Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.
Just wanted to share my experience with making the 3/8 inch binding. I wanted to use the 3/8 size since I am doing the blanket stitch approach and felt the heavier stems looked better with the heavier looking leaves. I had already cut my strips 1 inch during previous month and didn't want to recut them. I was looking for a 3/8 inch clover binding maker and found this technique online. The girl that posted about it said it was from a 50's sewing book. It worked great for me. I probably had to fiddle with the strip a little more than if using a binding tool, but I got to use my 1 inch strips as is and didn't have to get my fingers near the iron. Basically I put a large needle in my ironing board cover to approximate a 3/8 inch opening. I ironed the two sides about 2 inches in to start and and just pulled the binding through and ironed it as I went. I made all binding quickly and wrapped it around a card to save for future months.
Thanks Margo for all your tips. I took this BOM to learn raw edge applique but have learned so much more. I now own a add a quarter ruler!
I had never done paper piecing before and didn't try it to month 3. What a great technique -- I never could have made the curved arcs without it. I also liked learning about freezer paper templates and turned applique which I will try in future.
I hadn't posted in show and tell since before I am using the kit, but I will post my progress now to show I am using the hints I have learned and they even work for an inexperienced quilter.
Thanks again Winnie
The administrator has disabled public write access.