The things I want to share with you about what I learned from this project you more experienced quilters might say "Gee that's sew simple," but if you are at my level you are probably looking for all the tips you can get. So here you go:
What I learned:
2. DON'T try to pin your quilt together on your ironing board...you WILL be disappointed! My thinking on this was it is a small piece, nope, use a large flat surface!!
|Spraying, folding and smoothing|
4. DO listen to Gus's tip when using the Dritz Curved Safety Pins...don't close them! Now on a side note here this was a little fiddly for my tastes (the pins wanted to catch on each other as I quilted), BUT the idea here is NOT to pull on the fabric once it's pinned and it worked very well. I will keep you posted if I learn anything new in this department! Pinning began in one corner and we worked our way out from there...phew all was well again!
|Step 5 pinning|
5. DO start quilting from the center of the quilt out. I sewed one line of stitching, and then turned and went the other way from the center again. One line was quilted, so then I flipped the piece and did the same thing sewing along the line of the faux squares and it went like a dream. I rolled the sides to help with the bulk, and am very happy with the results!
6. I trimmed the quilt square and bound it...woot, woot!! Now Penne (Bethany's little one) has a new blankie!! Isn't she cute?
I hope I inspired you to look at things in a simple fashion and am always interested in your tips and suggestions!
As always, happy knitting, crocheting and sewing!!
PS. The winner of the Sew Pretty T-Shirt Dresses giveaway (thanks to random.org) is:
Commenter # 9- Monica Martinez - who said...
How cute are these dresses! Can't wait to see what other designs are in this book! If I won this giveaway I would make a dress for my 2yr old daughter and my 8yr old niece. I might even make myself a cute little summer dress for 4th of July! The ideas are endless. ^_^
Congrats Monica! Please e-mail your mailing address to kristen (at) jimmybeanswool.com to claim your prize!