Nancy Rink Blog
Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.
Technique: How to use freezer paper and starch for applique' Here is what you need: Freezer Paper Starch (I prefer Best Press because it leaves no starch residue or flakes) Paint or stencil brush. A cotton swab also works in a jam. Sharp pencil Highlighter Awl or something pointy Mini-Iron Firm pressing surface Glue (Aleene's glue pen or Roxanne's with an applicator) Here is what to do: 1. Using a...
Our Fabric has Arrived! Hurray! Our Tweet for Two fabric has arrived so we can start putting together kits for the Tweet Friends Block of the Month . Our kit will include the Tweet Friends 10-month pattern set and all of the fabric to make the quilt as shown, including the binding. The kit price is $142.50, plus shipping. 4 1/2 yards of backing in your favorite print is $45. Get your kit while supplies...
Technique: How to make the skinny bird legs in Block #4: Feathered Friends 1. Cut a double layer of freezer paper that is approximately 1" x 8". 2. Take a small chunk of fabric. I used a piece that was about 6" x 10". Because the bird legs look like sticks, we can cut them on the straight of grain. When I want narrow stems that will curve, I use this same...
This wonderful young man is our son David who joined us for a weekend of fun at the QSC Reno show this past weekend. I was teaching three classes, so he decided to lend his Dad a helping hand in the booth. I am sure it is not often that booths are literally MANNED at quilt shows! We had a great time and David and Oliver now have some new stories to tell. A thank...