Have you seen the new fabric collection by the very sweet and talented Kim Andersson of I adore pattern? It is called Tidal Lace and I was happy enough to have the chance of making something of it.

Tidal Lace is due in stores in January 2015.

Windham Fabrics is generously giving away fat quarter bundles of the Tidal Lace collection throughout the blog hop. For your chance to win, leave a comment about you'd make with your FQ bundle!

This giveaway is open internationally. One entry per person. A random drawing will be September 30th. The winner will be notified via email.

Kim asked me to do a little tutorial on sewing curves. Below is a quilt that Kim made with one of my quarter circle templates. I love the flow of the curves...very much like the ocean. 

For me quarter circles are very much the sister of half square triangles. There are so many shapes and secondary designs that come from them you can become hooked fast.

Using a plastic template makes things go a lot quicker. If you're interested in one, I sell them here. Using a 28 mm rotary blade, cut along the edge of the template. Using a rotating mat like this is really helpful because you don't have to shift the template or fabric. 

There are two ways that I put my curves together. The first way is by pinning.

First, finger press your center, pin the middle and sides, pin in between.

The second way is glue basting. There are several different ways to do this, I prefer using a simple glue stick. 

Finger press your middle, add a small daps (below I made it thick so you could see it, I wouldn't recommend using this much), press down to stick. I don't normally sew these one by one. I do a whole batch at once so by the time I'm done, they're dry. No gumming up the needle. This is my current preferred method of sewing curves.

Here's a little video of me sewing them together. Note how much faster I can go when I glue baste. This makes me super happy...sewing fast is fun!

Check out some of the great things made with Tidal Lace:

Mon, Sept 15: Windham Fabrics and I Adore Pattern
Tues, Sept 16: House on Hill Road and Badskirt and @cathmosely
Wed, Sept 17: Play Crafts and Stacey In Stitches
Thu, Sept 18: Little Bluebell and The Quilted Fox
Fri, Sept 19: See How We Sew and My Sewcial Hour
Sat, Sept 20: Sew Messy and Domestic Strata
Sun, Sept 21: Hodge Podge Farm and Drop Cloth
Mon, Sept 22: Swoon Patterns and Peppermint Pinwheels
Tues, Sept 23: Bettycrockerass and The Berlin Quilter

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