Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tweet Friends Quilt Along Welcome

Welcome to my first quilt-along.  To kick off Tweet for Two , my first fabric collection with Marcus Fabrics, I've designed Tweet Friends, a 72" x 72" block-of-the-month sampler quilt.

The pattern and fabric kit are available at quilt shops and on my website The fabric is currently shipping, so if you'd like your local quilt shop to participate in the program and need some info for the shop owner, here is a link where you can download a flyer that shows the quilt and fabric swatches:

Now, more about the Tweet Friends Quilt-Along....

Quilt Along Details
On eight consecutive Tuesdays, beginning June 4, I will post a tutorial showing the methods and techniques I used to make the quilt. Mind you, I won't be supplying the pattern here on the blog, nor will cutting instructions be provided, although cutting techniques will be addressed. What will be supplied is the "how to."

Here are some of the techniques that will be featured in the Tweet Friends Quilt Along: 
·         How to use the Easy Dresden Ruler by Wrights 
·         How to use the Prairie Pointer Tool by Susan Cleveland 
·         How to use the Easy Angle Ruler by Wrights 
·         How to use 5/8” and 1” hole punches to make appliqued circles 
·         Freezer paper and starch method of applique preparation 
·         How to miter borders 
·         How to achieve flat, straight borders 
·         How to work with directional fabric

 What you need to get started
Tweet Friends Pattern
Fabric (see the pattern for yardage requirements)
Easy Dresden Ruler by Wrights
Prairie Pointer Pressing Tool by Susan K. Cleveland (optional)
Easy Angle Ruler by Wrights
1" Circle Punch 
5/8" Circle Punch
Aleene's Tacky Glue Pen
Light Box
Silver Marking Pencil 
White Marking Pencil
6 1/2" square ruler with a 45-degree diagonal line

Applique Supplies: freezer paper, starch, stencil brush, awl/chopstick, mini- iron


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