• String Quilt Block

    Sometimes Crafter August 16, 2009

    Here it is – our August block for the Sampler Quilt Along (see sidebar for links). So this tutorial has been done a lot.  And it’s a nice easy block.  I really hate to do a tutorial that has already been done so much, but maybe I do things a little differently and I want to present every block for this sampler quilt in one spot.  So, I’m going to…

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  • Paper Pieced Block

    Sometimes Crafter August 13, 2009

    July’s block has got to be my favorite – both visually and for how it’s pieced.  I am far from being an expert at paper piecing, but I’ve done it a few times and can at least get you started.  I welcome all of you with more experience to please let us know your secrets and share some links.  Because we girls can’t manage to get together in the summer…

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  • Tutorial :: Trapezoid Block

    Sometimes Crafter August 12, 2009

    I’m sure there is another more clever name for this June’s block, but if there is, I haven’t a clue.  So here is one of my blocks, after lots of trial and error to get it the right size.  I don’t usually have issues with that, but something was off with my math the day I originally made this block.  Oh well.  (Something was off with my photography yesterday, too…I…

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  • Binding Tutorial Part 3

    Sometimes Crafter August 8, 2009

    Warning :: Very long and detailed post!  Now comes the fun part – curling up on your sofa in front of the TV, with your quilt, and attaching the binding.  Of course you can always stitch in the ditch on the front of your quilt to hold the backside of the binding down, but I think it looks so much nicer to hand stitch it down – and it’s really…

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  • Binding Tutorial Part 2

    Sometimes Crafter August 2, 2009

    There are gobs and gobs of good tutorials out there on attaching your binding, but I wanted a simpler more condensed version of what I have in the sidebar already.  You can find Part 1 here. Directions 1.  Pick a side of your quilt, somewhere around the middle and position your binding, leaving your self a generous tail (unsewn) of your binding for later attaching to your other end. Now,…

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