More to come… stay tuned!
(Photos by Mechelle Bacon)
The fun continues today with great new photos…enjoy!
To honor some of the many beautiful quilts created for our JUST JUDIE Quilt Competition, we thought it would be fun to show them off on our blog, a few at a time. We invited all of the entrants to submit photos of themselves with their handiwork, whether finalists or not. And now, in no particular order, we’re proud to present the first sneak-peeks — enjoy!!
We’re pleased to have Simplicity Creative Group as one of the generous prize sponsors for Marcus Fabrics’ JUST JUDIE Quilt Competition! They’re providing Simplicity Rotary Cutting Machines to our 25 finalists! The rotary cutting machine cuts fabric and paper from 3/8” wide up to 2-3/4”. Fabric may be cut on grain or on the bias, so now, you can cut long lengths of bias strips with ease. Or, use the pinking blade for a decorative edge on scrapbooking paper or oil cloth. The rotary cutting machine is perfect for any crafting or quilting project.
We’ve asked Simplicity to create a fun project using the Simplicity Rotary Cutting Machine, and they came up with this decorative throw pillow, with prints from our NEXT WAVE collection. The Rotary Cutting Machine was used to easily cut fabric strips of various widths and bias for the cording. Thanks to our creative friends at Simplicity! And remember, the competition deadline is fast approaching – entries must be postmarked or emailed by July 31!
5 coordinating NEXT WAVE fabrics (for pillow front)
Fabric (for pillow back)
Fabric for bias trim
Fiberfill or pillow insert
Thread to match
• Cut 2 strips of fabric each 2.25” wide by 13” long
• Cut bias strip of fabric 2” wide by 72” long
• Cut a 13”x 17” piece of fabric for the pillow back
1. Sew the strips together along the long edge of the strips. Sew with right sides together and a 1/4” seam allowance. Press seams open.
2. Piece bias strips as needed to create one continuous length. Wrap bias strip around cording (wrong side of fabric to the cording) and stitch close to the cording using a zipper foot.
3. Pin covered cording to the right side of the pillow front with raw edges even. Baste in place close to the cording using a zipper foot, clip the bias as needed to easily go around the corners of the pillow.
4. Pin the pillow front and back with right sides together and raw edges even. Stitch around all edges of the pillow (use the previous basting stitching as a guide), leaving an opening for turning.
5. Trim the corners and turn the pillow right side out. Press.
6. Insert pillow form or fiberfill and slip-stitch the opening closed.
Our friends at Martingale/ That Patchwork Place discuss their love for 1930s fabrics & quilts in today’s blogpost. We’re proud to have Martingale as one of our generous prize sponsors of our JUST JUDIE Quilt Competition! Of course, Judie Rothermel’s AUNT GRACE collections are always near and dear to us, and even more so as we continue to receive contest entries! As we come toward the deadline for the contest on July 31, we’d like to know: What are some of your favorite Aunt Grace colors?
Then get started now, as she shares her expertise in creating this pretty project using her own TWEET FOR TWO collection! It’s a sophisticated folk influence you’ll love to live with all year long whether your style is traditional or contemporary, or mixed. Get all of the details on Nancy’s blog!
Visit your local quilt shop for the fabrics and pattern.
If you’re a quilt lover in the Brooklyn, New York area on June 20, you’re in for a treat, as our quilting buddy and “Make It Simpler” expert, Anita Grossman Solomon, presents a guided tour and lecture on the exhibit Brooklyn Museum exhibit “How’d They Do It?”: “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts