THE GIVEAWAY CONTINUES
Happy Tuesday, Quilters and Quilt-Lovers! I hope you have all had time to enter THE HUGE Giveaway–Including The Christmas Tree Quilt, Kona fabric by Robert Kaufman, Sulky thread and a copy of American Quilter magazine featuring “My Line…” Read yesterday’s post for all the details HERE.
CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN: 9 DAYS
By now (I hope) much of the Christmas shopping is complete and all you have to do is cook and clean and decorate and…
Wrap Packages! Pretty Packages!
Well let’s get started…
THE PRETTY PACKAGE FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL
Begin by drawing two parallel lines or “rails” to keep the packages tidy.
In the tutorial below, the lines are two inches apart. Any spacing will work.
Begin stitching on the bottom line and stitch a square or rectangle. Stitch up the first side of the package to the middle. (Stitch right ON the previous line of stitching–it is offset here for demonstration purposes only.)
Stitch horizontally into the center of the package and stop.
Stitch vertically to the top line, then back to the bottom line, then back to the center.
Stitch two loops on either side of the center line to create the bow.
Stich two curved lines to create the ties. Return to the center of the package.
Stitch to the right side of the package and up to begin the next package.
To create an overlap, stitch up the side of the box and across the top a short way.
Then begin the next box.
A row of packages would make a very pretty border…
Or stack the packages to fill a large area.
Later this week we will re-visit an old quilt that includes a different package shape…
Lot’s more quilting in 2014!
From Santa’s Wrapping Workshop,
Your Happy Wrapper, (emphasis on the W–I’m too old for the other…)
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