Introducing BOMquilts.com’s 2017 Block of the Month Quilt!

“Happiness is Quilting” 2017 Block of the Month Quilt.  An original quilt designed by TK Harrison from BOMquilts.com

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    Friday Funday: Free Quilt Patterns!

    “Morning Light” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Monique Dillard from Maywood Studio




    “Tide Pools” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Stephanie Prescott from Maywood Studio

    “Posey Chain” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Debbie Beaves from Maywood Studio

    “Garden Echo” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Rachel Shelburne from Maywood Studio

    “Camden Red” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Monique Dillard from Maywood Studio




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      Friday Funday: Free Quilt Patterns from Camelot Fabrics

      newbohemian“New Bohemian Quilt” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Sarah Laws of Sarah Laws Made from Camelot Fabrics

      crackerlattice“Cracker Lattice Quilt” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs from Camelot Fabrics

      diamonds“Diamonds Quilt” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Nicole Maroon of The Girl Who Quilts from Camelot Fabrics




      framed“Framed” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs from Camelot Fabrics

      herringbone“Herringbone” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Christa Watson of Christa Quilts from Camelot Fabrics

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        Quilted Kitchen Sampler

        Let’s make a sampler quilt out of some of the “Quilted Kitchen” quilt blocks found here at QuiltTherapy.com!  ALL of the quilt blocks are already designed to be 12″ finished, 12 1/2″ unfinished blocks. You need to do is to choose to make the ones I have put in my design or any 12 blocks of the design of your choice.  Then deicide on the colors of your sampler blocks.  You can keep the colors I created with the blocks, use your stash for an even scrappier quilt and even go all out and choose your own colors for a more complimentary and uniform look.

        Well, there IS another something you will need to decide…and that is should you make all of the recipes that go with each block?  LOL

        Here is the “Quilted Kitchen Sampler” quilt image:

        "Quilted Kitchen Sampler" Free quilt pattern from QuiltTherapy.com and BOMquilts.com!

        “Quilted Kitchen Sampler” Quilt Design

        Head on over to BOMquilts.com to obtain the finishing instructions.




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          Sewing Backing for a Quilt




          You have purchased 10 yards of 42” fabric to use for the backing on a quilt. Now what do you
          do?

          1. You need to cut off the selvage with a rotary cutter and ruler.
          2. Cut the fabric in half so you end up with TWO (2) 5‐yard pieces of fabric.
          3. Press each 5‐yard cut, making sure the ‘fold’ is pressed out of them.
          4. With right sides together, line up the two 5 yard cuts and sew them together on EACH SIDE. Use a 5/8” seam allowance and press both seams OPEN. You will end up with a long tube.
          5. Lay your tube out so you can draw a line on the back of one of the fabrics. Draw your line in the CENTER of the 5 yard strip ‐ equal distance between the two sewn seams.
          6. CUT just the ONE fabric that you drew on, from end‐to‐end of your tube, ON the line you drew on.
          7. Your fabric is now ready for backing your quilt.

          The reason for doing this is mostly for fabric strength. The most used areas (and hence, the
          most damage areas after regular quilt usage) of a quilt is the binding and the backing. You do
          not want a seam down the center of the backing ‐ too much stress is put on that area of a quilt
          ‐ think of two people laying under a quilt and one pulls it one way and the other pulls it their
          way. That stresses out a center seam on the back of a quilt. You also want to press the
          seam open because if you press it to one side (as you do on most quilt tops), it will be bulky in
          that area. By putting your backing seams on the sides of the quilt back, the center remains
          strong.




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