Try a template by Bloc Loc that has channels to hold your rotary cutter in place. They come for squares or flying geese. Flying Geese Square up ruler. Fitted with the Bloc_Loc groove. Locks on to both seam allowances at the same time. Square up your Flying Geese blocks in less time and with far greater accuracy every time! Works on all Flying Geese block methods. You will never take the top off of a Goose again!! 1/4" seam allowance all the way round. Mistake free! See
1) Use plastic comb binders used by copy companies like ship and copy that can be cut apart for keeping bobbins and threads from unwinding . . . found at Staples etc.
2) Use sandpaper sheets under fabric to keep it from slipping when tracing for templates etc.
3) Buy rubber sticky back rings from Joann's to put on rulers to stop slipping.
4) June Tailor strip guide plastic template . . . use the slots to guide your circular cutter to make strips
5) Instead of stitch in the ditch . . . stitch ¼ inch along side of the seam . . . it's easier.
6) Use dryer sheets for running your thread through to keep it from tangling and for running your hot iron over to get off sticky residue.
By Deanna Runyan-WallHow to Layer A Quilt to Prepare for Machine Quilting. Is your quilt top all finished and now you need to get it ready for machine quilting on your own sewing machine. These are very simple instructions for you to do this properly at home.
Five-minute (or so) pinwheels from the Missouri Star Quilt Co.
Just one of the dozens of tutorials, tips and ideas from the Missouri Star Quilt Co., located in Hamilton, Missouri. Visit their YouTube page or go directly to their online tutorials. There's also a blog and Daily Deals page, so be sure to check out their shop, too.
Chino Valley Quilters presentation by Susan Joy Noyes
Have you ever struggled with the idea of how to mark a quilt with a favorite design?
Many of us have and if you are one of us, then you would love to have been in our July after-meeting class/presentation by Susan Joy Noyes. Susan Joy is an accomplished artist and quilting designer who just happens to be a member of our Chino Valley Quilters group. She gave a fun and extremely informative presentation based on her experience in finding the most suitable marking tools and techniques for various fabrics and colors. Now we no longer have any excuse for not marking up one of our projects, big or small, with our own design or one of Susan Joy’s beautiful and elegant designs. We all thanked Susan for an enjoyable hour of time very well spent.
On her website, Showcase Design Elements, Susan Joy offers free tips on using each marking pen type, along with the pros and cons of each. She covers:
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Cutting with a Rotary Cutter is one of the first quilting lessons that you need to learn. Owner, Deanna Runyan Wall, at Stitches Quilting makes it simple to learn this basic skill to start your path to quilting many quilts.
Paper piecing is done by using marked paper as a guide during sewing. Learn how to English Paper Piece using freezer paper and/or cardstock.
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