Friday, November 30, 2012

Spinning Rotating Mat.

I have a new tool in my sewing room. My sister in law bought it for me. It's Spinning Rotating Mat .. Ohh, I love how it works!.
Rotating Mat, making quick work of your entire quilt cutting with one easy movement. 

Eliminates the need to turn your body, or work your way around a project. Simply cut, rotate, and cut again for quick, effortless results. 
The convenient 17" square size is perfect for taking to class with you where you may not have a lot of room. And I had a bag for it, a perfect Batik bag that I bought from Yogyakarta.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Quilting Projects and Cookies

Someone said: One quilting project, like one cookie, is never enough !
I said : Yup, agree! :)

(View) My first.

(View) My second.

(View) My third.

Chocolate Chips Cookies, do you want some more?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Xmas Table Runner

My quilting friends asked for a fun project, they want to make it as a Christmas gift.
I learned "Less Than Traditional" technique when I joined "Cipete Quilt Community Gathering" last month. I love this pattern, easy to make.. and I know my friends are going to love it too!
Tutorial here.
I used two different reds for the top, not because I planned it that way, but I run out the poinsettia fabric. I fussy cut them and I've got only 10 circles.. but thanks God I have another red fabric. And still, it turn out nicely! :)
I liked to make my friends happy when I give them the pattern. So I put my pancake recipe in the middle of the template.
And I told them to make a lot - lot of pancakes if they want to make a blanket.. and we all laughed together!
Hmmm.. should I make a lot of pancake too for this one? ... LoL

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tutorial: Less Then Traditional Technique

Less Then Traditional Technique used 2 pattern: circle and square. And we need 2 different fabrics, or you can use more if you like.
I made 6 1/2" circle template and 4 1/2" square template.
Using the circle template, mark the circle on the wrong side of the fabric. 
Place 2 fabric right side together, then sew on the line.
Cut the circle with 1/4" seam allowance.
Mark 11/2" line on the fabric that will be for the top.
Place the square template for your guide when you mark the 11/2" line. 
Cut the line using the sharp scissor. (Only on one side of the fabric!!!)
Then cut all around the seam allowance about 1/2" distance.
Turn all the circle through the hole.
Press them.
Draw the line using the square template on the top side. (Draw only on the side that we will join/sew them)
And place the hole on side that's going to be in the hidden curve.
Pin really well at the same point of your two circles.
Then sew on the line, sew only one curve first.
After flatted the curve on the first row, you can go to the next row.
Sew together first row and second row.
Applique the curves, with hand sewing or machine.

If you notice on the picture above, for the top I used two fabric: red with small motif and red poinsettia flower motif. I will tell you later why I made the circles with two differrent red, wait until this project done ;) 

On the picture below I fussy cut the poinsettia flower, isn't nice?