Quilting Tips and Tutorials

Here is a selection of projects I’ve done that you may be interested in doing. If you do, I would love it if you shared your project with me.  I love seeing how different fabric and quilting choices changes a project!

Joining Batting Strips – What Not To Do

Joining Batting Strips – What Not To Do

Do you ever join leftover batting pieces to make a larger batting? I do it often. After all, those leftover pieces are perfectly good - they just aren't big enough for some of my projects. Joining them together takes a few minutes of my time and saves me a few...

{Tip} How to Stitch Diamonds that Pop!

{Tip} How to Stitch Diamonds that Pop!

On Monday I showed you some close up pics of the diamonds I quilted in the sashing strips of my William Morris quilt. As a reminder, here they are: I thought you might like to stitch this design on one of your own quilts, so I'm going to show you how I did it without...

Cross Hatch Stitching Path

Cross Hatch Stitching Path

Yesterday I talked about the cross hatch design I used on the most recent quilt I worked on, and told you I would share my quilting path in order to avoid starts/stops. So, here it is. 🙂 The block in the quilt measured 8-1/2" x 6-1/2". Because the diagonal measured...

{Tutorial} Totebag with Zipper Closure

{Tutorial} Totebag with Zipper Closure

I just uploaded the rewritten tutorial on the Nine Patch Totebag with Recessed Zipper as promised, albeit just a little late. Here is the second bag I made for picture taking purposes for the tutorial. Halfway through the process I decided I wanted my bag to be...

{Tip} Improvised Hot Ruler

{Tip} Improvised Hot Ruler

Afton of Quilting Mod has been publishing a series of blog posts titled 10 Sewing Notions You Need to Know About. Recently, one of the items she talked about was a heat resistant ruler that can be used when turning and pressing seams. I thought this little tool was...

{Tutorial} How to ‘Spin’ Seams

{Tutorial} How to ‘Spin’ Seams

I'm just popping in with a quick How To on spinning seams. This is a helpful technique to use in a block where there are lots of seams coming together in one place - it can help to flatten the block and reduce bulk. I was in quilt class last night when one of the...

{Tutorial} FMQ Feather Border

{Tutorial} FMQ Feather Border

Today I thought I would share with you the steps I used to make the feathered border in my Twelve Year quilt. No, I still don't have pictures of the quilt.  🙁 I was going to take it outside even though it's so rainy and gloomy, but my yard is one big soggy mess. I'm...

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