Thursday July 31st 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Stockholm Star’

Stockholm Star: Step 14: Rinsing, blocking, and binding

Stockholm Star: Step 14: Rinsing, blocking, and binding

Once the quilting is finished, Irene puts the quilt in the washing machine–in cold water, with about a tablespoon of Clorox 2 and a color-absorbing sheet. She sets the machine for the very end of the delicate wash cycle, so it’s mostly rinse. This will wash out all the [Read More]

Stockholm Star: Step 13: Thread selection and quilting

Stockholm Star: Step 13: Thread selection and quilting

Now it’s time to select quilting threads. I’m going to go through my thread stash and see if I already have some colors that might work. My friend ZJ Humbach, a longarmer, showed me this trick. To get an idea of how thread is going to look when it’s sewn in, you [Read More]

Stockholm Star: Step 6: Joining the patches

Stockholm Star: Step 6: Joining the patches

Here’s where you can see why I cut the patches with the template – those cut corners make matching the diamonds a breeze. I’m not going to try to chain piece this – it’s too easy to get confused. Adding the patches one at a time might seem like taking the long [Read More]

Stockholm Star: Step 4: Cutting, finally

Stockholm Star: Step 4: Cutting, finally

Admittedly, templates are old school. But for this quilt, it’s the way to go. I speed up the cutting process a little by first rotary cutting 3” strips. Then I mark around the template, rotary cut along the straight lines, and use a sharp new scissors to snip the [Read More]

Stockholm Star: Step 3: Starch

Stockholm Star: Step 3: Starch

Even though I can’t wait to start cutting fabric, I’m going to do something really important first – starch the heck out of the fabrics. Yes, that’s a technical term meaning “make it stiff as a sheet of paper,” and it will help so much where accuracy is [Read More]

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Free Pattern: North Carolina Star

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We’re enjoying the FIRST AQS QuiltWeek in Charlotte, North Carolina, July 30 through August 2, 2014. In honor of [Read More]

Mary Olson’s MIDNIGHT at the Celtic Garden

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In this enthusiastic video, learn about Mary Olson’s 98″ x 98″ quilt, MIDNIGHT AT THE CELTIC GARDEN, [Read More]

Inspired by Libby!

Inspired by Libby!

AQS friend Libby Lehman, a beloved woman, wife, mother, talented quilter, teacher, and artist is struggling with [Read More]

AQS Winners Honored in Mississippi

Two past AQS winners, Norma Grissom of Corinth, and Dorothy Dailey from Burnsville, are being honored in their home [Read More]

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