p r e f a c e
you all know
if you have read anything I have written about quilting
that I firmly believe we don't ever get to our destination
we are truly the sum of our parts
the people that walk shoulder to shoulder with us
to get to that destination
you have read the interviews...you have seen the projects...you have read the books
and so for the International Quilt Festival, Long Beach
(thank you, Quilts, Inc.)
we will post two tutorials by Kenna Ogg, Madison Cottage Design.
available for a limited time only.
thank you, Kenna.
"Against the Grain"
madison cottage design
t u t o r i a l - part one
a happy 21" pillow
for this pillow we are using a Robert Kaufman Glam Garden roll-up
you will need (22) 2-1/2" strips by width of fabric (wof)
trim selvages from all strips
select twenty-two (22) strips that you will want to make up the front of your pillow
cut a piece twenty two inches 22" from each of those twenty two (22) strips
keep the remaining fabric handy
(we're going to use it to make the backing for the pillow)
take ten (10) of those strips, and fold them WRONG sides together and press
(these will be your "folded strips")
take one 2-1/2" strip (these are your "flat strips") , and one folded strip,
and line up raw edges at the top of the 2-1/2" strip
DON'T SEW YET....
now, take another 2-1/2" flat strip, and line up raw edges again,
sandwiching your folded strip between the two 2-1/2" flat strips that are now RIGHT sides together.
OKAY, NOW YOU CAN SEW
using your 1/4" seam - sew along the edge with the folded strippress open
continue sewing your rows in this same manner until you have 10 "folded strips"
and eleven "flat strips"
(ending with a flat strip)
your pillow top will be 22" x 22-1/2"
now we're going to add that texture
you're going to need some tape
you're going to have to come back tomorrow
to learn how to make the texture!