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1876 W El Norte Pkwy
Escondido, CA, 92026
United States

(760) 747-4444

Annie's Quilting Den is a quilting store that offers a wide selection of modern, contemporary fabrics, individually selected to provide an exceptional pallet of textures and colors.  We provide a regular series of classes to help beginners get started and intermediate quilters build new skills.  We also offer specialty classes for more experienced artists; and many classes, just for fun.  If you run into problems with a quilt, just stop by and we will provided one-on-one mentoring that you need to move on and complete your quilt.  We can also show you tools and machine ideas that will save you time.

Stonehenge Block Demo

A demonstration; making Annie’s StoneHenge Block

 

Here is how we do it

MAKE THE TEMPLATE

 
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Print the TEMPLATE GUIDE

Print out two copies of page two of the instructions. THis page has half of the template guide.

 
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Cut and Join two halves

Cut the template guide along the match line and tape the two halves together at the registration point.

 
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USE THE GUIDE TO MAKE A DARKER TEMPLATE

Using a thick Sharpie trace the block pattern on to the matte side (not shiny) of freezer paper.

 
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You now have a template that will be visible though your background fabric.

ATTACH THE TEMPLATE TO THE BACKGROUND FABRIC

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ATTACH THE TEMPLATE

Iron the freezer paper to the wrong side of your background fabric. You should be able to see the pattern through light colored fabrics.

MAKE THE BIAS TAPES

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MAKE THE BIAS TAPES

Use a 9mm (3/8") Clover bias tape tool. Cut the fabric into 3/4” strips, on the bias (45 degrees). Make two colors of bias tape.  You don't need to make long continuous tapes because you can hide the joints under the tape at the intersections. 

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GLUE THE BIAS TAPES TO BACKGROUND

To start the bias tape application, pick a mid-point of an “under” intersection.  Your joint will be hidden when the “over” tape crosses over the joint at the intersection. Use tiny dots as necessary to get the tape to stay in place until it is sewn. Follow the template using one color and terminate each bias tape at an “under intersection”. After making one complete loop, complete the design using the second color. At any "over intersection" in the weaving, the tape can be spliced.  Just use dots of fabric glue and butt the two ends on the “under tape” together.

SEW THE TAPES TO BACKGROUND

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SEW TAPES TO BACKGROUND

Stabilize with T shirt fusible, then using a three stitch zigzag, sew the bias tape to the background.  Stop and hop over every other intersections. Sew along the “over” tapes.