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YouTube Love

YouTube Love

on May 13, 2013 in AccuQuilt Go, Blog | 0 comments

Over the course of having this sewing blog, I’ve posted a whopping 3 videos to YouTube.  My kids are interested in YouTube, so in an efforts to help them, I logged in and checked out the 3 lonely clips from 2010-2011.  Turns out people have been watching these videos!  I wanted to hop on and tell you a big THANKS for checking them out.  24,329 total views.  I suppose that may not be alot to real YouTube people, and it may not be “viral” but wow- it is WAY more than I thought it’d be.  Hum… kinda gets the wheels turning.  Maybe I should make a new video now that I’m settled in to the new Headquarters location in Texas. Tell a...

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Wonky 9-Patch Quilted

Wonky 9-Patch Quilted

on Jun 12, 2011 in AccuQuilt Go, Blog, quilting, WMQG | 1 comment

About 6 months or so ago, I posted a tutorial on how to make the Wonky 9-Patch quilt using the Accuquilt GO! cutting system to off-set those 9-patch blocks.  I’ve been stewing on how to quilt the top.  Meandering just didn’t seem like it would cut it and straight lines would look great, if I could make MY lines actually straight.  Thanks to the fabulous gals at the Wichita Modern Quilt Guild, the quilt now has a quilting direction.  The ladies suggested a squared off type of quilting.  I don’t know if this is exactly what they meant, but I love love how it looks on the quilt.  I knocked it out this weekend. (I’m lovin the picture on the fence, too.  I’ve got all the colors to match my quilt.  A bit of tree green, an tiny bit of seriously old grey fence, blue sky and even some clouds.  Thank you, mother nature.) So how’d I quilt it?  On my home sewing machine, of course.  {Elna 3007} I started in the center with a walking foot, thinking I’d be turning the quilt every time I wanted to change directions.  That was dreadful.  It did help me get into a groove though, to see how big and how far apart my stitching lines would be. I decided to change to my free-motion hopper foot and try some ruler work.  Um, before you go crazy on me, I know you aren’t supposed to use rotary cutting rulers with the hopper foot.  I didn’t break anything, but it was WAY less than ideal.  I think I might try it again, though, if I had the right, thick ruler for the job. With using the ruler for about 2 blocks worth of quilting, I did learn to trust myself to just make “straight-ish” lines.  Totally bailed out on that ruler idea, but I did use elements of the block to base my stitching lines- so they aren’t all over crooked.   I basically did meander, but instead of curving into the next direction, I make a 90-ish degree turn.  Think: Etch-a-Sketch. By the way- I highly recommend those Machingers Gloves! The lines aren’t super straight, but I don’t think it is as...

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AccuQuilt Videos

AccuQuilt Videos

on Apr 8, 2011 in AccuQuilt Go, Blog, blogging others, tutorial, videos | 2 comments

Thanks to Gene over at Gene Black an Alabama Artist, I found out about the AccuQuilt Videos pages!  What a great resource!  Previously, I’d just browse through youtube after doing an “accuquilt”  or “accuquilt go” search.  Now, they have everything all in one tidy, categorized spot.  Gene’s video is one of the TOP videos listed on their “Top Videos” page. I started clicking around and I even found my own video tutorial linked on their page.  This is the video for the Nested Circles Doll Quilt.  Its a super easy pattern using raw-edge fusible applique and a nifty little masking technique to cut the nested circles.   What a fun find on the webs today!  If you’ve made a video for your Accuquilt cutting system, head on over there and get yours listed. Tell a...

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City Blooms Charm Quilt

City Blooms Charm Quilt

on Nov 22, 2010 in AccuQuilt Go, benartex, quilt, sewing | 0 comments

I finally dipped into another charm pack. This charm pack is called City Blooms by Benartex and is a bit older. I bought it a couple markets ago. The quilt went together really quickly with the help of the Seamingly Accurate Seam Guide for my half square triangles and the AccuQuilt GO! cutting system for the additional 5″ white/off-white squares. I framed the quilt with a tiny 1/2″ wide pink frame then a 2 1/2″ wide black frame. Its a pretty small quilt, but I like it just the same. Now I’m off to spend the Thanksgiving Holiday thinking up a way to quilt this little guy. Happy Thanksgiving to y’all! Tell a...

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Brief Interuption

Brief Interuption

on Nov 11, 2010 in AccuQuilt Go, blogging others, business, contests | 1 comment

I’m sure you’ll welcome this brief interruption from the Market/Festival recap to tell you a couple things. First: a BIG give away- QuiltWoman.com is giving away an Accuquilt GO! cutting system and 3 dies, of your choice. The drawing for the big prize is on NOVEMBER 16th, so you’ve got time to check it out and tell you friends. Click the link to see how to enter. Second: News for ReannaLily Designs– FabShopNet is an industry trade publication that goes out to quilt shops world wide. I am honored to have my The Flapper Purse mentioned on their blog, FabTalk, this week. Thank you!!!! Incidentally, The Flapper Purse pattern is one of the 2 patterns you can win over on p.s. I Quilt‘s sponsor (that’s me) give away. Tell a...

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Wonky 9-Patch Quilt AccuQuilt GO! Compatible FREE Modern Quilt Pattern

Wonky 9-Patch Quilt AccuQuilt GO! Compatible FREE Modern Quilt Pattern

on Oct 12, 2010 in AccuQuilt Go, pattern, quilt, tutorial | 7 comments

((Longest title in the history of ReannaLily Designs blog!)) I was dreaming up a way to have a modern quilt, without the liberated, improvised quilting methods. I do enjoy those methods quite a lot, but it dawned on me that many people in the quilting community like a solid, straight-forward recipe. And the result of the brainstorming is this Wonky 9-Patch Quilt. *All seam allowances for this project are 1/4″ {{click the graphics in the tutorial to see them larger}} Watch the quick little youtube bit on how to make the 9-patch units into tilted, crooked perfect 5″ blocks. I’ll show you how to use the AccuQuilt GO! cutting system and 5″ die OR use a ruler to get the off-kilter shape needed for the quilt design. Finished size: 58” x 58” Blocks needed: 16 Here’s the fabric requirements and directions for piecing the quilt top. Cut pieces (for the entire quilt) 80 solid color squares 2 1/2″ (assorted green and blue) 64 background squares 2 1/2” (white) 16 Piece A- 1 rectangle 3″ x 5″ (white) 16 Piece B- 1 rectangle 3″ x 7 ½” (white) 16 Piece C- 1 rectangle 5 1/2″ x 7 ½” (white) 16 Piece D- 1 rectangle 5 1/2″ x 12 ½” (white) Sashing- (shown in grey) 14 pieces 2 1/2” x 12 1/2” 2 pieces 2 1/2” x 40 1/2” 2 pieces 2 1/2” x 26 1/2” 3 corner stones 2 1/2” (shown in blue) Borders- (shown in grey) Cut parallel to the selvage edge OR piece a couple 2 1/2″ strips together to achieve this required length. 2 pieces 2 1/2” x 54 1/2” 2 pieces 2 1/2” x 58 1/2” Binding (shown in blue) 6 strips 2 1/2” x width of fabric Step 1. Build the 9-patch blocks and cut them cattywompus into 5″ cut squares. (Yeh, that’s a technical term.) Step 2. Build each block by sewing the background setting to the 5″ block in the alphabetical order described below. Press the seam allowances after you add each piece, towards the white. Step 3. Add the short 12 1/2″ long sashings in between 4 blocks to form rows. Press the seam allowances towards the grey. *Make sure you rotate...

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AccuQuilt Go Video and FREE Doll Quilt Pattern

AccuQuilt Go Video and FREE Doll Quilt Pattern

on Sep 21, 2010 in AccuQuilt Go, blogging others, pattern, quilt, Studio E Fabrics, tutorial | 8 comments

This small quilt is my Nested Circle Doll Quilt. Its 26″ x 17″. Keep reading to see the how-to on making it, and of course, click to see it larger. Guess what I did? I made a little video. Its a video tutorial using the AccuQuilt Go! Circle Die. Its the same die that I used in my new Quarter and Dime pattern. In the video, though, I show you how to make a super easy, modern, cute 6 1/2″ nested circle block. (see the block in the doll quilt above) So lets hear more about that adorable small doll quilt, shall we- Here’s what you’ll need to make the quilt in the sizes listed above. Supplies: 8 Fabric scraps at least 5 1/4″ square (fat 1/8’s would be great) 8 background squares cut 6 1/2″ square 1 square measuring 7 1/4″ cut twice on the diagonal to yield 4 triangles 3 squares measuring 6 7/8″ cut once on the diagonal to yield 6 triangles Fusible adhesive such as Heat’n’Bond or Steam-a-Seam 2 1/2 yard fabric backing 1/4 yard binding cut into 3 strips, 2 1/2″ wide Step 1- Prepare the fabric scraps with the fusible adhesive product, per the manufacturer’s instructions. ((This part is in the video.)) Step 2- Cut a large 5″ circle from each of the 8 fabric scraps. Step 3- Use the masking technique described in the video to cut a randomly placed 2″ circle from the larger 5″ circle using the AccuQuilt Go! Circle Die. Circle Die #55012 (picture from AccuQuilt Website) Step 4- Position the 5″ circle (with the 2″ circle cut out) centered onto the 6 1/2″ background square and press it permanently on, per the adhesive directions. —– ((Not in the video.)) Step 5- With the cut out 2″ circles, center those and adhere them to the larger background triangles. The smaller triangles for each corner will be left with no applique. Setting the small quilt Here’s what you should have: Now here’s how you arrange your quilt top. You will sew 4 units to make this top: two corner blocks and two rows. See the diagram below. Once you have the 4 row-type units, you simply join them together. The...

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