Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Nightshade Set Sail

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

I've got a new quilt to share with you today, my Set Sail quilt in Tula Pink's Nightshade (Deja Vu) fabric! I fussy cut the Nightshade faces with my Super Sidekick ruler. The pattern and the ruler are available now at quilt shops, the fabric will be available July 2023.

When the fabric is available in shops July 2023, I’ll post a video tutorial on how to fussy cut the faces with the Super Sidekick ruler. Sign up here to get an email notification as soon as the tutorial is available.


The pattern includes 4 quilt sizes: baby, lap, twin & queen. This is a twin sized Set Sail quilt.


The quilt is made using the Super Sidekick ruler. Templates are included in the pattern. Of all of the Jaybird Quilts rulers, Super Sidekick is the only one to use here.


I've made the quilt a few times in Tula Pink fabrics. Clockwise from the top left: Nightshade (Deja Vu), Slow & Steady, Curiouser & Curiouser (tap/click the link to get the Fussy Cutting Guide), True Colors.


The quilt features fussy cut faces from Nightshade (Deja Vu) and all of the Nightshade fabrics, plus Fairy Dust in Blush and some Tiny Dots in Candy for the sashing.


Once the fabric is available in shops this summer, I’ll post a video tutorial on how to fussy cut the faces with the Super Sidekick ruler. You’ll be able to find that on the Jaybird Quilts YouTube Channel. Sign up here to get an email notification as soon as the tutorial is available.


We’ll add our list of shops offering quilt kits, patterns and the rulers here. We will continue to add shops to this list, so be sure to refresh your browser to see any new shops that many have been added to the list:


**ATTENTION SHOPS** If you'd like to get your shop on this list with a link to your shop’s kits, patterns, or rulers, please fill out this form.  If you're looking for the fabric information on how to offer Nightshade Set Sail quilt kits, please fill out this form.



The quilt will be traveling around to independent quilt shops across the US with some of its Set Sail quilt friends in other Tula Pink fabric collections. Trunk show dates are approximate and may be subject to change due to shop preferences and shop hours. Confirm show dates and open hours with the shop if you plan to travel to view the quilts. This list will be updated as more shops are added to the list.

Clothesline Creations, Middlebury, IN, June 1 to June 24, 2023

***ATTENTION SHOPS***: 
Do you want to book the Set Sail trunk show? Fill out this form.


If you’re new to Jaybird Quilts, cutting with the Super Sidekick ruler, or sewing shapes with 60-degree angles, I’ve got some tutorials to help you out. This will be great practice and skill building that you can work on until the Nightshade (Deja Vu) fabric is available in shops and to get you ready to make the Set Sail quilt.

My book, Quilts for Baby & Beyond, is a solid primer for quilters who are new to working with my rulers or patterns. It’s a good refresher for practiced and long-time quilters, too.

All of the patterns in the book are made with the Super Sidekick ruler.


This is Cuddles. It will give you great practice cutting and sewing with the diamond shape and it can be made doll, baby, and adult sizes.


This is Tummy Time All Star. It's a great play mat for baby, and a nice small lap quilt measuring 50" x 58".


We'll be sure to offer more Super Sidekick cutting support for making your Set Sail blocks when the fabric is available July 2023. Sign up here to get the info as soon as it's available!



© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/




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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Jaybird Quilts Fussy Cut Shapes Sew Alongs

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The Jaybird Quilts Fussy Cut Shapes have landed and we've got some fun sew alongs coming up to put the Fussy Cut Shapes to work with your favorite novelty fabrics! Sign up here to join us!


These sew alongs will cover fabric selection, fussy cutting with the Jaybird Quilts Fussy Cut Shapes, project layout, then sewing the sections & project top. You will need the pattern(s) to participate. Sign up here to sew along with us!



Here's our list of shops offering the sew along patterns, fabric kits, and the Fussy Cut Shapes. We will continue to add shops to this list, so be sure to refresh your browser to see any new shops that many have been added to the list:

Fabric Sanity: Texas (online only)  Rock Candy Fabric Kit  Candy Dish Fabric Kit  Fussy Cut Shapes

Hummingbird Lane Fabrics: Arizona (online & in-store) Sew Along Kits

Perfectly Pink Quilt Studio: Ohio (in-store) Sew Along Kits


**ATTENTION SHOPS** If you'd like us to add a link to your shop’s kits, patterns, or Fussy Cut Shapes, please fill out this form.



First we'll get started with our Fussy Cut Rock Candy Sew Along. Julie will guide you through the process:

February 7, Video 1: Fabric selection for fussy cutting impact
February 10, Video 2: Fussy cutting & table topper layout
February 14, Video 3: Sewing with fussy cut pieces


Sign up here to receive the sew along emails. Emails will have the links to the video tutorials as they’re available, giveaways and prizes, and discounts to quilt shops exclusively for sew along participants.

Share this image on social media to let everyone know that you're sewing along with us!






When we wrap up the Rock Candy sew along, we're going to roll right into making a Fussy Cut Candy Dish pillow. Join us for it! Julie will guide you through the process:

February 21, Video 1: Fabric selection for sussy cutting impact
February 24, Video 2: Fussy cutting & table topper layout
February 28, Video 3: Sewing with fussy cut pieces
March 3, Video 4: Finishing the pillow

Sign up here to receive the sew along emails. Emails will have the links to the video tutorials as they’re available, giveaways and prizes, and discounts to quilt shops exclusively for sew along participants.

Share this image on social media to let everyone know that you're sewing along with us!

Sign up here to join us for the Fussy Cut Shapes Sew Alongs! We're looking forward to sewing with you soon!



© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/


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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Jaybird Quilts Fussy Cut Shapes

Tuesday, December 6, 2022




Introducing my newest product, Fussy Cut Shapes! Fussy Cut Shapes make fussy cutting easy. There's 6 shapes in the package & you can watch the YouTube directions for them by following these links:
4 1/2” Half Triangle
4 1/2” Hexagon
2 1/2” Half Triangle
4 1/2” Half Hexagon
2 1/2” Diamond




The shapes in the 6-piece set have defined seam allowances, crosshairs, and blunt points to create fun & unique fussy cut projects you’ll always treasure!
 
Each shape has a ¼” gray edge to define the seam allowance, which enables you to focus on the interior space of the shape and know exactly what will appear in the finished shape. Most shapes have centered crosshairs to aid in positioning an image within the shape. Each shape also has blunted points for easy piecing alignment.

Fussy Cut Shapes are available now. Ask for them from your favorite local quilt shop or independent online shop.

Video tutorial directions are available now on YouTube. Fussy Cut Shapes PDF Directions are available now here


2 ½" Diamond


4 ½" Half Hexagon


2 ½" Half Triangle


4 ½" Hexagon


2 ½" 60-degree Triangle


4 ½" Half Triangle









Here's where you can shop for the Fussy Cut Shapes:

Canada
Purple KATZ Quilting - Alberta (online only)

Craft de Ville - Montreal (online & in-shop)

USA
Clothesline Creations - Indiana (online & in-shop)


Hummingbird Lane Fabrics - Arizona (online & in-shop)

Bee's Quilt Shop and Studio - Florida (online & in-shop)

Pennington Quilt Works - New Jersey (online & in-shop)

Patched Works - Wisconsin (online & in-shop)

Threaded Lines Quilt Shop - Texas (online & in-shop)

A Quilter's Oasis - Arizona (in-shop)

Fat Quarter Shop - (online only)

Idaho Sewing & Vacuum - Idaho (online & in-shop)

Fabric Sanity - Texas (online & in-shop)

Sew On & Sew North - North Dakota (online & in-shop)

Red Pine Quilt Shop - Minnesota (online & in-shop)

Cotton Patch Quilt Shop - Florida (online & in-shop)

Old Town Quilt Shop - California (online & in-shop)

Quiltzauberei.de - Germany (online & in-shop)

superbuzzy - California  (online & in-shop)


**Attention shops**: If your shop is carrying Fussy Cut Shapes & you would like to be added to this list, please fill out this form.


We've got some great sew alongs planned to help you put those Fussy Cut Shapes to use right away.

Julie will guide you through using the Jaybird Quilts Fussy Cut Shapes to make a fussy cut Rock Candy table topper like the one shown above. Sign up here for the sew along. 

We'll also be sewing projects from the Alphabet Soup book. Letters, numbers, and projects, oh my! Julie guides you through her approach to making the letters, numbers, & projects from the book Alphabet Soup using the Hex N More & Super Sidekick rulers, and debuting the new Fussy Cut Shapes from Jaybird Quilts! Sign up here for the sew along.


Fussy Cut Shapes are shipping to shops in December and will be available for purchase on January 3, 2023.



© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/


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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Temperature Quilt

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Have you ever heard of a Temperature Quilt before? A Temperature Quilt is a visual snapshot of the daily high and low temperatures for a specific location during a specific year. The location & the timeframe is up to you!

I love temperature quilts! I've been working on figuring out how to make one with my rulers & on how to put together a fun sew along for the communal experience of making one with you. I'm so excited to share this new sew along experience with you & I can't wait to see what you make! Enroll here to join us.


The Temperature Quilt is made with the Hex N More & Sidekick ruler (or the Super Sidekick). Templates are also available in the pattern.


Share this image on social media to let everyone know that you're sewing along with us!

The Temperature Quilt can be made in 4 sizes:

Small Lap 74" x 77"


Large Lap 85" x 77"


Queen 96" x 96"


King 110" x 110"

This is one of my columns in progress.

I put together a series of worksheets & resources to help you track your daily high & low temperatures and plot out your fabric selections based on the average temperature ranges for you location.
The Temperature Quilt pattern, worksheets, sew along emails, bonus content, and sew along instructional videos are bundled up in one package that is only available here. Since this is such a unique quilt to make I came up with a unique way to offer it.

Here's where you can shop for Temperature Quilt kits:

Sew On & Sew North: North Dakota  (online & in-shop)

OhSewSally!: New York  (online & in-shop)

Fat Quarter Shop: Texas  (online only)

Chestnut Bay Quilting: New York  (online & in-shop)

Bigfoot Quilts: Washington State  (online & in-shop)

Threaded Lines Quilt Shop: Texas  (online & in-shop)

Graceful Marilyn Quilt Shoppe: Minnesota (online & in-shop)

Bloom Fabric, Art & Retreat: New York (online & in-shop)


**Attention shops**: If your shop is offering Temperature Quilt kits & you would like to be added to this list, please fill out this form.


And there's so many great opportunities for putting your own spin on the fabric selections to make a temperature quilt this is all your own! Enroll here to join us for the sew along & get the pattern.



© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/


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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Delight Sew Along - Let's Get Fussy Cutting!

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

We've got a new sew along coming up! In anticipation of the arrival of Tula Pink's Moon Garden fabric, Julie will teach you how to fussy cut with your Hex N More ruler to make your own fascinating Delight quilt.
 
The sew along will cover fabric selection, fussy cutting with the Hex N More ruler, quilt top layout, then sewing the blocks & quilt top. You can sign up for it here.


Delight is made with the Hex N More ruler. I've got some great tips & tricks for fussy cutting with the Hex N More ruler that I can't wait to share with you!


The links to the participating shops below will take you to their curated kits or the pattern to purchase to participate. We will continue to add shops to this list, so be sure to refresh your browser to see any new shops that many have been added to the list:

Australia
Fabric Pixie - online only

Canada
Purple Katz Quilting - Alberta & online
Craft de Ville - Montreal & online

United States
Stitch Fabric Company  - Online Only
Fabric Sanity - Online only
Bigfoot Quilts - Washington & online
Perfectly Pink Quilt Studio - Elmore, Ohio
Woodside Quilting - Iowa & online
Cherry Berry Quilts - Bakersfield, California
Idaho Sewing & Vacuum - Idaho & online
Sew On & Sew North - North Dakota & online



**ATTENTION SHOPS** If you'd like us to add a link to your shop’s kits or pattern, please fill out this form.

Sign up here to receive the sew along emails. Emails will have the links to the video tutorials as they’re available, giveaways and prizes, and discounts to quilt shops exclusively for sew along participants.

Sew along schedule:
November 4: YouTube Live Q&A
Video 1, November 8: Fabric Selection 
Video 2, November 11: Fussy Cutting with the Hex N More Ruler
Video 3, November 15: Quilt Top Layout
Video 4, November 18: Sewing Blocks & the Quilt Top


If the Moon Garden fabric isn't your style, or you're saving your Moon Garden for another project, feel free to use any fabric of your choice to make your Delight quilt. Delight is a great design for featuring large-scale prints.


Share this image on social media to let everyone know that you're sewing along with us!


Sign up here to receive the sew along emails, exclusive quilt shop discount codes, & giveaways. 
We're looking forward to sewing with you soon!



© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/


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