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Beginner Quilting Series: How to Make Half Square Triangles

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Welcome to the beginner quilting series that I am hosting to prepare you for the On-Point QAL!
Today in the beginner quilting series, we are talking about making two a time half square triangles!


Welcome to the beginner quilting series that I am hosting to prepare you for the On-Point QAL!
Today in the beginner quilting series, we are talking about choosing fabric!


First, you can find the other posts in this series here-

Available Cuts of Fabric

Precuts

Choosing Fabrics for a Quilt

 Supplies Needed to Make a Quilt

 Pressing, Cutting, and the 1/4" Seam


This is the last post in the 'Beginner Quilting Series' before the On Point QAL starts on Friday, March 1st!


You can read more about the On Point QAL-

Solid Option Fabric Requirements and Schedule (plus lots of colored version for ideas)

 Print/Scrappy Option Fabric Requirements


So, let's get into Half Square Triangles...

Half square triangles are one of the most popular blocks in quilting.  They are wonderful because you can…

Moda Bake Shop Free Pattern: Grandma's Pinwheel Quilt

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I released a new pattern on Moda Bake Shop today called Grandma's Pinwheel Quilt!

I made this quilt with Cheeky by Urban Chiks.  I loved this collection as soon as I saw it and wanted to make a special quilt with it!




This quilt measures 80" x 80" and it only uses 3 charm packs plus 1 yard of border to make the quilt top!  I love that!  Like others, I like to buy charm packs but struggle using them in real projects.




This quilt has a lot of half square triangles that need to be trimmed- 400 to be exact- but it is so worth it!  If you work on it a little bit each day, it does go by quickly.




I wrote this pattern so it is very easy to follow.  Each step is shown in tutorial format so that you know exactly what to do to make the quilt (like I do for all of my patterns).

Again, you can find the pattern HERE.

If you make one, I'd love to see it!  Tag me on Instagram- @jessicadayon and use the hashtags- #jessicadayonpatterns and #grandmaspinwheelquilt or send me an email!


Beginner Quilting Series: Cutting Fabric, Pressing Fabric, and the 1/4" Seam

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Welcome to the beginner quilting series that I am hosting to prepare you for the On-Point QAL!
Today in the beginner quilting series, we are talking about pressing fabric, cutting fabric, and 1/4" seams!


Firstly, you can find the other posts in this series here-

Available Cuts of Fabric

Precuts

Choosing Fabrics for a Quilt

 Supplies Needed to Make a Quilt


After this post, I'll have one more post to share in my series (tomorrow)- 'Beginner Quilting Series' posts to get us ready for the On Point QAL, which starts this Friday, March 1st!  That post will be on- How to make 2 at a time Half Square Triangles.


You can read more about the On Point QAL-

Solid Option Fabric Requirements and Schedule (plus lots of colored version for ideas)

 Print/Scrappy Option Fabric Requirements


So, let's get into today's topics...


PRESSING

Pressing fabric is different from ironing fabric.  When you are quilting, you are pressing, not ironing. The reason for this is because when you iron, y…

Beginner Quilting Series: Supplies Needed Make a Quilt

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Welcome to the beginner quilting series that I am hosting to prepare you for the On-Point QAL!
Today in the beginner quilting series, we are talking about the supplies you'll need to make a quilt!


First, you can find the other posts in this series here-

Available Cuts of Fabric

Precuts

Choosing Fabrics for a Quilt


After this post, I'll be sharing a two more 'Beginner Quilting Series' posts to get us ready for the On Point QAL, which starts this Friday (March 1st)!

You can read more about the On Point QAL-

Solid Option Fabric Requirements and Schedule (plus lots of colored version for ideas)

 Print/Scrappy Option Fabric Requirements


So, let's talk about the supplies you need to make a quilt-

The basics supplies are as follows-
     -Rotary cutter
     -Quilting Ruler
     -Self-healing Cutting Mat
     -Sewing Machine & Thread
     -Pins (I don't use pins ever, but you may want to try to see how you like it)
     -Scissors
     -Basting Pins or Spray Basting
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Beginner Quilting Series: Choosing Fabric for a Quilt

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Welcome to the beginner quilting series that I am hosting to prepare you for the On-Point QAL!
Today in the beginner quilting series, we are talking about choosing fabric!


First, you can find the other posts in this series here-

Available Cuts of Fabric

Precuts

In the next two weeks I'll be sharing a few more 'Beginner Quilting Series' posts to get us ready for the On Point QAL, which starts March 1st!

You can read more about the On Point QAL-

Solid Option Fabric Requirements and Schedule (plus lots of colored version for ideas)

 Print/Scrappy Option Fabric Requirements


So, let's get into choosing fabric!

I do not think choosing fabric is an exact science.  There are lots of different ways to do this...color theory, contrasting colors, balancing out the scales of the prints, etc...  Each person you ask has a different way of doing it and lots of people may even think there is a right way and a wrong way.  I am not one of those people.  So, if you'd like, you can read…

Free Quilt Pattern: The Fidelity Quilt

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Hi, Everyone!  When I took over the American Patchwork & Quilting Instagram account a few weeks ago, I announced that I was going to be providing my patterns as free patterns from now on and that'd I'd go back to my patterns that were previously for purchase and make them free one too.  I have been wanting to do this for a while but I wasn't planning on actually announcing it then.  But, as the Instagram takeover progressed, I connected with lots of quilters and it felt right to announce it to everyone at that time.

Since then I have had lots of requests for the fabric requirements for the Fidelity quilt so that people can buy the fabric and have it ready for the pattern to release.  I decided that I'll just release this one now so that people can make it whenever they are ready.

I had the best time designing and making this quilt!  In general, I find my quilt inspiration from fabric lines themselves.  In this case, I used Portsmouth by Minick & Simpson.  I lo…

Fat Quarter Shop Sew Along: Jolly Bar Bon Bons

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I had the pleasure of sewing along with the Fat Quarter Shop for one of their new patterns.  It's called the Jolly Bar Bon Bons Quilt. 
This was a fun quilt to make and it only uses a Jolly Bar and background fabric.  I changed it up a little and I used two solids for my quilt.  This is the second pink quilt that I've made this year and I really love it.  Here I've used Moda Bella Solids Tea Rose (9900 89) and Off White (9900 200).
The quilt measures 60.5" x 60.5".  It came together really quickly and was a great quilt to chain piece to make quick work of it.


For the batting, I used one of my new favorites...The Warm Company's Warm & Plush.  I've talked about this batting on Instagram before but in case you didn't hear me there... I think it is one of the best cotton battings!  First off, it's thick (hence the Plush part of the name).  It uses twice as much cotton fibers and the Warm & Natural (which is what I always used before I found o…

American Patchwork & Quilting: April 2019 Issue- Swing into Spring Quilt

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The April 2019 Issue of American Patchwork and Quilting came out on February 1st and I have a quilt in this issue!!!  :)

I worked on this quilt ages ago and am so happy to finally get the pattern out there and share about the quilt!

So here is my quilt!


I could just die over the photo styling!  I love it sooooo much!
 For this quilt, I used Farmhouse II by Joanna Figueroa for Moda Fabrics.  This line is beautiful and was a joy to create with!
And here is the whole quilt in all its glory :)

The cover of the magazine looks like this!  Go out and get yourself a copy!!

All photos Used with permission fromAmerican Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2019Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.
If you make one, I'd love to see!! You can tag me on Instagram- @jessicadayon- or email me!


Talk to you soon,

Jessica

Beginner Quilting Series: Precuts

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Welcome to the beginner quilting series that I am hosting to prepare you for the On-Point QAL!
Today in the beginner quilting series, we are talking about precuts!


First, you can find the other posts in this series here-

Available Cuts of Fabric


In the next two weeks I'll be sharing a few more 'Beginner Quilting Series' posts to get us ready for the On Point QAL, which starts March 1st!

You can read more about the On Point QAL-

Solid Option Fabric Requirements and Schedule (plus lots of colored version for ideas)

 Print/Scrappy Option Fabric Requirements



So, let's get into precuts :)


PRECUTS

Precuts are made of fabric that is cut and packaged by the fabric manufacturer.  There are a few different types.  Not all manufacturers make all of them.  Here is the list of what they are:


2.5" SQUARES

These are manufactured by Moda Fabric.  They are also know as Mini Charm Squares or Moda Candy.  Each pack contains 42- 2.5" squares.



5" SQUARES

These are also know a…