Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Quilted Cupcake Podcast Episode 18 Show Notes

Quilted Cupcake: LIVE  Here's our booth from the craft fair.

Here are some of the vintage toys you can get from Back to Basics, or at Target, along with my Chatter Phone, that sits in my office.  Maybe all the time I spent playing with it as a child influenced my career - I spend a lot of time chattering.  Or, that could just be a DNA thing!

Here's my Project Linus completed quilt - sorry for the bad pic.  I promise it's really red, not orange - had to snap this one inside just before delivery!

Hat I made for my son - I'm very pleased with it.  I made up the pattern as I went along.  If you want to make one, it's pretty easy - see pattern below.


Update on 12/3/09: This hat turned out to be smaller than I expected - about 20.5 inches (fits kindergartener, not my almost middle-schooler). I'm reknitting in a bigger size, and will post results.  I'm going to try casting on 124 stitches, and see what happens.  Also, note that I've found that my knitting tends to be tighter rather than looser.

Quilted Cupcake Hat Recipe:

One hank of Paton's Classic Wool yields 2+ hats
Knit in Round on Size 5 needles (start with circular, switch to DPN)

Cast on 112 stitches, join (don't twist!)

Work in K2P2 rib for 5.5 - 6 inches, then begin K all rows as you begin decreasing
Decreases: K8, K2T for one round
(any extra stitches at the end? Just knit them, it will work out - I promise!)
In between decrease rows, do a regular knit row
Continue decreasing by reducing by 1 the number of stitches between decreases. 
So, second decrease row is K7, K2T, third decrease row is K6, K2T, and so on.
The last decrease row is K2T all the way around, then thread remaining stitches on a needle and fasten off.

Super easy!  And, I love the new colorway of the Paton's yarn!

Here are podcast listener Karen's Photos from her class with Kaffe Fassett

Links from this episode (click on the highlighted text, and you'll go there):

Twitter tools:  Hootsuite  and Twellow

History of the Slinky

Book Review:  Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Romance

Holiday Gift Ideas:

Sew Mama Sew Handmade Holidays

Urban Threads:  Apron and Sock Monkey

Check back during the week for more pictures of projects underway!



Vals Quilting said...

Hi Jean, I love you booth so warm and friendly...I think I actually said aaaaw out loud :)
Nice job!!
Did you sell lots and get good reactions from everyone? I wanted to make a banner up for my company and now you've definitely inspired me to do just that - thanks Jean
Keep up the good work!!

Ruthann Logsdon Zaroff (Mirkwood Designs) said...

I have the Sew Ezi table and LOVE it. I don't have room for a sewing center in my small house, so the Sew Ezi is my only sewing table. I have inserts for my various machines (except for my Featherweight). If you travel at all, this is a terrific buy. Even if you don't, it's handy to have around the house so you can sew in various rooms. It's made very sturdily, and I think the cost is fair.

Also, because of your recommendation I decided to join the Twitter revolution. I'm following you, and if you want to reciprocate, my ID is MirkwoodDesigns.

Great podcast, by the way!


Linda Ehinger said...

Your booth is so inviting!!! Love the Christmas stockings. Tell us more about those.

Anonymous said...

Jean, I am amazed at all the items you were able to do in the craft fair. You are so talented and seem to get through projects more quickly then I can imagine.

I went back and re-listened to some of your past podcasts and I am also astounded at the number of tips and tricks and gadgets you are able to find and post for us. I really should be by my computer when I listen instead of working on my own quilt and housework - there is just so much to learn and you say things in such an easy to listen voice.

Jaye said...

http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2008/07/vintage-sheet-project-1-workbaskets.html - I thought that this would work for your vintage sheets.

milesmomma said...

Hi! I just found your podcast and am listening to them in sequence. At the very end of this podcast, you mentioned a quilt backing idea using fleece. But, you lost me. If you sew the fleece and top together (right sides) and then invert, you have a finished edge. How do you add a border that ends up having a back and binding???

Jean @ Quilted Cupcake said...

You don't really get a binding with this method, sometimes called "pillowcase" method. I suppose you could do a binding on top after inverting, but if you're really want a binding, probably don't want to use this method.

This is a good option for fast assembly of charity quilts. Hope that helps!