Halloween Projects and Quilts

 

Pumpkin Pin Cushion Tutorial

Good Morning, Quilters!

Halloween is just around the corner–but there’s still time to make ourselves a sewing treat!

Try the Pumpkin Pin Cushion HERE (photo above)

Or make the long Pin Pillow–handy when you pre-thread several needles.  The extra-long shape prevents the tails from tangling!  Read about it HERE and find a tutorial HERE

Large Pin Cushion Halloween

One of my favorite projects: the elegant velvet pumpkins.  They look great for Halloween and even better as a Thanksgiving decoration!Velvet pumpkins tutorial, Lori Kennedy
It’s fun to have a few Halloween pillows, too…

Try a log cabin in Halloween oranges and gray!

Halloween Quilting ProjectsWhat about you?

Do YOU treat yourself on Halloween?

Do YOU treat yourself with candy or with sewing time–or both together!?

Are YOU making any Halloween costumes?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Lori Lugosi

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!

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Do YOU Pre-Wash Before Quilting?

Good Morning, Quilters!

Do YOU pre-wash your fabrics or your batting before quilting?

While preparing for my upcoming Craftsy video (for release in November 2017), I made several samples-and compared washed versus unwashed. 

I was very surprised to see the amount of shrinkage on every type of batting when the fabric was not pre-washed.

The photo above shows two samples stitched with the same batting, backing and fabrics.  In this small sample-14-1/2 inches–the shrinkage was about 3/8-1/2 of an inch!

In addition to the overall shrinkage–and because of it–the quilting motifs look different.  Shrinkage is neither a good or a bad thing–but it is important to understand so you won’t be disappointed with the finished look of your quilt.

I still have more samples to make:

My next sample will be to pre-wash all of the fabrics and not the batting.

And then another sample, pre-wash the fabrics and pre-wash the batting. (Washing the batting can be a challenge.)

What about YOU?

Do YOU pre-wash your fabric?

Do YOU pre-wash your batting?

Do YOU make samples?

Have YOU ever been disappointed in a quilt after it was washed?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Still investigating….

Lori Poirot  (say that five times fast!)

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!

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