Monday, March 28, 2011

Skill Builder blog posts geared toward newer quilters

We've got a tag-team duo with Sandi of Piecemeal Quilts and Jeanne of Grey Cat Quilts  and they have decided to provide constructive information geared toward newer quilters.  Read the remainder of this post and then go check them out!  Sandi will have have all the Skill Builder posts listed on her blog here.

Here is a sample of what they're going to be covering.

Purchasing fabric
Color theory
Fabric choices in a quilt
Rotary cutting tips (like don’t cut off your finger!)
Quilting terminology
Basic components of quilt blocks and their construction: squares, rectangles, half square triangles, quarter square triangles, flying geese
That darned scan quarter-inch seam!
Rescuing blocks (wrong sizes, etc.)
60/30 degree triangles
Foundation piecing techniques
Curved piecing
English paper piecing
Applique (in all of its variations, but we’ll need a guest blogger to take care of that one!)
Leader/Ender projects
How to break down the construction of a block so you can recreate it without a pattern (there are hundreds, if not thousands of traditional blocks that are copyright free)
Resizing blocks
Drafting your own block
Calculating yardage
Border options – solid vs. pieced, borders vs. no borders, how many borders, what fabric, what width, straight vs. mitered
Backing options
Choosing a quilting design
Basting a quilt
Quilting on a domestic sewing machine
Binding
Documenting your quilts

1 comment:

Stray Stitches said...

Looks as though they will be covering a lot of great topics.