Whether you are a beginning sewer or a beginning quilter I have a fun new challenge for you! Before you close this window… relax…. I’m going to walk you through everything step-by-step. I will include written instructions and even a video tutorial if anyone needs it.
If you have always wondered how people actually make quilts this is your chance to stop wondering and start sewing!
Join me for the first ever Crafty Gemini quilt along! We will be working on 5 different blocks (12″ x 12″ finished) I have designed using ONLY black and white fabrics. Using only black & white fabrics will keep the color selection/matching part of quilting (that is often overwhelming) nice and simple. However, feel free to participate and follow along with the color combination of your choice.
I designed these blocks using the EQ6 quilting software I purchased from one of our sponsors, Quilting Lodge. It is fabulous, user-friendly software for even the most beginning quilter to design blocks and quilts. It allows me to make the blocks whatever size I want, and audition fabrics before I cut anything!
Simply put this quilt along is like 5 FREE quilting lessons where I will walk you through everything. All you need to do is whip out your sewing machine, some fabric, and accept this challenge! Trust me… you can do this! So, put away all your excuses about not having time…and let’s get to work…..let’s make a quilt!
Use a 1/4″ foot to stitch 1/4″ to the left AND to the right of that pencil line.
(Repeat these steps for all the other dark and light squares.)
Do this to all your other block units so you should end up with 8 total half square triangle units.