Moosestash Quilting is hosting a Go! Baby giveaway that ends on Sept 2nd, so be sure to click the photo above and enter...Good Luck. I really want one of these...especially now I've started doing more patchwork 'stuff' lol
No, I haven't made a boo boo, and no, you're not seeing double, well technically you are seeing double, but that's only because I'm sharing with you two, yes you read it right TWO giveaways for Go! Baby cutters. The 2nd one is at Red Pepper Quilts, and ends on 25th August 2011, so hurry and GO! enter. Good luck.
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A Creative Grids Ruler Giveaway
Karen in Ireland is hosting an international giveaway for the above Creative Grids rulers and blade sharpener...who wouldn't want to extend the life of their blades? I know I'm one who definately likes to save a dollar here and there...more to spend on fabric! As usual, click on the photo above to head over to her blog to enter. Ends on 31st August 2011. Good Luck
Above is the Carpenters Star Block that I made after seeing a tutorial for one here. If you read all the posts associated with the tutorial, you'll find lots of hints that will be useful for patchworking/quilting in general....such as the one I found out.....oh, you want me to share that one with you.
You're going to have to ask nicely!
What you think I can just share my newly found knowledge at the drop of a hat?????
Oh, ok....I won't keep you in suspense any longer, here it is....if you're making half square triangles (HST's) and you want a 3" finished unit, then you cut 2 x 3 & 1/2" squares, place them right sides together and draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of one of them.....then sew 1/4" either side of the line, cut (using a rotary cutter and ruler is the better method) down the line, press each of the units open, I chose to do mine towards the dark side Yoda! Trim them back to your 3" finished HST's and voila, 2 HST's with very little waste or fuss.
I know most of you veteran quilters and patch workers (is there a difference between the two?) are probably sitting there now, saying to yourself "Derr Naomi, that's such an easy one". Well no, it's not to me and probably not an easy one to any other newbies....please feel free to leave comments with any tips you have up your sleeves, such as the tip I shared above....or leave me a link for a tip or tips (see I'm not restricting you to just one!) that you found useful when you were starting out on your quilting journey.....or even a new one that you've just recently found out about.