Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Churns.  Teeny weenie churn dash blocks from voile scraps and muslin. 

teeny little churns for Penny Sampler class

I hope that lightweight muslin will be a safe combo with the voile for patchwork.  I know better than to combine voile and linen.  Voile with quilting cotton still makes me nervous.  So, voile with a tightly woven muslin for a white solid?  We'll see.

scrap rescue!

Scraps from my voile curtains had been flaunting all their charms in hopes of evading being Put Away.  A new project for The Penny Sampler class (registration late July!) rescues them from possible death-by-scrap-bin, as it well known in these parts that the quilter discriminates against mixing voile in patchworks.

 class demos

So I am making class videos on different cutting methods and on how to sew the half-square triangle block, while also enjoying these colors and patterns a little longer.  Win-win!

Back to the making.


  1. they are so cute, especially the teeny one! I love a good old churn dash :-)

  2. If you end up not satisfied with muslin, try Robert Kaufman Cambridge Lawn-it comes in black, ivory, white and grey and it is a similar weight and finish to voile.
    I am in love with voile and lawn fabric and am making a summer quilt with them right now!

  3. You are such a cutie pie and so are your blocks.
    You are very inspiring.

  4. They are lovely! I have heard that you need a bigger seam allowance with viole - are you doing a 3/8'' or 1/2'' seam?

    1. I am using a 1/4" seam... I hope it will be ok since I am using similar weight fabrics? Uhoh.

  5. Do you use lightweight interfacing to back these with? I bet that would make them sturdier. I've done that with kinda filmy fabrics so I could mix in with the other cottons.
    Also I wanted to recommend the cotton couture line. It is much lighter weight than Kona and has a great feel to it. Comes in tons of beautiful colors!


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