I have been mesmerized by circle quilts lately, and when I saw it as a holiday quilt, I knew that would be perfect!
I have a few circles quilts pinned in my quilt idea board on pinterest - - I have one in my mind, the one that started my love of circle quilts, that is gray and blue but for some reason I don't have that one pinned....but here's a couple
Crazy Mom Quilts:
Craftiness Is Not Optional:
I just kind of winged it - - I probably should have read a few tutorials, but oh well. Here's a quick run-down of what I did:
--Cut a bunch of white squares - I, of course, used a sheet (so much yardage for cheap - - you can always find old sheets at garage sales and thrift store for a dollar or two).
-Cut a bunch of circles. My fabric is all from Joanns this time around. I used my GoBaby Cutter.
--Then I was going to iron the circles to heat n bond and cut out all the circles by hand, but at the last minute I had the genuis idea to run a stack of heat n bond through the GoBaby Cutter -- let it do all the cutting work!
--Since the circles have heat-n-bond on them, you can't iron the plus into them because you'd melt the glue and stick the circle to itself. I ended up peeling off the backing and using the "finger press" method - you just squeeze really hard with your fingers to make a crease. So fold the circle in half, finger press the fold, fold in half again and finger press again - -
--Then, set your machine to a tight zigzag and go around all the circles - - iron the stitching when you're done to help it lay nice and flat.
Then just sew on the binding. I can't give you pointers on that - I still struggle with nice corners, etc. This binding I made from fabric at Walmart (oh how I love that our fabric department is back - makes running out to grab something quick so much easier - - joanns is a ways away).
You're probably noticing this "quilt" is a little on the small side - - it was perfect for my attention span, and sewed up pretty quickly - so you still have plenty of time to make one! I figured that it would just sit folded on the back of the couch, so why make it big if it just would get folded. So I made it the size to sit on the couch without being folded - works perfect.
You can do this - - go make one!!
Handprint Quilt (teacher gift)
Apple Core Quilt: