You can't finish that gorgeous quilt without the binding! It seems that binding is both very necessary and also the most difficult skill for newer (and even not-so-new) quilters to master. Well, as a back-to-basics project, there is now an in-depth, two part video series on Color Girl YouTube that shows you all the steps to a beautifully finished quilt binding.
In the videos I show you how to cut both bias strips and straight grain strips so you can choose what's right for you or the fabric you are using. You'll see how to sew the strips together, press...
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One of the things I want to improve in 2020 is my quality time sewing and sharing that with the Color Girl quilting community. I've noticed on Facebook and Instagram that what I enjoy most is the interactions. I love it when a comment makes me laugh or you guys show me something you made with one of my patterns.
To attempt to meet this goal, I have created a group on Facebook for Colorful Quilters. The reason a group is better than a page for sharing is that in a group everyone can post, not just...
It's my turn (and I am late, please accept apologies!) to share the monthly clue for Cotton Cuts' Mystery Quilt Puzzle.
My pieces are all pretty fabrics from Alison Glass...gotta love these colors! I admit I don't have any idea where these pieces might fit in to the final quilt design. The folks at Cotton Cuts have done a good job at keeping it mysterious. See more of the monthly clue pieces Here to get an idea what we are working on.
This mystery is one of two that Cotton Cuts sponsors each year. During the program you receive a monthly...
It's here, it's here! I always love sharing a new quilt design with all of you and seeing what you make with it. This month the big reveal is Untamed, the newest quilt pattern for the Classic Curves Ruler. I feel particularly fond of this quilt because I think there is a lot of potential for interesting variations by changing the color placement or fabric style. It's a really fun one to sew and see the pattern come together.
This quilt was born when Sarah of No Hats Quilts contacted me to ask if I wanted to sew something with...
Popping in today to show you some detail on how to use your Classic Curves Ruler to cut and sew full circle blocks. Many of you have enjoyed the YouTube video on Color Girl YouTube where my friend Cassandra shares her expertise on this (sometimes tricky!) technique. Some have had questions about adding the tape on the ruler to mark the cutting lines. Here's a bit of explanation and close up pic to help you understand.
As you know, the Classic Curves Ruler gives you such accurate and easy cutting of curved shapes because of the concave/convex lines. These lines...
So, I write this post feeling a bit sheepish.
I had such a good intentions of finishing up my black and white quilt to submit to Curated Quilts for their black and white challenge and hopefully to be featured in their black and white issue. Well, a few things converged to thwart my success. I LOVE that some of you did it, though! More on that later.
Time constraints aside, I was well on my way to finishing my quilt when I hit a speed bump in the creative process. When I had all the blocks sewn up and I laid...
**Giveaway closed, Thanks for entering! The name drawn is Chandra! Thanks for a fun summer of giveaways, everyone (-:
So excited to add a new designer and company to the shop! Figo Fabrics are here and they are SO FABULOUS! No surprise, the Mountain Meadow collection by Pippa Shaw looks fabulous with other prints in the shop. I've made a new Sew Colorful bundle that includes the new Figo Mountain Meadow prints as well as coordinating prints for a gorgeous mix of jewel tones and this week you can win it.
The Jewel Fat Quarter bundle and lots of other Bundles...
**GIVEAWAY CLOSED** The winner is Gale B! She has been contacted via email to claim her prize. She chose the Bloom pattern and I hope she loves sewing it!! Thanks for all who entered, stay tuned for the next giveaway.**
This week, it's all about bright colors! Because, after all, we ARE Colorful Quilters! Our summer weekend prize is a Sew Colorful Brights bundle **but wait, there's more! see below**. This is a group of fabrics I've put together from prints in the shop. It'll give your quilt a put-together-but-not-too-matchy look (-:
The Brights and lots of other Bundles are for sale...
**GIVEAWAY CLOSED** name drawn is Daenette. She chose the Coral Reef bundle, wahoo! I love the colors in that one (-; I sent an email to Daenette to claim her prize. Thanks for joining in and tune in Friday for another chance to win**
This week, up for grabs is a Sew Colorful bundle of your choice. As you probably know, I LOVE mixing colors and prints and creating fabulous fabric palettes for quilts. I've put together a number of curated bundles that you can only get here. I also have several designer collections and color stash bundles from manufacturers. Bundles...
**This giveaway is closed. the winner is Rachel and she's been contacted by email. Tune in each weekend in August for a new chance to win!**
July was a fantastic month of summer giveaways over on Color Girl Facebook! For August, we are bringing the fun here to the website. Each Friday, I'll post the giveaway and what you have to do to win. That's all there is to it!
So tell your friends to visit, like and follow Color Girl Quilts on Facebook and Instagram so you'll be able to enter every #summerweekend .
This week, up for grabs is a...