Friday, October 31, 2014

Spider Web Quilt-Along 2014 ~ My New Spider Web!


My New Spider Web Quilt!

To wrap up this year's 


I would like to share the how-to for making this larger web ...


Materials Needed:



168 squares 2.5"

21 are needed for each of eight sections


2 yards of black fabric for web, backing and binding

40" square of batting

Method:


Piece rows.


Press seams open as you go.


Using your 45 degree ruler or lines on your mat ...


cut triangles.


Layout


Time to add the curved black web.

I cut 13" by 7" sections and used my Quick Curve Ruler or a plate to cut the bands.

I cut two 17" by 10" sections to cut then longer outer bands and sewed these on first.


I cut the outer curve first as shown.


Then, using this as a point of reference, I cut my other curves.


I took photos and put them up on my desktop and checked each placement before I cut 


It is important to cut each curve in the same place so the web will align.


Ready to sew ...


Sew the concave to the convex curves, easing carefully.

I use a pin to mark the center.

I press toward the black.


Align your pieced and pressed units to the 45 degree line on your cutting mat
and trim evenly cutting off the extra black fabric.


Turn and trim the other side.


Top layout  ... ready to add black sashing web.

Cut 8  WOF strips 1.5" wide and sew to the right edge of each of the wedges.

Piece into two halves ...


Sew one WOF strip to one side.


With your quilty helper sew the two halves together.

Prepare your quilt sandwich and quilt as desired.

40" square of batting and backing



I use Softy and Crafty poly batting which I buy off the roll from my nearby JoAnn Fabrics.

For most quilts I use cotton batting but this batting works well for the web 
as it is thin and holds it shape well without being too stiff.

I do not pin or baste or use basting spray.  
I smooth the top and baking over the batting and
I press the top and back of the quilt sandwich before I quilt,
being careful not to touch the poly batting with my hot iron.



I used Superior King Tut "Orange Zest" for this quilt and used my walking foot in the black sashing to accentuate the spooky spider web.

I cut four 2.25" strips of the black fabric for my single fold binding.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!

This wraps up my

Spider Web Quilt Along 2014

This free tutorial will remain up on my blog.

If you make a spider web quilt at any time, please send me a photo 
or add it to our Flickr album.

It would make me sew happy to see your version of the pattern.




This quilt was featured at


Thank you, Madame Samm!

For more photos of  my quilt please 


Happy Halloween!

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Edit Nov 4th: 

Linking up this new tutortial today at




Linky Tuesday @ Freemotion by the River

Click on the link above to also see that the

Spider Web by Marcy @ Made by Me in Red

is featured there today!

Congratulations, Marcy!

It is a joy to see this beautiful quilt made with my tutorial featured
 on Connie's wonderful blog.

:)






5 comments:

  1. I just received my Quick Curve Ruler this week. Now I have a project for it! Thanks! Love how stunning it turned out! cyberedge@numail.org

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  2. WOW what a great Tut Ms. P.!!! Thanks for sharing.
    Blessed Be & Happy Samhain!
    Tricia

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  3. this looks mighty good bigger, must try and finish mine this weekend but no promises!

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  4. Your blog hop quilt was absolutely brilliant to start out with - and then you top it by making a tutorial for us! Thank you so much for sharing your process. :D

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  5. Spider web cuteness! Great creative use of the Curve it Up Ruler.

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