There are so many terms and abbreviations in quilting! It's like learning a second language! Below are a few: Layer Cake - 10" squares of fabric Charm Pack - 5" squares of fabric Jelly Roll - 2 1/2" fabric rolled up FQ - Fat Quarter - 1/4 yd of fabric (18" x 22") BDNQ - Bad day, not quilting BOM - Block of the month DSM - Domestic sewing machine FOB - Fear of Binding FW - Feather weight sewing machine HIPS - Hundreds of ideas piling skyward HST - Half square triangle LAQ - Lo
You've finished your quilt top and now your ready to have it quilted. Congratulations! The question now is how to have it quilted. The most common way is Edge to Edge (E2E) because it fast and the most inexpensive. Finished & done! Pantographs are an E2E pattern that goes entirely across your quilt. Custom Quilting requires more time and is more expensive. To determine which method would be best, you need to ask yourself these three questions: 1. Who is this quilt for? I
Don't you just love Mother's Day? Your family spoils you and you get to do whatever your want! We started the day off with breakfast with my mother and sisters. Next, my husband and my dog, Bella, went kayaking. Can you guess what I did next? I spent the whole afternoon and evening sewing! I only have two more rows to do of my Irish Chain quilt and it will be ready to load on the quilting frame.
Spring is here (finally)! This got me in the mood to make a new quilt to lighten up the room and make it brighter. I have a King size bed so this is quite an undertaking! The finished size will be about 114 x 126. I decided on a single Irish Chain, scrappy looking. I used two jelly rolls called Zen Chic by Moda. I've had them for awhile and I'm sure it isn't a current line; but if you like the colors, Zen Flow Chic is their current fabric and they look very similar. I'v