Re-Organizing The Oak Room at Paw Patch!
Paw patch is online now which I all hope you know. If you do not know who we are, we are a family ran quilt shop Grandmother (Jean Hunter), Mother ( Carol Skinner) and then there is me Granddaughter ( Samantha Ramsier). We love our quilt shop and we love having the quilt to share with all of you. I am in charge of the online store and managing the shop office. We are so close to having the POS system up and running and so this weekend we re-organized and got all the fabric updated and barcode for the system. Thanks to my husband and Joanne we were able to move all the fabric and entered.
Quilt Market 2016
May 21, 2016
This year is an exciting year for us with quilt market, we actually sent two of our employees to quilt market! Grandma (Jean) , Mom (Carol), and I (Sam) were unable to go due to vacation and health reasons. We sent Chris and Linda and they were so very excited. They have sent back so many pictures of all the people they are meeting! We cannot wait to see all the new projects and fabric they have bought! Here they are at Quilt Market and here are some pictures!
Look how excited they look :)
It is very exciting to go to Quilt Market but what they do not know is how hard it is to walk around all day and not buy everything :)))) Soon they will know :)
Linda won a prize at the Amy Butler's Class!
So you have cut the fabric like the pattern has said to, and then you sewed all the pieces back together into an amazing creation. So you have your top done…..what now? Ohhh nnooo now I have to figure out how to make this quilt top into a finished quilt!! So hopefully you went to PAW PATCH QUILT SHOP and bought your batting (which is the white fluffy stuff/wadding) and also the backing for the quilt! Before you leave our shop pick up some “Quilt Basting Spray”. Or if you are at home you can order the basting spray online……(IT IS ONLINE RIGHT NOW FOR 25% OFF) and we will ship it to your door. Now you are ready to layer your quilt! You can use basting spray when hand quilting, but spray is ideally for machine quilting. Options for basting: hand quilting, hand baste. Machine quilting, pin or spray baste.
Step 1.) Duct tape your backing fabric face down on the table. Make sure that the fabric is taut but not stretched and wrinkle free! Once your backing fabric is down then lay your batting on top of your fabric. Smooth with you hands so that there is no wrinkles or air pockets. Now lay your quilt top on top of the other two layers! :)
Step 2.) Open doors or windows so that you do not breath in a lot of the spray.
Step 3.) You’ll want to find the center of the quilt. You will then go to the side of the width quilt and pull back just the quilt top and batting. The backing should still be duct taped to the table. You will then pull back the two layer so it covers the other half of the quilt. Like in the picture here. Note: when we are layering a large quilt, king or queen we will fold in thirds and fourths to make the bulk more manageable. Once it is pulled back half way you can start spraying. To
spray you want to hold the can 6-8 inches above the fabric and spray from left to right from one end of the quilt to the other. Let it set in for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes only pull back the batting and start in the middle rubbing out the wrinkles…it’s like putting up wallpaper. Make sure everything is smooth. Now you can repeat the spraying instructions on the next layer. Once you let the spray set in for 5 minutes pull back the quilt top. Now this step you want to take your time and make sure your seams are straight and there is now wrinkles. It is best to start in the middle and work your way to the edges. Now you should have one half of you quilt basted! Woohoo!
Step 4.) Repeat step 3 to the other half of your quilt making sure in each layer there is no wrinkles!
Step 5.) Now the whole quilt is basted…what a relief! So now you can trim the excess batting and backing but leave about 3-5 inches all around. Once you have trimmed the excess, now you need to fold up the edges to the front edge.
Great you made it through the quilt basting process, it’s not that bad once you know how to do it!
A Funny one for Tuesday!
Happiness is making it around that last corner, but what “corner” could that be! In life we have many corner to get around and when we do make it around those corners our lives are fully of Happiness! The same is true with quilting. Doing binding can be hard but when they are done right with the right equipment it can cause happiness!
Assorted Wonder Clips
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Wonder Clips are a natural for holding together layered sections of fabric during the sewing process. Quilt bindings, hems, piping, seams, etc., all can be held securely in place while sewing. Unlike pins, Wonder Clips do not leave holes in leather, delicate or vinyl/laminate type fabrics. You can easily position appliqué or hold patterns in place while marking or cutting and avoid puckering issues caused by using pins on some fabrics.
Learning Creative Grid Rulers!
At Paw Patch we love our Creative Grid rulers!
The reason we love those rulers so much is because they a very easy to use. The number one reason they are easy to use is because they are made out of clear plastic and the ruler lines and numbers are black. Another reason they are so easy is because they have grippers that helps keep the ruler still on the fabric and will not move while you try to cut.
The number one reason Creative Grids are the best is because they have so many rulers and each ruler has a QR Code.
Download the app QR Reader and scan the box of the code on any Creative Grid Ruler and it will pull up all the videos that will show you how to use the ruler properly!
CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR CREATIVE GRID RULERS!