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Castle Weather

Claudia Olson C&T Publishing PDF

Castle Weather

Finished size: 74" x 74"

Blocks: Weathervane and Aircastle

When the two blocks are placed next to one another, their lines create a zigzag pattern and the shapes appear to fit like puzzle pieces.

Materials: 42"-wide fabric

White (includes binding)

Light navy

Medium teal

Medium purple

Light multicolor

Dark navy

Dark teal

Backing

Batting

Aircastle

41⁄ 4 yards

15⁄ 8 yards

1 yard

1⁄3 yard

11⁄4 yards

1 yard

5⁄ 8 yard

41⁄ 2 yards

78" x 78"

Cut the following 42"-long strips and pieces. Cutting sizes are given in inches.

vane

Weather

C U T T I N G C H A RT

Fabric

Number of strips

Size

WEATHERVANE BLOCK

White

Light navy

Medium teal

Medium purple

4

10

4

4

7

2

Light navy

Light multicolor

Size

Finished size: 12"

27⁄8

21⁄ 2

27⁄8

21 ⁄ 2

41 ⁄ 2

41 ⁄ 2

AIRCASTLE BLOCK

White

First Cut

Number

52

156

52

52

52

13

Make 13

27⁄8

27⁄8

x

21⁄ 2 x 21⁄ 2

27⁄8 x 27⁄8

21⁄ 2 x 21⁄ 2

41⁄ 2 x 41⁄ 2

41⁄ 2 x 41⁄ 2

Finished size 12"

6

2

3

2

2

3

27⁄8

51 ⁄ 4

21 ⁄ 2

27⁄8

41 ⁄ 2

47⁄8

72

12

48

24

12

24

Second Cut

Make 12

27⁄8 x 27⁄8

51⁄4 x 51⁄4

21⁄ 2 x 21⁄ 2

27⁄8 x 27⁄8

41⁄ 2 x 41⁄ 2

47⁄8 x 47⁄8

48 diagonally once

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Chapter Three: Projects

Kate Carlson Colleran C&T Publishing ePub

3

Projects

 

Bella

Finished block: 7¾˝ × 7¾˝  •  Finished quilt: 50˝ × 67½˝

Designed by Kate Colleran, pieced by Elizabeth Balderrama, quilted by Sandi Verbridge

Fabrics from Bluebird Park by Kate & Birdie for Moda Fabrics, Henry Glass & Co., and Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Bella, Bella, Bella, you are so pretty! This quick quilt has some fun ways to use 2½˝ strips and to cut them. It may look tricky, but it is not!

Fabric Selection

With this design, the jelly roll is really the main player. Our jelly roll, Bluebird Park from Moda Fabrics, has whimsical prints and soft pastels. For the companion fabrics, we chose a yellow green for the sashing squares to highlight the greens in the jelly roll, and a pale yellow for the sashing. The sashing yellow was lighter than most of the fabrics in the jelly roll, which provided contrast and allowed the jelly roll strips to stand out.

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Table Toppers

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Dots and Stripes Runner

FINISHED RUNNER SIZE: 20½˝ × 50½˝

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

It’s all about dots and stripes in this easy-to-piece runner with a contemporary look.

Materials

•1½ yards light green for runner center, borders, and backing

•1 yard total assorted dots and stripes for pieced rows

•25˝ × 55˝ batting

•⅓ yard for binding

Cutting

CUT FROM THE LIGHT GREEN

1 lengthwise strip 8½˝ × 50½˝

2 lengthwise strips 2½˝ × 50½˝

CUT FROM THE ASSORTED DOTS AND STRIPES

59 rectangles 3½˝ × 5½˝

Piecing

1. Arrange and sew together the rectangles in random order at different angles. Each pieced row should measure at least 50½˝ in length. Press. Make 2 rows.

2. Trim the pieced rows to 4½˝ × 50½˝.

Piece rectangles at different angles. Make 2 rows.

Putting It All Together

1. Refer to the putting it all together diagram as you sew the center piece between the pieced rows. Press.

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Chapter 8. Driftwood Clan

Salley Mavor C&T Publishing ePub

Assembled like a photograph of a family reunion are several generations of wee folk, from young children to venerable grandparents. Even a pirate is welcomed back to mingle with the crowd.

For more specific directions, see these sections:

Basic Materials for Most Dolls

Faces, clothing, and accessories: See Making Wee Folk and Fairies.

Stitches

Patterns

grown-ups

Additional Materials

Makes 1 Grown-Up Woman or Man doll.

1 standard 4˝ doll armature

1 unvarnished 20mm wooden bead for head

1 acorn cap to fit bead head

Wool fleece for hair

Wool felt for clothing

Metallic seed beads for buttons

twins

Additional Materials

Makes 1 Twin Girl or Boy doll.

1 standard 3½˝ doll armature

1 unvarnished 16mm wooden bead for head

1 acorn cap to fit bead head

Wool fleece for hair

Size 3 perle cotton for Twin Girl’s belt

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Take It In: Tighten a Loose Waistband

Suzannah Hamlin Stanley Stash Books ePub

Take It In

Tighten a Loose Waistband

Gapping at the back waistband of a pair of jeans seems to be a very common problem. So often jeans don’t follow our curves and the waistband is larger than we’d like, so there’s extra room at the small of the back. Taking apart the waistband of jeans is not impossible (see Take In Jeans), but if you have less than 1˝ (2.5cm) of extra room, all that work isn’t necessary. Instead, this easier method snugs up the jeans in just a few steps. Your jeans waistband will hug more closely and match the great fit of the rest of the pants.

You Will Need:

•Jeans that fit except for a gap at the waistband or center back

•1˝ (2.5cm)-wide braided elastic (Length depends on the waist of the jeans and will be measured in Step 1.)

•Thread in a color that matches the jeans

•Standard sewing supplies

Tip

Use braided elastic rather than knitted elastic because it’s strong enough to pull together thick denim fabric.

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