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One Fabric Quilt May 18, 2010

Filed under: A Quilter's Touch — inspiredlayerslinda @ 4:51 pm

I just released another “A Quilter’s Touch” cable television show.  This show includes a tour of Patchwork Passion Quilt Shop in Queensbury, NY and a short demonstration on how to turn one border print fabric into an interesting quilt.

I enjoy visiting quilt shops wherever I travel.  There seems to be something unique about each shop.  This shop owner, Jude Spero has self published several patterns for quilters of all levels using border prints.  This shop has an “adirondack” room too.  How unique!  Not only is Jude the business owner, but an award winning longarm quilter too.  She quilts for her customers on a Nolting machine.  She enjoys showing curious customers how this machine works.  It’s just inside the front door, to the right.

The project I inserted into the show creates a quilt with only one fabric.  That fabric is a border print running vertically.  I purchased about 5 yards of a chicken print when a store was going out of business.  My decor is no longer country so I had no clue what would become of this purchase. To see the result, go to Coffee Haven Books and More in Holliston, MA or watch the show.  I think it was really fun to watch this quilt come to life.  I cut 8″ squares and then cut those squares diagonally twice and played with the pieces to create a secondary design.  If you don’t like picking out lots of coordinating fabrics, try choosing one interesting border print and cutting a square approximately the size of the repeat and have fun!

To view the show, check local cable Verizon 32 and Comcast channel 8 thursdays 3:00 and 8:00p.m. in Holliston and surrounding towns.  I also brought a copy of the show to Hopkinton HCAM, and Milford Comcast Cable Station.  You can request a copy of the show from Holliston Cable Access Television, 508-429-8979.

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2 Responses to “One Fabric Quilt”

  1. pat Says:

    Hi,
    I met you at Franklin mills and I’m doing the bag with the clothesline and batik. I couldn’t remember how to sew the material to the cord. Do I turn it over and sew or do something else?
    Thanks,
    Pat

    • HI Pat,

      Sew the strips together on the diagonal. Press the seams open and fold the entire length in half and press. With the raw edge on the right, fold the raw edge over the cording and then the fold on top and sew through everything. Good luck!


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