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Squaring Wall Quilts with Lynette Jensen

Lynette Jensen is back with another lovely quilt pattern from the Thimbleberries Project of the Month Club! This wall quilt (or holiday table topper) is called Winterscape and it’s an easy project that looks great all winter long! Here’s what Lynette had to say about it…

How fun to have a small, easy project for the December installment of the Project of the Month. Not only can you get this Winterscape project made in this busy month for you to use in your own holiday decorating, but you could also make extra for gift giving. It is the perfect size for many uses – as a wall hanging in a tiny space, or as a table piece as on a coffee or side table

Winterscape Table or Wall Quilt Pattern

Here’s a quick tip for making your project perfectly square:
When small pieces are used as a wall hanging or perhaps framed, it is important that they be perfectly “square”, meaning the top and the bottom width are the exact same and the two sides match each other as well. It is pretty obvious to the eye when they are uneven and that would spoil all the wonderful work done on the project. It is so easy to stretch the outside edges when quilting or binding quilts.

To make sure all is right with the world before binding is attached, measure the quilt to make sure the two opposite sides of the quilt’s measurements match. If they do not measure exactly the same, don’t think you can remedy the problem by trimming the border, as this will just make the border width uneven.

Instead, run a basting stitch along the outside edge of the quilt approximately 1/4” from the edge. You will then be able to gently pull up an excess to ease the extra slight amount needed to match the opposite side. Start with the top and bottom edges and then check the side edges to see if they need a little help. Use the cutting lines on your cutting mat as a great visual aide for this process. The hand basting stitch will be hidden in the binding seam allowance and your quilt will be perfectly squared up.

Not only does the Winterscape Kit include the wall hanging pattern, it also features one of the best gift projects ever!

Pictured below is the Festive Potholder that is made with a hand pocket so the potholder can be used as a oven mitt. And since it is made with Insul-Brite insulated batting it can also be used as a trivet for those hot oven dishes.

I have this one ready for a gift combined with a cotton dishtowel and a package of recipe cards tucked into the potholder pocket. Imagine how many great potholders are waiting to be made from your lovely scraps for any kitchen decor.

Winterscape Table or Wall Quilt Pattern

christmas-rememberedbylynettejensenThank you so much, Lynette! Great information and a lovely jolly snowman quilt pattern. Take a closer look at the other projects offered in the Thimbleberries Project of the Month Club. It’s such a fun club to be a part of!

Before we sign off, RJR Fabrics is giving away a Christmas Remembered fat quarter bundle. Most of us like quilt patterns using fat quarters, so this giveaway would be festive and fun to win!

Enter by midnight on Friday, December 16, 2016 by adding a comment below discussing your favorite Thimbleberries or Lynette Jensen design! A winner will be chosen at random and emailed the following day. Keep an eye out in your email inbox. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and good luck!

Happy Quilting!


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