Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
I travelled much of September - South Africa and more of the same coming up for the rest of October - Barcelona. Not complaining but it is my
excuse reason for not doing a progress report at the end of September. Given that I'll be away now for the rest of October and won't be sewing during that (other than my usual travelling handwork) I thought I'd combine the two months.
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Sunday, 16 October 2016
What Is Single Fold Binding + How Is It Different To Double Fold?
Single fold binding, as the name implies, has only one fabric layer while double fold binding is folded in half before the binding process begins creating a double layer thickness. Single fold binding is also known as flat binding while double fold is aka French binding.
Monday, 10 October 2016
Welcome to Day 1 on the Ruby Red Designs First Blush Blog Hop. I'm so excited to be part of this 18-day blog hop celebrating this month's arrival of Ruby Red Designs' First Blush fabric collection online and in quilt stores AND what a fantastic giveaway I have for you later in this post!
Simple, Clean, Modern
Just One Block Quilt Pattern
(approx 71" x 71")
Just One Block is a large square quilt based on my original Kukulcan quilt block pattern. As the name suggests the quilt comprises of just one block with each block section mixed and matched to create 3 individual block patterns. You can style it up or down, adapting to suit adults or children, depending on your chosen fabrics. Adapting my original Kukulcan block' 12" finish to make the Just One Block block 10-3/4" makes the quilt pattern Fat Quarter friendly. Simple techniques will appeal to both beginner and more experienced quilters and I'll walk you through each stage with diagrams, photo tutes and lots of mbCD tips.
Sunday, 9 October 2016
I love whole cloth quilt backs and often find myself faced with several yards of fabric that I have to pattern match for that almost 'invisible' finish.
This is my 7 step photo tute showing how I pattern matched two 2-1/2 yard lengths of fabric for a quilt back.
Friday, 30 September 2016
Super, super excited to finally share my Maribel Bowties Quilt with you. I've been giving you glimpses as I've gone along via Instagram, Facebook and my Newsletter and I know from your responses that you love it as much as I do. Today, I get to share the whole thing with you, start to finish and that feels really good :D
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
How hot has your August been? It's been pretty hot and humid here in NYC, don't know about you but I'm looking forward to cooler temps coming soon.
Monday, 5 September 2016
I'm excited to introduce Day 1 of the very first Quilters Take Manhattan Blog Hop organised by the Quilt Alliance, I've helped Amy Milne, QA's Executive Director, put this pilot together so it's super special to bring it to you today :D
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Want a pencil case that can hold a 12" ruler, a notebook, your phone and more?
Look no further than my Back To School Pencil Case tutorial.
I'm sharing the Simply Chic Satchel with you today. When I started making it I had a plan but wasn't sure how it would turn out but now it's finished I like it so much I want to turn it into a pattern for you.
Saturday, 20 August 2016
Tuesday, 9 August 2016
Monday, 8 August 2016
Just between us let's pretend it's still July and talk about my July Improv: Beyond The Bee block for Caroline.
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
For new readers visiting today from Windham Fabrics Snip-Its Blog, and for anyone else who doesn't know anything about me, hi, I'm Chris Dodsley owner of the made by ChrissieD brand, a sewing teacher in Manhattan and VP of the NYC Metro MOD Quilt Guild, blogging about my textile crafts and travel adventures. That's how I introduce myself these days and then there's the bit about how I love to share my tips and tutorials and projects on my made by ChrissieD blog, twice monthly newsletter and various social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Flickr.
One of my most popular tutorials is my Quilted Pillow With Hidden Zipper tute. A huge number of readers have used my double sided fusible technique successfully and I've shared photos of your projects too in the original blog post. Here are pics of how I've used it and even turned it vertically too.