Sunday, March 17, 2019

End Game Quilt Sew Along - Week 2

What an amazing start we have gotten off to with the End Game Quilt Sew Along - it is so exciting to see so many fabric pulls showing up already.  I am seriously in love with lots of these that they make me want to make another one - or ten!  Have you checked out the #endgamequilt and #endgamequiltsewalong hashtags?

It's certainly not too late at all to join in the fun at all.

You can get all the details for the End Game Quilt Sew Along here

Post your pics for this weeks prompt - "Cutting your Fabrics" on Instagram to - #endgamequilt#endgamequiltsewalong and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns.  It also helps to tag me  - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post.

Week 2 - Cutting your Fabrics

Now that you have chosen your fabrics, this week is all about cutting into them.  So let's have a chat about anything you need to take into consideration before chopping them up.

1 - ENSURE your Pattern Template is printed out at the Correct size - if you are using the pattern Template page provided in the Pattern - you MUST make sure this is printed at 100% on your Printer.  There is a 1in Test Square - measure it and make sure it is 1in - if it is not you need to check the settings on your Printer.  Do NOT print out at "Fit to Page" or "Scale to fit" - it must be printed out at 100% to make sure your Triangle measures 8.5in or 3in.  If you are using my Template Set - this does not apply to you and if you are using a Top Trimmed or other Equilateral Triangle it is a good idea to lay this onto top to check the sizing.

2 - I highly suggest you cut a few test Triangles first from some scrap fabric to ensure you have the correct sizing for you Equilateral Triangles.  As mentioned in the pattern - not all Equilateral Triangles have the same measurement markings on the.  Some are "Top Trimmed" some are not.  So unless you are using my Template set - PLEASE make and sew a few test Triangles first with the correct seam allowance to ensure you have the correct sizing before you cut into your yardage.  It is better to make sure the width of the Triangles is correct before cutting them all.

3 - Directional Fabrics - as mentioned in the Week 1 Blog Post, directional fabric are not accounted for in the fabric requirements.  So if you are choosing a directional fabric you may need to consider sourcing more fabric to account for this if you want your fabric to run directionally.  I have worked with several directional prints before with an End Game Quilt and just not placed them directionally.  So you can certainly still use them - either directionally or mixed in.

End Game Quilt Fabric cutting pic by @jackiegillies

Cutting Tags 
Included in your pattern are Cutting Tags.  These are designed to assist you keep everything all sorted once you decide which fabrics will be which and then to make sure you cut the correct number as you work.

End Game Quilt Fabric Tags pic by @cecivas

My End Game Quilt - Alison Glass - Sunprint 2019 fabrics from the Pink Door Fabrics Kit

Fussy Cutting

When I was having this pattern tested by some makers, this amazing End Game Quilt Mini was made by Laura Piland at Slice of Pi Quilts.  Well, to say I was blown away by this was an understatement. 

Laura has put together some more details of how she went about working on this Mini with Fussy Cutting as a way to create amazing detail in the pattern.

A massive thank you to Laura for putting together this Tutorial so that you can see how you can go about Fussy Cutting for yourself. I am sure you will agree this End Game Quilt is exceptional.


Check out these sweet fabric pull pics from the #endgamequilt Hashtag this week

End Game Quilt fabric pull by @clothandcresent

End Game Quilt fabric pull by @sarah_slowly_quilts

End Game Quilt fabric pull by @scrapstudio

End Game Quilt fabric pull by @teezsewcrafty

This week we have some amazing prizes up for winning from our Sponsors

Two people will each win one Custom set of 2 Binding Babies (1 large and 1 small each) from Doohikey Designs (picture is an example only)

A "Kicks" Fat Quarter Bundle (Cotton and Steel) thanks to Sew Mondo 

So to be in the running post your pics from the weeks prompt on Instagram to - #endgamequilt#endgamequiltsewalong and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns.  It also helps to tag me - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post.

Happy Quilting
Jemima x 

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