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Posted by Shari on April 26th, 2015

Airmail Envelope Quilt - Part 3:  Piecing the Top
Hello and Welcome back!  Did you get your 30 blocks created?  Now comes the fun part...let's put this quilt together!

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Time to piece the top!

You can find Part 1 and Part 2 here.

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
From these lovely Airmail fabrics from Moda Fabrics.

Background Fabric:
General Cutting Instructions for Background Fabric:
  • Cut TWENTY - 6 1/2 inch squares for setting the blocks on point

  • Cut FIVE - 10 inch squares and cut TWICE on the diagonal to make TWENTY triangles (you will have two extra triangles)

  • Cut TWO - 5 1/2 inch squares and cut ONCE on the diagonal for the FOUR corner triangles


There are TWENTY - 6 1/2 inch Setting Squares.
There are EIGHTEEN Setting Triangles.
There are FOUR Corner Triangles.

**NOTE:  The above cutting instructions may be used for all solid or non-directional background fabrics.

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
This is the background fabric I chose for my quilt; Airmail Cupid Arrows Multi.

Since this is a directional fabric and my blocks are set on point in my quilt, this took some creative cutting to keep the arrows moving on the diagonal as in the fabric swatch.  (These instructions are detailed below in highlighted yellow.)

Cutting the Setting Squares from Directional Fabric:
Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
I cut 9 1/4 inch width of fabric (WOF) strips to cut my 6 1/2 inch squares...

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Then I cut my blocks on the diagonal...

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
...as shown.

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
This did yield extra triangles that I saved for another project as they are NOT the correct size for the setting triangles.

There are TWENTY - 6 1/2 inch setting squares in this quilt.


Cutting the Setting Triangles from Directional Fabric:
Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
I cut FIVE - 10 inch squares and then cut TWICE on the diagonal as shown.

I had TWO extra triangles.

There are EIGHTEEN setting triangles in this quilt.


Cutting the Corner Triangles from Directional Fabric:
Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Cut TWO - 5 1/2 inch squares and cut ONCE on the diagonal.

There are FOUR corner triangles in this quilt.


Note how these are cut in opposite directions.  This allows the arrows in the corners to point in the same direction as the setting squares.

Sewing the Center of the Quilt:
Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Layout the blocks on point on your design wall, on a flat table or the floor and add the Setting Triangles and Corner Triangles.

I set the blocks at random and then moved one or two to more evenly distribute the colors.

Notice how all the arrows in the background fabric are pointing in the same direction, on the diagonal.  This does require extra care and effort but I feel the result provides more interest and movement in the finished quilt.

Sew the TEN rows together, starting at the upper left hand corner and moving diagonally downward toward the lower right corner.

Add the Corner Triangles and trim square the center of your quilt as needed.

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Here is the center of my pieced quilt and ready to add the border fabric.

Border Fabric:
General cutting instructions for the Border Fabric:
  • Cut SEVEN - 5 inch border strips.

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Here is my pretty border fabric.

This, too, is a directional fabric and requires specialized cutting and sewing.

I cut the top and bottom border strips by length of fabric (LOF). 

I first cut off the selvages. 

Then I cut TWO - 5 inch length of fabric strips.

For the side borders, I laid the remaining fabric, single width. 

I cut THREE width of fabric (WOF) 5 inch strips from the left side and THREE width of fabric strips from the right side.

By cutting the fabric this way, I could allow for my 1/4 inch seam allowance using the red stripe in the fabric and keep the cute postage stamp motifs whole on the inside edge of my border.

(The wide center strip, under the ruler, is extra fabric.)

Sewing on the Borders:
Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Sew the top border strip to the top of the quilt, paying careful attention to the direction of the fabrics.

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Sew the bottom border in the same manner.

Press the top and bottom border seams outward.

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Piece the side borders together carefully to match the red lines.

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Press seams open to lay flat.

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Sew on the side strips, matching the red lines wherever possible.  This is one of the bottom corners of my quilt.  Notice how my fabrics line up and will look "upright" in my quilt.

Press outward toward the borders.

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Here is my completed quilt top!

I really like the way this looks with all the directional fabrics aligned.

Coming Soon - Part 4:  Quilting And Binding

**Due to several requests, a PDF file for this pattern will be available in the final Part 4 post.**

If you have any questions, please email me at scrapatches@gmail.com and I will do my best to help.

Happy Quilting!
Pat at Life in the Scrapatch
GIVE-AWAY  TIME!
Airmail Fat Quarter Bundle by Moda
We have the beautiful Airmail Fat Quarter Bundle by Eric & Julie Comstock for Moda up for grabs.

"Love should be bold and never rushed!  That is the inspiration behind Airmail.  Love letter icons, cupid arrows and postage stamps hint at a time when snail mail was the only option and was totally worth the wait.  In this collection, red and white meet up with the chambray blues to create fun, conversation and head over heals emotion.  It's the makings of any good date or quilt project."  ~Eric & Julie

GIVE-AWAY:  Give-Away Closed - Winner will be announced in the 05/3/2015 blog post.

1.  Refer a friend to sign up for our newsletter.
2.  Leave a comment telling us how many years have you been quilting/sewing.

Details, details-
  • Give-Away starts today (Sunday, April 26th, 2015) and will run until Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at midnight (Pacific).
  • Winner will be randomly selected and announced on Sunday, May 3rd, 2014 in the Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial - Part 4 post.
  • Give-Away is open to Domestic US and International customers.
Thank your for participating and good luck!
"Airmail Envelope Quilt" Tutorial was designed and created for Bear Creek Quilting Company by Pat from Life in the Scrapatch.
Fabric used in this tutorial is from Airmail  by Eric & Julie Comstock for Moda.
Do you love free fabric?  Do you love to teach?  Want to be a contributor on our blog?  Send us an email at web@bearcreekquiltingcompany.com to get started!
 

Comments

  • 1. Posted by Kathleen D on April 29th, 2015 at 10:35 p.m.
    I've been quilting sporadically for 3 years now.
  • 2. Posted by Amanda Best on April 29th, 2015 at 6:02 p.m.
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    Hi there, I have been quilting since 1992(23 years) and sewing since about 1972(42 years). I learned to sew at my mother's knee…sewing buttons on scrap fabric from her dress-making! Thanks! Quilty Huggs, Jacqueline
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  • 13. Posted by Debbie Miller on April 28th, 2015 at 11:14 p.m.
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  • 15. Posted by janice lashley on April 28th, 2015 at 9:23 p.m.
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  • 37. Posted by Debby E on April 27th, 2015 at 5:25 p.m.
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  • 38. Posted by BARBARA on April 27th, 2015 at 4:25 p.m.
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  • 39. Posted by Jacklynn Grimm on April 27th, 2015 at 3:17 p.m.
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  • 43. Posted by Brenda on April 27th, 2015 at 12:51 p.m.
    I did my first piecing (one giant hunk of crazy patchwork out of old jeans) in the early 70s while I was in college, but made my first quilt for my firstborn niece in 1977. She now has two children of her own and still treasures her "star blankie."
  • 44. Posted by Diane Dashevsky on April 27th, 2015 at 11:45 a.m.
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  • 46. Posted by Katherine Persons on April 27th, 2015 at 11:32 a.m.
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  • 48. Posted by Maryellen on April 27th, 2015 at 10:11 a.m.
    Cute pattern, and great plan to use the arrow fabric. I've been quilting over 25 years, and learn something new every day. Thanks.
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    I have been quilting for 35 years or so.
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  • 51. Posted by JoAn GODFREY on April 27th, 2015 at 8:40 a.m.
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  • 52. Posted by Kristine R. on April 27th, 2015 at 8:07 a.m.
    I have been sewing for about three years.
  • 53. Posted by Jessie Hansen on April 27th, 2015 at 8:03 a.m.
    I started sewing in high school when my theatre teacher assumed that because I was Mormon I knew how to use a sewing machine. And then when I was taking care of my sister she was sewing vicariously through me so that's when I really started to sew. Because of her my dad bought me my first machine for my 21st bday. I started quilting a few years ago when HQM had a QAL because why not? That was the Wonky Star QAL so that was... August 2011? But I just now have that one on the frame. Funny how time does that, right?
  • 54. Posted by anna brown on April 27th, 2015 at 8:02 a.m.
    Love The quilt ty for ideas and fun..........Ok i have been sewing/quilting for 25 years.......and still learning...
  • 55. Posted by Nancy on April 27th, 2015 at 7:48 a.m.
    I've been quilting for 20 years
  • 56. Posted by knittingdancer on April 27th, 2015 at 7:37 a.m.
    less than a year
  • 57. Posted by Shelley Folkerts on April 27th, 2015 at 6:52 a.m.
    I have been quilting for over 20 years, with the last 5 years being the most productive. I started blogging about all my quilting 9 months ago. Thanks for the great tutorials and fabric giveaway.
  • 58. Posted by diane beavers on April 27th, 2015 at 6:51 a.m.
    Sewing since age 9 which is 40 plus years ago:) Quilting 6 years. Thank you for your fabulous easy to follow tutorials, always.
  • 59. Posted by Michele on April 27th, 2015 at 6:49 a.m.
    I've been sewing and quilting on and off for most of my life. But most seriously for about 2 years.
  • 60. Posted by Nancy Ballard on April 27th, 2015 at 6:29 a.m.
    I've enjoyed quilting for 20 years but grew up sleeping under the quilts my grandmother made.
  • 61. Posted by Karen Fisher on April 27th, 2015 at 5:50 a.m.
    I have been quilting for 9 years now and wished I had started sooner. I just didn't know anyone who has quilted before. But thanks to a co-worker (now BFF) she got me started.
  • 62. Posted by Barbara Bailey on April 27th, 2015 at 5:48 a.m.
    I've been sewing for about 50 years and quilting off and on for 21.
  • 63. Posted by Susie Parks on April 27th, 2015 at 5:44 a.m.
    I learned to sew as a girl. My mother sewed all of our dancing recital costumes. My maternal grandfather was a master tailor all of his life and grandma was a fine seamstress. When I retired six years ago I joined a sewing organization committed to helping the poor in our community, sewing clothing, quilts. This is were I started to learn quilting. I am pretty new to this craft and love to learn new patterns and tips. I love the Airmail fabrics! This pattern is great. Thank you for bring it to us to learn.
  • 64. Posted by Anne Wright on April 27th, 2015 at 5:31 a.m.
    I've been sewing about 55 years and quilting only 3 years.
  • 65. Posted by Nina Kara on April 27th, 2015 at 5:22 a.m.
    Thank you for the great tutorial! I start sew at school so near to25 years
  • 66. Posted by darlene macdonald on April 27th, 2015 at 4:30 a.m.
    My oldest sister started me hand sewing when I was very young. Hated getting stuck with the needle so told her I'd never sew again. Well, she's gone (cancer 2 years) and here I'm stitching for about 25 years and loving it. She'd be proud I like to think!
  • 67. Posted by Dorian on April 27th, 2015 at 4:20 a.m.
    Great tutorial Pat! A little bit of extra work on the diagnol fabric, and so well worth it. Your quilt is fabulous. Thank you!
  • 68. Posted by Jeneta@PlumJam on April 27th, 2015 at 1:54 a.m.
    I have been quilting for 20 years (though I didn't realise it has been that long!!).
  • 69. Posted by Hildy on April 27th, 2015 at 12:51 a.m.
    I've started quilting in the 90ies when my mother took a quilting class and got me hooked. I was about 12 yo and I love it since then:-)
  • 70. Posted by Alesha K on April 27th, 2015 at 12:45 a.m.
    I am starting my 5th year quilting. Wonderful color combinations, the bundle is very nice.
  • 71. Posted by Martina on April 26th, 2015 at 11:49 p.m.
    I think about 12 years now. Yay!
  • 72. Posted by Virginia in AK on April 26th, 2015 at 11:48 p.m.
    I learned to sew when I was about 10 but didn't take up quilting until I was about 55. I've been quilting almost 12 years.
  • 73. Posted by Karen M on April 26th, 2015 at 11:39 p.m.
    I have been quilting since the Bicentennial.
  • 74. Posted by Lixie on April 26th, 2015 at 10:58 p.m.
    i have been sewing for more than thirty years now!
  • 75. Posted by Anita on April 26th, 2015 at 10:48 p.m.
    I have been sewing most of my life, and quilting for 4 years.
  • 76. Posted by Nicole Sender on April 26th, 2015 at 10:40 p.m.
    I've been quilting for about 15 years! It's such a great craft!
  • 77. Posted by Susan on April 26th, 2015 at 10:03 p.m.
    I have been quilting about one year.
  • 78. Posted by Beverly on April 26th, 2015 at 9:38 p.m.
    I have been sewing since around 8 years old, just starting quilting 2 years ago. Love it and a fabric addict.
  • 79. Posted by Kristen on April 26th, 2015 at 9:34 p.m.
    I've been sewing for about 5 years now and really enjoy it!!
  • 80. Posted by Lynda Muzyka on April 26th, 2015 at 9:30 p.m.
    I have sewed since I was teenager, and if only I had known about quilting. I started 3 years ago, which was about 40 years late but better late than never.
  • 81. Posted by Linda on April 26th, 2015 at 9:18 p.m.
    My mother and I made a whole cloth quilt for my sister about 39 years ago, and I made an applique quilt for a friend when she had a baby around the same time, then there was a gap of about 35 years. I have just been back in the saddle for about 3 years now. I love your newsletter!
  • 82. Posted by Nancy Augustine on April 26th, 2015 at 8:53 p.m.
    I made my first quilt thirty years ago. It wasn't until about ten years ago that I really have gotten into it by taking classes, going to retreats, and attending shows. Before that, I was self-taught.
  • 83. Posted by Katherine on April 26th, 2015 at 8:43 p.m.
    I started around a year ago. So much to learn but a lot of fun.
  • 84. Posted by Julie B on April 26th, 2015 at 8:42 p.m.
    I have been sewing/quilting for about 45 years. Thanks for sharing.
  • 85. Posted by Lois Uresk on April 26th, 2015 at 8:41 p.m.
    I love your website and all the project ideas that you share.
  • 86. Posted by Ivonne Reese on April 26th, 2015 at 8:36 p.m.
    I started Quilting about a year ago. Considering that I hated everything having anything to do with Crafts, I now Love it!!
  • 87. Posted by Nancy on April 26th, 2015 at 8:35 p.m.
    I have been sewing most of my life, quilting about 20 years!
  • 88. Posted by Lori on April 26th, 2015 at 8:24 p.m.
    I've been sewing for more than 50 years (egads!), but only started quilting a couple of years ago.
  • 89. Posted by Sue on April 26th, 2015 at 8:23 p.m.
    I've been quilting about ten years.
  • 90. Posted by Janis Taylor on April 26th, 2015 at 8:21 p.m.
    I have been quilting for over 25 years.
  • 91. Posted by Renea on April 26th, 2015 at 8:08 p.m.
    I have been sewing for 45 years and quilting for at least 30 years. Thanks for the great tutorial and for the great giveaway.
  • 92. Posted by Christine on April 26th, 2015 at 8:05 p.m.
    My mother taught me to sew my own clothes when I was young. After high school I quit sewing until I started sewing a few years ago.
  • 93. Posted by Beth Strand on April 26th, 2015 at 7:57 p.m.
    I've been quilting since I was 19 and sewing since I was 13 which makes it 31 years of quilting...wow, and still so many UFO's!
  • 94. Posted by Delaine on April 26th, 2015 at 7:54 p.m.
    I have been quilting for about 7 years now, and still learning! Thanks!
  • 95. Posted by Judy on April 26th, 2015 at 7:54 p.m.
    I quilted years ago but just got back into it 2 years ago.
  • 96. Posted by Jari on April 26th, 2015 at 7:53 p.m.
    I am newbie quilter, and a long-time, over 45 years, seamstress.
  • 97. Posted by Dot H on April 26th, 2015 at 7:37 p.m.
    I am new to quilting, I am learning from my daughter.
  • 98. Posted by Karen A on April 26th, 2015 at 7:36 p.m.
    I've been quilting for over 30 years.
  • 99. Posted by Cecilia on April 26th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
    Thanks for the great tutorial. I've been quilting for 7 years now.
  • 100. Posted by bobbi m on April 26th, 2015 at 7:19 p.m.
    I have been quilting for about 3 years.
  • 101. Posted by granny1945 on April 26th, 2015 at 7:17 p.m.
    I started sewing as a young homemaker. My mother-in-law taught me. I made garments for my family. I tried a quilting class 30 years ago and it was a bad experience. I now realize that I had a bad instructor. My sister-in-law convinced me to try again Three years ago. She helped me make a king sized quilt that was all small half square triangles. It was fun and I have been quilting ever since.
  • 102. Posted by LoriTN on April 26th, 2015 at 7:14 p.m.
    Been sewing since I was a little girl but quilting less than two years. It's amazing how quickly this has become an obsession!
  • 103. Posted by LoriTN on April 26th, 2015 at 7:11 p.m.
    Been quilting less than two years and am really hooked on this obsession!
  • 104. Posted by Tabitha K. on April 26th, 2015 at 7:08 p.m.
    I've been sewing about a 1 1/2 years. I've got a lot to learn. Thanks so much! tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com
  • 105. Posted by Jane Ritz on April 26th, 2015 at 7:07 p.m.
    I started sewing when I was 5 with my grandmother. Oh, I'm feeling old. I've been sewing for 55 years. When I was in elementary school I won Blue ribbons in 4-H.
  • 106. Posted by Rebecca Pharr on April 26th, 2015 at 7:06 p.m.
    I have been quilting for around 10 years.
  • 107. Posted by Jan VanDeWalle on April 26th, 2015 at 6:57 p.m.
    I started sewing when I was in high school Home Ec. and sewed for my children when they were little, but just started quilting in about the last 5 years. Still a very beginner to the art of piecing.
  • 108. Posted by Christine on April 26th, 2015 at 6:56 p.m.
    My mother taught me to sew my own clothes when I was young. After high school I stopped sewing until I took up quilting a few years ago.
  • 109. Posted by T Bosch on April 26th, 2015 at 6:49 p.m.
    I started sewing in eighth grade and quilting after college.
  • 110. Posted by Francis on April 26th, 2015 at 6:47 p.m.
    I learned to sew growing up but would not say I really began sewing until the past 3 years. I'm currently working on my 3rd quilt and tons of applique and embroidery projects! Having a creative outlet is a necessary component of me relaxing!
  • 111. Posted by carol on April 26th, 2015 at 6:45 p.m.
    I have been quilting for about five years.
  • 112. Posted by carol on April 26th, 2015 at 6:43 p.m.
    I have been quilting for five years altogether.
  • 113. Posted by Beth T. on April 26th, 2015 at 6:36 p.m.
    Although I took a sewing class in grade school, and despite having a mother who was an excellent seamstress & a grandmother who quilted with the same group of ladies at church for 70 years (truly), I didn't start quilting until I was nearly 40, which was 12 years ago. So much time wasted. And what did I daydream about, before it was fabric and quilt patterns?
  • 114. Posted by Jane Thomas on April 26th, 2015 at 6:35 p.m.
    Just sent my niece an invitation to join your site. I have only been quilting for a year. I have two quilts going on right now, a hexie and a cathedral window. I am surprised I never took up this quilting before. Retirement has its good moments for learning new things.
  • 115. Posted by Joanne Larson on April 26th, 2015 at 6:31 p.m.
    I've been quilting like a kwazeee person for 3 years...made a promise to myself I had to finish all my UFOs before I could start anything new...3 out of 10 to go! But...it is still OK to buy MORE fabric!
  • 116. Posted by Terry Oneto on April 26th, 2015 at 6:28 p.m.
    I've been quilting for about 5 years full-time.
  • 117. Posted by Michele Timms on April 26th, 2015 at 6:21 p.m.
    Beautiful fabric collection!!! I have been quilting for about 10 years or so... I didn't get seriously addicted until my kids were older and I had more free time.
  • 118. Posted by Denise on April 26th, 2015 at 6:19 p.m.
    I have been quilting for about 4 years.
  • 119. Posted by LuAnn Smethers on April 26th, 2015 at 6:16 p.m.
    Hi, I have been sewing for 52 years. I'd love to win the Airmail bundle. Thank you, LuAnn
  • 120. Posted by Sue.marshall on April 26th, 2015 at 6:16 p.m.
    I learned to quilt when I was 20, thirty two years ago....and still going strong
  • 121. Posted by Nancy Lanier on April 26th, 2015 at 6:14 p.m.
    I've been quilting for about 10 years, but only seriously after I got an APQS George. Pretty fabric!
  • 122. Posted by Sandy K on April 26th, 2015 at 6:10 p.m.
    I learned to sew in 7th grade but have really only sewed when I had to repair/mend something. Quilting for 1 year.
  • 123. Posted by Vicki H on April 26th, 2015 at 6:08 p.m.
    I have been sewing for maybe 30+ years and quilting off and on for 20 years.
  • 124. Posted by Susan K on April 26th, 2015 at 6:07 p.m.
    I've been sewing since I was in middle and high school. I started quilting when in college. So around 40 years. In the last 5 or 6 years I've really left it take over my life - I love the creativity of quilting and the new fabrics are so tempting and fun to play with.
  • 125. Posted by Cathy Allen on April 26th, 2015 at 6:07 p.m.
    I started quilting around 2003. Used an old treadle Singer sewing machine my husband fixed so it ran on electricity. But it only did straight stitch, no zigzag so finally got a modern sewing machine.
  • 126. Posted by Rachel on April 26th, 2015 at 6:06 p.m.
    I've been quilting for about 15 years now. Thanks for the chance to win!
  • 127. Posted by Janey on April 26th, 2015 at 6:05 p.m.
    I learned to sew in college (1972) and have been doing so ever since. Quilting became a passion 7 years ago when I retired from teaching. Love it!
  • 128. Posted by Cindy Pilkington on April 26th, 2015 at 6:02 p.m.
    I've been sewing over 55 years, but only quilting for 3 years since retirement. Thanks for the chance to win!
  • 129. Posted by Jessica P. on April 26th, 2015 at 5:58 p.m.
    Well, about 5 or 6 years, but I didn't finish a quilt for the first 4 or 5 years. I really didn't know what I was doing. I have really gotten into it in the last year or so.
  • 130. Posted by Debbie D on April 26th, 2015 at 5:57 p.m.
    I've been sewing 48 years, since I'm twelve and mom sent me to Singer school! I've only been quilting for less than 2 years and I'm totally hooked
  • 131. Posted by Janie on April 26th, 2015 at 5:56 p.m.
    I have been quilting for over 25 years. I love it! Even when my seam ripper tries to become my best friend! Love your tutorials, and the blog. Thank you for the great giveaway.
  • 132. Posted by Kim M on April 26th, 2015 at 5:54 p.m.
    I've been quilting about two year. I even quilt with my friends! It is so much fun!
  • 133. Posted by Diane Graham on April 26th, 2015 at 5:52 p.m.
    I've been sewing 40+ years. I've gotten interested in quilting in the last couple years.
  • 134. Posted by BJ Brainard on April 26th, 2015 at 5:47 p.m.
    I've been quilting for almost ten years, since retirement. Still learning something new with every quilt. Thank you for the great info and the opportunity to win some fabric.
  • 135. Posted by teri on April 26th, 2015 at 5:44 p.m.
    I've been making quilts on and off for about 40 years.
  • 136. Posted by susie on April 26th, 2015 at 5:32 p.m.
    I have been quilting for about 6 yrs now... still so much to learn! This is a beautiful and fun quilt! Thanks for the tutorial!
  • 137. Posted by Jeanne Brown on April 26th, 2015 at 5:32 p.m.
    I have been sewing for 60 years, and been quilting for about 20.
  • 138. Posted by Fran Bott on April 26th, 2015 at 5:20 p.m.
    I have been sewing for almost 50 years.
  • 139. Posted by Kathy E. on April 26th, 2015 at 5:18 p.m.
    I have been sewing for about 40 years already! The time has flown and many years in between, I didn't touch my machine because of teaching full-time. Now I am sewing several times a week!
  • 140. Posted by Betsy S on April 26th, 2015 at 5:08 p.m.
    I've been sewing and quilting for about 35 years.
  • 141. Posted by carriem on April 26th, 2015 at 5 p.m.
    12 years.
  • 142. Posted by Jan N. on April 26th, 2015 at 4:59 p.m.
    I started sewing about 40+ years ago and quilting about 30+ years ago.
  • 143. Posted by DebV on April 26th, 2015 at 4:57 p.m.
    I started quilting about 30 years ago - using scissors and templates - but have gotten really involved in the last 10 years.
  • 144. Posted by Erica on April 26th, 2015 at 4:44 p.m.
    My first quilt was when I was 8 years old. My mom helped me but I did the sewing. My seam allowances were so crooked and in some place so close the the edge that the quilt started to fall apart the first time we washed it. I still loved it though and continued to see and I have been ever since.
  • 145. Posted by Deborah on April 26th, 2015 at 4:38 p.m.
    I started quilting with my aunt in my late teens. She taught me how to quilt by hand and create my own patterns. About a year ago, I started learning how to machine quilt as the eyes and nimble fingers began to fade--so hand quilting - off and on for around 40 years--machine quilting - 1 year
  • 146. Posted by LINDA on April 26th, 2015 at 4:36 p.m.
    HELLO, ever since I can remember ! My Mom taught me to sew in grade school. Thanks for sharing a neat FQB giveaway!
  • 147. Posted by Carmen Dexheimer on April 26th, 2015 at 4:34 p.m.
    I have been sewing for 48 years. quilting for 37 years.
  • 148. Posted by Cynthia Brunz on April 26th, 2015 at 4:34 p.m.
    I used to make quilts with my grandmother when I was younger but stepped away from it for years. I have been seriously addicted for about the last 12 years.
  • 149. Posted by Sue F. on April 26th, 2015 at 4:23 p.m.
    I have been quilting for about 20 years. I love this quilt! It is really cute. I am going to make it for my granddaughter when she goes to college to remind her to keep in touch with her grandma!....that is me!
  • 150. Posted by carolyn montgomery on April 26th, 2015 at 4:17 p.m.
    i have been quilting for a little over 20 yrs.
  • 151. Posted by Sandy Allen on April 26th, 2015 at 4:08 p.m.
    I have been quilting a little over 23 years. Have to remember how old my nephew is because the first quilt I finished was for him when he was born. Great tutorial, too! Thanks for making a PDF available at the end.
  • 152. Posted by Laura on April 26th, 2015 at 4:04 p.m.
    About 2 years