Instructables: exploring - living - quilt Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:12:03 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Get Perfect Tension on Your Longarm Quilting Machine
How to Get Perfect Tension on Your Longarm Quilting Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> andreab Quilting is fun and easy! Really, it's getting your tension right that is hard.... really, really hard! I use the HandiQuilter Avante at TechShop and this is my method for getting the tension perfect for each quilt no matter what thread, fabric or batting I am using. Tension Testing Sandwich I...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 17:46:20 PDT
How To Make A Pokeball Quilt Top
How To Make A Pokeball Quilt Top - More DIY How To Projects]]> EmptyJar This quilt makes a great gift for your nerdy friends out there or yourself it's fun to make and is simple enough to make. It's 22 squares by 28 squares and each square is 4"x4" and a seem allowance of 1/4". This quit is made for a queen/double size bed, so if you have a king size or twin size bed th...
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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 08:44:20 PDT
HOW TO MAKE A QUILT OUT OF RECYCLED JEANS - More DIY How To Projects]]> Joyful Daisy Time to clean out your closet or take a trip to the closest resale shop and gather up an assortment of jeans with different finishes, cords, and maybe some old wool or velvet skirts and shirts to repurpose them into a great quilt! This recycled jean quilt is perfect for any home and makes a super ...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 19:08:29 PST
Everyone CAN Quilt by Hand
Everyone CAN Quilt by Hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> waggonswest You don't have to be ninety and live in a church basement to be a hand quilter. You don't have to take three years to finish hand quilting a large quilt. You don't have to have perfect stitches to hand quilt. You don't need a large or an expensive frame to hand quilt. It is all true.  The quilt ...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 11:12:55 PST
Make a Mug Rug From Scraps
Make a Mug Rug From Scraps - More DIY How To Projects]]> waggonswest You've finished your quilt and now you are looking at a pile of scraps.  They may seem to be too small to be useful but rather than throw them away let's make a mug rug.  It is a small quit as you go project completely made from scraps.  What You Need. You need the leftover batting and backing ...
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:19:15 PST
DIY drum shade
DIY drum shade - More DIY How To Projects]]> earz_cd When we bought our house a few years ago, the dining room had a white ceiling fan with gold accents and tan blades. It's definitely not the most hideous ceiling fan in our house, but my wife and I have always hated it for several reasons. A) gold is not our thing. Even our wedding rings are silver i...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:28:40 PST
Making a Quilt Sandwich
Making a Quilt Sandwich - More DIY How To Projects]]> waggonswest Now that you have pieced together all of your lovely scraps into what is called a flimsy is it time to quilt. Oh wait.  You can't quilt yet.  You have to make a sandwich.  AND your sandwich has to stick together.  No sliding around or the baloney will land on your shoe.  That is not a good thing in...
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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 18:59:01 PST
Space Invaders Quilt
Space Invaders Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> pepperjordan While shopping for quilt fabrics at a local cotton store in Chennai, India, we came across some neon colored cloth.  My mind immediately jumped to 80's aerobics outfits, but my husband had a great idea: A Space Invaders themed quilt.  I decided that was a great idea.  Especially since I'd already fo...
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:54:11 PST
Once And For All Blanket/Bedspread
Once And For All Blanket/Bedspread - More DIY How To Projects]]> shellilipton Cozy and comfy are what I want in the cold of winter. Form follows function. I needed blankets and a bedspread covering. Voilå! I had an epiphany to create a combo to be constructed from two layers of different fabric sewn together with an upside and a downside. Not having a sewing machine, the imm...
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:43:58 PST
Red Wing T-shirt Quilt
Red Wing T-shirt Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> Wizbit I made it at TechShop Many have collections of T-shirts from trips, college, and experiences. Making a quilt of those shirts can be used as a way to preserve memories and recycle old shirts while making a functional and special item. I made this quilt out of Detroit Red Wing T-shirts as a Christmas...
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Wed, 1 Jan 2014 14:21:30 PST
Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> katvanlew I made this quilt out of old clothes and fabric scraps. The back is a green sheet I had. It is hand-tied with embroidery floss. I didn't have a particular order for the squares, I wanted the squares sort of randomly placed, the only rule was that I didn't want two identical prints next to each other...
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Sun, 25 Aug 2013 14:36:14 PDT
T-SHIRT QUILT - More DIY How To Projects]]> sewinspired Stitch a t-shirt quilt with 16 fat quarters and recycled shirts Finished size 66" X 80"         Materials List: Clean t-shirts 2 yards Fuse-A-Knit to stabilize t-shirts  16 fat quarters (18" X 22" piece of fabric), that all look friendly together  Batting twin size 5 yards back...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 14:33:57 PDT
No Sew No Glue -Wall Quilt Art
No Sew No Glue -Wall Quilt Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> shazni Do you love patch work?....see an amazing wall quilt you would love to hang on your wall...but just don't have the sewing skills or the do that?  I've seen and admired so many quilts...but just couldn't picture myself...cutting and sewing all those delicate squares...I was positive'l...
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Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:01:38 PDT
Photographic Quilt and auto-generation program
Photographic Quilt and auto-generation program - More DIY How To Projects]]> ccrome My wife has had it in her head to make a flower quilt for several months.  At first, she didn't want my help, but I finally convinced her that I could be of some use generating the pattern.  So, I showed her how to use CorelDraw to reduce the resolution and posterize, then I wrote her a little Pytho...
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Mon, 6 May 2013 09:27:39 PDT
How to make a simple quilt
How to make a simple quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> janecandy I made this quilt using recycled old sweaters and a towel, and an old blanket.  I made this for my puppy Jack, so he can stop stealing my blanket.  You can do this any size and colors you want, for puppies, your young kids, for yourself to cuddle with in front of the tv, smaller pieces for the seat...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:57:24 PST
Applique & Embroidered Monster Quilt
Applique & Embroidered Monster Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> sunshiine This instructables was inspired because last spring my son got married and I expect a new grandchild in a few years. I wanted to make a few quilts to have a jump start and make sure all of my grandchildren have a quilt that I made. I also wanted to make it as much as I could by using the hand sewing...
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 22:50:17 PST
Cozy Christmas Lap Quilt
Cozy Christmas Lap Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> Moogieof4 Snuggling under a lap quilt, with the fire on, watching a good film is a popular activity in the Winter around here (especially at Christmas time).  When choosing the fabrics for the patchwork top for this quilt, I paid particular attention to the use of 'light' and 'dark' fabrics to get the desired...
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Thu, 22 Nov 2012 09:03:44 PST
Patch work couch Quilt kberwick This is a tv blanket to use on cold nights or doubles as a single bed rug. Approximate finishing size 70" x 85" All the materials for my design are recycled. For the purpose of instructions I have converted it to purchase quantities.  equipment required -Rotary cutter and self mending cutting matt ...
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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 20:42:32 PST
Unfinished Quilting Jk58fly I want to be able to quilt my own projects, and other customers quilt tops.  I would like to set up a web site, and a stand in the middle of the mall.  I am very fast at piecing quilt tops. If I could match the speed (of Piecing) with the quilting I would be able to start selling projects.  I have a...
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 20:58:04 PDT
Dorm Decor: Quick Colorblind Quiltécor-Quick-Colorblind-Quilt/
Dorm Decor: Quick Colorblind Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> JetpackVelociraptor Backstory/Intro: I have a friend who is colorblind such that bright shades of orange and green appear the same to him, as do deeper blues and purples because the red content doesn’t factor in the same way.  Normally I just mercilessly exploit this at his expense, but I wanted to try doing something ...
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 18:42:49 PDT
T-Shirt to Picture Quilt Linbouf  I loved this embroidered shirt I bought for my granddaughter and didn't want to get rid of it .  Also, it was beautifully embroidered which I love. Anyway, I wanted to turn this into a small quilt (this way my daughter couldn't throw it out!). Anyway, the first thing I did was buy some fabric to ma...
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Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:52:49 PDT
Quilting Basics : 4 Patch Block
Quilting Basics : 4 Patch Block - More DIY How To Projects]]> lizzyastro The four patch block is one of the simplest pieced quilt blocks.  It is made by sewing 4 squares the same size together to make a larger square.  Four patch blocks can be made using 2, 3 or 4 different fabrics depending on the effect you are after. The 4 patch block is a good starting place to mak...
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Sun, 8 Jul 2012 11:47:14 PDT
Free Thanksgiving Sewing Project: How to turn a child's paper art project into a fabric art piece
Free Thanksgiving Sewing Project: How to turn a child's paper art project into a fabric art piece - More DIY How To Projects]]> Love to Sew Studio For this project you will need: -about 1/4 of yard of cream fabric for quilt front and back -quilt batting -scraps of fall color fabrics -basic sewing needs          This paper ...
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Tue, 8 May 2012 12:23:18 PDT
How to Make a Quilted Hot Pad - For Mother's Day
How to Make a Quilted Hot Pad - For Mother's Day - More DIY How To Projects]]> Love to Sew Studio This project won't take much fabric at all, and mom and grammy will love it every time they use it! You will need four different strips of fabric for the quilt top measuring 12" X 3.5", two 12"X12" quilt batting squares, and one 12"X12" fabric square ...
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Mon, 7 May 2012 14:57:23 PDT
How to Sew and Make a Halloween Character Quilt Love to Sew Studio Love to Sew Studio shows you our version of a Halloween Character Quilt. This quilt is easy to sew--you only need to known straight stitch, zig-zag applique, and a little hand stitching for button eyes! The characters (ghosts, witches, Frankenstein monsters, and black cats) are made from easy rectan...
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Mon, 7 May 2012 12:35:17 PDT
Quilting Basics : Muslin and dryer sheet Quilt Label
Quilting Basics : Muslin and dryer sheet Quilt Label - More DIY How To Projects]]> lizzyastro We are told that all quilts should be labelled.  It gives your quilt provenance and tells others who made it, where & why even after the quilt has left your hands.  A quilt label can be as simple or as fancy as you like.  Here I show how to make a simple label using a piece of muslin and a used drye...
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:57:41 PDT
How To Make A Patchwork Quilt mtreilly I used to be afraid of the sewing machine. I'm not sure what made me more afraid, the potential to injure myself by puncturing my hand with a very sharp, speedy needle or ruining some kind of amazing fabric. Oh, and I'm quite bad at math. Three strikes. My Granny Molloy sewed. She made me dresses f...
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Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:34:41 PDT
Diversity Paper Quilt
Diversity Paper Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> blossom9283 By making this Diversity quilt in the home, students will have a visual reminder that although each of us is different, we are also the same.  The Diversity quilt allows students to express themselves on their own square while having a border that represents the classroom.  This provides a visual cl...
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Fri, 30 Mar 2012 09:43:41 PDT
Quilting Basics : Half Square Triangles (HSTs)
Quilting Basics : Half Square Triangles (HSTs) - More DIY How To Projects]]> lizzyastro Half square triangles are another important subunit in making quilt blocks and quilts.  A half square triangle block is a square made of two different fabrics, so that each fabric forms half the square joining along the diagonal. This instructable shows how to construct a half square triangle bloc...
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Thu, 15 Mar 2012 14:18:34 PDT
Quilt-As-You-Go Quilt
Quilt-As-You-Go Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> abbyholverson Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 ...
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Mon, 30 Jan 2012 22:06:08 PST
My Computer's "Down" Keyboard Comforter
My Computer's "Down" Keyboard Comforter - More DIY How To Projects]]> MollyBednum I love my laptop, but not for its body!  All summer that darned aluminum / aluminium radiated like a firebrick.  The shop assured me "nothing's wrong, that's really just how hot they get."  I consoled myself with "oh well, at least it'll keep me warm in the winter."* But it didn't really.  When the...
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Sun, 29 Jan 2012 16:05:17 PST
Charm Pack Baby Quilt
Charm Pack Baby Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> lizzyastro This quilt is made easy by using a pre-cut charm pack of charm squares to get a wide variety of coordinating fabrics without having to buy more than you need and cut a 5" square out of each one.  A charm pack is made up of a 5" square of each fabric, in each colourway, in a manufacturer's particular...
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Sun, 29 Jan 2012 04:00:34 PST
Fascinating... Quilt Along
Fascinating... Quilt Along - More DIY How To Projects]]> funthreads This quilt was originally designed to be an 11 week quilt along. It's a great project for using up fabric scraps. The quilt measures 58 x 82 inches. The design is meant to look chaotic up close and come into focus as you back away. A little background on the process Each step has a detailed PDF fi...
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Sat, 28 Jan 2012 16:16:07 PST
How to Sew a Patchwork Raggedy Quilt Love to Sew Studio Learn to sew this quick and easy patchwork raggedy quilt. For more sewing and crafting videos visit: Visit the full site at
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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 21:13:25 PST
Cupcake Quilt!
Cupcake Quilt! - More DIY How To Projects]]> artzcool Here is the finished quilt! Deciding on the design So, my first step in making the quilt was to aimlessly wander the aisles of the fabric store. I knew the colour scheme was going to be pink and black, so I looked for fabrics that had a striped pattern for the cupcake base and textured patterns ...
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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 14:50:02 PST
Queen Size Train Quilt
Queen Size Train Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> thb43 Queen Size Train Quilt I have enjoyed trains since I was a kid so I decided to try my hand at make a train quilt.  This is the first sewing I have ever done so I think it turned out pretty well. I looked around on the internet for patterns and didn't really find any one thing that I liked.  But I ...
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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 12:53:04 PST
Sew a sweet heirloom baby quilt!
Sew a sweet heirloom baby quilt! - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessandstavro This Instructable is for a crib-sized baby quilt, approximately 40x50", fashioned in a 100 year old or so 'hole in the barn door' pattern with a twist. I consider myself a novice quilter, but have picked up some great tips and tricks over several years of sporadic quilting. I will show you that a b...
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Mon, 16 Jan 2012 19:40:53 PST
quilt melissa_fox this is an easy quilt to keep you warm on cold winter nights. The entire quilt is made using triangles and squares.  the small triangles are 2 inches lond and 1.5 inches tall.  the large triangles are 3 inches long and 2 inches high.  the small squares are 1.5 inch by 1.5 inch and the large ones are...
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Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:48:26 PST
Chelsea Football Club Quilt dil1 I made this quilt for my husband for Christmas this year. He is an avid soccer fan and I wanted to make something I couldn't find on the internet.  I managed to work on this while he was hard at work, then carefully putting it (and my sewing machine) away before he got home. It took me about a month...
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Thu, 12 Jan 2012 14:52:11 PST
Extremely easy quilt
Extremely easy quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> rhaubejoi I made this quilt with a simple sewing machine, scissors, a ruler and straight pins.  You machine only needs to do a straight stitch and you only need to be able to follow basic directions.  This is only my second quilt ever, and you can make one too. Basic Supplies Your basic supplies will be a ...
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Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:50:11 PST
Sewing Machine quilt melissa_fox An easy to sew, easy to design sewing machine quilt. Perfect gift for the sewer in your family. cut out 196 2 inch by 2 inch squares.  Make sure the squares or cut to the exact measurement.  Sew squares in rows of 14.  Ones all of the rows are sew togehter sew teh 14 rows together to form the quilt....
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Sat, 7 Jan 2012 07:14:13 PST
Word game lap quilt
Word game lap quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> fairykissedprincess For those chilly winter evenings, stay warm with a nice quilt with some one to curl up with.  Need an added incentive?   How about a friendly game to help entice some one close?  Now - it's all in one! This instructable assumes some basic sewing knowledge, but is otherwise a fairly easy quilt to ma...
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Fri, 30 Dec 2011 10:38:22 PST
Convertible Geometric Blanket
Convertible Geometric Blanket - More DIY How To Projects]]> shesparticular Almost every kid I've ever known as gotten more excited about the box a gift came in than the gift inside, but this blanket is sure to be an exception. Composed of foam and felt, this blanket's grid of triangles not only offers a way to learn about geometry, but also to let your imagination run wild...
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Mon, 26 Dec 2011 11:34:34 PST
Halloween Robot Quilted Wall Hanging lizzyastro I made this quilted wall hanging based on Jonnybo111's drawing. First I taped the drawing to a window and traced through on the back of the paper - this reversed all the parts. Then I traced each part onto bondaweb, a heat fusible adhesive that comes as paper-backed sheets, cut each shape out roug...
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Sun, 30 Oct 2011 09:44:03 PDT
A Re-Purpose Driven Life
A Re-Purpose Driven Life - More DIY How To Projects]]> artfulann I do the three r's: reduce, reuse, recycle but I add re-purpose for a 4th R. I just can't help myself. It all started with my grandfather. He kept all kinds of things and remade-reused them on his farm. (Back then they called it junk collecting.) My mother also did this. We spent one summer when I ...
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Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:54:55 PDT
Duct Tape Patio Pillow
Duct Tape Patio Pillow - More DIY How To Projects]]> annahowardshaw Cozy up your patio furniture or picnic blanket with quilt-inspired, weather proof pillows!  This project is super quick, inexpensive and provides an attractive alternative to the standard (and generally hideous) outdoor decor. Materials and Tools This project requires very few materials, but can ...
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Fri, 24 Jun 2011 23:35:38 PDT
Blue Dino Quilt unexpired This quilt is made from random pieces of scraps, old clothing and thrift-store fabric. The backside is a single sheet of dinosaur-pattern fleecy material. First I assembled the top layer of the quilt, then I sewed the Dino pieces I had previously traced onto some fabric and cut out. Then I embellis...
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Tue, 14 Jun 2011 16:31:19 PDT
Tetsuo Quilt bone_chaos A friend of mine asked if I could make him a Tetstuo quilt from the anime Akira.  It was a challenge, but I was up for it. It was a lot harder than I thought.  Since I only had a small image of what he wanted on the quilt, I had to enlarge it to the correct size.  This can be done in any photo edi...
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Sun, 12 Jun 2011 07:11:22 PDT
How to make an Applique Quilt
How to make an Applique Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> bone_chaos There are many ways on how you can make a quilt; I find the easiest and fastest way is by using the Applique technique. Instead of the whole quilt being hundreds of measured pieces sewn together, use one sheet and sew your Applique pieces onto it. Things you will need; 1- Any size sheet of yo...
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Thu, 9 Jun 2011 07:29:23 PDT
Paper Pieced Quilt lizlux Paper piecing is one of my favorite ways to make modern, creative quilts, that don't look like anything you've ever seen before.  I made this Kimono Quilt while studying Japanese in college.  I love asymmetry and putting color combinations together that one might not expect.   
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Wed, 8 Jun 2011 18:49:29 PDT