“Deer Creek Camp Memories” T-shirt Quilt
And no quilt would be complete without a set of matching pillowcases!
Many years ago, I read something somewhere about how to tie a craft knot and I have been tying my craft knots the same way since then. But, when I am around others and tie a craft knot, I have found that nearly all of them have no idea what I am doing or how it is done. So, let me explain the mystery and show you the way to tie a craft knot.
Take the two ends of your yarn (or thread), one in each hand.
Cross your yarn (or thread) over each other.
Pull your yarn (or thread) under and through the circle, just as you do for tying a regular knot.
Now, instead of stopping and pulling your yarn (or thread) tight to form a knot, do another pass through your circle, the same as above – making a second pass through your loop.
This is what a craft knot looks like before it’s pulled tight.
The little knot you see in the center of this photograph is a craft knot. Under most conditions, a craft knot stays tight and will not slip when you use it. If using it on something that is filled tight with fiberfill, tie two craft knots (one after the other). The first knot will probably slip because it is trying to hold so much together…but the second knot gives it added stability and usually does not slip. I add a granny square knot on top of my craft knots most of the time, just for additional strength.
Fabric colors reflect the creativity of the designer’s eye. However, we do not always know what those colors are based on. For example, if there’s a fabric line that takes its colors from a rock collection – what rocks? Are they geographical rocks found only where the designer lives and/or works? Precious stones? We quilters just don’t know!
What we can do, though, is to use nature to dictate the colors of our quilts. It’s a pretty simple process even if you believe you are challenged by computer programs. Use an image program to ‘point to’ the colors you would like to use and then paste that color on a new blank or white image. Save it on your computer with the photos or print it out so you have it when you go fabric shopping.
Here’s one that I found that is pretty cool. This butterfly was no longer alive when one of our kids brought it in the house. They loved the colors! What they didn’t know was that the underside of the butterfly had a different pattern and different colors than the front!
Front of the Butterfly
Colors from the front of the Butterfly
Back side of the Butterfly
Colors from the back side of the Butterfly
Let’s create a quilted nature!