Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2017 Year

January 9th had the Pueblo West Quilters meeting at a new location. The Pueblo West Library.

February - May we will meet the 2nd Monday of the month @ 7 p.m. @ Pueblo West Library.

For current information,  check out Pueblo West Quilters' FaceBook

https://www.facebook.com/pueblowest.quilters?fref=ts

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tips: Index Card & Starting Paper

The Index card has 1/4-inch lines. Use them to determine the extension of the dog-ear points when sewing two angled edges together. Mark the obtuse angle piece on the index card if you're stitching multiple pieces. Keep the index card by your sewing machine for quick assembly line piecing.

In the following sample, I used bias binding fabrics. (For the sharp detectives, the black fabric is flipped because I don't have to worry about angles on the same fabric when attaching the binding. 🙂 )




Notice the 1/4" extension of the dog-ears on both ends.




Tip: Use paper instead of fabric scraps when starting/ending a seam to save on thread & keep it a no-rat's-nest zone.   And, if the paper accidentally gets under the fabrics, you can tear away the paper.



Friday, September 23, 2016

Pueblo West Quilters Meeting: October 3rd

Pueblo West Quilters will meet October 3rd @ 7pm @ the Majestic Baptist Church, 494 E. Hemlock, Pueblo West. 

Program: Lori Davis on Embellishing Quilts. 
Fat Qtr: Black on Black. 
Tips: Fall Cruises. 
Prez Block: 10” sq. tone on tone fabric in an autumn color. 

BOM:  X Plus Quilt Block

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQOJkNEs37E (This illustrates a 10.5" square whereas PWQ's BOM is 13" square unfinished.)

Also, this is a scrappy block so use as many fabrics as you want, remember to go for the contrast between the background, the X, & the +.

Corner X Units:
4: 5.5" x 5.5"
Background fabric:  4: 3" x 3"

Center cross:
1: 8" x 3" & 2: 3" x 3"
Background fabric:  4: 3" x 3"