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Tutorial: Fabric Waterfall

VMQ-layer-cake-waterfall-coverI have a SUPER SIMPLE tutorial on the Moda Bake Shop today. That cute little fabric bundle above was created using a layer cake but I normally do this with fat quarters. (Never Moda fat quarters because they are already perfectly folded and bundled!)

I call this a fat quarter waterfall. My two-year-old said ‘brella (for umbrella) when he saw it so it could be called an fabric umbrella, too. To make one from a fat quarter bundle, fold the fat quarters in thirds on the long side (21″ side). Then fold that 21″ long strip in half.  Lay the folded fat quarters and top of each other and fan them out so about 1/4″ to 1/2″ of each one shows. Then roll them up and tie with a ribbon. Fold over a corner of each fat quarter to create the waterfall look:

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Pretty, right?

American Patchwork & Quilting Radio with Pat Sloan

APQPodCastBlogButtonsGuest250What a blast! I had a short and sweet chat with Pat Sloan today. We talked about some of my favorite things – fabric, the Moda Bake Shop, fabric, how I started quilting, fabric, the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild, fabric, working for Moda, and fabric. Do you see the theme there? I could have talked to her for an hour. Next time!

If you’re visiting from APQ or Pat’s blog, welcome! One of my quilts we talked about today is Cotton Candy:

Cotton Candy Quilt

You can read the full details about that quilt and see more photos here.

The podcast is available {here}.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day

We keep it pretty low-key for Valentine’s Day around here. Flowers, champagne, usually humorous rather than romantic or sappy cards. And this year I made sugar cookies, one of my favorite things to bake.

My mother-in-law gave me the best tip for rolling them out: Pastry Cloth.  Add a a smattering of flour and nothing sticks.

Happy Valentine's Day

I sewed a lot for WIP Wednesday (yesterday)…a new WIP that you will get to see more of if you will be at QuiltCon next week:

Love Basic Grey #modafabrics #basicgrey #modabakeshop