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Italian Tiles Sew Along: Week 5

Sew Along

Italian Tiles Sew Along: Week 5

      Time to get those Star Outlines put together! This is always the step where I start to see the quilt coming together. Again, the pattern is pretty self explanatory here so check it out for all the ins and out of assembling these.  The most helpful tip I have for you is to lay out all the corners and outline pieces so you know you have the right amount of pieces cut and ready to go.      This will also help you make sure you have the pieces in the right places. You'll notice there are...

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Italian Tiles Sew Along: Week 4

Sew Along

Italian Tiles Sew Along: Week 4

    Ready to SEW something finally!? I am! Welcome to Week 4 of the Italian Tiles Sew Along.   We are starting with the Star Points. These are the trickiest bit of this quilt I think. So, you've got everything marked from last week. You've got your Star Point squares and all those background rectangles ready to go.     First Tip: I have found that my piecing is much more accurate when I use a walking foot. Especially for this step! When I use the walking foot and a single straight pin, my star points turn out perfectly....

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Italian Tiles Sew Along: Week 3

Sew Along

Italian Tiles Sew Along: Week 3

  Week 3 already!? Don't panic.. we are still cutting. There are a lot of pieces to cut here so I want to make sure everyone has time to get caught up.    I cut all my pretty color and print fabric first and then do the background, border or binding pieces. Anyone else?   This week I'm doing the background. The cutting instructions outlined are pretty straight forward so I'll just leave you with one tip. When I cut these squares in half diagonally - I stack them up, line them up and then cut. It makes for a...

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Italian Tiles Sew Along: Week 2

Sew Along

Italian Tiles Sew Along: Week 2

      Week TWO! Yay! This week we are talking about cutting, organizing and marking your fabrics using the templates in the pattern. I am even going to use a little starch this time.   Cutting is pretty self-explanatory. I like to take it a little at a time. Start with one fabric, get that cut and then start the next if you have time. If that's all you have time for - cut another the next day and another the next. I'm all about bite-size pieces these days. My day-to-day is run in 1 ½" increments now that...

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Italian Tiles Sew Along: Week 1

Sew Along

Italian Tiles Sew Along: Week 1

  Woohoo! Let's get this party started!! So, you've got your pattern, right? (If not - head here.) Let's get our fabric selected and supplies gathered. There are some wonderful online quilt stores out there. Cottoneer is offering 10% off when you spend $40 or more so go peruse her beautiful selection of fabrics. (Use code "italiantilessa") Here are the fabric requirements so we can refer to the same things while we chat:     I am going all solids with this one. In the first two Italian Tiles Quilts I made - my star points and centers were the same...

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