[ Jazzy Christmas rock music ] Hi, this is Tammy with Shabby Fabrics!
I have the funnest project for you today. I love this panel. When we saw this panel
by Quilting Treasures, ‘Santa’s List’, we knew we had to have it.
We decided to do something special with this panel. Rather than just putting some borders on it
and making a panel quilt, we wanted to make it look like you were looking
in the window at Santa checking his list. So we decided to do an attic window block. But sometimes when you do that, you have a Y-seam in there
because you’re doing mitered corners. We decided to do it the easy way. So I’m here to show you the easy way
to do an attic window block and make a window pane quilt out of a
Santa’s List panel. So first of all, I took my panel and I sprayed this with magic sizing
and pressed it out so all the wrinkles were out of it. Next, I’m going to square my panel up
and cut it to specific dimensions because I want the math to be easy. So I have done the math for you. You are gonna find your download
in the box below this video. If you click on the ‘Read More’
you’re gonna see all the links. You can click on the ‘Free Download,’ that is going to give you
all your measurements for this panel and picture… full-color picture,
if you have a color printer you can print this out in full color. It shows you exactly how to cut this panel
and get the math to work for you. It’s simple math. All right. So, to square up a panel
is sometimes a little bit tricky, so I’m going to do that with you today.
So I’m going to fold my panel in half. I’m going to open it up, and I’m looking at my pattern
and I can see that it’s a little bit off. And I’m just going to slide this over
so that my pattern is the same, and I’m going to fold this up.
I’m matching my edges. Slide this down a little bit here. I want to make sure to get this as even as possible.
This looks straight to me. There we go. Very good. All right. So what I’m worried about first
is cutting my sides. All right. So I’m not worried about these two pieces
being exactly on top of each other. I’m looking more at these ends right here. And you see how I have the pattern?
I can see the pattern coming through. It’s lined up here and it’s lined up here,
so I know that this panel is as squared as it’s gonna be. All right.
Sometimes panels can be a bit off. All right, here we go. So now that I have it folded I’m now gonna line this up on a line,
on my cutting mat, perfectly across just like this. All right. I like the two and a half
by twenty-four and a half inch ruler for this. It seems to work remarkably well.
I like it because it’s narrow and it’s easy to maneuver
when I’m trying to do something like this. The measurements I’m going to cut this panel to
are thirty inches by thirty six inches long. So I’m first of all going to
cut it to thirty inches. So I have found those measurements
on my mat and I am just— I know right where I’m going to cut this—
at thirty inches, here to here. And I’m just gonna center my design. And as long as we’re still lined up
on the line I know everything is straight. And even all the way up—all right.
Here we go. We’re gonna cut this. Now you can see how down here,
when I’m cutting into this, I’m starting, and my— I see a little bit of that yellow line,
but my ruler actually goes over the brown part on my panel.
You’re just gonna let that happen. You’re not gonna worry about having to
fussy cut this panel exactly like that, because if you do your panel is not
going to end up square. It’s important that we
square this panel up. All right. So let’s make that cut. And now I’m going to come over here
and make the same cut, trimming this down to 30 inches. All right. There’s 30 inches.
Now, I’m going to cut this to 36 inches. So I’m going to open my panel,
I’m going to fold it the other way. Now, I’m gonna line up my cut edge like this. There we go. Everybody looks happy here,
everybody’s smoothed out, everybody’s smooth and even.
This looks good. I’m just gonna check this a little bit here,
and I’m pretty close on this side. Let’s check this side. This one’s pretty close, too.
I’d like to move this a tick, if I could. You see if that’s gonna work.
There we go. So I’m just kind of
running my fingernails over the panel just to kind of shift it just slightly,
just to get it where I want it. There we go.
I like that much better. Okay. All right. So now, again,
making sure my cut edges are still even, I’m gonna set this on a line,
on my cutting mat. There we go. All right. I need to come away from
my sewing machine a little, come all the way to the end. All right. So now I’m gonna cut this out.
36 inches. All right? Okay. Here we go. You’re cutting it roughly in the same place
you’re cutting off that yellow— that light yellow border. That looks good.
And the top one. Perfect. All right.
Now, I’m not going to touch this panel, because the next thing I’m going to do is, I’m going to cut this into rows.
My rows are nine inches. All right. So now I’m going to cut this
into four nine inch strips. Okay. Here we go. [ Fun festive interlude ] All right. There we go. So now I have four rows,
each nine inches, all right? Now I’m gonna open up my rows. Let’s set these up here.
I’m going to start with Row 4 on the bottom. Okay, I’m gonna open this up.
I’m gonna take Row 3. It’s important that you
keep your rows together and you keep these in order,
or it’s gonna be kind of like a jigsaw puzzle to put back together
if your rows get out of order. Okay. So I’m going to try to keep this
really well organized. This is Row 2 and this is Row 1. All right. There we go. Now I’ve got them all stacked perfectly
on top of each other, and I’m going to line these up
on a line on my mat again. Now I’m going to cut this
at seven and a half inches. All right, all right. Here we go. So I’m going to use this half inch mark on my ruler. On the Creative Grids two and a half by 24 and a half inch ruler,
it has… one side has a one inch mark,
that’s with the white numbers— this side has a half inch mark,
because I’m starting right on the line and I need to cut a half inch into the next one.
That would be right here. Okay. So I’m going to use my half-inch mark
to guide me on my—on my mat. All right, here’s one. Just set that carefully aside. So now I’m starting
with my half-inch and I’m gonna count seven— I turned my ruler around
so I can use my one inch side on this side, so that I’m lining up all my
lines on my ruler with the lines on my mat. And I know that I’m not cutting off—
I don’t want to miscut right now. Okay, my half-inch again,
so I flipped my ruler so I can easily line up everything, all my lines on my ruler line up with my mat.
There we go. All right.
So I have 4 seven and a half inch blocks. Now I’m going to label my blocks. Label your rows, and I’m actually going to
clip my rows together. All right.
So our first one is Row One. And I’m actually gonna put a label on that, and I’m just going to go through
and pick up all of Row One. Kind of like cards, a deck of cards.
There we go. I’m just gonna clip them together
so I know that’s my Row One. Okay so I have—
all my rows are all together. They’re all labeled, clipped, ready to go. Now I’m going to show you
how to fussy cut the gelato. We wanted to show how
the light comes in through the window, and you can see that on the quilt, how we have a lamp in the corner. And I’ll get out of the way
so the camera can see that. And so we chose to do
our lightest Gelato right here where the light is going to be
shining on a window, and then as it grows out of the quilt
we’ve got it darker and darker. And to achieve that with one fabric
we used this ombré Gelato. I’m going to show you the ombré here. Let’s get my blocks. I’ll have to move these out of the way,
I don’t want to cut these again. Set these aside for later. Clear this off. All right, there we go. So you can see on the Gelato ombré,
how in the center, it’s the very lightest, and then on each side it just gets a little
darker, darker, darker, darker, as you go. So I want to fussy cut this very center of this Gelato, because I want that
brightest, lightest piece for a couple of my blocks. So these strips are
cut at two and a half inches. So again, I’m going to use the two and a half
by twenty-four and a half inch ruler, and I’m just going to place this ruler
right in the middle of my fabric, right where I want that cut to be. All right, here we go. I’m gonna take the first cut, slide the ruler, and cut. There we go. All right.
So this is the first piece that I’m cutting, so I’m going to just set this piece out of the way. I don’t need this piece, this is an extra piece of fabric for another project. I turn this around— and again, if this is too long for you to cut, because a lot of times you don’t have as much space at home on a cutting mat, I would just take this and I’ll fold it in half. and I’m matching my selvages right here, so you know that
you’re gonna be straight with the fabric. Let’s make sure I made that cut straight. And it’s a little bit off. So I’m gonna straighten that edge a little bit, I’m gonna line this up on a line on my mat, and I’m just gonna straighten this edge just a tiny bit.
I don’t want to take a lot off of there, I’m just going to take a tiny bit,
like a quarter-inch. There we go. Just gonna straighten
that edge a little bit. Okay. Now I’m just gonna take
two and a half inch strips, and I’m just gonna cut all the way down
to the darker part, because I want light
all the way to dark. Here we go. [ Jaunty interlude music ] All right. So now I have a really nice palette to play with. So the next step that I did
when making this quilt is I took my blocks
and I laid them out on a design wall. Uh, you could use your floor,
you can use a design wall, whatever you’ve got, a bed, anything that you’ve got
in your sewing room or in your living room, wherever you’re working, lay out all your blocks and just note
how that lamp light is shining down into that window. So we started with the brightest yellow and then kind of did a
gradation all the way out. So what we can do is, we can cut some of these pieces just to give us a good
working palette of color, and then you just get to play
with color. There is an actual photograph of our quilt,
so if you don’t— if you’re not good at playing with color,
you don’t have to do that, you can just look at what we did
and see where we placed our— see where I place my colors at. All right.
So I’m going to stack my strips like this, because I’m going to cut them
all at once. Okay? Square this edge up a little bit here. There we go. All right. Let’s double check a measurement
before I cut all those strips, that’s never a bad thing. These are gonna be
nine and a half inches. Actually, I’m gonna use
my ruler to cut those. I think it’s more accurate to use a ruler
than to use your cutting mat. So I’m going to cut nine and a half inches, I’m going to start at this half inch side and I could see up nine and a half, I’m going to lay this right along my strip. As you can see, my black number
is nine and a half, and that’s the one I’m paying attention to. Just like that. Get set. This ruler just
makes it so quick and easy to cut pieces. Now, if you want extra pieces, you can open these up and press that fold out. And you can easily get another one
out of these pieces here. Okay. You can get more
if you want more light pieces. Okay. You also have another half
of your Gelato that you could cut up. All right. So now you would just go ahead
and lay these out on your floor and just start playing with your color,
and lay all your Gelato strips out like we did here. Now, let’s talk about how to get that
windowpane effect in there. Okay. So to do that, I’m going to actually lay out a couple of blocks here.
I’m going to start with Row One. Let’s actually do this here. These are so—such a beautiful panel. I just love it. Digitally printed panels—
they’re just so vibrant in color. There’s our little teddy bear. All right. So I know we have—
our darkest pieces are in the top here, another one here. Yep. We went a little brighter here. You got to think about—
that lamp is shining up a little bit, a little brighter here. Okay. We have our dark brown, we’re just going to lay our dark brown
on the sides, like this. There we go.
All right. Perfect. Okay. So I used a Corner Clipper
to do this, so I’m just going to put this
half square triangle on here like this, so that we have this effect right here. And when you sew this together
it looks like a windowpane, and it looks like
you’ve mitered this corner, but you haven’t. So there’s no Y-seams.
This is the easy way to do a miter, okay? You don’t do the miter.
That’s what makes it easy! So let’s take a piece of our Gelato here. I’m gonna take my corner. Right sides together.
You use a Corner Clipper— a Corner Clipper,
I’m gonna find my two and a half inch mark because that’s how big this square is. When you lay this on here
you’re gonna turn it a couple of times. Ahh. That’s the way
I want that miter to go. Visualize which way you want this to go. I want this miter to go
this corner to this corner, so that when it’s sewn
it looks like this, right? Visually check I have
my two and a half inches all lined up. That is correct, that’s the right angle I want
before you cut this. Cut that away, and then we take this
to the sewing machine and stitch it. And I’m gonna put a little pin
in this, right here, just to hang on to that while we sew it. So I’m going to do
a couple of these at the same time. You can do a whole row at once. Just watch your order. Um, if you’ve got your Gelato pieces in order,
you can also number those. I like these little stickers, [they] stay on.
They’re temporary stickers. They’re not gonna
leave a residue on my fabric. They’re just address labels. I love that. They’re easy to find, they’re common,
I have them in my home. I have several sheets of them up in my sewing room.
I use them all the time. There we go. Okay. So we’ll do a couple of these, and we’ll go to
the sewing machine. I’ll show you how to do that. So I’m gonna be using the Konfetti thread. I set this on top of my machine so I would remember
to tell you what kind of thread that I’m actually using. So this is the Konfetti thread,
this is the Neutral Piecing thread set. And whenever I’m piecing a quilt
I either use the white, the silver, or the black. And for this one I will be using the white. Set those over here. All right. Here we go.
So I’m gonna use a starter strip because I’m starting
on this point right here, and I know sometimes on a machine they tend to eat these points, and this will just get taken right down
into your feed dogs. But if I use a little starter strip
and I sew off onto that first, usually my machine will behave itself
and it’ll sew right off of it, sew right off and right on
to that corner and not eat it. All right, so we have got these stitched. I’m going to give this a good press. I’m gonna set my seam, and then I’m going to press.
I’m going to open this up and press it toward the brown. I love how perfect this is on here. It’s so even.
I love that Corner Clipper for that reason. It just saves me so much time. Now, if you don’t have a Corner Clipper
you’re gonna put your square on there, you’re gonna draw the line,
sew on the line, trim it, and then press it. You just do it the other way. And we did give you full directions
on how to do that in your download. Okay. All right.
So now we have these done. Put these on here like this. So let’s go ahead and
put our brown onto these two
and then we’ll make a couple blocks. Finish a block, here we go. I’m just gonna put a little pin in this. I’m gonna pin this here,
I’m gonna pin it at the end so that this stays where I want it,
so that when I’m sewing, when I start up here and sew to the end, this end stays together. But I’ve also moved my pin
out of the way so that I don’t have to stop
and take this pin out. I can just sew right on past it.
All right? So I’m gonna do that on a couple of these. Again, you’re gonna want
to keep these in order. Just work on a couple
of blocks at a time. Okay, so Row One, we’ll do him first.
Here we go. [ Jazzy interlude ] Okay. Just like that. All right.
So again I’m gonna set my seam, and I’m gonna press this—
finger press it open first and make sure it stays right where I want it. Make sure you’re not making a crease
when you’re pressing this open. Okay, that was block number two
in Row One. This is number one.
Beautiful. All right.
Now we’re gonna add the Gelato onto here. I’m gonna move my little sticker out of the way.
Let’s move him up here. I don’t want to hit that with an iron.
All right. There we go. So again, I’m gonna use a pin and I’m gonna pin
right here where these seams are lining up. I’m gonna pin this right there. Might stick another pin
right in the end of this, like this. And again,
we can do two at the same time. [ Fun holiday interlude ] All right. There we go. I’m going to go ahead
and press this again, as well, towards the border that I just added.
All right? Just like that. I love that it looks like I have mitered this, but I haven’t, and you can see that. Perfect. The point comes right where it’s
supposed to, right there. Let’s press the second one out. Nice. All right. I’ll lay them back out,
just like that. You continue making your blocks
and you’re gonna add your sashing, your sashing in between,
your border and then quilt it. Quilt it and put your binding on, and you have a wall hanging
that is absolutely adorable. You will cherish this for years. I love this and can’t wait
to hang this in my home. I hope you’ve enjoyed watching this, I hope you’ve learned something about making
a fast window pane attic window block, and I will see you next time
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