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  • Writer's pictureMegan Best

Create for a cause

As an Island Batik Ambassador, we make a LOT of quilts. This month we are creating donation quilts.

The charity we at Island Batik and Studio 180 Design(our sponsors) are working with:

All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. Across the US, too many boys and girls go without a bed—or even a pillow—to sleep on. These children end up sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors. This can affect their happiness and health. That’s where Sleep in Heavenly Peace comes in. A group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling, and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need. 

So many great charities provide clothing, meals, and toys to families in need. But as wonderful as this aid is, few organizations offer suitable beds and bedding to the kids in these families. Sleep in Heavenly Peace fully believes that a bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional, and mental support that a child needs. If a child needs a bed, Sleep in Heavenly Peace wants to make sure they get one. NO KID SLEEPS ON THE FLOOR!

Quilts Across America is a program that relies on the generosity of quilters everywhere to provide a quilt with each bed that is delivered. Quilts Across America was initiated by Studio 180 Design and Tucker University in July 2023. Help make this the largest quilting project in America and complete the process of getting kids, Off the floor, Into a Bed, and Under a Quilt

I got the Corner Beam ruler. It is a cool ruler that ensure very accurate piecing with interesting angles.

I pulled a bunch of bright batiks and built a quilt using the Corner Beam and Electric Quilt.

I paired the bright fabrics with a neutral background fabric. These units are SO easy to sew.

Press to the outside triangles and the parts really fit well.

I pressed with my fabulous Oliso Iron.

The quilt went together really easily and quickly. It finished out to 53" by 77".

It is now ready for quilting.

I quilted it with a fast and open design. This is a video of my quilting machine machine quilting this quilt. I did speed it up.

The quilt was finished and ready for binding in no time. I used a bright turquoise thread and my favorite Hobbs Batting.

I press the binding out in prep for the machine stitching closed.

I used the border and binding fabric for the back.

Really just a nice quilt that is meant to be used.

Disclosure: The products featured here were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik,  Oliso Irons , Studio 180 Designs and Hobbs heirloom Batting.

Be sure to visit all the Island batik Ambassadors to see all the beautiful projects this month.

Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs

Renee Atkinson ~ Pink Tulip Quilting

Megan Best ~ BestQuilter

Pamela Boatright ~ PamelaQuilts

Susan Deshensky ~ Lady Blue Quilts Studio

Brittany Fisher ~ Bobbin with Brittany

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts

Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts

Kim Jamieson-Hirst ~ Chatterbox Quilts

Victoria Johnson ~ Forever Quilting for You

Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Connie Kresin Campbell ~ Freemotion by the River

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood

Denise Looney ~ A Quiltery

Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights

Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine

Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion

Sarah Pitcher ~ Pitcher’s Boutique

Lana Russel ~ Lana Quilts

Julia Schweri ~ Inflorescence Designs

Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail

Carol Stanek ~ Stitch with Color

Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels

Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations

Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt

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Pamela Boatright
Pamela Boatright
06. Juli

Great quilt! It's so colorful and fun, and I love that you used the contrasting thread on it!

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