I am excited to host a giveaway this weekend! My friends at Oliso have released a new iron. And it’s MINI! And mine came just in time since mine broke! Have you ever seen the inside of an iron? Yikes!
I have been using my mini iron a ton! It is the perfect size to keep right next to my sewing machine. My ironing board is downstairs, so this is saving me a bunch of time! And it’s PINK! This mini iron helps a lot with small pieces like these in my Summer Moon quilt. The precision tip helps with those little flying geese!
This iron also gets super hot! Even though it is mini! The steam works great too!
The iron comes with a soulmate. It fits around your iron for storage. This iron is a great size for travel. I can’t wait to pack it with me on a dreamy sewing vacation. And I’m loving that it’s pink!
The soulmate also flips over and is an iron rest. My favorite part about the Oliso iron is that you don’t have to stand it up when you are done. This soulmate keeps your hot iron from burning anything. And it is hot!
So the best part….a giveaway! Do you want one of these?!? The hardest choice is picking which color!
What color would you choose? To enter the giveaway, follow my blog. Then head over to my Instagram account to let me know you stopped by. This giveaway ends July 21 at 11:59pm EDT and is not affiliated with Instagram. Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents only (sorry my International friends!) I will choose a random winner and let you know on Monday! Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!
This is my last post for the Threadology Quilt Along! (Well until I get this all quilted!) I have had so much fun quilting along with The Fat Quarter Shop!
I have a confession, I have never pieced a backing like this. But let me tell you, I’m converted! Especially when this fun package arrived from The Fat Quarter Shop. I love having extra blocks on the back! It is sew cute!
The FREE pattern can be found here or you can view the video tutorial here. I used the quilt kit for my backing which is sold out. But you can get the yardage requirements here and purchase the yardage from The Fat Quarter Shop. Don’t forget to grab your favorite Aurifil thread to stitch these up!
The Backing pattern consists of the following blocks we made previously! You can check out my previous blog posts on each block for tips and tricks! Spoiler alert, most of the time I used FORK PINS to help with my piecing.
Sew these together according to the pattern directions. Cut out your other backing fabrics. This seriously goes together so fast! And is super cute! I think that tape measure fabric is my favorite!
Now I just have to decide how to quilt this up! Any suggestions?
I love having a pieced backing! It is like getting two quilts in one! Thanks for following along with me on this super fun quilt along!
Hi and welcome to the final weeks of the Threadology Quilt Along with The Fat Quarter Shop! This quilt has been sew much fun to put together! Now all of your hard work will pay off as you can see the quilt top come together!
The FREE finishing pattern can be found here or you can view the video tutorial here. I used the quilt kit (which is sold out) but you can make it with Little Snippets by Bonnie and Camille and these fabric requirements.
I sewed the 6 inch blocks together in groups of two or three depending on placement.
TIP: I am sure it will come as not surprise that I used my FORK PINS to assemble this quilt top. There are so many seams that I wanted it to line up just right. These fork pins kept the blocks in place so no points were lost in the assembly.
Once I sewed the 6 inch blocks together, I sewed the group of two blocks to the big block. Then you can start sewing the larger units together. Don’t forget to use your fork pins! Then you add your borders!
I love all of these blocks together! I can’t decide which one is my favorite!
The Fat Quarter Shop is donating to the Make a Wish Foundation Central and South Texas for this charity quilt along. If you would like to donate click on this link here. They have already raised over $20,000 which is amazing!
I have loved sewing all of these blocks together over the past few months. Thanks for following along! Stay tuned for the quilt back!
Hi! Can you believe this is the last Threadology block? This has been such a fun quilt to put together with the Fat Quarter Shop! The free pattern can be found here. Or you can watch Kimberly assemble the block on YouTube here. She has a lot of great pointers!
I used my Alphabitties to keep all of my pieces organized. If you stopped by here before, you may know that I have a slight obsession with directional prints…and keeping them directional. TIP: I cut some of the rectangles horizontal and some vertical to keep the prints going the same direction, especially those tape measures! I used my favorite Olfa Splash rotary cutter and my Aurifil Thread to stitch these up!
I had a lot of fun putting these blocks together. When I laid out the first part of the blocks, my little boy thought they were airplanes! Haha. He seemed pretty excited. I guess this means an airplane quilt is in my future!
TIP: As I assembled the next part of the blocks, my FORK PINS helped so much. If you have stopped by here before, you may have seen these pop up in my quilting. I love them! They hold both sides of the nested seams. I haven’t used my seam ripper as much because of these awesome fork pins. Give them a try!
TIP: Since these pieces don’t match up perfectly, I matched the pieces on the center. Finger press your rectangle to find the center. Then match up the centers. I also did this when I attached the last triangle sections to the block. It keeps everything lined up! I used a similar method with the Economy block I posted a couple weeks ago.
These blocks are sew cute! I had never made a block like this before. I loved stitching these up and seeing them take shape.
This year’s charity quilt along is benefiting the Make a Wish Foundation Central and South Texas. If you would like to make a donation you can follow this link.
Welcome to Block 7 of the Threadology Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop! I love the Economy block. It is fast and shows off some of your favorite prints. Do you see those big squares in the pic?!? Those make the cutest centers for this block. I am using the Quilt Kit (which is sold out) but you can use the same Little Snippets fabric by Bonnie and Camille with the fabric requirements here.
Sewing the triangles to the square can be a bit tricky!
TIP: Fold the triangle in half and finger press it, marking the center. Then fold the square in half and finger press it, marking the center. Now match the centers! And hold them in place using my favorite FORK PINS! Sew them into place with my favorite Aurifil thread and press. Then do the same thing on the other side.
Aren’t these center squares so cute?!? You need to trim them down based on the pattern measurements. I used my new pink OLFA rotary cutter. It’s my new favorite rotary cutter.
Then to attach the outer triangles, I used the same method that I described above. Works like a charm!
These blocks are so fun to make! I am so excited to see this quilt come together. We have one more block to go! Thanks for following along today!
Welcome to Block 6 for the Threadology Quilt Along! I think it’s funny that today (April 15) the block is called Fair and Square. My husband is a CPA so tax day is always a big deal around here. And we want everything fair and square!
If you have stopped by here before you may noticed that I have a thing with keeping my fabrics directional! Tip: Cut two of the rectangles horizontal and two of the rectangles vertical, like I did in the pic. (Don’t worry! You have plenty of fabric to cut it this way!) This will keep the fabric directional in these blocks.
The center of these blocks are made up of half square triangles. I love using my homemade ruler to help square up the half square triangles. The washi tape nestles into the seam and I get a perfect trimmed square.
Don’t forget, The Fat Quarter Shop is taking donations for Make a Wish Central and South Texas for this pattern. They have almost reached their goal for the final quilt setting!
This Fair and Square block was super fun to make! And those tape measures! They are my favorite!
Hi! Welcome to Block 5 for the Threadology Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop! The FREE pattern can be found here or the YouTube tutorial can be found here.
There are a few little pieces in this block. Tip: to keep myself organized, I use Fat Quarter Shop’s Alphabitties! These are so handy. If you don’t have any, you should get some! I used my Aurifil Thread to stitch these up!
There is a bit of trimming on these blocks. There are half square triangles and star points to trim up. I used my favorite Olfa Splash rotary cutter. You know the blocks will be super cute when the trimmings look this cute!
All of my star points and half square triangles are trimmed up! Now to sew them together!