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Terminology and Measurements For My Fabric Cuts

Posted by admin on April 15th, 2015 in Fabric Cut Measurements with Comments Off on Terminology and Measurements For My Fabric Cuts
 
I wanted to take a few minutes to put together a chart with some of the terminology associated with the cuts that I have to offer on platinumsonsews.com. Below is the chart and the measurements for each cut. I hope this chart helps when determining which fabric cuts you need for your projects.
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Name Size
Fat Quarter 18″ x 22″
Fat Eighth 9″ x 22″
Honey Bun 1 ½” wide strips
Jelly Roll 2 ½” wide strips
Turnover 6″ half-square triangles
Dessert Roll 5″ x 44″ strips
Charm Pack 5″ squares
Layer Cake 10″ squares
Bricks 5″ x 9 1/2″

 

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Candy Pack           2-1/2” x 2-1/2”

Chips (another name for the charm pack) – 5” squares

Tiles (another name for layer cake)  – 10” squares

Tools You Need for a Good Quilt

Posted by admin on March 24th, 2015 in Uncategorized with Comments Off on Tools You Need for a Good Quilt
I would like to talk about some tools that are needed to make a really good quilt. I know you know the mundane stuff but have you ever thought about the tools you really need. You have scraps laying around that would work. OK – how do you cut them?
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First tool – a really good, sharp pair of scissors. Do you just grab a pair of scissors laying around to cut your fabric?
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Paper Piecing

Posted by admin on February 13th, 2015 in Uncategorized with Comments Off on Paper Piecing
I don’t if any of you have tried paper piecing but it is a great way to make up a quilt and you can also use your scrap pieces and stash that you have laying around. One tip though, when you paper piece, it does more fabric than your regular piecing so if you decide to use fabric that you have purchased, make sure you have enough before you start.
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When you are paper-piecing, you are sewing on the paper that you tear away when your project is finished. You use the lines on the paper as guide lines and paper will give your fabric mare  stability and your points and corners will be more precise using the paper method. You might want to start with a small project until you get the hang of using the paper method. Read More…