Archive | April, 2020

How to Build a Stash

This week I’m dealing with a topic that most quilters love to discuss —  fabric.  Initially, the plan was to continue estimating fabric for an on-point quilt.  We just finished up the process with a horizontally set quilt, and it was natural to just jump to the next step and deal with setting triangles.  However, […]

You’re Worth My Time and Fabric

Is everyone out there okay? Are you dealing with Stay at Home orders from your state government? Are you washing your hands? Are you wearing a mask out in public?  Are you making masks? Are your bored out of your gourd?  Are you sick and tired of cooking? If you have answered “Yes” to three […]

Mathing the Yardage II

Last week we worked through the first three steps of estimating yardage for a quilt. This week we will go through the steps of calculating the amount of fabric needed for the rest of the quilt. Step Four – Sashing Yardage and Quilt Setting At this point, some design decisions will have to be made.  […]

Mathing the Yardage I

How many times has this happened to you? You see a quilt you want to make.  Maybe it’s from across a crowded quilt show…it beckons you over.  It seductively calls to you and mesmerized…yes, even hypnotized by its beauty…you stroll over.  You try to be cool about the whole situation.  I mean it’s probably a […]

The Eyes Have It

I’ve written prior blogs about balance in a quilt.  Colors should be balanced, and quilting should be equally distributed throughout.  This sounds intimidating, but fortunately, most quilters do this intuitively. And while the intuition may need some fine tuning, it’s not an instinct you have to start from scratch and build on.  Negative space is […]