Join us as we sew up a different FMQ design each month! You can use your practice swatches to sew up some small projects or join them together with a Quilt As You Go technique to create one quilt!
May and September were catch up months--no new files!
6 Minute Insert Circles by Dale Flemming
Notes on Dale's technique by Carole Lyles Shaw
Notes from Amanda:
West Michigan “Quilt’s on the Grand” quilt show in Oct 2019
Helen Godden Quilts
Lady Bugs Cabin, Monique Kleinhans – shows how to draw on black and white fabrics, embroidery designs, enhance appliqué and quilted projects
Tsukineko All Purpose Ink
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Beginning in August of 2018 and continuing through January 2020, we worked our way through a dozen blocks selected from Pile of Fabric's 2013 Quilt Along (scroll to the bottom). The blocks are quilt as you go, so the final steps are attaching the blocks and adding borders.
To see other members' work, check out #rcmqgqal on Instagram. Feel free to add your own!
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Block 1: The Sound Wave Block (Lesson 1) [ Block | Quilting]
Block 2: The Mood Block (Lesson 2) [Block | Quilting]
Block 3: Woven Star Block (Lesson 3) [Block | Quilting]
Block 4: Switz Block (Lesson 5) [Block | Quilting]
Block 5: Broken Arrow Block (Lesson 6) [Block | Quilting]
Block 6: Saturn Block (Lesson 7) [Block | Quilting]
Block 7: Candyland Block (Lesson 7) [Block | Quilting]
Block 8: Pixelate Block (Lesson 8) [Block | Quilting]
Block 9: Phoenix Block (Lesson 8) [Block | Quilting]
Block 10: Modern Beauty Block (Lesson 9) [Block | Quilting]
Block 11: Strip Triangle Block (Lesson 10) [Block | Quilting]
Block 12: Starlight Block (Lesson 10) [Block | Quilting]
Joining the Blocks
Border and Binding
This demonstration on various installations and improvements for the zippers in the Sew Together Bag was given at the April 2019 meeting.
1. Installing the zipper as directed in the pattern
Zipper Technique 1 Video (Basic Zipper installation starts at :45)
Zipper Technique 1 Tutorial
2. Trim down a longer zipper
Zipper Technique 2 Tutorial
Zipper Magic Tip
Zipper Pull Video (Start at 1:28 for the directions)
3. Zippers with tabs #1
Zipper Technique 3 Tutorial
4. Zippers with tabs #2
Zipper Technique 4 Tutorial/Video
5. Outside Zipper
Outside Zipper and Binding Video (start at 1:52 for outside Zipper Installation)
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This tutorial covers how to paper piece without sewing through the paper! The tutorial shows freezer paper, but you can also use regular printer paper and just a dab from a glue stick to hold your fabric in place.
This tutorial shows how to quickly and easily make sure that your fabric will cover the entire area needed for a given section.
This tutorial from Poppy Creates was demo'ed at our August 2017 meeting.