Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cinnamon Twist Quilt Pattern

Here is the finished "Cinnamon Twist" quilt pattern designed by Peggy Bills, Pastimes Quilt Design
Approximate finished size is 78" x 94".   I wanted to design a quilt that men might like.  The warm colors reminded me of Cinnamon.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cute gift idea for quilters

I made some tile magnets with cute quilting or sewing sayings to give my quilting friends.  My favorite is "I do quilt, I don't clean" because when I'm designing, my house looks like a toronado hit it.  Other sayings you could use are "Happy Quilting",  "any day quilting, is a good day"  " I (heart) quilting". Or come up with your own favorite.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Quilt Labels

Do you label your quilts?  This step has been kind of  hit and miss with me.  I know I should always label my quilts but sometimes I forget or just don't want to take the time to stitch it on.   Lately I have started machine stitching the label to the quilt backing before sending it to the quilter.  This way I don't have to hand stitch it on afterwards.  Also the label is then quilted into the quilt and is not easily removed.  I use a black perma pen fabric marker to print on my labels.  I find it easier to write on the fabric if I iron the label onto freezer paper first, write on it, then remove the paper. 

I have purchased quilt labels by the yard at quilt shops.
This usually gives you a wide variety of styles and sizes to choose from.  Ask your quilt shop if they have any printed label fabric.  Sometimes the shops cut the labels apart and sell them individually.

Another fun idea is to use an extra quilt block as your label.  Fold the edges under and stitch it onto your quilt backing.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Heart Strings another new pattern

I just finished my new pattern "Heart Strings" I used 1930's fabrics but I think it would be nice in batiks as well.  I will be sending it out for quilting soon and should have the pattern published by January 2012 so check back often.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cinnamon Twist quilt pattern

I just finished putting the borders on my new quilt  "Cinnamon Twist"
I decided to design a quilt that men might like.  Since I'm a "girly"  girl, almost everything I do is feminine and flowery.  I was quite happy with how it turned out.  I spent the day writing the pattern so now it's off to the quilter and the printer.   I hope to have the pattern available by January.