Grandmother’s Fan

Grandmother’s Fan

Here's another great use for your Dresden Template!

When I think about my grandmother, so many memories come to mind. Plates of warm cookies. Lemonade breaks on the porch swing. And, best of all, summertime sleepovers tucked under cozy hand-stitched quilts.

Jenny demonstrates and easy way to create a classic block!

Today we’re working on a Grandmother’s Fans quilt. Made with a lovely 30’s reproduction, “Lazy Days 5 Karat Crystals” by Kaye England for Wilmington Prints, this quilt is as sweet and scrappy as Grandma’s favorite old quilts! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Here is a fantastic diagram of a simple way to create a vintage block!

 

 

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Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Phoebe’s Flower Box

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Phoebe’s Flower Box

Easy peasy, elongated four patch! Check it out!

Here at Missouri Star Quilt Co. we love finding fast and easy ways to make fun, gorgeous quilt blocks. Phoebe’s Flower Box represents just that. With a few 2.5″ strips and a bit of sashing you will get this adorable elongated four patch! Happy quilting!

Click HERE to watch the tutorial and gather your supplies!

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot with Guest Quilter Becky Vandenberg

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot with Guest Quilter Becky Vandenberg

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot with Becky Vandenberg

Hi there. I am Becky Vandenberg from Be So Crafty, a blog devoted to all things sewing. Be So Crafty began last year when I wanted to use my fabric stash for a good cause, so I decided to sew 100 skirts in 100 days and donate them to a local charity that helps refugees in Utah.  Sewing skirts everyday for 100 days was a fabulous experience that I plan to write about soon.  Although I have been sewing for years, I only began making quilts abouts 3 years ago and LOVE it. So I was absolutely thrilled to be apart of this Tutorial Reboot series for Missouri Star.  The quilt tutorial I have decided to reboot is Jenny’s Jelly Roll Race because it’s quick and simple and perfectly color coordinated, thanks to the use of precut jelly rolls.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

I chose a KONA jelly roll with solid colors called Overcast by Robert Kauffman.  It’s a beautiful palette of blues and greys, perfect for the baby boy quilt I had in mind.   I chose a tone-on-tone red dot for the binding and some adorable Cuddle Cloth from Shannon Fabrics for the backing. This airplane design is called “Take Off” licensed from Robert Kaufman.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

First I unrolled that perfectly beautiful Jelly Roll and snipped off the selvage.

I followed Jenny’s advice in the video tutorial and kept the fabric strips in order; that means some of the same colors were touching and that is okay.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

IMPORTANT NOTE: With solid fabric strips you have to be super mindful of the front of the strip and the back of the strip when you make the jelly roll quilt.  “Right sides together” takes on a whole new meaning when there is no printed side. One important thing to remember: after you sew the diagonal line, turn the top strip over and then add the next strip.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

With the beginning and end of the 1600” strip, place them right sides together and sew one LONG ¼” stitch making your 1600 inch strip into an 800 inch double side strip; basically fold the long strip in half (end to end) and sew down one side. Cut the fold to create a new “end” of the 800 inch strips and once again, fold the strips in half (end to end) and sew down one side. Cut along the fold and fold the quilt top end to end and sew down one side. Repeat this step a couple more times until you have the finished quilt top.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

Follow the Jelly Roll Race video tutorial exactly and you cannot go wrong.  That’s all I did.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

In order to incorporate the fun airplane backing into the front of the quilt, I grabbed some big scraps from my stash and cut out an airplane applique.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

Then I sent the backing and the Jelly Roll Race quilt top to the quilter because I wanted it done all fancy.  However, this quilt can easily be quilted with some straight lines or all over stippling with your sewing machine.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

To create the binding, I cut eight 2 ½ inch strips from the binding fabric and sewed them together exactly like I sewed the Jelly Roll Race fabric.  This made a 240” strip (always make more than you think) which I folded in half and pressed with a hot iron.  (Binding tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vCWpxBRs20)

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

Now I get to hand sew the binding.  I grabbed some clips, red thread, a sharp needle, and a Diet Coke, and found myself a nice spot on the couch to watch a documentary while binding the quilt.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

I am so happy with how this amazing baby quilt turned out! I love the solid color strips and how they turned out beautifully to look like the sky.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

I will definitely be making more Jelly Roll Race quilts; this was such a fun project.  Thanks for having me, Missouri Star!

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

Come see me at BeSoCrafty.com and follow me on instagram and facebook for more sewing tutorials.

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial: Disappearing Pinwheel Churndash

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial: Disappearing Pinwheel Churndash

Learn to make this fun spin on the  Pinwheel Block with this Quilt Snips Tutorial: The Disappearing Pinwheel Churwndash.

Learn one more way to create a pinwheel block with some Churlish flare! Here at MSQC we like things to have a lot of info in a little snippet. We hope you enjoy!

Click HERE to watch the full tutorial and get all the supplies needed!

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial: Missouri Roads

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial: Missouri Roads

Check out this Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial

Here is a fun little tutorial on how to make the Missouri Roads block using 5″ squares and some extra background fabric.
Here at MSQC we are all about quick and easy quilting tutorials, so we’ve taken your favorite tutorials and condensed them to give you a big dose of inspiration in a small bite. Check back every Friday for our regular Quilting Tutorials with Jenny Doan!

Watch the full Missouri Roads tutorial and get supplies HERE!