A Quilt Made of How Many Neckties?, Designing HBO's "The Gilded Age", Alex's Straight Line Quilting Tip, How to Create a Pillow with a Serger, Wool Pressing Mats In The Store, A Puzzle Full of "Light"

Weekend Fun - April 15, 2022
Featured Quilt - It's Made of How Many Neckties?

Find the Unicorn by Joan O'Grady was featured at the Houston International Quilt Festival in 2021 and is made of a very specific type of materical.  Joan says of her inspiration for the quilt, "The pattern is a variation of a Karen K. Stone design made from used silk neckties, 1,003 of them. The challenge was to mix up so many patterns into a cohesive design. The top was completed during the initial Covid shutdown and was a calming piece to create during a very strange time."

If you want to learn how to make your own tie quilt, watch Alex in
How to Use Natural Dyes and Hand Piecing with Youngmin Lee | Silk Tie Quilts with Alex Anderson.
Designing HBO's "The Gilded Age"
Bringing History to Life

You may have watched the video we recently featured all about the fashions of the Gilded Age. Now, see how the real was interpreted for the small screen in HBO's television series, The Gilded Age. Watch and see as "the cast and crew discuss the intricately designed costumes and recreating the New York City streets and homes from the late 1800s."
Alex LIVE: Straight Line Quilting Tip
Another Alex Anderson Pro Tip Just for You

Alex loves straight line quilting. So in practicing, she found a shortcut that works for her and can work for you. Part of the beauty of straight line quilting is to have the lines straight. How do you do this without a lot of marking? Here's Alex's tip.

Alex is LIVE TODAY, April 15, 2022 @ 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time. All classes are recorded so they can be viewed later.
WeAllSew Tutorial: How To Create A Pillow With a Serger
Dream of Sergers On Your New Pillow

Most quilters have probably made a pillow case sometime in their quilting careers, some have made pillows too we're guessing. But how many of you have created a pillow with a serger? Jaime David over at WeAllSew has a pattern and tutorial to show you just how to do that as Serger Month keeps rolling along.
In The Store - Wool Ironing Mats
Have You Tried a Wool Ironing Mat Yet?

Thanks to their heat absorbing properties, using one is like pressing your piece from both sides at the same time—giving you faster, more crisply pressed seams. Plus, the wool grips your fabric ever so slightly, preventing it from moving around as you press.

Available in 4 Different Sizes.
The Quilt Show Puzzle: Shining Brighter Than The Sun
"Ray of Light" by Jinny Beyer

Ray of Light, by TQS favorite and Handwork Master Jinny Beyer, may be one of the most recognizable quilts on the planet. Jinny's quilt was chosen as the winner of The Great American Quilt contest sponsored by Good Housekeeping to celebrate the US Bicentennial. The quilt is made from Indonesian batiks and American cottons. It is hand-pieced and hand quilted and is part of Jinny's personal collection. It was completed in 1977 and measures 80" x 91". The Hindi translation of "Ray of Light" is Kiran, which is also the name of Jinny's daughter.

Learn from Jinny Beyer, and the other Handwork Masters, in How to Do Handwork | Handwork Masterclass Part 1 - From Piecing to Quilting.