Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mini Quilting Projects

I recently made my first ever quilt. I'm really proud of myself. The hardest part was dealing with all the fabric and it was only a baby quilt. I can't imagine what I'd do if I was trying to make a quilt large enough for my bed. I would need a lot more space.

I really, really love huge fancy quilts. There are so many people making really fabulous ones with modern colors and designs. I'm more than a little intimidated. Plus working with the small baby quilt I made, I found I didn't have enough space around my sewing machine, so I'm not about to tackle anything more complicated.

There are however a number of perfect-for-me quilting tutorials to make small, useful items. The techniques range from crazy complicated to super simple, but it doesn't require much space or fabric. I love an excuse to use up fabric scraps. I also am much more likely to try an intricate technique that might be beyond my skill-level for a small project. It's a great way to practice.

Mini Quilting Tutorials | Red Circle Crafts

Links (Clockwise)

Mini iPod Pouch from Quarter Inch Mark

Quilt As You Go Improv Pillow from Quilting In the Rain via Moda Bakeshop

Make a Pin Cushion with Judith Dahmen from the Libery Craft Blog

Quilted Circle Coasters from Craft Foxes

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