Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Fabric Sneak Peek

Signups for the latest BOM sessions will be closing very, very soon. As in within the next hour or so. We're getting ready to start cutting kits!
Here's a sneak peek at the first month's fabric:
30's Jane BOM
There have been questions about the "Jane-along".

It will not be very formal but here's the general plan:
  1. I'll be making the blocks in the same sequence, at the same time, and using the same fabrics as the 30's Jane kits for this session.
  2. I'll be blogging about them as I go along and include links to the original instructions on the blog. If you're a BOM subscriber, you won't need these since you already have them in a much easier to use format.
  3. You can post pictures of your progress on Instagram with the hashtag #thatquiltjanealong.
  4. Or on the Facebook page.
  5. Or in the Flickr group.
  6. My blog posts will automatically post to the Facebook page for those not subscribing in readers like Bloglovin' or Feedly.

(My blogging and "quilt along" skills are a little rusty, so any suggestions to make this better are welcome.)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Fabric for Jane-along

As I mentioned in my previous post, I'll be following along making the blocks for the 30's Jane BOM this upcoming session.

You do not have to sign up for the BOM (or even make a 30's Jane) to follow along, although it is nice to have instructions on hand and the BOM instructions are infinitely more printable.
But I digress...

If you'd like to make a 30's Jane using similar fabrics than the ones in the BOM, it might be a good idea to sign up for the 30's Fabric of the Month Club. It is a 12 month FOM and the fabrics will be exactly the same as in the first 12 months of the 30's Jane BOM. You will receive 120 different fabrics!

Here's a little eye candy from the current BOM to whet your appetite:
And just in case you're wondering - you can make two blocks using one fat eighth most of the time. There are a few blocks that use a little more fabric and, of course, it depends on how much you mess up. Speaking from experience...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Signups for the Next BOM Session are Now Open!

Good news! Signups for the next BOM session opened up this morning! The number of signups available are limited this time, so I recommend you act swiftly if you're interested.

In other news, I've decided to follow along with the 30's Jane BOM this time. I think this may be the only way I'll ever get her done. I will be completing the blocks in the same order the kits go out, and using the same fabric.

If you'd like a little extra nudge to make (or complete) one of these quilts (you don't have to be in the BOM), this could be your opportunity. More info to come in a future post.

Thursday, September 3, 2015


The quilt is pinned! It's still taped to the floor because I have a couple of tiny blood drops I have to try and remove. It's not really a quilt until you've bled on it, right?

I had to make THREE pin runs (actually 4 because one time I forgot my wallet at home and had to go back to fetch it) before I had enough pins for this quilt. It's the biggest quilt I've ever made!
So, how many pins do you need for a Dear Jane® quilt? Somewhere between 800 and 1,000 depending on how much pinning you do.

I pinned once in the sashing surrounding each block and once in the center of each block. I hope it's enough!
Dear Jane pinning detail
And here's how I pinned the triangles and scallops:
Dear Jane pinning details
Off to go try some stain removal techniques.

Friday, August 28, 2015

It's been a long, long time!

My original Baby Jane top (the one I used to write all the tutorials) has been languishing for years - almost FIVE years to be exact.
Many things have happened in my life since and I'm happy to announce that I think I'm ready to tackle the final stages.
One of the reasons I haven't finished the quilt is that I couldn't figure out how to baste something this large. Well, in our new house I have ample room - until the new couch arrives in less than two weeks. I better get a move on!

A photo posted by Twiddletails (@twiddletails) on

Monday, March 2, 2015

Freezer Paper

Did you know we have Freezer Paper Sheets in both the Etsy and main stores?
These are heavyweight 54lb sheets and I've been using them for all my freezer paper foundation piecing off late, including the "Little Penguin" block and the "Tree Lot" quilt, and I will definitely be using them when I get my Baby Janes going again.  Soon.

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Red & White Mini Baby Jane

I've been waiting since October for a nice day to take photos of this little quilt but it just hasn't happened. Winter in Seattle...
Today I decided to just go for it. Better photos can always be taken later.
Red & White Mini Baby Jane
If you follow the blog you may remember my original layout back in September.
I changed it up a bit and decided to use prairie points in the border. I have a thing for prairie points these days.
Oh and BTW, the little quilt won 3rd place in the miniatures category in the quilt show. It's 24" x 24" in size.