Trimming Jagged Edges from Precuts

You know those pinked (jagged) edges on precuts? I'm not a fan. Well, I get it, they keep the fabric from fraying, and that's obviously good. But when it comes to cutting them or sewing them, I grouse around wishing for a straight edge! I thought I'd show you how I went about eliminating those jagged edges when cutting for my Churned Up quilt with a pack of Benartex 10x10s of Modern Marks. I hope these tips help you when cutting for patterns that call for hacking up precut squares with jagged edges! You'll end up with sliver-trimmed bits like these: I needed to cut the 10x10 square into a 7" piece and a 3" piece. I set two...Read More

Modern Marks Blog Hop – (& Giveaway!)

Welcome to the first edition of Full Fabric Friday here at The District -- today it's also the Modern Marks Blog Hop, featuring Christa Watson's new line Modern Marks for Benartex! The Project - Churned Up with Modern Marks When Christa offered me the opportunity to work with her debut line full of vibrant, saturated color and groovy prints, I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it. Immediately. I had been playing around with the concept of a deconstructed, tossed-up churn dash block for a few months, but hadn't quite settled on a design. Modern Marks came along and it just clicked -- Churned Up came together and all those bits fell into place. I love how it turned out...Read More

Welcome to “The District”!

It's go live week over here! I am super excited to be a part of the Benartex blog hop this week for Christa Watson's new fabric line Modern Marks! Visit ALL the stops on the hop this week (links below -- they're all doing giveaways!), then stop back by here at The District on Friday to see what I did with this fun fabric line (I'm also doing a giveaway). I can tell you that my cat Halo approves. Monday Jen @Patterns by Jen HollyAnne @String & Story Tuesday Kristin @Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl Vicki @My Creative Corner3 Wednesday Hilary @Aurifil Pam @The Stitch TV Show Thursday Heather @Quiltachusetts Andrea @3rd Story Workshop Friday HERE @The...Read More