Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Hinge Method Workshop

The day before I left for Ottawa I took a class from Jackie Black who has developed a new method of joining squares together.  The completed squares are quilted and then joined together with sashing strips.  She calls it the Hinge Method.

Add sashing to the front and back of the strip.  I used a 1/2 inch seam allowance so that I wouldn't lose my points in my blocks.

After that zig zag the 2 blocks together.

Sew the hinge to the second block.  I sewed the hinge with a straight stitch although it could also be sewn with a fancy stitch.  You have to catch the hinge on the backing side and sometimes this is easier with a fancy stitch or a zig zag stitch.

Two finished quilts from the class.

My finished quilt with hinges joining the squares together and borders added.  This quilt was one of my BOM's that I did last year from "In Color Order"

One really exciting thing that I took away from this class is how to add borders to an already quilted quilt.  

So the next time I finish quilting a quilt and haven't added the binding but decide that I would like to make it larger I know how to add another border.