Vintage Door is an online Etsy shop that specializes in European double fold crochet edge bias tape and other quilt and sewing supplies that add the sweetest finishing touches to your projects. With the combination of their cute craft ideas and their adorable tapes, it’s no wonder they came up with these darling cursive quilt patterns to say it bias tape!
I first found this pattern at A Quilter’s Folly in Austin, Texas during a shop hop event. They were showing off the pattern and offering a class on the tricks of the tape and I wanted IN!
The cursive quilts are available in three pattern variations, all similar in their cursive design. The templates to make the panda and the featured “hello” are provided for you within the pattern, along with the iron-on bias tape.
If you’re looking to customize your written design, keep in mind the following:
Though this quilt really is pretty easy to make, I’m not sure it’s a “one day project,” especially for your first time out. To make this quilt:
Overall, I liked working with the bias tape in this fashion. Using it to create lettering was a neat use of the product! It just took some getting used to when working with it. The tip of the iron seemed to work the best — shaping the tape, especially when creating curves — and learning when to give it a “cooling” break sometimes to get it to better adhere. The adhesive part of the “tape” is not very strong. I had to pin a couple of places until I could secure it permanently with the decorative stitching. And I learned very quickly that the easiest way to work with it was to just go with it, ironing and adhering, bit by bit, following along the lines of the quilt. It was impossible to try to lay it all out and pin it all down perfectly and then to come back and try to iron it down into place!
This quilt is really just as cute as it can be! It finishes at approximately 36″ x 54″ tall without the added border.
I prefer a little bit larger lap size quilts, so I added 7.5″ borders to the exterior, which increased the final quilt dimensions to approximately 50″ x 68.”
I still have to “dot” the “i”, but other than that, the quilt is ready for the longarm!
May 21, 2018