Tuesday, August 2, 2022

It's Party Time With A Mini Quilt

In my humble opinion, a party isn't a party without cake. I prefer chocolate, but I never turndown a slice of deliciousness. Diets go out the window when someone sets a piece of cake in front of me with ooey-gooey frosting. I'm weak that way!
It's Party Time!
6" x 12" mini quilt


I'll take a piece of the red one (it's the biggest)!


I love the ease of using HeatnBond EZ Print Lite Sheets in my inkjet printer for my applique designs. No tracing or lightbox needed!


The Ackfeld Manufacturing stands are perfect for mini quilts (I have three different sizes), but you can easily add a dowel to the back for hanging on a wall. Any small quilt is easy to hang with pockets and a dowel on the back.


A great way to stabilize the fabric behind applique is by using Heat n Bond LightWeight Non-Woven Interfacing. Stitches lay smoother without puckering, which is great for those smaller fabric pieces.



The mini Oliso iron is an awesome tool when working on smaller projects. Using a heatproof mat and your applique key helps get the applique pieces in just the right spot.


Stitching around applique doesn't need to be hard. You can use a straight, zig-zag, or blanket stitch...whichever one is easiest for you!


Spray n Bond Basting Adhesive and Stitch n Sew High Loft Fleece combined make adding a layer between your front and back fabrics a breeze. Light spray the layers, let dry, and your ready to quilt. No pinning all those layers!



Quilting all those layers can be as simple as stitching straight lines or using fancy designs stitches.


You can find the pattern for "It's Party Time" HERE.


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