Thursday, July 27, 2017

FREE AWARENESS RIBBONS - 8 MACHINE EMBROIDERY DESIGNS

I am so glad that a few months ago I had some free time to get some sewing done because the month of July is practically nil in that department.

My daughter in law came to stay a month, my son and his wife came with baby Gene for a few days (they came sick, when they left, they were well but I was sick).  Poor me....for a week and a half I was no good to anyone.

Now we have our grandson....no complaints here.

But........in the meantime I found these awesome Cancer Awareness Ribbons....can I say AWESOME!!!


What is even more AWESOME is that they are free!!


I have found that my machine loves Gutterman, Connecting Threads, Aufil, and some Superior Threads.  These threads are the only ones that will allow me to leave the room.  How else can I get these done????


Aren't these gorgeous?  After each one I go...oh I love this one too!!!




I am doing eight of each.  There are eight designs.  I still have two more designs to do and four of another one...so almost there!!!




I am trying not to use the same thread twice.  My other threads I have to sit and watch them for breakage.
 I have actually come to the conclusion that I need 50 wt threads so it isn't the name brand it is the weight.  I keep saying I am going to take the time to learn about threads...have I???  NOPE!!!


I love these designs, Craft Stitch has done a wonderful job digitizing them.  I hope you have a chance to go over and check out their other designs.

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Now in case you are wondering if I got my husband's Chicken quilt done....NOPE>>>>NADDA...we are going to shoot for Christmas...HA!!!

Still don't have my Sept project for Island Batik finished...the border is still waiting....

Also, it is hotter than Haties here in Texas, only go out if you have to.

In case you haven't had time to check out all the wonderful baby quilts that Island Batik Ambassadors have done this month I have given you the links below.


Desert Bloom Quilting
Freemotion by the River
Seams Like a Dream
Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Quilting Affection Designs
Inquiring Quilter
Bejeweled Quilts
Sally's Quilting Corner
Inch Worm Fabrics
Kauffman Designs
Moosestash Quilting
Needle & Foot
Beaquilter
Cheryl Lynch Quilts
MaryMack's Blog
heARTs Creations
Kissed Quilts
The Quilt Rambler
Seams To Be Sew
Inspired Layers
Vicki's Crafts and Quilting
Masterpiece Quilting
Fun Threads
Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Little Bunny Quilts
Webster Quilt
Sophie Junction
Kathy Kwilts and More
Slice of Pi Quilts

Sunday, July 2, 2017

FREE TUTORIAL ON HOW TO MAKE A PINWHEEL OUT OF THE SUN BONNET SUE Dress USING YOUR ACCUQUILT GO CUTTER.

This month's theme for Island Batik Ambassadors is:





                                                   What a fun theme this month.

                                                    Who doesn't love babies?

                                                 Who doesn't love baby quilts?

                                                  and using the Island Batik Fabrics??

                                                           Accuquilt Go cutter?

                                                     What a combo, what fun!!

                                                  enough of the hype...already!



This is my baby quilt for the Month of July, using my Island Batik scraps and my sun bonnet Sue die.

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                     You need about a 10" square of fabric (preferably Island Batik) (shamelessly smiling here).    Put your fabric adhesive of choice on the wrong side of fabric.


                                                                            Fold it in half.



                                                               Fold in half again.


Then you take the folded edge as you see above and place  it between the top of the Sun Bonnet Sue Dress.  Cut...

This is what you get.  Iron on to ten inch square and blanket stitch down.  You will need nine of these.

Now you can put a small circle in the middle of the pinwheel or leave it alone as I have done.

Then I took the cut out and placed it on my printer at 45% to get the smaller pinwheel.  You will need 28 of these (sorry, you have to cut these out by hand, be sure to put your fabric adhesive on the back before cutting out).

You will need six 10" x  3" for the sashings between the rows.
As you can see, you have three pinwheel rows with a sashing between the three squares in each row.
Next you will measure your rows and come up with the length you need for the sashing going across.

You will need Two  28 1/2" x 3" for the sashings going across (your measurement might be different).

For the first border you will need two 1 1/2" strips measuring 28 1/2" for the top and bottom,
29 1/2" for the sides.
The last border 4" x 29 1/2" for the top and bottom,
4" x 33" for the sides (remember to always measure your quilt from top to bottom for the side borders and across from side to side for the top and bottom borders, we all sew differently).

Then you will place your pinwheels in between each square as shown on the sashings.

Then seven on the top and bottom and five on the sides.  Starting from the middle and working out centering them as you go.  Blanket stitch them down.

Quilt as desired.

Bind.

If you are interested in last months curvalicious quilts, you ca go and visit them below.

Desert Bloom Quilting
Freemotion by the River
Seams Like a Dream
Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Quilting Affection Designs
Inquiring Quilter
Bejeweled Quilts
Sally's Quilting Corner
Inch Worm Fabrics
Kauffman Designs
Moosestash Quilting
Needle & Foot
Beaquilter
Cheryl Lynch Quilts
MaryMack's Blog
heARTs Creations
Kissed Quilts
The Quilt Rambler
Seams To Be Sew
Inspired Layers
Vicki's Crafts and Quilting
Masterpiece Quilting
Fun Threads
Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Little Bunny Quilts
Webster Quilt
Sophie Junction
Kathy Kwilts and More
Slice of Pi Quilts