After the success of our first virtual Quilt College, we decided to do it again. (You can read about the virtual college here.) At our March 2021 Guild Meeting, we held another quilt college with four Guild members sharing information on everything from making Log Cabin blocks by hand to sewing Single-Fold Binding onto a quilt.
Welsh Folded Log Cabin BlockHave you ever made Welsh Folded Log Cabin (also known as Manx) blocks? Jean shared the perfect project to take on the road when you can’t be at your sewing machine. They are pieced by hand on a foundation and require very little in the way of supplies. You’ll want to dive into your scrap piles for this block. The blocks are almost three-dimensional and, when sewn together, make a really nice quilt. You can learn more in Jean’s PowerPoint presentation by clicking the button.
Easy Inset Circle MethodNancy took us in another direction. Want to add circles to your quilts? How about circles within circles? Nancy showed us Cheryl Phillips’ easy method of insetting circles into our quilt blocks. The creme-de-la-creme was getting to see photos of some of Nancy’s innovative quilts that she created using this method. The possibilities are endless. Check out her circle-making information by clicking this button.
Mitered Napkins TechniqueUsing cloth napkins makes every meal a treat. What if you could quickly turn out a lovely cloth napkin for everyday use? Cydney presented an easy way to hem-finish cloth napkins. No sergers involved. These napkins will look like they came from a high-end kitchen shop! With the push to think of more sustainable ways to live these days, a cloth napkin is a good solution. You can find her detailed instructions (with photos) by clicking the button.
Single-Fold Binding HandoutWe all know and love our double-fold bindings. But occasionally there is a time and place to use a single-fold binding. Dawn gave us all the details we’d need to tackle this type of binding on our own quilts. Her emphasis was on perfect mitered corners; and with her instructions, we came away knowing it wasn’t as hard as it seems. Dawn gave us an informative “handout” that we’ll share here. But she has also posted a tutorial for this binding on her own website, “First Light Designs”. You can click the buttons to learn more. First Light Designs Tutorial
We have so many talented and generous members of MPS, and Quilt College is turning out to be a favorite among our guild meetings. We’d love to hear what you took away from the meeting. Leave a comment below.