Friday, March 26, 2010

Sew and Tell with a Bonus

I'm celebrating! Not only is it Amy's Sew and Tell and I have something to show. It is also my 300th post. So to celebrate I've been saving the simple pattern to give to you.


Consider it a thank you from me. Thanks for taking time out of your busy life to come visit, to read and comment on my silly life and quilting posts. I have so enjoyed getting to know you. And I appreciate your visits so much. It is the same pattern as this quilt I made for some mindless sewing only smaller and I didn't put any stars on it. You will need two charm packs and a 3/4 yard of fabric for borders. I used these.

Next cut 5 of your charms in half.


Then sew one of these to eight of your charms to make a row. Make nine rows.


For some reason this pic is turned and I can't get it to turn back. Anyway, start your first row with a half charm square. With the next row end with a half charm square. Continue alternating rows for remaining seven rows. Then sew your rows together.

For borders cut 5-5" strips the width of the fabric. Measure your sides. They should be 42 1/2". Cut two of your strips to fit and sew them on the sides. Now measure your top and bottom. It should measure 48 1/2". Sew the remaining three strips together and cut two strips to fit. Sew these on the top and bottom. Now pat yourself on the back you have just created a lovely flimsy.

Thanks again for coming to visit. I hope you enjoy your quilt.

33 comments:

  1. Sweet and simple. Thanks for sharing. I had an extra drool over the figgy fabrics too, love em.

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  2. Too elegantly simple and sweet! Thanks for sharing this and you've got a beautiful Friday Finish!

    Congratulations!

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  3. I have to make a quilt really quickly for a wedding gift - this pattern will be perfect since I already have some charm packs and coordinating fabric! blessings, marlene

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  4. congrats on your 300th post and thanks for the little tute! :)

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  5. Love projects that aren't overly labor intensive!

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  6. congrats on 300th post...thank you for sharing the tutorial

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  7. Congrats on your 300th. I may try that pattern because I have a bundle of charms that I don't know how to use.

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  8. Congrats on 300 posts! I will always be glad that I started a blog and that I get to read wonderful blogs like yours. Thanks for the fun and simple pattern. I will have to keep this in mind as a good beginner quilt because you don't have to match seams and matching seams makes new quilters nervous. :)

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  9. Wow! 300 posts....congratulations.

    Thanks for sharing the pattern. I love the charms that you used.

    Good luck on the next 300.

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  10. this is lovely. thanks so much for the pattern!
    Kris

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  11. Congratulations on 300 posts! What a great, simple project. I really like the wide border. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. What a nice tutorial. Thanks! Congrats on the 300th post :)

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  13. Congrats on 300 posts! And thanks for the tutorial. I have to do a charity quilt in the next few days. This method would be great for that!

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  14. That is so pretty, I love all those fabrics together! COngrats on 300, that is just amazing. I love seeing everything you do.

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  15. Wow; congratulations on your 300th post!

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  16. This makes a great looking quilt - I must may have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing, you always have such great ideas.

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  17. Happy 300th post! I love simple quilts...thanks for the tutorial :)

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  18. Congrats on your 300 rd post.. and thanks for showing us how to make the lovely quilt..:o)

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  19. this is simple and beautiful....thanks for the instructions and congratulations on your milestone

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  20. Happy 300th! I love the tutorial too!

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  21. What a cute, simple pattern - thanks for sharing! And congratulations on 300 posts!

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  22. Great idea! Beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing!!

    Blessings,
    KT

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  23. "Elegant" is the word that came to mind. And don't ever think the stories about your life and quilting are silly...blogging is a way to express yourself and you do it so well!

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  24. Congratulations on 300 posts! What a sweet design and great use for charm squares.

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  25. Wow that is a lot of posting and dedication. I can't wait to reach 200 and some day 300.

    Love the colors in your quilt top and than you for the tutorial.

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  26. Congratulations on your 300th post. I am relatively new to blogging and can't imagine ever reaching 300. Thanks for sharing your wonderful quilt pattern. Great for a gift or if you just had to have some of that fabric.

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  27. Congrats and thanks--sometimes these simple patterns turn out the best!

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  28. I love that idea! It is nice to work on quicker project or two!

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  29. Congratulations on your 300th post!!! What a sweet way to celebrate. Great quilt pattern! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  30. Genius! I would have thunk for hours on how to get the midpoint seaming!!!!

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  31. Happy 300 Em! Congratulations!

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  32. Hi, thanks for this good information.. =) non woven bag

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