Sunday, October 12, 2014
I have had a few questions, and I am excited that so many of you are going to participate!
Q. How many blocks will there be?
A. 12. The biographies and quilt block demos will be presented at each monthly Tuesday night Relief Society meeting. So be sure and attend so you get your patterns, and so that you may get tips on construction your blocks.
Q. How much fabric should I buy for my blocks?
A. A good start will be to buy 12 fat quarters, a mix of light, medium and dark fabrics. A fat quarter is a precut section of fabric that measures 18" by 22".
Q. How much fabric should I buy for the rest of the quilt; sashing, back, and binding?
A. This will depend on how you set (lay out) your blocks. In a future post I will make specific suggestions for this, but let's focus on the fat quarters for the blocks for now.
Q. What if I don't have a sewing machine?
A. These blocks are easily hand pieced, or you may borrow a machine from me. ;)
Q. Where is a good place to buy quilt fabric?
A. Any quilt store will have a fine selection of fabric suitable for quilting. K &H Quilt Shoppe in Kaysville, Quilter's Attic in Bountiful, Sweet Lavender in Roy, My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe in Logan, and Quilter's Haven in Bountiful are all great shops. Bennion Crafts in Kaysville has quilting fabric, and sales and coupons.