Monday, 8 March 2010

Quiltie Swap

Angela (Angela's Quilts) made this beautiful Tyvek butterfly for me in a one-to-one Quiltie Swap. She is a very talented lady and friend I met through the Popular Patchwork forum.

This is the little Quiltie I made for Angela, using varigated thread and a black and gold bead. Just in case you're wondering what a Quiltie is, its just a quilt in miniture - in this case 6" square.

I wanted to keep mine very simple so I left off the binding. If you're interested in how I did it, here is a quick run-down.

I pieced the top and quilted it onto the wadding only.

Then I made a sandwich of all three layers and sewed around all four sides. I cut a slit in the back layer and turned it inside out.

So then it looked like this.

I made a little hanging sleeve.

And turned it right-side out using this rouleux turner.

Then I sewed the hanging sleeve over the slit.

Ready to hang!

The real beauty of this method is that you can use any shape, including curves, and you always get perfect lines.



  1. The quiltie is stunning Ros.

  2. Lovely little quilt Ros! I love it!

  3. Love both quilties! Thanks for explaining your technique. I'm tempted to try that on a small piece. Beautiful work!

  4. Remind me to tell you how to make a neat finish on the back without having to do that slit Ros.
    Love the little Quilties, a great swap this one.