Monthly Archives: October 2020

Autumn is well on its way now and we’re looking for reasons to stay indoors for the next few months.

How about starting with the Moda Block of the Day challenge. Moda Fabrics have created this 30-day challenge starting on 1 October 2020 to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Stitch Pink 2020 Quilt Along

CT Stitch Pink Logo

The quilt along begins October 1 and Moda will release a new block pattern every day until October 31!

The quilt along begins October 1 and Moda will release a new block pattern every day until October 31!

Using Moda Grunge Basics this Sampler Quilt will be created one block a day from 1 October to 30 October 2020, and then on Saturday the 31st, Final Assembly!

Moda are using the Stich Pink Grunge Assortment but Quilt Direct have created our own collections based on the beautiful Devon countryside that surrounds us.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Stitch Pink was created to raise awareness of breast cancer, remind us of the risk factors and bring us together as a community who will stand together to support one another. This is particularly poignant for us a Quilt Direct as we have someone within our community facing that battle right now!

Every breast cancer diagnosis is an individual journey, and everyone responds differently when faced with it – the one thing that is constant is the support and care provided by friends, family and some inspirational organisations! At Quilt Direct we would particularly like to express our support and gratitude for MacMillan Cancer Care, and we will be making a donation to support breast cancer awareness month.

Happy sewing and we hope you enjoy this challenge. Please share pictures of your progress via email or on our Facebook page

Tools

Technically, all you need is a sewing machine, rotary cutter, mat and one or two rulers as the patterns were written using “old-fashioned” techniques. But we are are quilters, and we like any tool that gives us better results.

To that end, here are a few tools that Katherine has used to make our blocks  here at the Bernina Studio.

  • Omnigrid 24” x 6” ruler and a smaller 3”x 18” or 6” x 12”. Square rulers for cutting. If you have a 6½” x 6½“ruler, you’ll probably use this the most.
  • ¼” patchwork foot, straight stitch needle plate & Schmetz Microtex 70 needles.

  • Neutral coloured 50wt Aurifil & 60wt Mettler 100% cotton for sewing by machine.  

  • Quick quarter for adding a sewing line to your fabric and some hand piecing needles  and Aurifil 40wt thread if you prefer hand piecing.

  • Clover patchwork pins & Clover wonder clips

  • Quilter’s Rule Quick Quarter tool        

  • YLI Invisible thread, Mettler 60/2 to match background fabric & small pieces of lightweight interfacing (or Steam a seam or Bond a web if using  fused appliqué )

  • Clover white marking pen & Frixion pens

  • Design board

  • Best Press & Nifty Notions Spray Bottle & Oliso Iron

  • Clover seam ripper

  • Karen Kay Buckley small scissors

  • Clover stiletto

  • Purple Thang.        

    Of course we stock all of the above items at Quilt Direct.                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Create Your Own Selection

CT Stitch Pink Grunge Assortment
• Grunge 30150 101 – White Paper/Background – 3-3/4 to 4 yards
• Grunge 30150 64 – Duchess – 1 yard
• Grunge 30150 327 – Calypso Coral – 1/4 yard
• Grunge 30150 253 – Raspberry – 1 yard (also used for binding)
• Grunge 30150 377 – Peony – 1/2 yard
• Grunge 30150 82 – Maraschino Cherry – 1/2 yard
• Grunge 30150 325 – Apple Blossom – 3/4 yard (also used for binding)
• Grunge 30150 365 – Scarlet – 1/2 yard
• Grunge 30150 332 – Rocacco – 1/2 yard
• Grunge 30150 328 – Paradise Pink – 1/2 yard
• Grunge 30150 254 – Flamingo – 1/2 yard

It’s not too late to create your own collection. Have a look at our Moda Grunge Collection and let your imagination go wild.


CT Stitch Pink Grunge Sampler

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