Fresh Family Traditions: 18 Heirloom Quilts for a New Generation
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This collection of 18 charming quilts and home accessories from Sherri McConnell brings together the best of the old and new in quilting. Sherri s new designs update traditional blocks (many handed down from her grandmothers) with fresh colors and fabrics from some of today s top designers. You ll also visit Sherri s quilting room and learn how to find inspiration for your own quilting. Projects in the book include quilts both large and small, plus pillows and table runners perfect for scrap fabrics, fat quarters, and precut charm packs and jelly rolls. Fast and easy projects also make wonderful homemade gifts."
12 setting triangles. • Cut 2 squares 101/2˝ × 101/2˝; cut each diagonally once to make 4 corner triangles. • Cut 8 strips 31/2˝ × width of fabric Add rectangles. for the border. Binding: • Cut 8 strips 21/2˝ × width of fabric. Indian Summer 47 3 Sew a cream 3˝ × 3˝ corner square to each end of the remaining print rectangles. Press toward the rectangles. Make 2. Sew squares to rectangles. 4 Sew the units from Steps 2 and 3 together as shown to make the block. Repeat the steps to
hope you won’t have to use one, it seems I use mine frequently. • Glass-head pins are another essential that you will use again and again. I keep my pins in a pincushion; it’s easier to store and use the pins when you can easily take them in and out of the pincushion. • Iron. I hadn’t realized how important an iron is until Squaring Up Fabric 1 Line up the bottom edge of the folded fabric with one of the lines on the mat to make sure the fabric is straight. 2 Line up the ruler with
measurements given in the pattern. Pattern measurements are mathematical calculations based on an exact 1/4˝ seam and don’t take into account any stretching, bias, or differences in seam allowances. If your measurements differ, use the average measurement of the quilt at each side and at the center. For borders that need to be pieced (longer than the width of your fabric), sew the border strips into one long length using a diagonal seam, to make the seam less noticeable. Because the border strips
Binding I nearly always use a double-fold binding that I stitch by machine to the front of the quilt, then fold over and stitch in place by hand to the back of the quilt. I usually cut binding strips at 21/4˝, but many quilters cut them at 21/2˝, so I’ve used that width in the cutting lists. Feel free to cut narrower strips if you prefer. For pillows, I kept the cutting at 21/4˝ wide strips. Occasionally I will use 2˝ strips if I want a very narrow binding. Quiltmaking Basics 77 Double-Fold
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