Instructables: exploring - living - quilting - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:37:52 PDT BLOX v1.01 RECYCLED JEAN PLACEMATS- Roll up and you're ready for a picinc http://www.instructables.com/id/RECYCLED-JEAN-PLACEMATS-Roll-up-and-youre-ready-fo/
RECYCLED JEAN PLACEMATS- Roll up and you're ready for a picinc - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/NPAT/HT8R4P6A/FS7NPATHT8R4P6A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/NPAT/HT8R4P6A/FS7NPATHT8R4P6A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/NPAT/HT8R4P6A/FS7NPATHT8R4P6A.SMALL.jpg Joyful Daisy These make me so happy:) Why? Well if you aren't happy just looking at these recycled jean placemats let me explain... Repurposing is becoming this happy little addiction of mine and this project uses old jeans, scraps of fabrics, and then topping it off with needle felting (which I also loooove) ...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:45:07 PDT
HOW TO MAKE A QUILT OUT OF RECYCLED JEANS http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-MAKE-A-QUILT-OUT-OF-RECYCLED-JEANS/
HOW TO MAKE A QUILT OUT OF RECYCLED JEANS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/LXVZ/HSHEH30P/FS6LXVZHSHEH30P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/LXVZ/HSHEH30P/FS6LXVZHSHEH30P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/LXVZ/HSHEH30P/FS6LXVZHSHEH30P.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Everyone-CAN-Quilt-by-Hand/
Everyone CAN Quilt by Hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/0996/HS18G30L/F3K0996HS18G30L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/0996/HS18G30L/F3K0996HS18G30L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/0996/HS18G30L/F3K0996HS18G30L.SMALL.jpg 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
Paper Piecing a 3-D Looking Pillow http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Piecing-a-3-D-Looking-Pillow/
Paper Piecing a 3-D Looking Pillow - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/SWJC/HPOWCYEN/FC5SWJCHPOWCYEN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/SWJC/HPOWCYEN/FC5SWJCHPOWCYEN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/SWJC/HPOWCYEN/FC5SWJCHPOWCYEN.SMALL.jpg antoniraj Paper Piecing, also known as Foundation piecing, is a method of quilting in which paper pieces cut to the required pattern are used to stabilize the fabric for stitching. These paper patterns helps in creating many quilt blocks of same size, each with precise, sharp points and perfectly matching in...
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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 05:44:13 PST
Quilts! Quilting Techniques from Beginning to Advanced http://www.instructables.com/id/Quilts-Quilting-Techniques-from-Beginning-to-Adv/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/PWTF/GHDSFFJJ/FM2PWTFGHDSFFJJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/PWTF/GHDSFFJJ/FM2PWTFGHDSFFJJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/PWTF/GHDSFFJJ/FM2PWTFGHDSFFJJ.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo Quilts! gives you full step-by-step instructions for 25 amazing quilting techniques from easy to advanced. Learn how to make a crazy quilt block, an easy weekend patchwork topper, a denim frayed lap quilt, or even a portrait quilt! All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by quilting ex...
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Tue, 7 Dec 2010 11:57:02 PST
chevron quilt block http://www.instructables.com/id/chevron-quilt-block/
chevron quilt block - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/PQX9/HD8TX0KC/F30PQX9HD8TX0KC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/PQX9/HD8TX0KC/F30PQX9HD8TX0KC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/PQX9/HD8TX0KC/F30PQX9HD8TX0KC.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink In this instructable I'll show you two ways to make chevron quilt blocks. The first way is a four square block - it's super easy for beginners! The second way is a 12 square chevron block that's a little trickier, but it looks very nice! Best of all, these chevron quilt blocks are really easy to do...
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 20:06:35 PST
Home Decor Art: Quilting Hoop Wall Art with Scrap Fabric http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Decor-Art-Quilting-Hoop-Wall-Art-with-Scrap-/
Home Decor Art: Quilting Hoop Wall Art with Scrap Fabric - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/HMYF/H4AG8V0P/F2DHMYFH4AG8V0P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/HMYF/H4AG8V0P/F2DHMYFH4AG8V0P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/HMYF/H4AG8V0P/F2DHMYFH4AG8V0P.SMALL.jpg HomemadeisBetter This project is a cheap and easy way to make art for your home. There are so many ways to do this project and the end result is nothing short of artsy! What You Will Need What You Need: -Quilting Hoops. You can find these at any local hobby or sewing shop. Get as many as you want! Try to pick ou...
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Sun, 8 Jul 2012 07:28:27 PDT
Quilting Basics : Half Square Triangles (HSTs) http://www.instructables.com/id/Quilting-Basics-Half-Square-Triangles-HSTs/
Quilting Basics : Half Square Triangles (HSTs) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/20Z3/GZSNYZKG/FGH20Z3GZSNYZKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/20Z3/GZSNYZKG/FGH20Z3GZSNYZKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/20Z3/GZSNYZKG/FGH20Z3GZSNYZKG.SMALL.jpg 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
How To Convert A Regular Ironing Board Into a Quilter's Ironing Board http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Convert-A-Regular-Ironing-Board-Into-a-Quil/
How To Convert A Regular Ironing Board Into a Quilter's Ironing Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/KGW5/GYQFHW49/FMAKGW5GYQFHW49.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/KGW5/GYQFHW49/FMAKGW5GYQFHW49.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/KGW5/GYQFHW49/FMAKGW5GYQFHW49.SMALL.jpg TimS124 My wife and some of her friends are avid quilters. The blocks they make as they create new quilts need to be ironed along the way and a regular ironing board is a bit too small for their tastes.  They wanted something wider that also has a consistent width along its full length (no more pointy end f...
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Sat, 18 Feb 2012 18:12:17 PST
Charm Pack Baby Quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/Charm-Pack-Baby-Quilt/
Charm Pack Baby Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/0XYP/GXUZEUOM/FAN0XYPGXUZEUOM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/0XYP/GXUZEUOM/FAN0XYPGXUZEUOM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/0XYP/GXUZEUOM/FAN0XYPGXUZEUOM.SMALL.jpg 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
Sewing Daisies Kaffe Fusion Blanket http://www.instructables.com/id/Sewing-Daisies-Kaffe-Fusion-Blanket/
Sewing Daisies Kaffe Fusion Blanket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/GZ0X/GXUZ7R96/FAZGZ0XGXUZ7R96.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/GZ0X/GXUZ7R96/FAZGZ0XGXUZ7R96.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/GZ0X/GXUZ7R96/FAZGZ0XGXUZ7R96.SMALL.jpg sewingdaisies Kaffe Fusion Blanket - by Sewing Daisies The 'make it up as you go along' blanket. Materials:     * 48x Charm Squares (5"x5" cotton fabric)     * Sewing Machine     * Iron     * Thread     * Crochet yarn/ Thick thread for blanket stitch     * Yarn     * Hook (size appropriate for your chosen yarn...
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Fri, 27 Jan 2012 23:02:19 PST
Applique Quilting a Map http://www.instructables.com/id/Applique-Quilting-a-Map/
Applique Quilting a Map - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/WC7E/GM9QLL9M/FL5WC7EGM9QLL9M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/WC7E/GM9QLL9M/FL5WC7EGM9QLL9M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/WC7E/GM9QLL9M/FL5WC7EGM9QLL9M.SMALL.jpg antibromide I love maps and decided I wanted a fabric version so I used applique quilting techniques to make a globe bag for myself. The following is my technique for applique quilting! Click here for higher quality pictures Supplies & Equipment Supplies: Decorative Fabric - I found 3 fat quarter bundles ...
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Sun, 10 Apr 2011 18:34:38 PDT
Quilting an iPad Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Quilting-an-iPad-Case/
Quilting an iPad Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/9I59/GM9G3OV2/F539I59GM9G3OV2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/9I59/GM9G3OV2/F539I59GM9G3OV2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/9I59/GM9G3OV2/F539I59GM9G3OV2.SMALL.jpg mcironlung In this review I will go over the steps to construct a beautiful iPad case.  This takes very little material and can be completed in a day if you stick to it. We used a disappearing 9 patch technique with 1/4" seams. Also start by taking a piece of cardboard and a marker to trace an iPad to use as...
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Fri, 8 Apr 2011 12:37:09 PDT
how to sew a quilt! (quilting 101) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-sew-a-quilt-Quilting-101/
how to sew a quilt! (quilting 101) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/BVM9/GLWQW8X4/FTLBVM9GLWQW8X4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/BVM9/GLWQW8X4/FTLBVM9GLWQW8X4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/BVM9/GLWQW8X4/FTLBVM9GLWQW8X4.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Quilting is my biggest passion. I think it's probably hereditary. :D I also think it's a skill that is useful beyond words... quilts are beautiful and functional and I consider them to be the greatest gift in the world. (Really, who wouldn't want a quilt?) They're family heirlooms, passed down thro...
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Mon, 4 Apr 2011 09:38:21 PDT
Easy Virtual Quilt Design- see your finished quilt before you start sewing http://www.instructables.com/id/Virtual-Quilt-Design/
Easy Virtual Quilt Design- see your finished quilt before you start sewing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/MYZC/GLK0TK42/FZ1MYZCGLK0TK42.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/MYZC/GLK0TK42/FZ1MYZCGLK0TK42.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/MYZC/GLK0TK42/FZ1MYZCGLK0TK42.SMALL.jpg bgartman How to use your Scanner and Photoshop 6.0 to create a preview your quilt design with your own fabric colors and prints: This tutuorial will show you how to preview the actual fabrics you would like to use in your quilt using your scanner and Photoshop 6.0 Elements on your computer. You can make...
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Tue, 22 Mar 2011 07:33:23 PDT
Machine Quilting Table Leaf http://www.instructables.com/id/Machine-Quilting-Table-Leaf/
Machine Quilting Table Leaf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/LETO/GLHRZBKZ/FDRLETOGLHRZBKZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/LETO/GLHRZBKZ/FDRLETOGLHRZBKZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/LETO/GLHRZBKZ/FDRLETOGLHRZBKZ.SMALL.jpg jeff-o When machine quilting, you need a large surface around the sewing machine bed to make the job easier. The bigger the table, the better! So what if the table could be as big as, say, the kitchen table? Or the dining room table! Yeah -- that's the ticket! But not everyone has a sewing room that can a...
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Mon, 21 Mar 2011 00:15:48 PDT
Quilting Basics : Flying Geese http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-flying-geese/
Quilting Basics : Flying Geese - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/D6WD/GI0TK4GB/FV8D6WDGI0TK4GB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/D6WD/GI0TK4GB/FV8D6WDGI0TK4GB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/D6WD/GI0TK4GB/FV8D6WDGI0TK4GB.SMALL.jpg lizzyastro Flying geese are a widely used subunit in patchwork quilts.  Each flying goose consists of a goose triangle (across the width of the block) and two sky triangles (at each side of the block).  This instructable shows 3 methods of how to make flying goose blocks. I don't know where the name comes fr...
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Sun, 2 Jan 2011 08:08:01 PST
Assembling a Quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/Assembling-a-Quilt/
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Fri, 28 May 2010 12:13:50 PDT
How to host a Quilt-in Event http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-host-a-Quilt-in-Event/
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Sat, 6 Mar 2010 14:33:42 PST
I love you(r DNA) Quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/I-love-your-DNA-Quilt/
I love you(r DNA) Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/OMJC/FPQLBWHY/F40OMJCFPQLBWHY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/OMJC/FPQLBWHY/F40OMJCFPQLBWHY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/OMJC/FPQLBWHY/F40OMJCFPQLBWHY.SMALL.jpg SomArtMama I created this quilt design to help folks use the new charm packs (5 x 5 inch squares) available from so many great fabric companies. I made this for my daughter, whose birthday is 4 days after Valentine's Day. My husband named the quilt, he thinks it looks like a DNA test.Finished size 42 x 60Suppl...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2009 14:02:42 PST
Mario Quilt Block http://www.instructables.com/id/Mario-Quilt-Block/
Mario Quilt Block - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5K/Z05W/FOVWM2PN/F5KZ05WFOVWM2PN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5K/Z05W/FOVWM2PN/F5KZ05WFOVWM2PN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5K/Z05W/FOVWM2PN/F5KZ05WFOVWM2PN.SMALL.jpg spacegirl94 This is an instructable about how to make a mario quilt block. Just the block, not an entire quilt. You may change the red squares to green if you want a Luigi block, but that is up to you. Cutting the squares Cut the following amount of 2" squares for each block in your quilt: 46 red squares, 44...
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Fri, 19 Dec 2008 14:11:09 PST
Quilting http://www.instructables.com/id/Quilting/
Quilting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/L1ZR/FMEGFAAE/FO8L1ZRFMEGFAAE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/L1ZR/FMEGFAAE/FO8L1ZRFMEGFAAE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/L1ZR/FMEGFAAE/FO8L1ZRFMEGFAAE.SMALL.jpg maicoh This instructable details various quilting techniques. In order to cover different construction methods, I used photos from a couple of projects of varied styles. There are lots of ways to go about piecing together any concept and all techniques come in handy at one time or another.The creation of a...
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Thu, 23 Oct 2008 00:55:48 PDT
Mend your Favorite Quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/Mend-your-Favorite-Quilt/
Mend your Favorite Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/C6OZ/F90575LL/FV2C6OZF90575LL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/C6OZ/F90575LL/FV2C6OZF90575LL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/C6OZ/F90575LL/FV2C6OZF90575LL.SMALL.jpg bekathwia As soon as I moved to Arizona, the top of my quilt started to disintegrate. Was it the dry air? The fabric just seemed to crack and shred. My cat had nothing to do with it, I swear. My mother made me this quilt some time ago, and I can't bear to see it so broken. Is your quilt falling apart? Here's...
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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 14:23:50 PST
Support Our Troops with a Patriotic Fabric Photo Postcard- SewUseful Contest Entry http://www.instructables.com/id/Support-Our-Troops-with-a-Patriotic-Fabric-Photo-P/
Support Our Troops with a Patriotic Fabric Photo Postcard- SewUseful Contest Entry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/E9DT/F2ZML3ZJ/FPCE9DTF2ZML3ZJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/E9DT/F2ZML3ZJ/FPCE9DTF2ZML3ZJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/E9DT/F2ZML3ZJ/FPCE9DTF2ZML3ZJ.SMALL.jpg bybethstudio This is a quick and easy way to create a small; but, meaningful craft that is simple to mail to our troops. Check out my etsy listing for this item. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6238362It is innovative because it uses computerized digital technology combined with fabric and quilti...
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Tue, 19 Jun 2007 21:36:19 PDT