Victorian Modern Quilt Along – Part 2

Whether you are an avid quilter or just looking to learn this is the quilt along for you!  I’m hosting a Victorian Modern Video Quilt Along on my YouTube channel and today is the day I share with you the details of how to make Block #1.

{Note: Keep reading for info on an amazing sale offer from Simplicity.com just for Crafty Gemini followers. }

If you are just coming across this info be sure to click HERE to read the first post in the series.  Your fabric supply list and other important details are included there. Now to the fun!

So, this quilt is made up of only two blocks- Block #1 and Block #2.  You make six of each and add some sashing and that’s the quilt top! Easy peasy! This week we are working on making our six Block #1 units.

Heads up! The video is over 21 minutes long!  It’s super in depth and perfect for the quilting newbie.  Even if you are not participating in this quilt along I hope think you will gain something from my tutorial.

Some of what you can expect to learn is:
•How to layout fabrics
•How to use rulers to cut precise units
• A very handy two-ruler trick
•Beginner tips on sewing scant 1/4″ seams
• Beginner tips on measuring scary fractions (3/8″, 5/8″ 7/8″)
• How to pin patchwork pieces
• Abutting intersecting seams
• Pressing patchwork pieces and setting seams
• How to sew scant 1/4″ seams
• In what order you should piece the full block
• Measuring units and trimming to size
• Strip piecing technique to save you time and thread
and more!
I’m confident this video is jam packed with helpful information and tips.
I also announce last week’s giveaway winners and reveal this week’s giveaway where two more lucky winners will win some great stuff- a Victorian Modern fat quarter bundle and an EZ Quilting 3 ruler set in the sizes I recommend every quilter start with- 6.5″ square, 9.5″ square and 6.5″ x 24″{my all-time favorite ruler}.
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For a limited time only use discount code: CRAFTYQ20 and you’ll get 20% off quilting tools and FREEstandard shipping. Discount code expires next Thursday, February 7, 2013 and is valid on orders shipping in USA only.

Click HERE to watch the video and don’t forget to do your quilty homework! I’ll meet you back here next week for the tutorial on Block #2!
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14 Responses to Victorian Modern Quilt Along – Part 2

  1. barbara sherman January 31, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    The hardest part for me if to get the blocks squared up. I have most of the rulers but still have a problem.

  2. Kathy February 1, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    My difficulty as a newbie will be quilting on my home machine. I’ve practiced on potholders and it’s either operator error or my machine, I don’t know which. Maybe I need a lesson on what needle to use. Anyway, I would certainly love to win that fabric bundle! I tried leaving this comment on the youtube page but I’m doing something wrong there too. I typed it in but couldn’t figure out how to publish it so it would show . . . operator error again? 😉

  3. Kathy February 1, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    By the way, I also meant to say that at first I thought I wouldn’t be able to follow your video because you speak quite fast (but at least you speak clearly!) and then you also have text on the video which is very helpful. So I find it quite easy after all! Thank you for taking the time to share your talent!

  4. Anita Diller February 1, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    As a new quilter the hardest thing for me is to get accurate 1/4″ seams. I know the mor I practice the better I wil get.

  5. STUDENT February 2, 2013 at 10:25 am #

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  6. Phoebe February 2, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    I like the tip to use two rulers to cut fabric. Will improve my accuracy. I have problems matching up points.

  7. rescuemomma February 2, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    I have a really tough time cutting things straight. But the way you showed me to use two rulers should help. I keep trying!!! a friend of mine gave me a huge pile of fabric she didn’t want anymore, so I don’t feel so bad making mistakes!!

  8. Nana February 2, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    I am just starting to quilt so as a newbie I will soon find out what is difficult. Your videos are so easy to understand and the tips you offer will make it easier for me to avoid some of the problems many new quilters have. Thanks.

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  10. deelish10 February 4, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    cutting as I have issues with Arthur that old age darn thing. I do ok more or less but some days are more difficult than others.

  11. Debbie February 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Thank you for designing such a beautiful quilt that has blocks that are “doable” for those of us with sight or arthritic issues!! I love quilting, but have not done so in many years, because of blocks requiring such tiny pieces. I am able to follow along via your videos, but I have many friends who do not have that option…do you, perhaps, have a tutorial on this quilt that would be printable for them? Happy Stitching, Debbie

  12. berylita February 13, 2013 at 1:01 am #

    Hi Vanessa. I would love to win the Slice. I would use it to make appliques for my grandchildren jammies I would make cards in bookmarks and decorations and have a blast! I also like that it’s small and it seems to be portable. That’s a plus.

  13. Anonymous February 14, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    I’m having problems picking out fabric. How do you select fabrics that go together? I went to the fabric store to buy fabric and after an hour left with nothing. Just overwhelmed!
    maddie90@hotmail.com

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