Quilts – change

Mastering Half- Square Triangles for Your Next Quilt

A quilt based on the square and rectangles is the easiest to make but when you start to divide the square and rectangles there are endless possibilities.
There have been many unique and creative ways to sew these triangles for your quilt, but the half-square triangle method I have listed below is not only fast and easy, but also accurate. This method is based on creating strips of fabric, sewing them into a unit, cutting segments from the unit, and finally cutting the segments into squares. Your quilt will have squares that are not distorted because the pressing is done prior to cutting the squares.

Rag Quilt in a Weekend

The weekend is here. Checking out the stash? You are itching to start a new quilt but with the summer here, you are just not willing to invest the hours needed to start a full-sized quilt.
I have an idea for you. Rag quilts are easy and fun to make and you really can make one in a weekend – from start to finish following the complete step-by-step directions. In less than 17 hours, you can cut the fabric, sew the blocks together, and fringe the quilt.