Alex and Ricky each have their favorite – and least favorite – tools for marking quilts. They debate the merits and drawbacks of various tools.
Janna Thomas finds much of her quilting inspiration in flowers and antique stitchery designs. Her specialty is borders, and she shares her ideas for transitioning a quilt from the center out to the border – or borders! She is a stickler for accuracy, and she shares basic tips on creating accurate blocks, as well as how to prepare and handle them during assembly, to keep them from losing their shape. She demonstrates how to make quick diamond-in-a-square and triangle-in-a-square blocks. Frustration with her cutting ruler prompted her husband Paul to design a new ruler for her, and they now have a quilting tool company. They share the sweet story of how they met, and why they named their company Courtship Quilts.
Alex & Ricky share there knowledge with the audience on what type of marking tools that they prefer, while marking your quilts.
Ricky demonstrates how you can load your water-soluble thread in the machine and in your bobbin, to do your quilting. So once you have your water-soluble thread ready to go in your machine, you can simply follow the lines of the water-soluble thread to do your quilting, when finished just wash your quilt and that will remove your water-soluble threads.
To order Beautifully Quilted book by Alex Anderson, go here:
To order Ripples in the “Rock Pool” by Ricky Tims, go here
To order Ricky Tim’s Stable Stuff Poly Stabilizer, go here
To order your water-soluble thread, go here
From Chapter Two
Janna Thomas explains how once she received her book “Language of flowers” and realized that flowers send messages, it made her think, do all Quilters send messages with there quilts? Janna enjoyed watching Eleanor Burns on TV as she helped her build her confidence once she started quilting.
Janna (owner) of Bloc Loc explains how her business came in to play when her mother came to visit one Thanksgiving Day. Janna’s mother brought with her a ruler with duct tape on it and commented to Janna what she did but the ruler still rocks and slips. Paul (Janna’s) husband who was working at the time for Quanta Airlines and could fix any thing took the ruler to the garage, filed a groove in the bottom of it and the rest is history on how The Bloc Loc Company was started.
From Chapter Three
Janna shares her tips on how to prepare your borders with starch and how this helps to not stretch your fabric when applying your borders.
From Chapter Four
Learn how to use some of the Bloc Loc rulers the correct way and how your blocks will be perfect every time.
Janna demonstrates on the Bloc Loc Drunkards Path 4 X 4 ruler, the Bloc Loc Triangle in a Square 3 X 3 ruler and other of the Bloc Loc Rulers.
After watching the show with Nola Emery on TQS Janna wanted to help out Nola Emery who started quilting after her accident, so they designed the Bloc Loc Slip not right hander ruler. Janna Thomas has also released her latest book, called Border Bling 1.
To order Bloc Loc Drunkard’s Path Ruler, go here
To order Bloc Loc Triangle in a Square ruler, go here
To order Bloc Loc 5 X 5 HST Ruler, go here
To visit Nola Emery Show #1506
To order Janna Thomas Book - Border Bling I, go here