On Point

Pinwheel On Point

On point refers to a type of quilt setting where the quilt block is turned at a 45 degree angle.  The trees in the photo above are set on point.  In the photo below, the Pinwheel square (top right) has been set on point and surrounded with red triangles.  Some folks say when you set… Continue reading On Point

One Patch

Squares make up this One Patch quilt.

    One patch quilts have a pattern made up of only one shape that is repeated throughout the quilts; all triangles, all rectangles, all hexagons, etc.

Orphan Blocks

Blocks that are left over from quilting projects are called Orphan blocks. These blocks can be recycled and placed in new projects or they can be traded with other quilters. Learn about orphan blocks and start a collection of your own. NOTE:  to enlarge the video, click the PLAY button, then click the full-screen icon… Continue reading Orphan Blocks

Outline Quilting

outline quilting

Outline quilting gives texture to a piece.  The design (appliqué, pieced block or fabric motif) is outlined by your quilting. This can be done by hand or by machine.  The inside of the yellow star has been outlined.  The basket quilting outline is about 3/8 inch over from the edge (to clear the ¼ seam… Continue reading Outline Quilting