The setting “triangles” are a great place to feature some really cool quilting or trapunto. You’ll find a few templates for quilting included in the instructions. Click here to download PDF files Alex shows you two ways to create half-square triangles for the Holiday Lights inner border.
This month you will work on two of the large corner pieces. Bloc-Loc rulers are available at Laura Nownes Reverse-a-rule is available at
Whereas the star in Month 3 was created as a ring, the star this month is created in sections that are then stitched together.
Watch the video this month to see some tips for sewing the circular stars into the background hole.
Using different weights of thread is used to increase realism in your projects. Click here to download PDF files This month you will make the first of 3 paper pieced star blocks. If you are using the Buttons and Blooms fabrics to make your quilt, you will see that the fabrics used for the star points have a stripe on them.
The instructions for this month (and the video too!) show you how to align the stripe so that it is centered through the star points.This month you will make the second set of paper pieced stars (3 copies again).This month you will create the last set of paper pieced stars (3 copies).You will also set the star blocks into the quilt top.Alex and Ricky continue the theme by turning the Four Patch and the Nine Patch block "on its ear." Finally, Bob Purcell (Thread Guy) shares his expertise on choosing the best needle for machine quilting.Don't miss this fabulous kickoff to the New Year at TQS!Check out the video for this month for a refresher on how to make perfect Y seams.This month you will add the setting “triangles” to create a big circle, and then add a paper pieced circular border. Some great additional tips which can be used for many projects.Jinny has an understanding of color and shading that will enrich every quilter's next project.You will be given tips and tools in this video, including a place on the internet to get color palette help.