Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday Tips - Adding borders


Check out those beautiful borders on a very SQUARE
Urban Escape! :)
A simple tip for today. 
Keeping the quilt top square!
When adding borders to smaller size quilts - measure center, vertically, cut both side borders according to this measurement - add side borders. Then measure center, horizontally, cut top and bottom borders according to this measurement - add top and bottom borders.
When adding borders to larger quilts, use the same process but measure in three places vertically, average measurements, cut and add side borders. Then measure horizontally, in 3 place, average measurements, then cut and add top and bottom borders.
This will help ensure a square quilt top. Your quilter will thank you! :)
More detailed information on this tip, and dealing with wonky quilt tops, can be found here.

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Saturday Spotlight - Cotton Berry Quitls

Metro Rings at it's finest!


Christa, from Cotton Berry Quilts, did a fantastic job on this Metro Rings Quilt! The colors are beautiful - especially at this time of year! So festive! And the quilting is, obviously, amazing as well! 


The fabric she used is called Simply Color. This KING size quilt is surely being enjoyed by it's recipients! :) Thanks Christa for letting us share your beautiful work! 

We hope your Saturday is filled with Christmas magic and, of course, plenty of quilting! :)

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuesday Tips - Storing Quilts

We'd like to suggest a couple of ways to store quilts to avoid those aggravating and seemingly permanent creases from occurring. 
First, roll your quilts.
Using a pool noodle, (the kind kids play with in the pool) Roll up to 5 quilts on one noodle. This will eliminate fold creases. You may want to cover the noodle first, with muslin or a cheap white cotton sheet then wrap your rolled up quilts in muslin or cotton sheet.

 FOLD QUILTS ON THE BIAS
Step one, fold bottom left corner over
 
Step 2, fold bottom right corner over to line up with first fold.
Step 3, fold top right corner over to line up with second fold.
Step 4, fold top left corner over to make square.
Then fold in half
And...there you go! :)

Suggestions welcome! Please comment, and share your favorite ways to store quilts! We'd love to learn more! :)

-Sew Kind of Wonderful-

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Saturday Spotlight!

We are very excited to feature Libie Peterson from http://libiepdesigns.blogspot.com/
Metro Scope has never looked more beautiful!




She made this beauty for a silent auction for her son's high school band. Surely it was a huge success! :)




Libie also made this Metro Rings quilt and it is AMAZING! Love everything about it!





She was commissioned to make this California King quilt and finished it in just under 3 weeks! Wow! We're sure the recipients LOVE it!
 

Thank you Libie for letting us feature your gorgeous quilts and your amazing talent! :)

We hope everyone has an excellent Saturday and will hopefully get to squeeze some fun quilting in!

-Sew Kind of Wonderful-

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Holiday Style!

Need some holiday project inspiration? Perhaps one of these great holiday patterns will inspire you. :) Urban Holiday is a favorite, especially done in these fun, modern holiday colors.


Or perhaps it's quilting inspiration 
you're in need of! Jenny quilted a different filler in each one of these blocks.














Deco The Halls is also very fun and festive!


How about our free pattern, Fun Poinsettia?! 



Or...Midnight Mosaic re-worked in cheery holiday colors. You can find this pattern in our book Contemporary Curved Quilts.


And of course, there's our newest free pattern, Chic Stars!



We hope you have been inspired! :) Whatever your holiday project is at this time, we hope you are having fun and enjoying this beautiful time of year! :)

-Sew Kind of Wonderful-

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tuesday Tips - Yardage for Quilt Backs

Just how much fabric do I need for my quilt back?
A question we have all asked.  Here are 
some quick guides that will help.
It's always good to measure twice before purchasing fabric.  These measurements are a good place to begin.

Happy Quilting! :)

-Sew Kind of Wonderful-

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday 30% Off Sale!

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It's been a long time coming but our new patterns and QCR Sidekick ruler set are finally available on our Website!!

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Happy Holidays!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~