The binding is a shining feature of the design of Everyone's Got an X. It adds serifs to the top and bottom of the X, like a serifed typeface such as Garamond or Linotype Didot. It's totally optional to do a piecing binding, but if want to give it a go, here are some things… Read More
Here are tips on trimming accurately, quilting designs and thread selection!
What is a scant 1/4" seam allowance? Why do I need it? How do I get it? This post will answer all your questions about this quilting term!
It's time to sew! There are not a lot of seams to sew in this quilt, but many are unconventional. There are three main things to know about: Thread choice, strip sets and offset seams. This week's big takeaway (also a big takeaway in life) is "good enough." 50 wt Aurifil 2215 with my cut… Read More
Here we are at Week 2 -- Cutting for Everyone's Got An X! I hope you had fun picking your fabrics. I was so delighted to see what colours you will be working with! In this post, you will find tips on cutting your X quilt fabric. You will notice that I have been very… Read More
Welcome to the Everyone's Got An X Sew-along! We are gonna have a blast! Be sure to tag all your posts with #EveryonesGotAnX (either on Instagram or Facebook, or both!) - as this is how I will be selecting the weekly prize winners. Aren't signed up for the sew-along emails? Get all the updates here:… Read More
I had the privilege of attending QuiltCon 2019 in Nashville last month. Now that I've had some time to re-integrate into reality, I've put together a recap of my first-ever quilt show experience! Mary Fons, editor of QuiltFolk, starts a tour of the Sherri Lynn Wood exhibit. From the moment I set foot in the… Read More
Here's everything you need to know about the Everyone's Got an X sew-along. We start on March 15, 2019 will finish up by the end of April. Photo by Emma Poliquin. The weekly time commitment is low and the skills we will tackle include skinny strips, offset seams, matched binding. Don't be alarmed! The main reason I… Read More
Digital tools are a great testing ground for quilt designs before you purchase or cut into any fabric. This post shows you how to use ColorHexa.com and PreQuilt to help you mentally mix colours. In Everyone's Got an X, how translucent coloured stripes will look like on top of your bar and background. If you are looking to accomplish a… Read More
Everyone's Got an X features transparency, with translucent “white” stripes overlaid on a coloured bar on a darker background. First up, a couple of definitions and then we'll get to how we can achieve this effect in our own versions! Transparent: allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen.Translucent: allowing light, but… Read More