Thursday, June 28, 2012

Big Block Baby Quilt

This quilt uses 1 block 36 inches square with 4 inch cornerstone borders. When finished you'll have a quick 44 inch square quilt using the Aunt Eliza's Star block, perfect for a baby.

Aunt Eliza's Star Block

Use the Aunt Eliza's Star block calculator with the settings as follows...
Block Size = 36 inches
Columns = 1
Rows = 1
Sew the block as directed.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rectangle Fabric Calculator Widget

A new fabric calculator widget is now available for rectangles. You can place this widget on your website or blog and it will calculate the amount of fabric you'll need for your quilting project. Choose from many sizes, quantities and fabric sizes.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Square Fabric Calculator Widget

Just finished, a calculator widget you can use on your own website or blog to calculate how much fabric you need for square pieces in your quilting project.

Happy Quilting,

Monday, June 25, 2012

Nine on Point Block Fabric Calculator

A new fabric calculator is now available for the Nine on Point quilt block. Choose from multiple sizes, methods and quantities of blocks as well as see a preview of a quilt.

Happy Quilting,

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Diamond Nine Patch Quilt - Part 3

Sandwiching, quilting, binding, oh my!

You'll need backing and batting at least 21 inches square. For the binding, you'll need about 3 strips 2¼ inches wide.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Diamond Nine Patch Quilt - Part 2

Time for the borders. All 3 borders are attached as straight borders. First you sew both sides on with a ¼ inch seam and press seams toward borders. Then you sew on the top and bottom with a ¼ inch seam and again press seams toward the borders. The difference is that the 2nd border is pieced with lots of colorful squares. All strips and squares are 1½ inches wide.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Diamond Nine Patch Quilt - Part 1

Scrappy colorful diamonds make this quilt pop. To make your own you'll need several 1½ inch strips (honey buns), plus background and dark binding of 2¼ inches wide strips.
Diamonds - Choose 9 fabrics in each of 4 color groups. Cut a 1½ inch wide strip that is at least 6½ inches long from all 36 fabrics. For the star background you'll need 8 rectangles 4 inches by 7 inches. Print the set-in template at 100% and cut 4 pairs of mirrored pieces. Mirrored is very important.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Forest Path Quilt Calculator

Just added, the Forest Path quilt block fabric calculator with layout viewer at You can choose from 4 different cutting/sewing methods, block sizes from 3 inches to 36 inches and figure out how many fat quarters or fat eighths you'll need for your project. Enjoy!

Happy Quilting,

Monday, June 11, 2012

Card Tricks Potholders

A new calculator to make Card Tricks Potholders is available at Make 1 or as many as 100 for your closest friends, with different cutting and sewing methods available as well as sizes.

Happy Quilting,

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Half Square Triangle Calculator Widget

I have created a half square triangle calculator widget you can use on your own website or blog for your viewers to use. You can set the cutting/sewing method, the finished unit size, the number of units in a block and how many blocks in the quilt project and finally, what kind of fabric size you'll be using.

Happy Quilting,

Monday, June 4, 2012

New Quilt Block Calculators

Whirling Geese
Dutchman's Puzzle
Flying Geese units galore in the 2 latest quilt block calculators on


Happy Quilting,

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Old Maid's Puzzle quilt - part 3

Pinwheel block

Cut 4 half square triangles each from background and fabric 3 (green) using a half square triangle ruler.

Sew half square triangle units together, then in to a Pinwheel block as shown.


Layout and sew blocks as shown and notice that the blocks are not all facing the same direction.

For border 1, cut 4 strips 2½ inches wide.

For border 2, cut 5 strips 4½ inches wide.

The backing and batting will need to be at least 50 inches square.

Cut 6 strips for the binding, instructions available here.

Part 1Part 2Part 3

Happy Quilting,