INSTRUCTIONS AND QUILTING TIPS
Chop Chop Block - January 22, 2020
Outreach Baby Quilt
Dyeing With Bleach
To find instructions for dyeing with bleach,
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Make a Quilt Sleeve
Below is a list of quilting tips and information. When you click on the topic you will receive more information. Topics will be added as information is shared with the web manager.
Make scrappy quilts using tissue paper and scraps. Using long strips of scraps and foundation piece them onto tissue paper (which stabilizes them). Trim them to the same size and assemble into a quilt border or pot holders, etc.
Use your quilting ruler to accurately position fussy cuts on fabric. Put the clear ruler over the character that you are going to fussy cut and mark around roughly the shape with a Sharpie. When you move the ruler to the next character, just line up the rough shape with the character. When you are finished, Goo Gone will take the Sharpie marks off the ruler.
Wash smaller pieces of fabric by hand in a basin and dry them in a salad spinner.
Put a black dot on the end of your spool of thread so you can more easily find the wedge to hold the thread.
Use a plastic toboggan to make a bigger smoother table extension when quilting. The shiny side up allows the quilt to slide easily and allows no height difference to interfere if there is a quarter of an inch difference from machine to table. It can also be used to make different templates.
Use a children's rubber floor mat to put under your machine to help stop the vibration that you get from the table and machine.
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- Folding and Storing Quilts
- Instructions for Hot Dog Pillowcases
- Instructions for making Tote Bags from Coffee Bags, Frozen Fruit or Vegetable Bags
- Instructions for making Tote Bags from Tassimo Bags
- Instructions from Nancy Trowbridge for finishing and binding techniques.
Fidget Quilt Instructions:
Instructions for February 2016 projects that were presented at the meeting.