Tavern Blues Civil War Kit Quilt Tutorial

Tavern Blues Civil War Kit Quilt Tutorial

Hi, it’s Jenny, from the Missouri Star Quilt
Company! I want you to take a look at this quilt behind
me. This is a gorgeous quilt, it is made by Bonnie Blue quilts with Marcus Brothers fabric
and we found it at Market last year! We just fell in love with it it’s so pretty. Looks hard doesn’t it? Looks like a lot of
work? Well, you know I’ve always done precuts and I like to do the quick and easy. So, you
know if I’m going to teach you how to do this, it’s gonna be quick and easy, and you’re gonna
love it! So if you’ve never tried a pattern before,
what I’m going to do is we’re going to go through that pattern. I’m going to show you
all the ins and outs, how to read it, and how to make this quilt. What I want you to
look at right now is this whole quilt is based on one block. It’s just one block! It’s so
easy I know you’re going to love it! We’re going to do it together. So let’s get into
that right now. Section 1 ? Getting Ready So this is the pattern. It’s made by Bonnie
Blue Quilts, It’s called ?Tavern Blues? and it’s a civil war inspired quilt. Which, I
love that time period anyway, they’re just such fun rich colors and the girls over at
Bonnie Blue I’m finding make really, really fun patterns. So, let me show you that. Everything
you are going to get is going to come in a kit. It?s going to include even the backing.
Here?s this big kit like this, all the fabric you need to complete this whole quilt is going
to be in here. You?ll have your choice over here of blue or brown backing, so that will
be fun, a little bit of your own personal taste in there. But I love that it includes
the backing. That is awesome. When you?re making a quilt, sometimes you get everything
done and ?Well, what do I put on the back?? This even includes the backing. So let?s go
ahead and open up this kit and see what you get. First you?re going to get the pattern. Her
patterns are really nice. They really are. They?re great. They?re easy to read and understand.
I?ll walk through all of that with you so you can get it. OOO, it?s just like Christmas!
We get to unwrap this fun thing. There we go. So here?s the pattern. Here?s your backing.
Then when you get into your pattern, you?re going to open it up, it will tell you, on
the back it has all of the requirements. So when you get into your pattern, on the back,
it will have all the fabric requirements that you need to make this. And it will tell you
that you?re going to get your border fabric, this is your border fabric, how gorgeous is
that! This is going to be a sashing piece or a block piece, and this is going to be
your setting squares. See these are the setting squares over here. That?s that piece. This
is the piece for your sashing strips inbetween your blocks. That?s all these pieces here.
So it says on the back of the pattern that you?ll get 13 darks and 6 lights. So don?t
be surprised if you only see 5 because they?re supposed to be half yard cuts, and if it calls
for the fabric in a larger quantity, like if it?ll say we want a yard of this AND a
half yard cut, they?ve left it in one big piece. The reason for that is it?ll probably
save you a little bit of fabric and you?ll have more for your stash, so that?s kind of
fun. So let?s get right into this and see how they do it. Section 2 ? Prep and Cutting This is the block we?re going to be making.
You can see it?s going to fit right in here in one of these. It looks so hard. People
are going to be praising you for years, because this is a piece of cake. You?re going to love
it. So let?s take a look at this pattern. The first thing you hit on here is the cutting
instructions. It?s really important to cut everything first. You?re going to want to
go through and cut every block, and one of the reasons you?re going to want to do that
is because this quilt has a scrappy look to it, and by that I mean when you start looking
closely at this quilt, all of these little triangles, every little one is different.
Everyone has its own unique look, and the reason for that is that in the civil war,
and in any old antique quilt, you?ll find a lot of scrappyness, and they used a lot
of their clothing and a lot of those extra pieces they had of this and extra pieces they
had of that to put together to make a useable, beautiful quilt, so it has that scrappy look
to that, which I love. So it says right here at the top, From each of the 13 dark prints,
you?re going to cut, and then it has a list of letters. So you?ll find A right there.
And you?re going to come over here, and you?ll see that it corresponds with this A right
here on the pattern. Each letter will have a corresponding shape or cut of the pattern,
so you?ll be able to see where that square is actually going. Now on this one it says
?A? is 10- 3 and a half inch squares. Now remember you?re going to cut these 3.5 inch
squares from every single one of your darks, so you?re going to cut 10 squares. So it doesn?t
matter which one you pick, you?re just going to grab your hunk of fabric and you?re just
going to start from each piece you?re going to cut 10. So let me show you really quick,
I have a trick for that. You?re going to get them in half yard cuts. This is a little smaller
than a half yard cut. I?ve been cutting on this, but it?s cut the width of the fabric,
which is all the way long this way, it?s folded in half and in half again, and one of the
reasons I like to do that is because it gives you better ruler control. So for me, what
do is always make sure my edge is straight and really cleaned up. So we?re going to go
right along here and just clean up that edge. Make sure that that is nice and straight.
That didn?t work very well did it. Let me straighten it up a little further in. There
we go. You want to be careful when you cut a little bit more. This is only 4 layers,
so it should be really pretty easy to cut through. Make sure you have a sharp blade
on your rotary cutter so that it will cut easily through them. Then we?re going to come
over here and again, and one of the things that I always do when I?m cutting, and cutting
makes me a little bit nervous, that?s one of the reasons I like pre-cuts, you just don?t
want to make a mistake. So when I get my ruler ready to go and my hand on here, I will glance
back over at my pattern, and I will go, ?Letter A, I am cutting 3 and a half?, and make sure
that it?s 3 and a half. So we?re going to cut a whole strip of 3 and a half, and what
we need is squares. So I?m going to turn this strip like this, and I?m going to take my
ruler, and I?m going to cut off this salvage right here- the salvage is the bound edge,
the woven edge on the fabric. And then I know again I need 3 and a half inch squares and
I?ll glace over again to make sure. Then I?ll come in just like this, and I?ll make a cut.
And right away, I have four. And I only need 10, so I?m going to put them over here and
make another cut, and then I?m going to scoot this down a little bit. It looks like I can
make one more cut, and I?m going to have to open this up because there?s a fold right
there. So I?ll lay this back out here again like this. And I?m going to go in 3 and a
half and make that cut, and then I will have my first 10 squares. So those are going to
be set apart for a couple of blocks in the quilt. Basically when you put these together,
you?ll have 5 squares that are identical, and then the 4 squares that look smaller but
they?re really not smaller, they?re a square in a square, so they?re also 3 and a half,
so you?ll have 5 of one color for a block, and 4 of another. So when you get all these
cut up, they?ll be in a big pile here, you?ll be able to separate them up and say, ?I want
to use these with these? and then all of your corner squares are scrappy. So for the scrappy
2 inch ones, I have some cut here, but I do the same thing, I just take my little strips,
and you?ll see if you go down here, you cut all the stuff that you need from your darks.
And then it will say ?From each of the 6 different light prints, cut 140- 2 inch squares. That?s
a lot of little squares, so if we can do it quicker or easier, that?s what we?re going
to do. So again, we?re going to straighten up our edge, and let me just make sure this
edge is good and straight here. I make sure my fold on top is matching up with the salvage.
This is running along the same line down here. Then I just make sure that when I cut this
that it cuts it really clean. And then I?m going to come in and I?m at the 3 and a half.
OOPS. Not supposed to be at the 3 and a half. Remember: you?re going to go back and check
that pattern. From all of the light cuts you?re cutting 2 inch squares. It?s a good thing
I looked. So I?m going to come back over here 2 inches. So 2 inch squares. I look again,
and I?m going to cut a strip. Now I?m going to cut a couple of these strips like this
because I know I?m going to need a lot. I know I?m going to need 140 of them. So let
me just take these over here now. If I were to stack these together, that would be too
thick. That would be way too many. So I?m going to stick with my one strip of 4 and
I?m going to cut my salvage off I?m just going, and I?m just going to come in here and make
a stack of them. This is going to take you a little bit of time because there are a lot
of these to cut, but the benefit is that it?s just so gorgeous when you get them all on
there all scrappy. And when you get all of this cutting done first, then when you actually
sit down at your sewing machine, you really just sew. And you?re going to make like 25
of these blocks. Actually, they have you making 26, but that?s one extra block. So once you
actually get to sit down and sew, you?re going to be able to just sit down and sew through
it. Ok, so let?s get to the sewing part of it.
I have some of my other pieces cut out here, so I?m going to show you exactly how to make
a block. This is going to go together really easily and quickly. Don?t be afraid to go
ahead and cut into this fabric, you?ve just got to do it. The only thing I wouldn?t cut
beforehand, I would probably go back later and cut my sashing strips and cut my setting
squares and cut my border. I would save that until after I have my blocks made. Then I?d
go back and recut that. That?s just personal preference, you really can go along and cut.
They have you cutting them right here at the beginning, and that?s totally fine. Section 3- Making the Flying Geese So this is page 2, and the first thing they
have you doing is to make flying geese units. Now a flying geese unit is very simply this
little unit right here. It?s got the rectangle in the middle and the two little corner pieces.
It looks like a lot of work but it?s a piece of cake. Here?s one you can see close up.
It?s just a grey little unit. So what you?re going to need is a little rectangle you cut
out of you dark from the page before. It?s 3.5 by 2 inch rectangle, and that is letter
D. Then your corner squares are you two inch light squares that you cut ?.(lots) of. Now
you?re ready to use them. So we?re going to start putting them in from the corner. You
can see I?ve pressed a little line on there. You can draw the line or you can press it
with your iron. I prefer to press it, I think it?s quicker, but a lot of people like to
draw. And still, others can just eyeball it straight from corner to corner. So we?re going
to go over to our machine, we?re going to sew that down. Let?s just sew this now. We
go corner to corner, we went right on that pressed line. Ok, so then what I do right
away is I go ahead and clip off this. I?m cutting a quarter inch out from my seam line.
I just clip that off because I?m going to iron it back. So we come over here to the
iron and we press set our seam, then we roll that back, and then we have the first side
of our flying geese. So let?s pick another fabric, a random fabric,
you want a different one, we?re going for the scrappy look here. Again we?re going to
lay that on the corner. We?re going to match up our corners to make sure ?.Uh-oh, no ironed
seam, no sew line. Let me go to the iron real quick. Remember, when we iron these seams
like this, we?re just going to fold them in half and press a line so we get that nice
stitch line right there. Then we will lay that on here again. Make sure it matches up
on your sides. And we?re going to sew that straight across. Corner to corner, and again,
I?m just going to pull this out, clip off that seam, and then we?re going to iron it
open. There we go. Now for this block, you?re going
to need?. Only 8!!! You?ll need 8 of these.
And you can just woosh those through. You can chain piece these so that you can do a
whole bunch of them all at once. Get your corners pressed. You?re just going to lay
them in here. You?re just going to do one after the other on one side like this. You
will clip off this edge. Iron it open. But you can just do one after the other after
the other and chain piece them. That?ll really speed it up and make it go faster. Then I?m
just going to finish this other side over here. Make sure it?s all lined up. Remember
that you can iron that line or draw the line or eyeball it. Don?t eyeball it unless you?re
really confident with yourself because you don?t want to pick out. Ok, so here?s the
next one. So they have you making 200 for the whole quilt. If you get all of these done
you are so much ahead of the game. So just go ahead. Chain piece those rectangles through
and it?ll be over before you know it. Then they have you put them together in units.
So you?re going to put two of these together like this with the one rectangle. So what
you?re going to do is you?re going to lay this piece on the top of your flying geese
and make sure everything is a quarter of an inch just like we always quilt, it?s always
a quarter of an inch. We?re going to clip that, and we?re going to put this on the other
side right here. We?ll just put that on top. Now you?ll notice when I did the other one
the rectangle was on top, but on this one the flying geese is on top. In these little
short areas it really doesn?t matter. Either way will work. Now when I iron these- whenever
I have a piece to iron that has a little more fabric in it, I try to push that to the center
because if you try to iron it the other way, it?s going to fight you a little bit because
there?s more fabric to fold the other way. So here we go. So that?s what you get, and
you are going to make a bunch of those because you?ll need 4 for each block and they?ll go
around. So let?s get to the next page. Section 4- Square in a Square OK, now we?re on page 3. On page three you
are going to learn to make a square in a square which is this little block right here. It
starts out the same size as the block next to it, which is the 3 and a half, which we
cut in the beginning, only you?re going to put 2 and a half inch squares on every corner
to make it a square in a square. So here?s how you do that. Again you?re going to draw
the line or crease so you have a line to sew on, so I?ll go ahead and do that. You just
need a little bit of a crease, and you just line it up with a corner. You can choose any
corner you?d like, and you?re going to line up both sides, and you?re going to sew that
down right on the crease line. So you get that sewn and you need to trim it off about
a quarter of an inch. Then we?re going to iron that back right here and we?re going
to add another corner. So remember these are all going to look scrappy so we want to just
pick a different one, and we?re going to line it up on that corner again. Make sure your
two side pieces match, and we?re going to sew corner to corner. You can iron all of
your little blocks ahead of time if you?d like or draw your lines ahead of time. Either
way will work. Any you just do the same thing, and we?re going to do this all around this
square. So you can see what?s happening here. I?m going to go ahead and set this and press
it back. Get some steam on there. Then we?re going to add the 3rd corner. I need a different
one. I?ll use this stripe. Stripes really add some texture to a quilt. I like stripes
on a quilt. We?re going to go corner to corner. There?s your third one on. Press that back.
And now we have to add one more. Again, we?re lining it up. And we?ll trim that off, cut
these threads. They?re from the other side. Now we?ll iron this back. And this is the
square in a square. Now really, once you?ve made the square in a square and the flying
geese that is the whole block, pretty much. Section 5- Putting it all together Now what we?re going to do is we?re going
to lay out our pieces. You?re going to make 4 of those actually. I have some made here.
You can see the way they go together, they?re going to go inbetween your solid blocks. Here?s
this one right here. This one will go here and this one will go here. Then we?re going
to add those solid blocks, and I?ll show you how we put these together. This is our block
right here, nothings been sewn on it, it?s just straight cutting. And we?re going to
lay these down. Now I?ve got a really important tip for you when you sew these together. You
can see how this is going to look. That?s going to be a gorgous little block in and
of itself. A square in a square set every other one. It just looks great. We?re going
to put these together in rows. 3 separate rows. I?m going to put this on the bottom.
I want this square in a square block on the top. The reason I do is because when go to
sew these 2 together, you see right here where the threads cross. You want to make sure that
you do not sew on this side of that cross. You want to stay on the cross or to the right
of it. You don?t want to go over. That?s what gives you those nice clean points. So let?s
sew one of these together. Make sure they?re in here good. Your points should line up so
they?re a quarter of an inch. Most of these do, but if you need to fudge it a little bit,
this is a great tip to know because you can just slide that over a hair so you have a
nice point. Look at that point. That?s a perfect little point. So let?s do this one of the
other side. I?m going to press this so it lays a little flatter. Sometimes your squares
will get wrinkled when they?re all bunched up, and it?s just easy to press them. I?m
just going to sew my quarter of an inch, and I?m going to watch as I?m coming to this one.
I either want to go right through the cross of that fabric. There we go. See, I just had
to fudge a little bit and come in just a hair. You don?t want to go on the other side of
that cross. It?ll pretty much work itself out as we quilt it along. You know what, I
don?t like how this is looking. Take a look at this stripe. See how it wanders. I think
I?ll pull that one little side of that out and straighten that out a little bit. We never
like to do frog sewing. I call it frog sewing because we ?rip-it, rip-it.? (joke) But we
don?t really like to do the frog sewing because it takes time, but in the end, if we have
something like that, I?m very linear, so I like to see the lines straight, so it just
takes a few seconds. I pick a few threads on the top, then pull the bottom thread and
they come right out just really fast. I?m just going to go ahead and sew this down again.
I?m going to watch that line a little better to make sure that I?m doing a little straighter
stitch. Let me see how that looks inside. We?ll open that up. See that?s a lot better.
Sometimes those little things really bother me, so if you can catch them before the block
is all sewn together, it?s so better. So we?re going to do the same thing on this one. We?re
going to lay this on here, and again, I?m going to turn it so I can see my X. And we?re
going to zip along here, and I went right through the cross, so that should be a great
little seam on that one. Let?s go put it on the other side. We?re going to lay this square
in a square block on top of this other one, right sides together, and we?re going to stitch
along where these 2 stitch lines come together and form an X. We?re going to go right along
there, either on the X or just to the side of it, but NEVER on this side. If you come
this side, you will lose your point, and you do not want to lose your point. Those points
are important. So let?s go ahead sew it. Comes down here. Make sure this is straight there.
There we go right across that X. See how we sewed right across this X right here? It?s
just perfect. It goes right across there. Here?s the X, and the stitch line just goes
right across there. Makes for perfect points. So here you can see. Let me open this up.
Look how perfect. Isn?t that awesome? Good job! So let?s iron this. When I have pieces
like this where it?s a lot of extra fabric, I like to iron those so that they lay the
way they want to lay. I?m not going to fight them. (She?s a lover, not a fighter) We want
to let them lay that way. People ask me a lot of questions about pressing.
And this one because of the way it?s lined up is going to lay perfectly. But a lot of
times if you have a seam that wants to lay a certain way, just let it lay that way even
though it may not quite match up with the other ones. I don?t stress about that because
all of the seams are inside, so as long as it lays flat on the top, if they?re not going
in the same direction, we?re just not going to die over it, it?s really OK. So now we
have all of our rows together and we?re going to sew the rows. Get them lined up so we get
them on there right. We?re going to sew the rows together to form a block. Now I like
to make sure that these points match. Because these seams are ironed outward, and these
ones are ironed inward, these seams right here should nest together perfectly. I?m going
to feel right here. I can feel these two seams lay together just perfectly. I?m going to
go ahead and sew that. Again this is one you want to watch because you?re sewing over the
square in a square, the little X?s, you want to make sure that they go, you cannot see
the first ones because they?re on the bottom one, so you want to go back and check that
and make sure. Most of these, the way you sew them together, the quarter of an inch
comes out really good. Let me finish this up right here. Let?s see how we did. Let?s
look on this side at our thread. We?re good here. We weren?t exactly on the X, but our
points are still going to be good because they were on the other side. See how those
look? That came out nice. Let?s add this last row up here, and we?ll be done with the center
of our block. Make sure if you want to to go ahead and pin because I do not love to
pin, but for some people it makes them a lot more at ease with their sewing. Don?t be afraid
to do that at all. Let?s check these. We did good on these 2 as well. So we have a great
center of our block. Let me show you how we?re going to finish this up. First we?re going
to come over here and iron it so it?s nice and flat. I?m going to set that seam and roll
it back, and set this seam and roll it back too. This makes for a nice flat middle of
our block. Now we?ve got all of our little flying geese, we?ve already sewn all of those
together. I?m going to clip these threads to clean it up a little bit. Section 6- Adding the Flying Geese Let?s flip the page in our pattern and see
what?s coming up next. Here?s our rows that we put together and we?ve made the center
of our block. Now we need to add our outside pieces. That?s your flying geese row. We?re
just going to lay the whole thing out so you can see how it?s going to look, and then we?ll
sew it together. We?ve got one of these on all four sides. You want to make sure the
tops of your flying geese up here are against the block. These make legs of stars. These
are actually little stars and you just want to make sure they are together. Then you have
your little 2 inch squares that match your rectangle, and those go in the corners. Doesn?t
that look amazing? Let?s go ahead and sew that together. The first thing that we?re
going to do is sew our cornerstones onto our flying geese strip. We?re going to put both
corners on this strip. You?ll have 2 strips that have no corners and 2 strips that have
corners on them. That will form the whole block. We?ve got our two corners on here and
we?re going to press those open. You?ll want to set those seams. I didn?t set that one,
but you?ll want to. Everything lays so much nicer when it?s all pressed. Then we?re going
to go up here to this top one and we?re going to put the corner block tops on it. We?ll
press those open. These are ready to put on, but before we do that, we have to sew these
2 side pieces on. We?re going to put them with our block right here. Again you want
to make sure that where your blocks come together the seams match so your points are nice and
crisp. We?re going to go ahead and sew this. I can feel one of my seams is going in one
direction and one is going the other, so I can feel them nesting together, but do not
hesitate to put in a pin. And again, watch as your sewing your geese on. Your geese have
that same chris-cross of stitching so that you can make sure that the points of your
geese stay pointed as well. So we did pretty good on those points as well. This one is
a little tight, but it?s there. So that?s alright. Let?s iron this. Roll it back. And
then we?re going to put this other side one on right here. I think you will be amazed
at how quickly this goes together and how proud of yourself you are. This is an amazing
looking quilt, and it?s so much fun to accomplish something like this on a grand scale. This
is a big deal. There are a lot of us civil war fans out there. We love this kind of fabric,
the warm blues and golds and grays. We just love them. That looks great. Now to finish
our block. So here we have our 3 pieces. We have our middle piece and the top and bottom
piece. You can see we put the side pieces on here, and now it?s going to match up perfectly.
Now that we?ve got the strips on the sides, it?s going to match up perfectly. Again, make
sure that where your blocks come together they are lined up and folding in the right
place so that your points match up. These points are going to be important for the look
of your quilt. This one right here feels a little squirrely, so I?m going to put a pin
in there. This one is going to line up real nice. This one is a little bit squirrely to,
so I?m going to put a pin in these 2 outside ones. I?m going to make sure that the seam
is nesting really tightly. Stick a little pin in there, and then when I sew, I just
have to remember about my chris-cross of threads right here and I?ll have one on the back that
I?ll kind of have to watch, and then I?ll just be able to lay this in here and sew because
I do have it pinned down on the parts I?m worried about. I just check to make sure everything
is lined up. Oh, and you do want to take your pins out before you get to them. Today has
lessons on what you should AND shouldn?t do. Let?s see how we did. I know we did good on
these points because we saw them. This point looks good also, so we can open that up. Before
we press that, I think I?ll go ahead and put this top on because I?m getting very excited
about seeing this finished block. This is going to match up ok. Let?s see how this one
goes. This one feels a little more together. Sometimes you just have to make that fabric
behave. That?s not a bad thing. It happens more often than not. One more little seam
here. I?m going to take this to my ironing board and set these two seams. This is such
a pretty block. Such a pretty quilt. I?m going to give this a shot of steam. I like steam.
You have to be careful not to move your iron around too much because you don?t want to
stretch your fabric, but I sure like the way that looks. Here we are, the finished block.
Isn?t that gorgeous? We?ve really completed something here. You?re going to make 25 of
these blocks for this quilt. A lot of them, but they?re going to go together quickly and
easily. Let me quickly walk you through the rest of
the quilt. The rest of the quilt is really going to be easy. It?s just about putting
them together in a way that sets the block on point. This is called on point when it
stands on the point and the point goes this way. Instead of them being straight this way,
they?re on point, and you will put your sashings together. Now you?ll notice on this one, when
you do it, your sashing is going to go on either side of your block with a strip in
between. It will show you just how to do that in here. That part goes together so easily.
The only thing I feel like I need to make you aware of is that this is a striped fabric
right here, so you want to make sure when you?re cutting it that you?re cutting a single
layer and making sure that it lines up ok. That?s another one of those things that would
drive me crazy. Same thing with the border. The border is a directional stripe. On the
border, you?re going to have quite a bit of extra fabric left because you?re going to
want to cut it long ways because you don?t want any cuts in your border as it goes all
the way along the side of your quilt. You want that to be one solid piece. You have
like 3 yards of border fabric. They have mitered the corners. On page 5 and 6, it tell you
how to set it together. This is the beginning of how to set it and how to miter your borders.
It gives you really good instructions on mitering your borders. It shows here putting your ruler
along the edge of your quilt. DON?T FORGET to leave that quarter of an inch though so
that you have room for your stitch when you put your border on. They have you putting
your ruler up. Draw a pencil line on that, and then you?re going to move that ruler over
and cut a quarter of an inch. You want to make sure you get that. Section 7- Conclusion We?ve just finished our first pattern. It?s
so exciting. It?s so much fun to take a step further and challenge yourself a little more.
I can?t wait to hear your comments and see if you?ve enjoyed it. I?m anxious to see pictures.
If you?d like to ask a question, you can just leave it in the comment box. The girls and
I are excited to help you with anything. Maybe you can read through the comments. There may
be others who have struggled with some of the same things. Either way, we?re looking
forward to hearing from you. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt


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    Bonnie Fogg

    A year later the quilt top is finished.  I just have to get batting and backing on, quilt and well the binding?? I do not see what was suppose to be used, guessing it is whatever I want??? The quilt top did turn out very nice, and, the delay was a trip to Ca and a trip to Wa to assist family with surgeries and then.. whoopsi I fell and fractured my wrist.   But all of that goes with the story of "my Bonnie Quilt", thanks again for all your tutorials.. looking forward to more…

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    Celeste Kalka

    First, I just want to say that I like the way you teach the different blocks. My question, when you buy kits, do you have to prewash the fabric in the kit or is it already done? I know that the rule of thumb is wash and iron the fabric when you get home before cutting and sewing. Thank you for help.

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    Linda Deutscher

    Only recommendation I have for you Jenny, is that you should of covered how to sew the on point blocks in a rows, for there are those who don't know how it should be done.

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    Celeste Kalka


    Thank you for the info. I'm just a novice to quilting but have enjoyed looking at quilts. It is a very beautiful art form and always wanted to be able to complete one. I've just made 2 baby quilts and hoping to do more.

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    Hilma Sinkinson

    So disappointed when I did my first "follow pattern" quilt top. The pattern stated x number of fat quarters cut lengthwise, but if you squared your fabric any more than 1/2", you did not have enough fabric to finish the cuts. I was so disappointed. Be sure to not "over cut" when you straighten your fabric.

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    Kathy Scurlock

    Just watched the tutorial again and Jenny does such a terrific job explaning all the parts and what to be careful with. I can't waite to start this quiltL

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    M Middleton

    Just discovered this tutorial, Jenny. Wow! Beautiful quilt. Very intricate looking, and lots of cutting, but well worth it. And so glad that you make mistakes at times too!!' Thanks so much😊💛

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    Lela Mokrousov

    I would also like to know how to sew the point blocks since I'm new to making a quilt thank I did enjoy the the step by step

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    Jan-Maree W

    so well done, easy step by step just as Jenny always does. How easy she makes everything look, but also showing us trouble shooting times with seams. Just adore the colors and want to get up from my computer and make it now. Thanks Jenny and everyone at Missouri Star Quilt Company. Would I shop anywhere else? Even from down under the prices are always an absolute wonder!

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    Maureen Dykens

    Please tell me Do you wash the fabric first or not. Some people say yes and others say no. I am confused.
    I love these lessons and finally I have a flying goose with a point. Thank you so much.

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    Cathy Wilson

    I think it is pretty but it is not easy – complicated is a better word but worth the effort I am sure. Kits are nice as they have already figured out the amount a fabric but quilt books will tell you the same thing. I have enjoyed all your tutorials. Thanks

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    Ginny McCann

    I usually cut the selvage off first and then fold the fabric in half. I probably save only a half inch or an inch of fabric but that's how my mind works.

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    Catherine Whittingham

    Thank you for a fantastic tutorial, more like this would be great. I'm just sad the kit has "gone forever"

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    THANKYOU, for this tutorial ,now this pattern has gone forever is there any way you could list the yardage for those of us who have mist out, trying to work it out form info in vid, but that's never workout right for me in the past …..

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    Michelle Fortney

    link says even pattern is no longer available- FOREVER!!!! downz53- would you ba able to scan share a PDF. I HAVE to make this quilt!!!!!!

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    Michelle Fortney

    Jenny DOES make the BEST tutorials out there, and I am so grateful for her gifts and mission!!! I watch them over and over and sometimes by the hour and ALWAYS learn something that relates to SOMETHING I need to do, have needed to do, or will need to do in my sewing adventures. So many wonderful ideas, and pacing of videos is perfect. Jenny, we DO love you and your bubbly enthusiasm. PLEASE BRING THIS PATTERN BACK!! (I am sure you have at least ONE left somewhere in your quilt shop!!! You can just make it a downloadable PDF!!!! Happy quilting everyone!!!

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    Neko Tengu

    Strange – I would expect the kit to get sold out, after all fabrics come and go and eventually you wouldn't be able to replace them. But the pattern itself? I mean, you could photocopy it. Why would that sellout? Maybe they lost the license to sell it from the creator? Well, maybe I can find something like it elsewhere.

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    Gail Thompson

    I worked out the pattern and have it ready to make. She does give some dimensions for squares and such so it's just a matter of trying things out to fit. Bigger or smaller blocks don't make a difference when the block is in balance. The hardest part I had was getting the right size squares to make my '4 at a time' flying geese. I have my materials and am ready to go.

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    Marilda Almeida da Silva

    Lindo trabalho. Gosto de suas apresentações porque, além de muito didáticas, você demonstra alegria e bom humor. Obrigada.

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    Sandra Tymich

    nice quilt, great tutorial. my grand daughter wants to learn to sew, what machine do you recommend for a beginner?

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    RV Hobo

    Wow I love this Jennie, I am a history buff so this is a great quilt for me to make and love the Blue. I love that it comes as a kit which for a newer quilter really helps.

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    Yolanda Garza

    I love this quilt. Would it be at all possible for you to put the supplies list here for us? I would like to make it for my Mother in the colors that she likes. I love all your tutorials. Thank you.

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    Renée Lortie

    Merci beaucoup pour votre tutorial, cela m'a beaucoup aidée à comprendre comment faire.
    Bonne année 2017

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    So glad Jenny chose this subject! I've always wanted to try a kit but have been intimidated by instructions, tiny cutting and assembly pictures, and the possibility of cutting all that beautiful fabric incorrectly. Thanks for walking us through this step by step! I'm going to go out and try a kit quilt now 🙂

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    Kay Butcher

    Thank you for the kit tutorial. I had not seen a kit that I liked well enough to tackle until I saw you with this one but understand it's no longer available. One question–how in the world are you able to stand on your feet in long enough intervals to film these awesome tutorials? Bless you! ( I'm sure it's broken up into segments but still would be a challenge for this aging lady😊)

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    V Gutierrez

    Thanks for the tutorial on a kit. The detailed step by step is great. I don't prewash either. Like to see more on kits. Sometimes a little extra help is needed.

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    I arrived late to the party. I see that this video is five years old, but, I love it. Kit tutorials makes the process of sewing these massive kits seem less daunting. I have one in my craft closet that has been there for over eight years… More kit tutorials please. Thumbs up for more kit tutorials!

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    Brenda Davis

    Jenny, thank you so much for this tutorial. I am grateful you specified the measurments in the tutorial, as the pattern is gone forever. That was a real bummer to see. Your tutorials are the best. I have learned so much through just watching you. Happy quilting.

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    Gayle Lucas

    So sad that this kit is no longer available. They really need to bring some of these awesome quilts back!

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    Rosalie Dieteman

    Could you use the trick from the 9 patch on point video to make the square in a square "assemblies" and save a little fabric? Going to watch the exploding block video next, might give me some ideas….

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    Rebecca Conn

    Really beautiful. Not quite up to this one just yet. Second time I watched the video, at least this time I "got" it. You are a teaching delight! I have Magic Square, just finished the fabulous Hunter's Star front, and plan to back it with a simple 4 patch… Sorta. I am embroidering a tree of life for a center piece. Two rabbits, two squirrels, and star patterns for the outside, my favorites Orion and Ursa Major (bear). The two colors 4 patch make a nice framing pattern around the embroidery… and the strands colors match the colors on the front. I have it all pegged up on my design wall, loving it! This will take a while. I hear you saying the best quilt is a finished quilt, and I hope I finish this thing! Especially since my days are in the garden. I love learning from you!

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    Debbie Moten

    I only recently began sewing quilts yeah should I prewash my fabric some people say wash but the sewing tutorials never seem to wash what to do

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    I sure wish this kit would come back…I would buy it in a heartbeat!, its the nicest one you've ever had.

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    della marshall

    have watched all , and I mean ALL your videos over the years i am one of those people who learn to do it in my head then my hands can do it thanks for every tip from watching the criss cross of a seam for points to the nesting and the inportance of setting seams

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    Jerilyn Noble

    Jenny, you are working on this in the tutorial is there a way you can copy the paper pattern you working from or give cutting directions for the end triangles and widths of the borders. This pattern says it is no longer available.

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    Cynthia Esquibel

    I love this one..the colors and patterns of the materials used and the quilt pattern itself..this looks like a classic antique quilt. This was actually the first video of Jenny and Missouri Star that I watched. The thumbnail was the main reason I clicked on, and I've been a Jenny fan ever since!

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    Carol Meyer

    I have a octagonal piece quilt that my grandmother made during world war 11 where she
    had her 3 sons were in 3 branches of service. They are very small octagons. This looks interesting.

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    Gill Hurst

    I'm a big fan of your you tube channel although they are slightly older by the time I see them. This quilt is one beautiful piece of art, I am going to try it on for size.

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    Dorene Nagy

    Beautiful quilt. Love the explanation of the kit and how to cut the material. Beautifully done. You are such a good teacher. Keep up the good work.

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    Kate Monster

    I know this video is old, but is there a way to get this pattern still? I searched your website but no luck. It's a gorgeous pattern, and I have some fabric in mind for it, but I want the pattern to make sure I get enough fabric.

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    Mustang Mammy

    Does anyone else have a problem with her using the cutting mat to measure her cuts? You’re going to have problems with accuracy if you don’t do all measurements with a ruler.

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    Dawn Mason

    If you did a second line on the sq in a sq & flying geese then cut the triangles off you end up with tiny hsts for a miniature quilt.

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    Elaine Reib

    I love this pattern. Jenny makes the difficult look easy. I love that she will pull apart a piece because it bothered her. I am the same way. I am also pleased to see a Janome machine on the tutorial. I have had Janome machines since 1985, up graded to a MC 12000 a couple years ago and love it.

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    Jan Wileman

    I like the kit tutorials, Jenny. I love all your tutorials and it makes me want to just make quilts.

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    Greetings Jenny from the UK, Iv'e watched and re watched this video and finally Iv'e made this with bright Moda and Tula pink fabrics, is there a civil war quilting motif that should or could be used, that has a meaning or a symbol that has significant meaning, rather than stitch in the ditch or an all over…..Thanks for any help I know you a VERY busy lady

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    Jane J

    I'm starting my very first quilt today! Not this beauty, but another simpler one. May I say how much I enjoy these longer more thorough tutorials. I've watched so many hours of quilting and this longer format is sooooo much more relaxed and not rushed. Thank you for your expert tutorials Jenny!

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    Pam L

    Wonderful tutorial! I like how you broke down the pattern into one block so we could see how easy it was to put together.

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    Lisa Dormon

    I saw this pattern and fell in love with it.    I have since made this up with other fabrics, as I was unable to find the exact matches (I am yet to find a UK shop that can match the Missouri Star quilt shop, or Jordan's Fabrics on line).   I used a mix of blues, some light and some dark, and it reminds me very much of Victorian tiling that old houses have.    I just need to finish the borders and then quilt it.   I can't decide what kind of quilting to do.    An all over design or block by block pattern.   Any suggestions?  What have others done?

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    Donna Keeley

    I find many quilt patterns on Ebay. Check them out and you will find many patterns that have come from expired quilt kits for only a few dollars and new patterns too!

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    Juanita Acevedo

    this is a beautiful quilts. I was wondering if this pattern can be downloaded?? if it does not infringe on copy rights

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    janice abner

    Jenny, just found this tutorial on the Tavern Blues Civil War Kit Quilt Tutorial, you rocked it!!!, Wow, it is beautiful. So since the kits are sold out forever, do you still have the pattern, if so, would you please share it, love all your video tutorials, you make sure we understand everything, which is easy to miss, in other words your great at what you do, just love ya

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    Dallas Meyers

    Just thought that I would share this information again, for anyone who enjoys this tutorial by Jenny but is disappointed that the kit is no longer available. As of August 2019 (when I am writing this comment) the pattern can be purchased in a book by Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robinson. The book is called "Tributes and Treasures: 12 Vintage-inspired Quilts". It is available through Amazon and the Amazon Kindle downloadable version of the book is relatively inexpensive. Hope this helps someone.

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    Jo Ann McCraw

    Absolutely fantastic! I do hate both the pattern and the kits have sold out. To bad they can not be re-ordered. It is a beautiful quilt!

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