Monday, March 23, 2015

A Little Trip to Portland


Sherilyn had so much fun flying to Seattle/Everett and spending a few days playing with Jenny and her darling family. 




She even got private quilting lessons from Jenny using our new QCR Sidekick! Sherilyn is proudly expecting...her very own long-arm! Yay! :)


Jenny and Sherilyn drove to Portland Oregen to EE Schenck's Trends - Festival of Color. 



They demoed the Quick Curve Ruler , taught mini classes on how to use it and met many awesome quilters! 




Thanks Portland and EE Schenck for a fabulous weekend!
We continue to stay busy with some new and very fun projects! Here are a few teasers! :)




Happy Quilting!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Saturday Spotlight - Happy Quilting Melissa



Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting Melissa did such a beautiful job on this Metro Hoops quilt we just had to feature her and her amazing talent!


She used some Aviary prints from Joel Dewberry and paired some Grunge Basics for the diamonds and background. Her quilting is beautiful!


She used Almond, Charcoal, and Medium Grey So Fine 50 by Superior Threads. 


Her color choices are gorgeous - So chic!! :)


Thanks Melissa for letting us share your amazing quilt and talent! 

Happy Saturday Quilting! :)

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dallas Trip!


Sister time is always the best! :)


Wow! Dallas was great!! Despite the freezing temperatures and icy roads! Going from freezing to freezing in Feb. isn't unheard of unless you're going to Dallas!! 

Top of the Grand Mesa in Colorado (near Sherilyn's home) and a very cold and icy road in Dallas!


But, not to worry! The quilters of Dallas met us with a very warm welcome! We had a great time Thurs. evening at the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild for a trunk show and demo.


The next morning we had so much fun teaching and learning long-arm quilting techniques using our new rulers the QCR Sidekick
 Everyone in the class had an opportunity to test the sidekick rulers and show us their awesome quilting skills! 




 We spent Saturday teaching two classes - Metro Medallion and Chic Shells.
These Dallas ladies are quick learners and very talented quilters!







We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Dallas and at Michelle's beautiful and amazing quilt shop Urban Spools!



We're looking forward to visiting Dallas again - especially when the weather is a little warmer! :)

Happy Quilting! 

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday Tip - Seam Ripping


Ugh!! It seems everyone can relate to the agonizing and tedious work of seam ripping! Picking and ripping out those tiny little stitches a couple at a time! Nothing worse!! :(
Hey, wait a minute...what's that little red ball for??
Seriously!?!! Seam ripping just became a breeze and sort of fun!! If that's even possible! Watch this little video demonstration here and your life will be forever changed! :)

You're Welcome! :)

Happy Quilting!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Saturday, February 21, 2015

TEASERS!! And, Dallas - Here we come!! :)

 

This post is full of teasers!! :) We're just very excited about what we have in the works and want to at least share portions of what we are up to. Helen's busy at work with this awesome quilting! We can't wait to share this gorgeous quilt!
And Jenny working up something fantastic with the beautiful simplicity of yellow and white.


Sherilyn is working some magic with this scrumptious fabric! Yummy!! :)


And a couple more fabulous creations! 



So many secrets!! So much excitement!! :)

Also, we are looking forward to spending a few days together in Dallas! Thurs. Feb. 26 - Sat. Feb. 28. 
Dallas Modern Quilt Guild - Here we come! We are so excited! Here is all the information! We hope to meet some of you there! It's sure to be a great time! 






Happy Saturday Quilting Everyone! 

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tuesday Tips - Binding with Mitered corners and Invisible Join


For this quilt I used 2 1/2" binding strips. Make sure prepared binding is at least an extra12-14 inches longer then perimeter of quilt. Begin by placing strips together, as shown, with right sides together.



Pin to secure and stitch from upper right corner to bottom left corner.





Trim a 1/4" from seam and press seams open.


Fold binding and press. 
Begin stitching binding in the middle of a side. I used a fat 1/4 in" seam allowance. Leave a 4 to 5" tail.

For mitered corners, stitch to a 1/4" from edge then stitch diagonally to corner.


Fold binding across...


then back over and align edge of binding with edge of quilt.


Begin stitching from the edge.


This technique creates beautiful mitered corners.


For an invisible join, stop stitching about 7-8 inches from where you began. You should have beginning and ending tails. We'll call the beginning tail A and the ending tail B.

Trim off about 3" of tail B. This piece will be used for measuring.
Place tail A along edge of quilt then lay tail B on top of tail A.


Open up the 3" piece of binding and line up right edge with the end of tail A - tail A is the one on the bottom.



Make a mark on tail B using the left edge of the 3" measuring fabric...


and cut.



Open up both tail ends. Tail A vertical, right side up, tail B horizontal, right side down, laying across tail A. Make sure tail B is flipped in the correct direction as shown - be sure right sides are together.


Pin to secure, making sure top and bottom fabric is flat.


Stitch from bottom right corner to upper left corner.


Trim a 1/4" from seam, press seam open and press binding in half.  This is a little challenging because at this point all of the binding is attached to the whole quilt...but you can do it! :)


Your binding should be just the right length to finish. Place along edge, pin if desire, and stitch on.

Voila! Invisible join! :)
Finish binding either by machine or hand. 

For determining size of binding, visit this Tuesday Tips page here.

Happy Binding!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~