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.Ā  I love seeing how different fabric and quilting choices changes a project!

Pattern Parade Blog Hop: Large Casserole Hot Pad

Pattern Parade Blog Hop: Large Casserole Hot Pad

Welcome to the Christmas in July Pattern Parade! I'm so happy you are here. Believe it or not, it's time to start thinking about the holiday sewing we want to do this year. So a group of designers/bloggers have come together to provide lots of fun projects for you to...

Longarming: How Much Backing Fabric Do You Really Need?

Longarming: How Much Backing Fabric Do You Really Need?

As a longarm quilter for hire I sometimes have to work through quilting challenges, such as tops that aren't square or borders that are too big. By now I've quilted quite a few tops and have a few tricks up my sleeve to be able to handle most of the issues that come...

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. šŸ™‚ 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 ZipperĀ as promised, albeit just a little late.Ā HereĀ 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 postsĀ 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...

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