Flying Geese + Plain Squares + a Fabulous Borderstripe = A New Quilt Project

Tuesday Tidbits quilting video blog archives

    This week’s video is a little rough as Teri and I are a little under the weather. We hope you’ll laugh along with our fuzzy brains. BUT…we do have a very beautiful, new quilt to share with you – “Hideaway.” This quilt reminds me of sea glass, plus a little navy added for some contrast. Super simple star blocks and plain squares are the only challenges to this quilt, so easily do-able even for a beginner. A fabulous border stripe finishes this quilt and if you’re really not up for mitered corners ( we’ll give you a refresher) just add a plain square!

      QUILTING BLOG CONTENTS [click to view]

      [0:00 minutes] Introduction to this week’s Tuesday Tidbit quilting blog
      [0:39 minutes] New Bed Quilt: The “Hideaway” Quilt
      [0:46 minutes] We used fabrics from Jason Yenter’s Haven line from In the Beginning Fabrics
      [1:06 minutes] We created the quilt using the “Hideaway” pattern from Thimbleblossoms
      [1:12 minutes] The gorgeous border stripe featuring royal blues, purples, and greens
      [2:01 minutes] We sized up the blocks – there are 16 blocks in this quilt
      [2:23 minutes] There are two components: Flying geese units and the border
      [2:57 minutes] How we use the Ultimate Flying Geese Tool to easily create 4 at one time
      [3:40 minutes] Use the handy chart on the ruler for sizing
      [3:50 minutes] Figuring out the sizes you need
      [4:10 minutes] Drawing lines to figure out your ¼-inch stitch line and easily stitch it
      [4:50 minutes] Cutting up the middle and finger pressing
      [5:10 minutes] Adding the third piece of fabric and repeating the steps
      [5:30 minutes] The last thing you do is the trim
      [5:39 minutes] TIP: How to trim your pieces using the Flying Geese Ruler
      [6:25 minutes] Repeating these steps four times gives you the Flying Geese quilt block
      [7:05 minutes] TIP: Quick and Easy Miters – How to miter your corners
      [7:40 minutes] Iron your fabric
      [8:00 minutes] Back seam allowance positioning
      [8:30 minutes] Lining up your fabrics
      [8:40 minutes] Pressing your fabric to help everything stick together
      [8:52 minutes] Using a big ironing board [see our tutorial on making your own here!]
      [9:05 minutes] Feel your seams to ensure everything is lining up
      [9:22 minutes] Start your sewing ¼ inch from the edge and backstitch to lock it in
      [9:35 minutes] Using your ruler, find the 45’ angle line and position it on the stitching line of your border
      [9:56 minutes] Drawing your line
      [10:10 minutes] TIP: Remember when using a border stripe to get extra fabric
      [10:25 minutes] Figuring out the math for how much fabric you will need. How’d we do with our addition?!
      [10:55 minutes] Using your ruler to help you pin your fabric
      [11:10 minutes] We like using the Flat Flower Pins when pinning our border stripe
      [11:40 minutes] Stitching your line and where to end the line
      [12:00 minutes] Before you trim it off, we recommend you iron it down and make sure everything looks good
      [12:20 minutes] With printed border stripe fabric, don’t try to match the corners … you don’t need to!
      [12:35 minutes] To match your border stripe corners, you need symmetrical fabric patterns and start in the middle
      [13:32 minutes] “The non-perfection gets lost in the weeds” – Marty


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