The Cute as a Button Machine Quilting Tutorial

Buttons, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

Happy Tuesday!  I am thoroughly enjoying all of the Downton Abbey quotes in our Five Yards of Fabric Giveaway.  There are a few days left…so enter YOUR favorite Downton Abbey or other favorite quote today!

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CUTE AS A BUTTON QUILT TUTORIAL

The Button – We won’t say  it’s “advanced”–

Let’s just say, “it’s an opportunity to slow-down”…

You probably won’t want to cover a whole quilt in Buttons…however, it does look great in small quantities!

Sewing Notions, FMQ, Kennedy

To create a row of Buttons, begin by drawing two parallel lines of any width.  In the sample below, the lines are one inch apart.

Begin sewing in between the two rows.  Stitch a clockwise circle, leaving a slight gap…

Buttons, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Echo stitch, counter-clockwise…

Buttons, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Stitch a small circle–1-1/2 revolutions-then stitch a small “dash”…

Buttons, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Add another small circle…

Buttons, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Retrace the “dash” to the center, add another dash and small circle…

Buttons, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Retrace, then add a final dash and a circle…

Then stitch out of the Button to begin another…

Buttons, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

You can make this easier by adding just one set of “holes” or by stitching and “X” in the center.

Buttons, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Either way…It’s CUTE AS A BUTTON!

Happy (Button) Stitching,

Lori

PS…This tutorial was stitched on Robert Kaufman, Kona cotton with Sulky 40wt Rayon on top and Aurifil Cotton 50 wt in the bobbin using a Topstitch 90 needle on my BERNINA 770QE (LOVE!) without a stitch regulator.

PPS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Downton Abbey Fabric Giveaway! Win!!

Downton Abbey Fabric, Andover Fabrics, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

As the Downton Abbey series comes to a close, let’s celebrate the hours of fabulous TV it offered with a GIVEAWAY!

The show had its ups and downs to be sure, but the costumes alone were worth watching for…

The beautiful clothes, jewelry, furnishings….

Downton Abbey Fabric, Andover Fabrics, Lori Kennedy

I WIN–YOU WIN!

At the Craftsy Instructor Summit in January, I was the WINNER of 5 bolts of Downton Abbey fabric from Andover Fabrics!

I would like to share the bounty with THREE LUCKY WINNERS-

Each will receive 5 yards of beautiful cotton fabric-for quilting or dressmaking!

Downton Abbey Fabric, Andover Fabrics, Lori Kennedy

HOW TO ENTER–THREE WINNERS!

In the comment section, leave YOUR favorite Downton Abbey quote–there were so many!

Google them if necessary…

If you really can’t come up with a Downton Abbey quote, share any favorite sewing or inspirational quote!

Downton Abbey Fabric, Andover Fabrics, Lori Kennedy

The contest will run  until 8 pm CST on Thursday, March 10th.

Winners will be announced Friday, March 11!

(Due to shipping costs, this contest is limited to US and Canada only–thanks!)

Thank you, Andover Fabrics!

Thank you, Craftsy!

Lady Lori Crawley (my real maiden name!)

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com  Thanks!

Win Downton Abbey Fabric!