Sometimes you find a really great pattern but want to make variations in the fabric requirements by using more or fewer different fabrics than the pattern calls for. I love how with quilting you can easily adjust a pattern’s specifics to meet your needs and even use fabrics from your stash instead of buying new!
So you want to make a Connector quilt out of fat quarters? I say that’s a GREAT idea! It will definitely look a bit more scrappy but can be really amazing! Scrappy quilts are great!
There are lots of different ways to go about making a quilt pattern without adhering strictly to fabric requirements. I personally prefer to view the “requirements” as more of “suggestions”.
Here are a few examples of how to adjust the fabric requirements to meet your desired level of scrappiness and use up fat quarters, or even just any decent size scraps you might have laying about!
Graduation Season is coming up!
Are you a quilter graduating this year? Do you know any students struggling to know how to decorate their graduation cap? Are you wondering exactly how to decorate your graduation cap with a quilt? I would love to help teach some things I learned while decorating my graduation cap by making a mini quilt! Read below to learn how I made my very own quilted grad cap for both my Undergraduate degree and then again for my MBA!
My experience making my first Quilted Graduation Cap:
In December of 2015 I finished my undergraduate degree at the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and knew that I had to incorporate quilting into how I decorated my graduation cap, but couldn’t really find any examples of how it had been done before. So, naturally, I decided to wing it. I learned a lot through that process and really perfected it my second go around when I completed my MBA in 2017.
I’ll walk you through the steps I took while making mine, so you can be confident when you make your very own quilted graduation cap!
If you or someone you love is into Basketball or sports in general, I know you’ve heard of March Madness, but have you heard of Mad for Solids?
Together with Paintbrush Studio Fabrics, a team of 7 other designers and myself have teamed up to bring you 8 amazing bundles of solid fabrics, and we’ll have a bracket-style competition to see which of these bundles is the crowd favorite.
Hey there sewing pals!
A couple weeks ago a good friend of mine asked me how to make Christmas Stockings with her. I hadn’t ever made Christmas stockings before, but since this is my first Christmas with a family of my own (Me, my husband Eric & our fur child Beau the Golden Retriever) this is the perfect opportunity to make some for our home too while teaching my friend some sewing basics!
First off, I mostly followed the Sew Like My Mom Christmas Stocking tutorial – Click here for the pattern. This tutorial was super easy to follow and my friend who had never sewn before did a great job at it!
This is what the pattern pieces look like. You’ll want to make sure to pin the different pieces of paper together very well so they don’t shift! (learned that the hard way…)