Time to sew rows my friends... that is the best part.. where it starts to come togetehr
Plus having video directions.. and it's FREE?? yep... let's get sewing!
Watch Kimberly demo Part #3..I love how when you cut the extra tips off they line up so nicely..
Next I'll give you a few tips that I discovered..and a use for any extras you might have that don't make it into the final quilt!
These are my test units and I LOVE THEM, but they didn't go into the quilt... so i thought.. what can I do with them?
First.. audition a setting fabric.. I'm loving all Mochi Linen right now... it's so fun to use!
As there were sitting on the fabric it occurred to me I could make an adorable snack mat with just one!
You need a little trick to the setting units..
Cut one large Hexie
Sub cut it in half on the short edge, right at the 2.5" mark just like I show you
Now you are ready to make a snack mat!
Here is what I mean about using the ruler to trim the tip, it makes everything fit together SO WELL!
want to see the finished mat?
Oh my goodness I love this!
After I sewed the sides on i then trimmed the edges straight. You could make it smaller.
Here is what I see.. fun red and white stripe fabric(like this) with a tonal red... red dots or a green dot for setting for peppermint swirl snack mats!! How about Halloween ones (this is cute fabric!) How adorable right? Use leftovers you have to sew up loads of these for friends, i can't wait to hear if you do!
*** Free pattern at the END.. guests Barbara Cline, Charise Randell and Sherri McConnell
I am so fascinated by Barbara Cline's quilts! She has such an eye for creating designs that look complicated but are not! Her new Triangle stars book is packed with great project ideas, and she is going to give us some tips today on fabric picking and working with templates.
Sherri McConnell does incredible work and I'm smitten with her fabric lines and her patterns! She and her daughter Chelsi Stratton design the fabric lines and Sherri sews up incredible projects.. maybe daily.. on her website. We are going to chat about her fabrics , using a collection effectively and I hope for some insider tips for getting things done from a true expert! Sherri is also one of The Splendid Sampler designers!
Charise Randell of Charise Creates designs incredible projects, uses amazing fabric selections and take such beautiful photos you want to drop everything to make what she shows you. From paper pieced blocks to little totes, it's all about the details in Charise's work. She is also one of the designers Jane Davidson and I asked to join us for the Splendid Sampler, we are so lucky she did!
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