Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New Favorite Way to Make On-Point Settings {Sew Some Love}

Welcome to the Sew Some Love linkup!  Please link-up any post about a project you're sewing for charity.

As I've begun sewing together the Scrappy Susannah blocks I wanted to try a different setting. This technique makes on-point settings SOOO much easier. I saw it here on Summer's Instagram.  Summer was making a rectangular quilt, whereas I made a square one.  First sew together a 4x8 top and then cut along the blue lines.

Flip those triangles over, sew them together, and then sew them to the larger triangle to make the other half of the quilt. Since you do end up with bias edges on the outside I sewed stay-stitching along what would become the outside edges before cutting apart the triangles. With 12" blocks this top finishes at about 68" square. What do you think? Does anyone know the original source for this technique?

Covered in Love has been so blessed by donations from quilters, I want you all to see what each other have going on!  For purposes of the linky, I'm going to define "charity" really generally.  If you're sewing a quilt for you co-worker's mom with cancer or your friend's uncle who lost his home, that totally counts!  Anything you're sewing out of the goodness of your heart for someone outside you immediate circle of family and friends. 

Some Quilt Charities:
Books and a Blanket - quilts for needy children in central Texas, promoting literacy
Covered in Love - quilts for mourning families
Jack's Basket - celebrating babies born with Down Syndrome
Kennel Quilts - small quilts for animals in need
Margaret's Hope Chest - several programs for children and adults
My Very Own Blanket - quilts for children in foster care
Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project - quilts auctioned to raise money for cancer research
Project Linus - quilts for children in the hospital
Quilts Beyond Borders -  quilts for poor children around the world
Quilts for Kids - quilts for abused and ill children
Quilts of Valor - quilts for veterans
Threading Hope - children and families in poverty and war torn countries
Victoria's Quilts - quilts for cancer patients
Wrap-a-Smile - quilts for children treated for cleft palate on medical missions
Wrap Them in Love - quilts for children

If you know of any that need added to the list let me know!


  1. Yes! I love that technique! It does cut off a few points, but if you don't care about that then it's sooooo quick and easy. I'm pretty sure it was originally written up by Quilt Woman: http://www.quiltwoman.com/Straight-to-The-Point-Quilt-Patterns.aspx

  2. Brilliant technique. The resulting cut-off points are perfect to somehow incorporate into the backing. I can't thank you enough for showing us this method. This fall quilt looks amazing and I love how you are jumping in even before the month is up! As always, you are wonderful!!

  3. Great technique. 'Never heard of it before, but it sure does work well. The quilt is looking beautiful.

  4. I've seen quilts by Aby Dolinger made with this technique. It seems like such a bold move to me! My cutting skills leave something to be desired.