I'm Michele Foster a quilt designer, author, web developer, pet dog trainer and teacher from Ottawa, Canada. I am the founder of the Quilting Gallery (http://quiltinggallery.com/) web site which I ...
I'm Michele Foster a quilt designer, author, web developer, pet dog trainer and teacher from Ottawa, Canada. I am the founder of the Quilting Gallery (http://quiltinggallery.com/) web site which I started in December 2007 as a way to combine my passion for quilting and my work life as a freelance web developer. The site has now grown to be a world-wide community-driven site for quilters.
Since 2012, I have been teaching quilt making online with detailed photo tutorials that are available as PDF files. With my Learn to Quilt Booklets, I have taught hundreds of quilters from around the world. I have also designed and published my own quilting patterns that are also available in PDF format for instant download.
My quilting booklets, patterns and tutorials can be found at Mishka's Playground, http://mishkasplayground.com/.
Step up your quilting to the next level with the Aiming for Accuracy Booklet. This booklet contains:
* 17 comprehensive lessons, with full colour photos, to complete the quilt top.
* Recommended products and tips for improving quilting accuracy.
* Tutorials for creating half-square, quarter-square and split quarter-square triangles.
* Finishing up ideas including choosing batting, basting, quilting and binding.
* Blank colour charts to assist in planning the quilt.
* Links to various tutorials, resources and videos for further information.
Additional notes on fabric requirements:
Assorted prints: The 6 yards represents 24 fat quarters which will give you a good variety of prints to use. You will have some leftovers, but they can be used for the quilt back, scrappy border squares and/or binding. You should be able to get by with only 20 fat quarters, but you'll want to be careful when cutting.
Contrasting fabric: I'm using black for my version of the quilt shown in the lessons. However, I also completed a test version with 1930s prints where I used white. You need a good contrasting fabric so that the design stands out.
Backing fabric: The yardage is based on having a middle scrappy strip that is approximately 10" in height.