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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fabric and a Tutorial

Over the next month or so Heather and I are going to be telling you about our new sponsors as well as sharing some fabulous tutorials.  Today we're talking about Treasure Bay Fabrics!

Let me give a little spotlight and then we'll hop right into a tutorial for a HST quilt.  Melissa of Treasure Bay Fabrics has a great little etsy shop and she carries some seriously darling prints (japanese imports, Michael Miller, Alexander Henry, Freespirit, more and more and more...)  I've loved working with her, and that is an absolute must for me!  What makes her shop different?  She loves suggestions on what to carry, she takes custom listing requests and ships internationally daily.  Also Melissa has a great blog where she often has giveaways (including a recent giveaway of Riley Blake fat quarters!) and she also hosts giveaways through facebook.  Make sure to stop by and say hi :)

HST Quilt Tutorial Part 1
Click here for HST Quilt Tutorial Part 2
Click here for HST Quilt Tutorial Finish
edited to add: finished quilt size 50" x 60"
Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow

Would you cry if you got this in the mail?
I almost did. 
PS Yes this fabric has already been cut, I couldn't wait to dig in, not even for a quick photo.
And of course, this fabric is all from Treasure Bay Fabrics.
I am so happy I went with this colorway, originally I was going to go with blues, greens, browns.
Which is fabulous.
Which is so typically me.
So happy I went with the dark blue and not brown.

Materials Needed:

* 1 1/2 yards white fabric
* 1 1/2 yards of various prints (at least 4 different prints, I have 5)
* 2 yards backing fabric
* 57" x 67" batting
* 3/4 yard fabric for binding
* sewing machine, scissors, thread, etc.

First: Cut sixty 6" squares from the white fabric and the various prints, 120 total squares.

Second: Using a white square and a printed square, make half-square triangles.  Repeat 119 times. :)
Would anyone be interested in seeing how I make my HST? Or are we all set in our own ways?  Do we all know how to make one in the first place??

Third: Make sure to square up each and every HST.
ie cut each and every one of them to be perfect 5 1/2" square
That's it for part 1!  Next Thursday we will put together all of our blocks and in no time we'll have a quilt top finished.

Please let me know if any part of this tutorial is confusing or incorrect.
Please let us know if you are making this quilt, first I'd feel really cool, second I'd call my mom and third maybe we could feature you!

I'm really excited for the layout of this quilt and can't wait to share it all with you.  I hope you'll quilt-a-long with me or at least give it a try someday.

See you tomorrow with our Friday QuiltStory.



Elizabeth Dackson said...

Cute idea! I'm curious to see where you're going with this, I may just join in, I love HSTs! :)

emilyc @ Sew Super Sweet said...

I love that you are sharing this! I am envious of quilters, so I can't wait to see the process! And I love the blue fabrics, especially the pretty!

QuilterMary said...

Could you share the finished quilt size? Just in case I need to go bigger. THANKS!

Leslie said...

i am with you...i would be so excited i would cry if something that amazing came to my door....this is going to be a gorgeous quilt.

Sally said...

I just bought a bunch of fabric to make a quilt like this for my sister-in-law for Christmas. I'm doing solid gray (Kona Coal) and three different yellow/white prints. I'm really excited to find someone who will tell me how to do it!

Lindsay said...

Id love to see how you do your HST. Ive only attempted once and it wasnt pretty.

SewSara said...

wow! yes i'd cry if that fabric came in the mail!!!
lucky you!!!
how many ways are there to do a HST?
now I'm curious. (email me?)
it's looking good!
i'm proud of you for not choosing brown :)
that would be like me not choosing red huh?

Paula said...

I'm excited to see how this turns out, but would also like to know the finished size.
I know of two different ways to do hst, but am always interestd in learning more.

Anonymous said...

It states the finished size is 50" by 60" (located just above the picture of the fabric).

Heather said...

oh Gagen, how I miss you so... I like the part you said "please let us know if you are making this quilt, first I'd feel really cool, second I'd call my mom" Funny girl. I would be following this tutorial right along with you if I didn't have a billion projects going, or that I need to start...Love the fabrics...

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I'd love to know how you do your HSTs! I'm always interested in learning new (and maybe faster) ways.

Pink Zipper said...

I know it's a bit late but I started on this quilt today. Thanks for the tutorial. Its my first quilt bigger than a doll quilt. so excited. will post photos along the way.

Jessica said...

Can this be made using Fat Quarters and if so, how?

Tiffany said...

Do you know the names of these 5 prints? I'd love to be a copy-cat... your finished quilt is gorgeous!

Kasia said...

Wow, this is an amazing giveaway! I've heard so much about the dye cutter, would be so much fun! Thansk for the chance to win!

Amanda Dickson said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I decided on this pattern before finding your tutorial...this will make things go a little faster! I hope to start cutting fabric today :)

MichaelleL said...

Would love to see how you do HST's? Have never tried them but would love to make this quilt.

mykelb said...

I am supposing these could be done with a couple of layer cakes and just be a little bigger.

Laura Graham said...

I LOVE this quilt. The colors, the white space. Lovely. I would like to make a larger quilt and I am a beginner. Any advice on increasing fabric yardage. I would like to make around an 85x85 or 90.

Unknown said...

I'm wondering if the yardage information is correct. Surely there has to be an identical portion of white fabric for EVERY printed fabric (since they are half each of a HST)? So if you have 5 printed fabrics at 1.5 yards, then surely you need 5 x 1.5 yards of white fabric to be able to make all the squares?

Unknown said...

How I do mine is to put tane 1 square and draw a line from 1 corner diagonally to opposite corner. Take another square and put right sides together. Sew slight 1/4 inch out from the drawn line (do this on both sides of the drawn line). Once sewn cut between the 2 lines of stitching (on the drawn line). This will give you 2 triangles -open trianglea up and press seam. You should have 2 half square triangles.