Friday, January 23, 2015

Video and New Quilt Start

Do you watch quilting videos?  From time to time I do and ran across one I really liked the other day.  I am betting that you will like it too as it has short cuts for some neat blocks that anyone can do.

I previously showed you the material I wanted to use for my next quilt project

I decided to use the process used in the video with the center square.  Now I am not too proud to say that I look for deals on material.  I went into St. Vincents the other day while out running errands and found a soft pink standard pillowcase (in good shape) for 50 cents.  After washing it I was able to get 8 squares out of it. But I had to cut them 9 3/4". (video uses 10") I also bought a full sheet in a medium blue that will be more squares and I want to find another shade of pink to use.

Anyway, last night I cut out several butterfly squares that ended up being   5 1/4 ", but the process is the same and it really works well.

This morning I finished all 8 blocks and I must say it really is faster than all the piecing and cutting you would have to normally do.  I am all for fast and easy!

And the little seams on the back are all closed in and neat.  I love it!

So a quilting I will go....have a great sewing day everyone.


  1. So glad I found you via the GYB event! This was a great idea and video. I've been looking for a fast and easy way to make a tablecloth and this is it! Thank you.

  2. I stopped by for the GYB party and saw your gorgeous butterflies! Lovely!