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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Rainbow New York Beauty for Tie One On Blog Hop

It is FINALLY my day to Shine for the Tie One On Blog Hop for Scott Hansen's stunning Batiks for Banyan Batiks!


Today is the final day for the blog hop and my contribution! Save the best for last...am I right ๐Ÿ˜‰


New York Beauties are the perfect way to share a rainbow of colors!


New York Beauty free pattern



Last Monday  I shared my flat lay for the full collection and how bright the colors are in these batiks.



Deciding on making the New York Beauty was really a no brainer. The light grey background fabrics allow the saturated colors to pop without having too much contrast.




The New York Beauty is a free pattern. The block I made is 6.  I have yet to decide on what this will end up to be but I can ALWAYS use a new sofa cushion cover!


These colors are to LIVE FOR!!! It needs a bath and to be blocked still but I am really very happy with the results.



When making a curved piecing block, I found a trick to cutting more accurate arcs!



And to make this Blog hop even more THRILLING>>>

Make sure you stop by each of the stops on the Blog Hop tour!




Remember each of us will be choosing one winner for fantastic bundle of Tie One On Fat Quarters!


To enter to for your chance to win Scott's fat quarters from my blog:

Leave a comment telling me the BEST sewing tip you ever learned!

This giveaway will be open until 05 October and I will choose a random winner on or about 07 October. 

Visit every stop on the blog tour for more chances to win fat quarters of Tie One On!

9/22 – Teri Lucas 
9/23 – Robin Long
9/24 – Sue O’Very
9/25 – Cheryl Arkison
9/26 – Linda Sullivan
9/28 – Debby Brown
9/29 – Blair Stocker 
9/30 – Kim Niedzwiecki
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57 comments

scottylover said...

Love your New York Beauty! They did save the Best for last. ๐Ÿ˜€

Best sewing tip I learned was to read the directions all the way through before starting a project. That way, if there are any terms of techniques you don't know you won't be surprised.

Sandy

Joyce Carter said...

Very pretty! I love how you used Scott's fabrics.
Best tip: Don't be afraid to try something new, but when starting a project that you haven't tried before, make sure you understand how to do it before you jump right in so you won't mess it up. (Ask me how I know!)

Lisa Marie said...

It is gorgeous -- and the pointy shapes look a bit like TIES! You planned that perfectly! The best tip I have gotten is to sew what you love. It's easy to get discouraged on a project you don't like.

Linda Bick said...

Beautiful New York beauty!!!! This is on my list of things to make. My best sewing advice is to not be afraid of trying new things, and read the pattern all the way thru before starting!

Melody Lutz said...

Remember to BREATHE!

Laura said...

Lots of good tips, but my favorite is practice makes progress which reminds me that all skills get better over time.

Pam said...

Best tip was from the old HGTV Simply Quilts program: If you are going along and notice a mistaken stitch...Don't go back and fix it right away, when you are all done, if it still bugs you, fix it then...

Robbie Gell said...

I think the best recent sewing tip would hafta be your tip of folding the pattern piece for the NY Beauty. As a former engineer, It just makes perfect sense to me for better accuracy in a symmetrical pattern like the NY Beauty. Thanks so much for the link to the patterns! whooo-hooooo! ๐Ÿ’•

sharon jordan said...

My best sewing tip is when I learned where my scant quarter inch is on my machine. My piecing has greatly improved!

julie said...

Learning to piece curves without pins. So much more fun.

nanmade said...

Beautiful quilt. Best tip I learned is that accurate seam allowances matter. My garment sewing improved when my mother put a piece of masking tape on the machine at 5/8". My quilt piecing improved after I figured out what settings gave me a scant 1/4".

JANET said...

Be in the right frame of mind to cut your fabric. If you are tired, "hangry", not feeling well, mind in another place or in a rush; put that blade down! Invariably, that will be the time you will do an incorrect cut. (Fabric or worse, body part!)

Margaret Given said...

The best tip I got is to measure and cut the fabric ACCURATELY

Anne Vandermey said...

The best sewing tip I’ve learned is patience. I’m still learning it! But to really slow down and not rush the process will allow for less mistakes and better results.

Havplenty said...

One of my best tips is to make what you love and be bold. I have sewn and designed clothing for many years before I started quilting. My creative quilting mind wants to expand and I am working on that now. These batiks are so pretty in palette and pattern. Scott is such a quirky happy person and I was glad to meet him in person.

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mumbird3 said...

Best sewing tip I ever got was to move my needle position on my machine so my seam allowance was a scant quarter inch! Mumbird3atgmaildotcom

Cords_world said...

Best sewing tip I ever got was to take things nice and slow. Rushing only leads to mistakes and you will need more time to undo these mistakes (so frustrating! ) instead of working at a nice steady pace.. -and don't forget to breathe! (And smile ��)

Patty said...

Best tip received was to check the measurements of the pattern before starting because I've run into more than one pattern that wasn't correct.

Cecilia said...

Beautiful quilt! My best tip was to not be afraid to try something new.
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Quilting Tangent said...

If you are having a lot of troubles sewing, time to stop. Come back another day. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Vicki said...

Best sewing tip--sew a little bit every day and you'll make good progress on your projects.

janequiltsslowly said...

Love those bright batiks! My best sewing tip ever is to use a leader & ender for chain piecing to save thread! (From Bonnie Hunter.)

Susan Snooks said...

What a gorgeous use of the fabric you chose Kim! I learned how to sew a diagonal line of stitching into the corners of my binding to make the corners crisp and perfectly mitred. A game changer for me!

Pamela said...

Life is too short to make all the quilts you want to. So make the really special ones. And use your best fabric first!

Rachael said...

I love how these colors look in the New York Beauty block! As a relative newbie still, all the tips are great! Although slowing down is probably one that I have to remind myself of most often; it sucks to sew a long line and then realize your bobbin was empty at least 12 inches ago!

Jollygirl said...

The best sewing tip I have ever heard is to make HSTs bigger than needed and then trim to size. Your New York Beauty is lovely!

Anne D said...

Gorgeous❤๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ. The best sewing tip for me was when straight line quilting sew all lines in the same direction. Thanks for a fantastic giveaway.

Lee said...

The best tip every was from my mom who said always read and if need be re read the directions to a pattern all the way through - it always makes the process smoother! tks!

Terri Jones said...

My best tip...use as much color as possible!! I love color!
And this line has tons of color.

Fribble said...

My best tip is from Lori Kennedy: when tying off threads that are too short, use a surgeon's knot. Wrap the longer thread around tweezers, then pick up the short one with the tweezers and pull through. A related tip is to use easy-threading needles to bury the threads.

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I had a terrible time sewing a straight line when I first started sewing. Someone told me to quit looking at the needle, and instead focus ahead of the needle. It worked well with some practice on not looking at the needle. Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

Jenhixon said...

Not so much a tip but I try to remember to be careful and methodical so I can avoid mistakes.

Janie said...

I love your New York Beauty. Thank you for the link. My best sewing tip was the measure twice and believe me I do. The fabrics are lovely, you made them shine.

Vicki H said...

My tip was to relax, breathe and have fun.

Renee G said...

Measure twice before you cut.

rosemaryschild said...

Love your colors! Best tip: know your fabric!

Emily C said...

Never be afraid to challenge yourself.

Betsy said...

Best tip - use a thin piece of white soap to mark points on dark fabrics for seam matching.

Linda Williamson said...

Best tip I've received is to work on a project everyday even if it's only for 5 minutes. Love your New York Beauty. Really showcases Scott's fabrics. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

Diane H said...

Your New York Beauty is stunning! My tip is, always use a 'leader' when you start sewing. When piecing, start with a small piece of fabric before you feed in your quilting fabric to avoid bunching up of threads. Smooth sailing every time!

Shasta Matova said...

I'm not sure I can think of the best sewing tip - I have heard so many over the years. One of the things I have learned is that I should look for different ways to do something, and choose the one that works best for me. There are many philosophies cut and piece accurately vs. make it big and trim it to size, etc., and sometimes one method works better for me than another. Also sometimes there are blocks that look difficult that are really easy to piece, but you have to know the shortcut!

LIVIA BOGGS said...

This is a Beauty! Best tip- Have fun! Don't be to hard on yourself when things aren't going as well as you'd like them to, Try,try,and try again you will get it!

Janna Saeger said...

Wonerful! Tip-press each and every step

tac73 said...

Best sewing tip aside from reading directions carefully would be to put color tape on ruler to mark line. Older eyes find it helpful. Love theNew York Beauty.

bookworm52 said...

I love the fabrics in your New York Beauty Block! As for a tip, I like to use starch when making small blocks. I also learned to use an Add-A-Quarter ruler with paper piecing. Thanks for the link to the blocks.

Marti M said...

Use starch before doing any cutting. It makes a big difference.

Seacoast Quilter said...

The best tip I’ve learned recently was the method of making a pattern piece for a bit of curved piecing out of freezer paper. You can iron it onto your fabric for cutting, and leave it on while you sew for accuracy and to prevent stretching of your fabric. This was done while making a Jacqueline DeJonge pattern.

Karen said...

Beautiful quilt! My best tip is using leaders and enders. My machine is happier plus I have another project growing as I work on others.

Kathy H said...

Beautiful quilt. I love rainbow quilts. My sewing tip is to use starch or best press before cutting. Very helpful with piecing.

Julie said...

I am intrigued by your New York Beauty - never done one - going on the "to do" list. The best tip I ever got was not to sew if things aren't going well. Leave it lay for a bit and go back to it.

Lee said...

NY beauty is on my one day list. The best tip is put a line of washi tape down the center sewing line on your machine.

Sharon Aurora said...

I think the best tip I learned was to sew zig zag stitches over a cord for making gathers.

Tanisha K. said...

Oh Wow, The New York Beauty is Simply beautiful! I love it.

I would have to say that the best sewing advice I ever received was from my 5th grade teacher Ms Scott. She was the first person to introduce sewing into my life and she always said,"Take your time. It'll get done. Don't worry about what anyone else is doing or if their work looks better than yours because what works for one person may not work for the next and what one person sees as imperfection will be seen by another as beauty. I appreciate and thank Ms Scott for letting us know back then that there are occasions where it's okay to move at your own pace. ��

Miss Jean said...

Your quilt is an inspiration, thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Tip- Relax, have a glass of wine and don’t be afraid to sew!

Cathy Calloway said...

Awesome NY beauty pattern. One recent tip I learned in a class was to use a piece of fine sandpaper as a way to anchor squares to draw diagonals for making 1/2 square triangles. It holds the fabric in place perfectly, with no wiggling around.

Kathy E. said...

My best sewing tip I've learned is to use the sharpest scissors available and keep those scissors exclusively for fabric!

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