Saving Money with Electric Quilt
Did you know that Electric Quilt can actually save you money? As quilting fanatics, one of our biggest recurring expenses is fabric purchases. After I purchase the fabric, how do I make sure it will actually work well in my quilt?
Some of my go to quilt patterns for quick and easy gifts are Bunnie Cleland’s Triangle Frenzy® quilts. You can purchase her patterns on her website or through your local quilt shop. I highly recommend purchasing her pattern as her instructions for piecing her quilts are superb.
When I originally purchased fabric for the quilt, I stared at it for weeks – trying to envision what it would look like all cut up. I finally realized I needed the help of Electric Quilt to test the fabric layout.
This video was originally published over a year ago. But the concept remains relevant today.
I will take you through the whole process including drafting the hexagon blocks, figuring out the size of the blocks, setting the blocks using "custom set", importing cropping and resizing the border fabric in the image tab and finally "rotating and fussy cutting" the fabric in the final quilt layout.
Here is the link to the online calculator referenced in the video for figuring out the length of your block.
Here is the quilt as designed in EQ.
Here are my finished quilts. I was able to make both of these quilts from two yards of fabric.
Featured Pattern - Northwoods Loon
Watching a majestic loon on a serene lake will calm your soul. Carry this scene into your home with easy (and incredibly accurate) paper piecing techniques. The wall quilt finishes 27″ x 25″.
Hot off the press -- the Northwoods Loon quilt pattern is now available for purchase!
One of the sample quilts was done in batiks and the other using the just released MN Shop Hop fabric -- the Mosquito fabric was too hard to resist.
I will be teaching a class on paper piecing the Northwoods Loon quilt on September 24th at Grueber's Quilt Shop ini St. Cloud MN. I would love to see you there. Read more here.
Purchase a physical copy of the pattern (mailed to you). This is includes a sufficient number of foundation patterns on newsprint to complete the quilt.
Purchase a download copy of the pattern.
9/13/2016 12:03:47 pm
Excellent way to audition fabrics for Triangle Frenzy® projects!
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