Welcome to Quilt and Sew Box to Go!

May 27, 2016

1We are so excited about our first box going out! 

We decided that fun springtime pillowcases were in order, so we took the best of all of our spring collections in the shop and came up with 5 lovely selections from Adalee’s Garden, Bunny Garden and Garden Days. 

You won’t know which one you get until you open the box!

PLUS a new Olfa Splash quick change blade Rotary cutter and springtime Wonder Clips a pattern to make the pillowcase with no exposed seams is included too!

 

Springtime Pillowcase with No Exposed Seams

As Marcia made one of the included pillowcases, she snapped some photos for step by step instructions

 

1. You will want to press the accent piece (trimmed to 3 inches) in half with right sides together. Place it with cut edge along one of the cut edges of the main piece(right side up. Place one raw edge of the cuff fabric, wrong side down on top of both.

You will want to press the accent piece (trimmed to 3 inches) in half with right sides together Place it with cut edge along one of the cut edges of the main piece(right side up. Place one raw edge of the cuff fabric, wrong side down on top of both.

 2. Use wonder clips to keep all of the raw edges together

3

3. Roll up the main body of the pillow case…

4

4. All the way as far as you can up to the clips…

5

Like this…

6

5. Now, fold the other raw edge of the pillowcase cuff even with the other raw edges and reposition the clips so all raw edges are even.

7

6. Take to the sewing machine and sew everything together, I like to do an exaggerated  quarter inch seam to be sure.

8

7. Pull the pillowcase out through one of the ends!

9

8. Press from the wrong side to get the edges straight without excess “tucks”

10

9. Then press from the front side

11

10. Fold WRONG sides together and trim off all selvage edges.

12

11. Now if you have a Bernina – get out the #23 Applique Foot – or a similar foot your brand of machine.

13

12. Set your machine length to 1.0 and width to 3.5 regular zig zag

14

13. Sew along the very edge with the narrow zig zag – this foot has a groove on the bottom that keeps it right on the edge for you REMEMBER wrong sides together

15

It should look something like this:

16

14. Now turn and press with RIGHT sides together

15. Move your needle position all the way over to the left – change to a regular straight stitch.

17

Put the “zig zag” part (kind of looks like piping) stitch down the entire side.

18

16. Now repeat the same process for the top edge of the pillow. 

19

17. Turn and press!  Presto, done and not a single raw edge

20

This was the May Quilt & Sew Box to Go – wait till you see what we have in store for JUNE! Click here to sign up – just $20/month! 

21





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!