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Piecing the Instagram Quilt Top // In the "Studio"

This post is part of an ongoing video series called In the "Studio". Step into my sewing "Studio" and see what I have been sewing. Also link up your current works in progress. See all episodes. This week for In the "Studio" episode #2, I continued to work on my Cross Stitch Instagram quilt by piecing together the quilt top.


I have my Cross Stitch Instagram quilt top pieced, so next week I will baste and quilt it and you will get to watch!


What are you working on this week In the "Studio"?


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  • Susan @ says...

    Cool! I don’t instagram, but I’ve been looking forward to seeing where this one goes.

    Thanks for the link party!

    On August 21, 2014

  • Alyssa says...

    Hey Mary! The iron is actually a $35 Hamilton Beach iron from Walmart. I like it because it has auto shutoff. I have a Rowenta Travel Iron which I use when I need a really really hot iron, but I always forget to shut it off so I use the Hamilton Beach one most often. The argyle design is Ikea Home Decor fabric. My table top is completely covered with one layer of batting and one layer of the home dec fabric, so I can press directly on it. Ikea always has the coolest Home Dec fabric.

    On August 21, 2014

  • Mary Helen in OR says...

    What FUN!! Thanks so much for taking the time to make this video!! So a couple of questions…..

    What iron are you using? Is it a craft iron? and

    How did you get the argyle design onto the work table? Makes it lots of fun!

    On August 21, 2014

  • Mell says...

    Hey, I like your “studio” idea and videos. It’s teaching me something while being inspiring as well. Great!

    On August 21, 2014

  • shirley tener says...

    Just want to share 2 goals for myself, and I always link to see what your making. I bought this book, Quilting with a Modern Slant, I see you writing a book like this in your own style. This book has made me think about the style I want to be and how I want to sew for my family. Thank you for all you tips and sharing advice. I have all your pDF’s in a binder and one day I will train myself and I will surely share with you but I just wasnt in the state of mind for sew as you are at the time, but I do want to learn some traditional quilting. The most process you taught me last year was ironing and if I dont do it the way you taught us, I hear your little voice, because I watched your You tube videos, its like the little conscious sitting on my shoulder telling me how to press and spray my fabric. I am more improve and want to do art quilting but I cant seem to find it for making all the grandbabies quilts with improve so I need the your lessons, because they have the basics and I buy the cute fabics and go from them .

    On August 21, 2014

  • Alyssa says...

    Hello Michelle, so glad you found me! Glue basting can definitely help with accuracy when your piecing I hardly ever use pins anymore. There are a few keys which will make glue basting successful…
    Always use Washable School Glue (never permanent and no need for fabric glue.
    Always heat set the glue before you sew. Heat setting the glue dries it in a matter of seconds and then you will never have any troubles with tackiness or gumming. As long as you heat set it is completely safe for your sewing machine.

    Feel free to ask quilty questions anytime I am here to help! :)

    On August 21, 2014

  • Michelle says...

    Thanks very much for your wonderful videos. I have just started following you on your blog over the past week – I love it! I just have to ask about the glue. It looks like a very accurate and stable replacement for pinning – but I have to ask – do you ever experience tackiness or gumming up of your sewing machine needle or threads? (Excuse me if you have already answered this before). I am a novice quilter and have no one here I can ask! Best regards. Michelle

    On August 21, 2014

  • Karen says...

    Hi Alyssa, another fun video that leaves me with another question. I used your glue basting method some months ago and really liked it. However, I was stumped on how to handle seams that should be pressed open so I stopped using that method. How could I do this if they were glued shut? It looks like in the video that maybe you peel them back open after you are done stitching? If so, when you press them open do you get glue on your iron?

    On August 21, 2014

  • Jackie says...

    You work crazy fast… LOL! Love the quilt!

    On August 21, 2014

  • Stacey says...

    Wow. I am working on your SkillBuilder 2013 quilt as a test to see if I want to dive into quiltmaking, especially machine quilting. So far I have been pinning everything more than I ever have before to produce a better quilt. My piecing has improved with more pinning, but it’s time consuming. Thank you for introducing me to glue basting! I feel like the clouds just parted. I am stopping at the store on my way home to get a bottle of glue and a fine tip so that I can get started on my next batch of blocks.

    And thanks for the videos and tutorials. I have learned so much from you and the references in your blog.

    On August 21, 2014

  • Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs says...

    Coming along great! I’m not on Instagram, so I’ve been curious about the title – just looked up the logo – neat idea!

    On August 21, 2014

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