I am all about learning new things. I didn’t even know how to sew 4 years ago. Steep learning curve but it is amazing what you can do when you really love to do something. One thing (among many) that I have yet to conquer is actually quilting my own quilts. I always send them out. Which can be pricey. So, at some point, I need to learn how to quilt quilts.
Until then, I have been learning to “quilt as you go”. I know that you can do an entire quilt like this but I thought I would try it out on a pillow. Because a whole quilt seems a bit much right now. And I have a sewing studio to get in order …
The short version of how you quilt as you go is like this … you just take your batting (the middle part of your quilt), put whatever size square of fabric right side up in the middle and sew it down by sewing lines across it. You then just sew on strips to the centre square and sew lines across the strips. Around and around. And just like that the front of your pillow is done. Penny from sewtakeahike has an awesome tutorial. Go check it out.
I really think this is a doable project for the studio. Maybe not on the first day or anything. But wouldn’t it be great if the students could work on something like this? I love the idea of strips just picked all random like – whatever appeals to the children on that particular day.
I am certain that the studio will be filled with brightly coloured projects, no matter what the project is for that day. I really can’t wait.