WIP, Good News & A Flange!

Happy Wednesday!!!

Let’s start with good news…my podcast, Quilt Cabana Corner, is coming back! During the summer I had made the decision to stop podcasting due to the expense of it and the time commitment. Yesterday I was able to get a better pricing plan for the podcast and I’ve missed talking to you all so I renewed my account and there will be a new episode next week! You can find the podcast through Podbean and also through iTunes.

My WIP have been varied this week. I have spent more time at the computer than the sewing machine but I did finish up the Advent wall hanging that is going to the church for the fair raffle. I love how it came out especially the flange that my mother suggested and prepared for it. First though, here is the finished quilt…

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It will be displayed at the fair with a candy cane in each pocket. I love how it came out. See the little red ridge in between the border and the binding? That is a flange. Here’s a little tutorial.

The flange is a 1″ piece of fabric that is folded and pressed in half. You make enough for all four sides of your quilt.

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Line up the raw edge of the flange with the raw edge of the borders. I did the sides first followed by the top and bottom. You are not mitering the corners of this flange just simply stitching it on with a very scant 1/4″ seam. You don’t want the stitching to show when you add the binding and fold it over.

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When you have attached the flange to all four sides of the quilt, it looks like this…

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Then you add the binding in your normal way. Here’s a close up of it on the quilt…

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I think it add a beautiful touch to the edges of a project.

Other things I worked on this week include the hourglass blocks. I have all the blocks made and am in the process of trimming dog ears and trimming each block to 9″. I will lay them out tomorrow morning and post a picture then.

I made some steps forward in terms of setting myself up to vend at local quilt shows. I signed up for PayPay Here so that I can accept credit and debit and I also visited the New England Quilt Supply Company which is about 15 minutes from my house. I took a tour of it and I was completely overwhelmed with how much stuff they have…floor to ceiling fabrics, notions, books, everything…three floors worth of it too!! I opened an account there so that I can purchase items to sell alongside my patterns. It’s shaping up to be a very busy time here at Quilt Cabana Patterns and I’m loving every minute of it! I am also working on putting together a trunk show and lecture to present at area quilt guilds so if you’re local to me (MA) and would like me to come visit your guild, get in touch!

I can barely catch my breath here this morning. I am in the midst of packing for a trip to NYC with my girls and the dance studio. We are seeing Matilda on Broadway, touring Radio City Music Hall, the girls will have a workshop with a Broadway performer and we’ll eat and shop. I can’t wait! The last time I was in NYC was in the early 90’s with my sister for a tour that her work put together. That was a long time ago.

Have a wonderful day!

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6 thoughts on “WIP, Good News & A Flange!

  1. Carole Wool

    I’ve missed your voice! Have a great time in NYC, and congrats on the changes you are making, I’m happy for you!

  2. Colleen

    I’m glad you’re bringing the podcast back. I didn’t want to say anything when you said you were stopping – after all, you podcasters do all this at your own expense and on your own time – but I do really enjoy all the quilty podcasts, and I have missed your voice!

  3. Sandy H

    So glad you’ll be back! While I could understand why you’d decided to discontinue it made me very sad. 🙁 Now I can turn that frown upside down! 🙂 Whoopee! Good luck with the vending–I know that’s got to be tiring work so I’ll be wishing you all the best!

  4. Carol Beck

    It’s really a good news that you are back. It was very sad moment when you’d decided to finish everything. I just love to see you back and really enjoy your podcasts. Good luck for your future.

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