Squaring Wall Quilts with Lynette Jensen

Lynette Jensen is back with another lovely quilt pattern from the Thimbleberries Project of the Month Club! This wall quilt (or holiday table topper) is called Winterscape and it’s an easy project that looks great all winter long! Here’s what Lynette had to say about it…


How fun to have a small, easy project for the December installment of the Project of the Month. Not only can you get this Winterscape project made in this busy month for you to use in your own holiday decorating, but you could also make extra for gift giving. It is the perfect size for many uses – as a wall hanging in a tiny space, or as a table piece as on a coffee or side table

Winterscape Table or Wall Quilt Pattern

Here’s a quick tip for making your project perfectly square:
When small pieces are used as a wall hanging or perhaps framed, it is important that they be perfectly “square”, meaning the top and the bottom width are the exact same and the two sides match each other as well. It is pretty obvious to the eye when they are uneven and that would spoil all the wonderful work done on the project. It is so easy to stretch the outside edges when quilting or binding quilts.

To make sure all is right with the world before binding is attached, measure the quilt to make sure the two opposite sides of the quilt’s measurements match. If they do not measure exactly the same, don’t think you can remedy the problem by trimming the border, as this will just make the border width uneven.

Instead, run a basting stitch along the outside edge of the quilt approximately 1/4” from the edge. You will then be able to gently pull up an excess to ease the extra slight amount needed to match the opposite side. Start with the top and bottom edges and then check the side edges to see if they need a little help. Use the cutting lines on your cutting mat as a great visual aide for this process. The hand basting stitch will be hidden in the binding seam allowance and your quilt will be perfectly squared up.

Not only does the Winterscape Kit include the wall hanging pattern, it also features one of the best gift projects ever!

Pictured below is the Festive Potholder that is made with a hand pocket so the potholder can be used as a oven mitt. And since it is made with Insul-Brite insulated batting it can also be used as a trivet for those hot oven dishes.

I have this one ready for a gift combined with a cotton dishtowel and a package of recipe cards tucked into the potholder pocket. Imagine how many great potholders are waiting to be made from your lovely scraps for any kitchen decor.

Winterscape Table or Wall Quilt Pattern


christmas-rememberedbylynettejensenThank you so much, Lynette! Great information and a lovely jolly snowman quilt pattern. Take a closer look at the other projects offered in the Thimbleberries Project of the Month Club. It’s such a fun club to be a part of!

Before we sign off, RJR Fabrics is giving away a Christmas Remembered fat quarter bundle. Most of us like quilt patterns using fat quarters, so this giveaway would be festive and fun to win!

Enter by midnight on Friday, December 16, 2016 by adding a comment below discussing your favorite Thimbleberries or Lynette Jensen design! A winner will be chosen at random and emailed the following day. Keep an eye out in your email inbox. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and good luck!

Happy Quilting!

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27 thoughts on “Squaring Wall Quilts with Lynette Jensen

  1. What a fun club! Thanks for the square up tips. Winterscapes is perfect for a hostess gift I need to make! I love that snow family. 🙂 Thanks so much for a chance to win that fabulous RJR Fabrics Christmas Remembered fat quarter bundle. I also love the Log Cabin Birdhouse kit, and the Pumpkin Blossom kit…both from Thimbleberries. So cute!

  2. I’ve loved Thimbleberries fabric for years and was overjoyed that it came back. This winter project is beautiful. Hope I Can get you t in Canada

  3. I think this project Winterscape and the fabric you are highlighting (Christmas Remembered) are beautiful and my favorites right now. 2 of my faves–Christmas and fabric. Thanks!

  4. I have to say that I’m not all that familiar with Thimbleberries, not enough to claim a favorite, but after looking at Lynette’s blog, and signing up to receive the newsletter, I think she could fast become one of my favorite designers. I love the look and color of more traditional and primitive style quilting!

  5. Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful fat quarters. I love the Thimbleberries Prairie Pines pattern, especially for this time of year.

  6. I love this panel! Beautiful work! I would also like to do the watermelon table runner for some fun summer decor. Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. I just finished ‘A Perfect Tree’ from a long time ago (anyone still have projects from Thimbleberries Quilt Club??). Soooo fun!

  8. My favorite Thimbleberries pattern is her Kitty Cat Charm quilt. This would be a great quilt for my daughter-in-law. Thank you for the chance to win.

  9. I love all her patterns and fabric but I especially like the pictures of her house in some of her books showing how she uses her quilts to decorate.

  10. Winterscape is my new fav–I love snowmen and stars. My home is small so small quilts or wall hangings are what I enjoy to create. Thimbleberries have had wonderful projects and were some of the first I collected.

  11. I’m so glad that Lynette is back! It tickles me that while I am reading this, my laptop is on the table which is covered with a Thimbleberries candy cane table topper, the small kitchen tree next to me is with dressed with a Wild Goose Chase tree skirt, and across the room hangs my Countryside Wreath quilt.

  12. Working on scrap quilt –all Thimbleberries from different lines and years.
    I especially love play date and kids undercover.

  13. I have made two queen sized Thimbleberries quilts, House and Garden and the 2016 Craftsy BOM, as well as many smaller projects. I have been a Thimbleberries fan since I started quilting 12 years ago and have an entire shelf of Thimbleberries fabrics as well as two baskets of fat quarters. I love all of Lynette’s projects as the directions are so easy to follow. I would love to win the fat quarters. Merry Christmas to sll at RJR.

  14. Years ago I made a quilt top and my husband hung his Grandmothers quilt frame above our bed. He would sleep and I would quilt. Years passed before I would return to quilting. My friend quilted and I would read her quilt books and magazines while sitting with her mother. I saw a patterns and fell in love with the “Christmas Tree Farm”. My wonderful friend bought me the Thimbleberries material and Lynette Jensen pattern to go with it. That was all it took for me to become my own creative self again and a shopping partner for my friend. I now have my Mother living with me and spend most of my time with her, but I do manage to head off to my craft room most evenings. Thank you for my journey.

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