The Cobbler’s Children have no Shoes!

June 28, 2017

“The Cobbler’s Children have no Shoes” may be a bit of an exaggeration.    Suzie does have a quilt on her bed, but it’s NOT a special one that she made start to finish FOR her bed!  She decided it’s high time she did so…here’s the process.

She began by scouring PNQS for her favorite colors (it happened to be blue that day!)  PNQS has oodles and oodles of coordinated fat quarter bundles already cut for you, so that will save you time and color matching anxiety, if you suffer from that like Suzie sometimes does.  

Next comes THE WORST PART…that dreaded C word – cutting.  But alas, Suzie has help in that department!  Meet her new favoritest and bestest friend in the whole wide world, the Accuquilt Go Big Cutter and her pal, die #55015!  She can crank them 3 1/2″ tumblers out 18 at a time, and Suzie didn’t even have to set down her coffee mug!  The only cutting that had to be done was the rough-cutting of the strips to lay on the die.   

 

Voila!  Just as easy as that, you have 18 pieces to sew!  Now that’s progress, I say!  

Now we head to the machine.  Notice that the dog ears are cut off for PERFECTISH (in Suzie’s case) 1/4″ seams!

Chain-piece these little buggers whilst you binge on your favorite television series or indulge in a e-book!

Sew 2 pieces together, then 4’s, and on and on until it’s big enough to cover your bed!  I wanted a lot of drape on the sides of my bed, so my rows ended up 43 units long!  I got a lot of Netflix in, as you can imagine.  

 

As I type this, I am quilting my creation on my BERNINA Q24 with Q-matic!  I really am – click below for proof!

When it came to the backing, I really had no choice – minkee all the way!  I love the way it looks quilted, and you just can’t beat the snuggle factor it provides!

Stay tuned for the finished product – I plan to use a bias binding and leave the sides jagged, so that may provide me with another experience to share with you and no doubt, lots of new gray hairs!  

Piece out,  Suzie





Also in News

My Secret Garden - Block 6 with Brenda
My Secret Garden - Block 6 with Brenda

April 05, 2019

It’s time for our last block!  I cut this one out quickly with my Accuquilt cutter and the 6” Qube.  Many people think that with a 6” Qube, you are limited to 6” blocks, but I hope this quilt along has shown that there are many possibilities when you combine the shapes.  This 12” block has over 70 pieces!  The center section is a bit smaller than the other blocks so I did end up cutting the small triangles and rectangles with a ruler and rotary cutter.  Here is the block all cut and ready to be sewn.

Continue Reading

My Secret Garden - Block 6 with Joy
My Secret Garden - Block 6 with Joy

March 28, 2019

Here we are on the final block. Our time together has flown past. Ideally, slightly darker fabric for the beige choice would have provided a more floral looking block. However, in this color choice the navy takes the front stage in the design choice.

Continue Reading

My Secret Garden - Block 5 with Brenda
My Secret Garden - Block 5 with Brenda

March 05, 2019

We are getting so close to finishing our blocks!  I love how the pattern designer used a pinwheel block as the center of the first three blocks, and now a nine patch for the last three blocks.  It is a clever way to change things around.  I find that the nine patches go together quickly and I am eager to see these blocks completed. 

Continue Reading

Sign up for our weekly email!

Do you love quilting, sewing, and all things Bernina? Join us! Hear about all the goodies first - sales, specials, news, and events!