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Colorful Quilting - In The Right Direction Baby Quilt

I recently sewed up this colorful baby-sized In The Right Direction quilt ! I love the high impact of this design plus how quickly it goes together. I used  Blossom fabric , a line from  Christopher Thompson  for  Riley Blake Designs ! Here's a breakdown of all the fabrics I used.  Background and Backing Fabric – Tone of Tone White Arrow Fabrics – Cranberry, Orange, Lemon Zest, Emerald City, Peacock, Denim, Fuchsia, Raspberry and Salmon Binding Fabric – Silver My favorite quilting motif is crosshatch, or angled grid, quilting. It adds great texture! I wanted to change things up just a little on this quilt, so I used four different thread colors for the quilting. They were four separate spools but the idea is similar to using variegated thread. I pre-marked all my quilting lines using my hera marker and ruler. A hera marker makes a crease in the fabric.  There are other ways to sew straight lines; for example, you could use the edge of the walking foot as a guide from one line to

Backpack Sew Along

Welcome to the fall 2021 Backpack Sew Along, hosted by Tina Curtis and Jessica Plunkett ! Tina and Jessica are experienced bag makers who love the thrill of making such a functional project – and installing zippers! There’s nothing to fear; we’re here to help you in making your next backpack project. This is a low key sew along – we’ve developed a four week schedule, but feel free to work at your own pace. 4 week #backpackalong  Sept. 20 – Oct. 18  Week 1 – Sept. 20  - Select pattern and fabrics Week 2 – Sept. 27 - Cut fabric and interfacing; interface according to pattern instructions Week 3 – Oct. 4 - Begin backpack construction Week 4 – Oct. 11 - Finish backpack construction Backpack Reveal on Instagram Oct. 18! We’ll share our brand new backpacks in a bag show on IG! OTHER IMPORANT NOTES:  1. The week of Sept. 13, Tina and Jessica will host an Instagram Live to discuss some basics of bag making with an emphasis on different types of fabrics to consider before kicking off