The Pre-Washing Saga Continues…

The next step in the Pre-Washing series is piecing the quilt tops. I have previously discussed the washing process and the cutting process. Now I want to touch on piecing the quilt tops with fabric that has been pre-washed and fabric that has not been pre-washed. First I made sure I had a new needle…

February UFO Challenge…

For the month of February the number is 9. So that  means I am working on a kit that I bought last September at Quilt A Fair in Longmont, Colorado. This is my number 9. I have not bought a kit in years but I fell in love with this one when I saw it.…

Pre-Washing… Cutting and Marking…

All right, now that I’ve walked you through how I prepped the fabrics both the pre-washed fabrics and the fabrics that were not pre-washed, I want to talk about the cutting process. Because I usually don’t pre-wash fabrics I cut the pre-washed fabrics first so I could really compare the two experiences. Once I made…

Designer Mystery Update…

I was able to sew the two blocks that I cut over the weekend for the Designer Mystery Quilt. This block is called “Salt Water Taffy”. I love this quilt along from the Fat Quarter Shop because while all the block are so awesome they come together easily. I spent more time cutting the fabric…

A small Update…

I have been a bad quilt blogger. I didn’t really do any sewing over the weekend so I don’t have much to share with you today. But I do have this pile of pretties. This is my fabric pull for the MQG Swap, my partner requested navy, teal and coral fabrics. Other than that, I…

Clementine… Block 1…

Today is the first day of the Fantabulous Clementine Quilt Along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop! I am SO excited to make this quilt! It will be a seven month process, with a new block posted on the 25th of each month for six months and a finishing post in the seventh month. Each month…

Pre-Washing – Prepping To Sew…

Last week I talked about conducting an experiment comparing the whole process of making a quilt with pre-washed fabric and fabric that has not been pre-washed. Historically I am not a pre-washer, but the question always comes up when talking with quilters and it really got me wondering so I decided to conduct an experiment…