The Reclaimed West Blog Tour


Thanks for joining me on Timeless Treasures’ blog tour!  Judy & Judel Niemeyer’s first-ever fabric line, “The Reclaimed West” has been a big hit! Here’s a peek at the fabrics:

reclaimed west collage

I knew that my pattern Lanterns would feature this fabric nicely, and it ties in with the theme of the west – prairie lanterns, and also the sashing design, that I have named my “barbed wire” sashing.

Here is Lanterns made up in The Reclaimed West fabrics:

Lanterns in Reclaimed WestThis is available as a kit called “Prairie Lanterns” through Hancock’s of Paducah here:

Hancocks pageThe block used for this pattern is so easy to do with my Folded Corner Clipper template:

Folded Corner Clipper webHere is how I used it for this block:

Lan 2To make a folded corner without drawing pencil lines, use the Folded Corner Clipper to cut off the corner.  Then use the raw edge as your 1/4″ seam guide.  It saves so much time by not having to draw pencil lines!  Just sew your seam:

Lan 4and press open:

Lan 5Repeat for the other corner:

Lan 6Make two of those rectangles:

Lan 8Now make 4 folded corners on a larger rectangle:

Lan 9Sew the rectangles together to complete the block:

Lan 10As a bonus, since you trimmed the corners with a ruler, those leftover pieces can be made into consistent-sized half-square-triangles:

Lan 11Use those HST’s for another project:

Lan 12For more information on the Folded Corner Clipper, see the brochure here, or see photo tutorials by referencing the category list on the right side of this page.

Here is the schedule for this week’s blog hop.  Visit the Sew Timeless Blog all 5 days for prizes!

I will be giving away 2 Folded Corner Clipper Templates, selected from those who leave a comment below by Friday midnight.  Good luck!


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38 Responses to The Reclaimed West Blog Tour

  1. Jackie says:

    I will admit, it took me a second to really understand how the tool works (I am new to quilting), but now I see the light! This looks very handy! I really like your barbed wire sashing!

  2. Dee says:

    Love this block and think the Folded Corner Clipper would be a real asset to the sewingroom. Thank you for the tutorial.

  3. D Diana says:

    Looks like a great time saver. thanks!

  4. Donna Joy says:

    Folded Corner clipper looks like a time saver, we all need that. After all we just want to get to the sewing. The barbed wire sashing is one I want to use on some of my projects. Really looks great. Thanks for giveaway.

  5. Tina says:

    I am a beginner and love all the gadgets and tools. Thanks for the chance.

  6. Kathy h says:

    This looks like a nice book and I am inspired to learn how to use all of those different rulers to make it easier.

  7. Rochelle says:

    I really like the block and the easy way to make the corners. Thank you.

  8. Rachell R says:

    That looks like an awesome tool. Cut off dog ears and trim up a HST at the same time. Great idea!

  9. Lee Ann L. says:

    That is a cool looking quilt. And, the template sounds like a wonderful thing to have.

  10. Linda Jones says:

    Very clever idea. Like your corner clipper and your Lantern pattern.

  11. minibea12 says:

    Your Lantern quilt is beautiful. Love the pattern!

  12. Laura says:

    What a great tool. Drawing those lines is time consuming and sometimes the fabric stretches. Thanks for your generosity.

  13. Karen Thurn says:

    I do a lot of drawing lines or I mostly just end up eyeing it and ignoring the not so straight lines so I think the Folded Corner Clipper would be a handy tool to have in my quilting studio. Thanks for a chance to win one.

  14. Quilting Tangent says:

    Nice lanterns and pinwheels. Any tool that makes things faster, no drawing sounds great.

  15. Betty Sazama says:

    Love the folded corner clipper…use it to make all my binding! These fabrics are great with your lantern pattern!

  16. Betty Harden says:

    Love the block, quilt and fabric. would love the tool. Want to make this one. Congrats on being chosen for this issue.

  17. Dorothy Holt says:

    Love your block. Great job! The lanterns Is Great!

  18. Cyndy Knapp says:

    The lanterns pattern is really neat, especially with the barbed wire sashing. That looks like a really handy tool to use for the block. Thanks for sharing.

  19. kathy pfaltzgraff says:

    Congrats on being featured on 2 promos this week, Love your way of doing the lantern block, Kathy in Colo

  20. Hi Susan! Just wanted to say thank you, from Quiltworx, for using the Reclaimed West in this fun project! The barbed-wire sashing is great!

  21. chanzy01 says:

    Love the quilt and the Folded Corner Clipper looks like an amazing time saving tool.

  22. Deb says:

    I love that lantern quilt pattern and I’m sure your tool is very useful! Thanks for the chance to try it out!

  23. Pamela R says:

    Nice giveaway. thks.

  24. Camille V says:

    Quilters are so inventive. This tool will find a place in many sewing rooms.

  25. Carol says:

    That is a neat tool. I may just have to get one.

  26. Love the block! And what a cool tool! You are so right that that fabric is perfect for that pattern!

  27. Julie A. says:

    Love this pattern done up in this collection.

  28. DonnaM says:

    Your folded corner tool looks like a real time saver. I could use this a lot.

  29. Your folder corner clipper looks like it would make life much easier!

  30. Kathie L says:

    I love tools that make life simpler.

  31. LINDA says:


  32. buntyw says:

    Fabulous quilt!
    I’ve never heard of this tool !!

  33. Vicki H says:

    I like your Prairie Lantern block. I have never seen this tool, would like to try it.

  34. Sandy K says:

    Great block, I would love to try the corner tool.

  35. Debbie P says:

    Great block with a nice layout plan!! Thank you! Also, thanks for showing how to use the “Folded Corner Clipper’! I love rulers that make things easier going! 🙂

  36. Lori Smanski says:

    these fabrics are so wonderful. Your quilt is really gorgeous. wow this little tool is so cool. it is going on my Christmas list

  37. Joy says:

    The Folded Corner Clipper looks like a very handy tool to have…and I do love ANYTHING that makes piecing easier.

  38. Margaret Renslow says:

    You just keep coming up w/wonderful new patterns and gadgets! I love my Folded Corner Clipper and will make sure I have another one for my sewing room in AZ. I’m thinking your new pattern would fit in great in AZ with the clever barbed wire sashing. Keep those ideas coming!

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