And that’s it friends! As you can see squaring up a quilt is a very important step in the quilting process, and so you want to make sure to do a good job. But it’s also super easy, so just take a few minutes to make sure you do a good job, and then you can really showcase all of your lovely hard work!
Love, Sweet Love, it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of!
I don’t know about you guys, but I think this world could love a little bit of extra TLC right bout now! And one thing that definitely makes me feel better is quilting! So if you have some scraps laying around, and a little free time, I hope you’ll join me in sewing my new Sweet Hearts Quilt Pattern!
I’m committed to sewing my stash in 2021, so I decided it was time to whip up an adorable scrappy heart quilt! So I grabbed a handful of pinks and reds from my Poppie Cotton stash and started sewing!
I love how the scrappy hearts turned out, and I really like the pop of color from the reds as well. I didn’t pay too close of attention to what went where, other than to try and spread out the reds. And honestly I don’t think you can really go wrong where pink is concerned, so just have fun with it!
These sweet prints are from the Farmgirls Unite line by Poppie Cotton along with a few pinks from their older lines as well. It’s a perfect pattern for those scraps you have laying around, or even a jelly roll!
It’s super beginner friendly and easy, so even if you’re a new quilter you can definitely do this one. I actually put it together in a matter of two days. Partly because I wanted to get it released quickly so you could all enjoy it as well, and partly because I just had so much fun sewing it!
For an added pop, I used a variety of blacks from my Poppie Cotton scraps. I just cut several strips from a couple of lines and put them together and I think they turned out great!
This quilt finishes at 57″ x 57″ and is the PERFECT size to go in my sewing room! Of course you can add or remove any of the blocks to make yours larger or smaller to fit your space as well. I think I may do some more this size so I can swap out my filming background!
It also hangs on my stair railing perfectly too, so now I just have to decide where to keep it!
Hi friends! Today I’m showing you how to make your very own quilt binding! You can purchase pre-made binding in the store, but honestly making your own is super easy, and you can choose your own fabric which makes all of your sewing projects super cute!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And with my new beginner-friendly Christmas quilt pattern, Peppermint Pines, you can make your home even more festive!
Peppermint Pines finishes at 74″ x 86″ but it is so easy to add another row of blocks to make it even larger if you want to!
This quilt is so fast and easy it is great for beginners! It is traditionally pieced and comes together so fast. I think it took me three afternoons to make this whole thing, but I was binge watching Hallmark Christmas and listening Michael Buble so it could have been longer and I just didn’t notice! Because let’s face it, that man’s voice is hypnotic! I always tell my daughter you can’t help but be happy when Michael Buble is singing Christmas carols, am I right? But I digress…
With the craziness of 2020, I wanted go for a more cozy and traditional holiday vibe. And I think this quilt pattern is perfect!
Right now I have it hanging on my wall in our dining room as holiday decor, but honestly I’d love to take it down and cuddle with it by the fire too! Maybe add in a little hot cocoa and a good book? Sounds good to me!
I was originally going to use it to make my Vintage Christmas quilt, pictured above, but decided to save it for Peppermint Pines and I’m so glad I did!
I chose a nice subtle floral print from the line for the backing and then paired it with this lovely dark grey binding which really pops.
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw my binding tip! If not, I wanted to show it here too. I always press my binding, then roll it up like shown below. Next, I place it on my thread holder on top of my Juki TL2000 Qi. Then I can pull it off as I go and it doesn’t get tangled on the floor or attacked by Jax (our curious kitty), while I’m sewing!
I also did my standard meander free motion quilt pattern on this quilt. It’s one of my go-to patterns and I just love meandering around my quilt as I go. I find it relaxing and really like to go slow and enjoy the process.
I am so happy with how this quilt turned out. I think it is simple and classic, and I hope you all love it as much as I do!
Hi friends! I have an easy beginner-friendly quilt pattern for you, and just in time for fall! My new Farmhouse Fall quilt pattern is F8 and FQ friendly and is super easy and fun!
The finished size of this quilt is 51″ x 72″ but you can of course add/remove blocks to make it larger or smaller to fit your needs best!
I named this quilt after the fabric I used, Farmhouse by FigTree. It’s one of my all-time favorite lines and I love just about anything I make using it! If you can’t find these fabrics, of course, FigTree Co. comes out with new and beautiful lines each year so check out some of their others!
Of course I had to go with this fun black and white dot print from FigTree as well! I think this was from their I love polka-dots don’t you?
And just for a fun twist on fall colors, I added in the beautiful aqua prints from the line. I think they make it still have that fall vibe but also add in a bit brighter and more modern colorful look.
I used a Fat Eighth bundle to make mine, but there are also instructions for Fat Quarters if you have those hanging around! Then you just need some background fabric, binding, and backing and you’re all set!
Catching Stitches quilt shop is working on a kit for Farmhouse Fall, so make sure to check her website if you’d like to get one!
I also chose to do a swirl quilting pattern on it. It reminds me of falling leaves! I’m not a professional quilter, so the pattern isn’t perfect, but honestly, I love how it turned out, and love the imperfect and random swirls!
And since it’s Friday and I wanted to spread a little weekend happiness, I’ve decided to do a GIVEAWAY for one of you! P.S. If you purchase the pattern now, and win the giveaway I will refund your purchase! Yay!
Enter to win a free copy of my new Farmhouse Fall pattern & Fabric Kit from Catching Stitches below!
Optional: Annie Sloan Antique White Chalk Paint and clear wax
Cut two of the pieces of wood to 6′ long.
Cut the third piece into four equal pieces approx. 23″ long each.
Place the first horizontal 23″ piece approx. 9″ down from the top of the two 6′ pieces and screw into place.
Place the remaining three 23″ pieces approx. 12″ apart, screw each into place.
Paint using Annie Sloan’s chalk paint and wax. (By the way, I have tried less expensive chalk paint and it is NOT as good in my opinion. So I do recommend getting the Annie Sloan brand for this project if you plan to use chalk paint! If you have a brand of chalk paint you like, leave it in the comments below!)
Next let it dry and then hang your favorite quilts on it for display!