December 7th, 2016
Recently I made a large Tree Skirt and had several people on Instagram ask for some info, so I decided to write up a quick tutorial.
This large Carpenter Star comes together quickly and would make a super cute baby quilt as well.
Throw on a border or two to make it throw size.
FREE Carpenter Star PDF
For the Tree Skirt – here is how I cut the corners, center and skirt line.
Be sure to use a bias binding – at least around the center hole and leave 1/4″ for those points when cutting!
The pattern also includes a coloring page.
Would love to see your version if you make one! Instagram hashtag #627carpenterstar
April 21st, 2016
Came up with this while playing around with my longarm software. I used Illustrator to draw the lines for the hair and glasses, then imported into Art & Stitch to turn it into a quilting pattern.
I’m loving the combination of Illustrator with Art & Stitch and have made several modern style E2E designs that I hope to have for sale shortly.
If you happen to be a Bernie fan (or want to make a mini for someone who is) and have a computerized long arm, the free pattern is available at JulieHirt.com under about > downloads. The pattern is the hair and glasses, but if you have the Art & Stitch software you can easily add some text!
Tag me here or on Instagram @juliehirt if you make one. I used baby blue Kona cotton, Omni Superior thread and Prismacolor pencils.
August 20th, 2015
Wanted to share with you a tutorial I have posted over at Moda Bake Shop.
This is considered an ‘easy’ pattern and comes together quickly. The blocks are pretty large and it’s easy to make a variety of sizes:
Crib: 12 blocks – 4 blocks wide, 3 rows (38″ x 51″)
Toddler Throw: 18 blocks – 5 blocks wide, 3 rows (47.5″ x 51″)
Throw: 24 blocks – 6 blocks wide, 4 rows (57″ x 68″)
Twin: 35 blocks – 7 blocks wide, 5 rows (66.5″ x 85″)
Full/Double: 40 blocks – 8 blocks wide, 5 rows (76″ x 85″)
Extra Long Twin: 42 blocks – 7 blocks wide, 6 rows (66.5″ x 102″)
The fabric is Tucker Prairie by One Canoe Two and I love the color and prints in this line.
If you happen to make a version, please share with me!
You can find the pattern here at Moda Bake Shop.
August 11th, 2015
I’ve been seeing a ton of Art Deco style tiles showing up in my Instagram feed lately and decided to make a paper piecing in one of the designs.
The above is what I consider an advanced layout – you will need to know how to sew Y seams to assemble.
The organized rows are what I consider a basic layout and you can assemble these without Y seams!
It’s really fun to play around with the placement:
Just changing up the background could make a huge difference too!
This pattern is FREE through Saturday on my Craftsy site, then it will cost $1. The pattern includes 2 sizes: 3″ hexie walls and 2″ hexie walls. Which makes approximately 6″ and 4.5″ hexagons.
If you make one be sure to tag me on Instagram @juliehirt