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Stitching Together QAL – Week 5

We have arrived at the last week of the Stitching Together QAL and this week’s tutorial is all about bias binding!

Sue’s instructions walk you through cutting and making the bias binding and then on how to attach it to your quilt.

Check out the latest tutorial here:

Missed out on the previous weeks? Follow the links to the previous blog posts to sew along with us!

If you’re sewing along at home and want to share your progress on Instagram, use the tag #sdmqgstitchingtogether on your post.

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Stitching Together QAL – Week 4

Week 4 of the Stitching Together QAL is now live!

This week, we’re covering hand applique with instructions on how to sew your EPP shapes to the quilted background.

As always, you’re welcome to apply the lessons individually to your work or follow along from the first lesson and sew up the whole project!

Week 4 Hand Applique Tutorial:

Missed the previous lessons? Check them out here:

Stitching Together QAL Week 3

Next week will be our final week, week 5, of the QAL with bias binding.

If you’re sewing along at home and want to share your progress on Instagram, use the tag #sdmqgstitchingtogether on your post.

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Stitching Together QAL – Week 3

Week 3 of the Stitching Together QAL is now available and we’re halfway through it!

This week’s tutorial includes instructions on how to add Big Stitch Hand Quilting to your quilted background.

Check out the tutorial here:

Miss the previous weeks tutorials? Catch up with the previous lessons here:

Stitching Together QAL Week 1

Stitching Together QAL Week 2

If you’re sewing along at home and want to share your progress on Instagram, use the tag #sdmqgstitchingtogether

Check in next week for Week 4: Hand Applique

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Stitching Together QAL – Week 2

Week 2 of our Stitching Together QAL is now live! Sue has put together a tutorial for machine quilting the background of your quilt.

Here’s the Week 2 tutorial:

Missed the first week on EPP? Check out the instructions here: Stitching Together Supplies and Week 1

If you’re sewing along at home and want to share your progress on Instagram, use the tag #sdmqgstitchingtogether

Check in next week for Week 3: Big Stitch Hand Quilting

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Stitching Together QAL – Supplies and Week 1

While we’re still stitching away at home, Sue Bouchard has assembled a Stitching Together QAL for us to work on. This QAL will be presented in five parts over the next five weeks and presents different skills to work on in one project, or feel free to use each of the skills individually.

In this QAL, Sue will be presenting:

  • English Paper Piecing (EPP)
  • Organic Machine Quilting with a Walking Foot
  • Big Stitch Hand Quilting
  • Hand Applique
  • Bias Binding

If you’re interested in sewing along, the supply list and the instructions for Week 1 are attached below. We hope you’ll stitch together with us! If you want to share your progress on Instagram, use the hashtag #sdmqgstitchingtogether

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Kinship 100 Blocks Sew Along

We will be having a guild sew-along with the Kinship: 100 Blocks Sampler. For those of you familiar with the #100Days100Blocks project that has been hosted by Angie Wilson of Gnome Angel on Instagram with the Tula Pink book the past couple of years, the Kinship pattern is this year’s project. You are able can sew at your own pace or join in with the sew along that is taking place. There are 50 – 8″ blocks and 50- 4″ x 8″ blocks in this pattern. It’s a great skill builder pattern.

As we will be hosting this as a guild sew along, you are free to sew the blocks at your own pace or to follow along with the block a day time frame.

We are currently taking orders for hard copies of the books, which provide machine (or hand) piecing instructions. The books are $25 and come with a 2.5″ HST template (and free shipping!). The book sales will also be part of a guild charity fundraiser, as the books will cost us $15/book and the remainder will go to help fund our charity efforts.

We will be accepting orders until Monday, June 10th. This way, we can submit our book order and then have the books by the end of the month sew-in for those that want to participate in the sew along. Arrangements can also be made by emailing the board if you would like to receive your book before the July meeting.

If you are interested, please fill out this form with your name and email. Payment information will be provided after your form has been submitted.

There are also foundation paper pieced and English paper piecing options for this pattern. For more information about the #100Days100Blocks sew along or to find out how to purchase these pattern versions, please check out Angie’s website at https://www.gnomeangel.com/100days100blocks2019-event-information/