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!

{Tutorial} Perfectly Joined Binding Strips

{Tutorial} Perfectly Joined Binding Strips

A few weeks ago a friend asked me how I join the strips I cut for binding. She was having a problem with her strips lining up. As I was showing her, I thought this info would be useful to some of my readers so I'm sharing it here with you today. This technique is not...

{Tutorial} Scrambled – A Scrap Block

{Tutorial} Scrambled – A Scrap Block

Here is the tutorial I promised you - much sooner than expected! I have named the block Scrambled and I really like this block.  I am still cutting pieces to make my quilt bigger and I sew when I have a few minutes here and there. Hopefully I'll have a finish to share...

{Tip} Batting Tape – Have You Tried It?

{Tip} Batting Tape – Have You Tried It?

On Saturday I started to put my quilt top, back and batting together for quilting when oops! The last piece of batting on the bolt wasn't large enough. Drat! I had the whole day to quilt, was in my scrubby clothes, hair in a mess and I DID NOT want to make a trip to...

{Tutorial} Beach Ball Block

{Tutorial} Beach Ball Block

  This block is made of two each of two different squares – referred to as Square A and Square B. The block finishes at 12" square. CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS Beachball Fabric – White Cut one strip 3-1/2″ W x WOF Subcut to six 3-1/2″ squares Square A – Lapis Blue and...

Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop

Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop

Have you guys been checking out all the great tutorials in the Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop? There have been so many great ones; my to-do list has gotten a lot bigger in the last two days! The creativity of all the bloggers is so inspiring to me. So, today is my...

{Tutorial} Shoo Fly Block

{Tutorial} Shoo Fly Block

Okay, here it is! A tutorial for the Shoo Fly block used in my Checkered Past quilt. This is such a fun block to make and easy! It reminds me of the nursery song "Shoo Fly Don't Bother Me".......but I digress. A quilt with nothing but these blocks would be beautiful,...

{Tutorial} Checker Block

{Tutorial} Checker Block

  I used this block in my Checkered Past quilt and call it a Checker block. There's probably an 'official' name for it in quilt world; this is just what I call it. The block is good to use on its own, with scraps for a scrappy look, or mixed with other blocks in...

{Tutorial} Modern Pinwheel Block

{Tutorial} Modern Pinwheel Block

This block is fun to make and uses flying geese to create a funky, modern pinwheel. The directions are for a block that finishes at 8". You will need: 1 - 5-1/4" square Color A (I used Navy Blue) 4 - 2-7/8" squares Color B (I used Red) 4 - 2-1/2"x4-1/2" rectangles...

{Tip} Economy Blocks

{Tip} Economy Blocks

Last week (or maybe the week before - time has been flying by) I showed you a couple economy blocks I made from scraps using a tutorial from Red Pepper Quilts. I've had a couple readers ask about how I made the blocks and how I plan on using them, so I thought I would...

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