blocks each month from a provided pattern, then everyone has a chance (1 block = 1 chance) to win some of the blocks in a drawing. There is a wonderful page full of the patterns they have already made here.
2.) Quilter's Cache - Quilt Blocks Galore by Marcia Hohn. Lots of traditional patterns, and many originals by Marcia.
3.) Block Central - lots of paper-pieced and pieced patterns.
* Temecula Quilt Company - this is a blog for the quilt store in Temecula, CA (San Diego area) that has lots of free patterns for little quilts, plus links to the store, their quilt booklets, other patterns, etc. Their specialty is a reproduction look/fabrics. Just scroll down the page to see each post's directions, then at the bottom of the page, click on Older Posts to see previous pages/posts. Lots of good stuff here, it just takes a little patience!
* Quilts by Cheri - a blog by Cheri Payne, with many free patterns for primitive little quilts. She also has the occasional quilt-along on her blog.
* Grandmother's Choice - a new blog by Barbara Brackman, the quilt historian, starting September 1st, 2012. This is a free pattern Quilt Block of the Week, with the topic of The Fight for Women's Rights. Each block will post on each Saturday morning for 1 year. Barbara suggests using this as a guild quilt-along.
QUILT AND QUILTING TUTORIALS
* Melody Johnson of Fibermania blog offers a pdf document of free-motion quilting designs on her blog. Here is the link to her page. You then have to click on the highlighted "here it is" on that page and download or print out the document.
* Fabric Therapy Blog has a 5 part series on how she organizes all her quilting "stuff". There are lots of photos and clear explanations of what works for her. It may not all work for you, but there is some good information here. Besides, it's always fun to see other quilters' stash and work space! :)
Part 1 is Fabric.
Part 2 is Taming the Scrap Pile.
Part 3 is UnFinishedObjects and Kits
Part 4 is Tool and Supply Storage
Part 5 is Managing the Print Media Avalanche
The Quilting Edge - This blog has many great tutorials, including a series of post about a new method of Quilt As You Go, and Machine Binding. See the tutorial page here.
* Barbara Brackman's blog - Information from a quilt historian about quilts and quilt fabric past and present.
* All People Quilt - the on-line presence of the Better Homes and Gardens family of magazines: American Patchwork and Quilting magazine, Quilts and More and also Quilt Sampler magazines. Lots of things to see and do here.
* The Quilt Show - the home of Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson. There are some things you can do without joining, you can join for free for limited access, and you can subscribe for six months or one year and have unlimited access to the web site.
* American Quilters Society - the official site of the Society. You can join and receive the magazine and have full access to the web site.
* Fons and Porter - their site with on-line extras from the magazine, free quilt patterns and lots of other information.
* Quilty Magazine - on-line site for the new Quilty magazine, specializing in modern-style quilts.
* McCall's Quilts and Quick Quilts website with on-line extras from the magazine, free quilt patterns and lots of other information.
* Quiltmaker magazine
* Quilter's Newsletter magazine with free quilt patterns, web extras and so on.
* Quilting Arts magazine