Sunday, June 27, 2021

Confetti Quilt Sew Along Along - Week 1


Welcome to Week 1 of the Confetti Quilt Sew Along.  I am really excited you have decided to join in and make your very own Confetti Quilt.  This Quilt Along is designed to be casual and relaxed so that you can have heaps of fun, meet new quilty friends and be inspired by all the #confettiquilt that will be made during the Quilt Along.  There are prizes up for grabs each week from some amazing Sponsors and I will be here to give tips, tricks or helpful details for you to successfully finish your Confetti Quilt.

If you are wanting to join in - it's not too late at all (you can join in at any point).  To participate all you need to join in is

2. Sign up for the weekly Confetti Quilt Along Newsletter here

3. Post your pics from the weeks prompts on Instagram to - #confettiquiltsewalong, #confettiquilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns.  It also helps to tag me - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post.

All the details can be found here at this Blog Post for what you will need to get started.

Week 1 - Selecting your Fabric
This weeks task is all about selecting and choosing the fabric you would like to make your Quilt from. Post a pic to Instagram, using the above hash tags of your fabric pull or quilt planning to show us what you will be making your Confetti Quilt from and to be in the running for this weeks prizes.

This is where the sky is the limit - whether you choose Solids or Prints this quilt works.  You can grab fabrics from your stash or use a collection.

If you are looking for inspiration for fabrics then head to the #confettiquilt hash tag.  There you will see lots of different fabrics that have been used so far to make Confetti Quilts.

Solids work so well for this Quilt and the choices of different Fabric Company Solids is huge.  One way to do this is head over to Pinterest and search Colour Palettes - this gives you lots of boards with a selection of colours already that co-ordinate and work well together.  From here you can pick and choose solids for any colour palette you like.

For this quilt - multi directional prints work best and are easiest.  Geometrics work well as well as smaller scale prints.

This design also works perfectly to pull fabrics from your stash if you want to go with a scrappy vibe.  

Cutting your Fabrics

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

As the pattern calls for Fat Quarters from your print/coloured fabrics.  Here is how I cut up my FQ's to avoid wastage or not having the required number of pieces.

HOT TIP - With your background fabric, I like to roll the yardage onto a spare empty bolt.  You can ask you ask your Local Quilt store for a spare empty cardboard bolt that is used to store fabric on.  Rolling your yardage onto a bolt makes for easy cutting of the yardage which you can roll off and cut from the bolt.

For the Confetti Quilt I am making, I am using Warp and Weft by @allexiamarcelleabegg for Ruby Star Society.  These fabrics are yarn dye fabrics which means they have a much looser weave than regular 100% quilting cotton.  To help make the fabrics nice and easier to work with I have sprayed all of the fabrics with Best Press first.  This is a starch and basically makes the fabric much stiffer so that when I cut them there is little movement of the fibres that make up the fabric.  This will also help with when I sew them together.  Finer fabrics such as Tana Lawn, thin cotton or Loose weave Yarn Dyes are best to starch before cutting and quilting with them. 

This week we have 2 prizes up for grabs from our Sponsors

There is a $50 Gift Certificate from Fabric Pixie for one winner

from Sew Quirky there is 12m SQ Zip Tape and Pulls for one winner

From Doohickey Designs for one winner each week, $20 to store that they can purchase med binding babies, large binding babies, limited editions, or flower spindle.

So to be eligible for this weeks prizes - make sure to post your pics of your Fabric Pull or Fabric Planning on Instagram to - #confettiquiltsewalong, #confettiquilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns

NOTE - make sure you are using #confettiquiltsewalong (#confettiquiltalong is being used by another)

I hope you enjoy making your Confetti Quilt with us.
Happy Quilting 
Jemima x 

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