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As soon as I received the Hawthorn Mystery Set I envisioned a whole cloth made with some of the patterns. So I set it up in Creative Studio 7 by first deciding what the length and width would be. I settled on approximately 100 inches square as a good size.
I then had to decide how I was going to layout the patterns and in which order it was going to sew it out. When you design a whole cloth you have to keep in mind how big your machine bed is so that you can sew it out as whole patterns! In this particular case I designed from the middle out, until I reached the size I wanted.
After stitching everything out the quilt finished at 98.5 inches square. The quilting is quite dense and I used a Hobbs wool batting and Omni thread by Superior.
After completion there were 446,660 stitches and it took me approximately 24 hours to quilt. In conclusion I loved the designs and the sew out was excellent.
Sweetland Of Quilts
Melinda shared the story of this lovely young lady and her first quilt! Dylan received a sewing machine for Christmas last year, and has been coming to Melinda's studio since January to learn to sew. She turned 10 in late spring and has made lots of small items. They decided a great summer project would [...]
Our friend Rett does such beautiful work, and she recently shared this table runner with us! She used a single repeat of our Seeds of Change Edge-to-Edge 1 to quilt the blocks on either side of the appliqued flower block.There is echo quilting around the flower, with a small flower sashing to finish the border. [...]
August 21, 2017 will be an out-of-the-ordinary day! A total solar eclipse will cut diagonally across the continental United States from Oregon to South Carolina. Those living in the 70-mile corridor making up the path of totality will experience day becoming night for 2-1/2 minutes.And what better way to celebrate this extraordinary event than with [...]
Periodically we take the opportunity to say "Thank You!" to all our customers who have shared pictures of our patterns stitched out on quilts. We have a few recent ones shown below to serve as inspiration for your next quilt. Your creativity and expertise in crafting these works of art is amazing, and we are [...]
Our friend Rett sent us these pictures, and we are so pleased to be able to share! A friend made this quilt using the "County Fair" block, available free online (http://quilttherapy.com/?p=10554). Rett told us that she used two layers of Hobbs Heirloom 80/20. She loves to see full, fluffy, plump feathers!!! She wanted to do [...]
Debbie liked our new pattern, Springtime Waltz, so much, she was inspired to create a quick table cloth for her brunch! She used two panels for the center, an inner 2.5" border, and an outer 6" border. Then she cut a scalloped edge at 5.5" with another color of thread (for easy trimming). The finished [...]
We loved the sea theme in our customer's quilt and wanted something special to make the fish stand out. Although many of our patterns could have worked here, we were exceptionally happy with the choice of our Delphine Edge-to-Edge 1. The large pearls in this pattern look just like bubbles, and the swirls look like [...]
This quilt was made by both Christy Sr and Christy Jr for Christy Jr's little boy, Aaron, who just loves Pokemon! It's a great quilt to make for children or grandchildren, and all you need is the Wonky Trim Square by Creative Grids. The Wonky stars are very easy to make! You can feature any fabric [...]
This Broken Lone Star raffle quilt was made by a member of Cloth Peddler's in Stephens City, VA that I (Christy Sr) quilted. The patterns were used or redesigned from our Swirling Suzie set and are all available on the website.I started with the border of this quilt and redesigned a Triangle and a Border [...]