Alex leads off the show with some great tips for turning T-shirts into a quilt. Master the tricks that make "strechy" fabric easier to work with. You will be surprised at how easy it is to use a stabilizer to achieve a needle turn appliqué look.
Quilting Engineer Marci Baker then shares her passion for simplifying quilt making, whether through tools or techniques. Learn a clever triangular log cabin block using 1½” strips. You will love her tips for improving accuracy when chain piecing. Then see great organizational ideas that allow you to ”seamlessly” return to old projects without making errors. Know the secrets for creating both the Tumbling and Hollow Cube block designs, including fabric selection and creating units and strips. Marci shows a variety of quilts and also talks about her penchant for taking photos of state and provincial capitals.
Alex shares her techniques on how to make a simple 12” block T-Shirt quilt and how to prepare your material for applliqué with her Quilters Select product, Select CutAway.
Marci Baker shares with the TQS audience how she began quilting and how she sewed all of her own clothes all the way through college. Marci teamed up with Sarah Nephew and together they have published several quilting books, such as: ABC 3-D Tumbling Blocks... and More!, Oh My Stars!, and their newest book, Not your Grandmother’s Log Cabin.
Marci explains how you can make a log cabin quilt in a day. She shares how she picks her palette of colors – lights, mediums and darks to start and how easy it is to put together a 60" log cabin quilt using her Clearview Triangle 12" ruler along with her QTools Corner Cut 60 ruler. She will also show you a simple way to have a "starty and a stoppie" while you chain your pieces and how these become so useful when putting the pieces of your quilt together. Any of the rulers and/or books that are mentioned in this segment are available for purchase.
Marci shares how to use her rulers and apply them while cutting out her Hollow Cube pattern, which is located in her book, ABC 3-D Tumbling Blocks... and More! Marci makes putting this quilt together look quite easy once you have the right tools.
Marci talks about her mission to a take a picture of every state capitol and provincial capitol that she visits in her travels.