Posts tagged: "quilt finishing"

  1. Learn to machine quilt with Pat Sloan (once and for all): mega-big blog tour!

    Posted by on November 25, 2016

    A note about Black Friday: We’re once again passing up the opportunity to host our own Black Friday sale this year. Instead, we’ll cheer on the thousands of independent quilt and yarn shops hosting special sales, including Small Business Saturday, this weekend. Why not give your local shop a call and find out what they’re […]

  2. Need to make a quilt sandwich in a hurry? Spray basting to the rescue (how-to)

    Posted by on November 9, 2016

    As the holidays draw near, do visions of quilty gifts dance in your head? Do you wonder how many gifts you can start and finish before Christmas? Do you assume you’ll be burning the midnight oil—along with Santa and his reindeer—come Christmas Eve? Often it’s not block-making or row-sewing that halts our gift-making progress: it’s […]

  3. Learn to machine quilt with Pat Sloan? Yes please (+ big giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 12, 2016

    First she taught you all about appliqué; then she turned triangles into a hassle-free task. Now celebrated teacher, designer, and bubbly quilting personality Pat Sloan is back to teach you the know-how you need to become a confident machine quilter. We are so excited about pairing up with Pat to bring you an all-new resource, […]

  4. Trace – doodle – free-motion quilt! 180 doodle patterns to try (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on July 27, 2016

    Did you ever doodle as a kid? If you answered yes, here’s some good news: it’s going to come in handy now that you’re a quilter! Even if you’ve never doodled before, it’s not difficult to do. In fact, we looked up the definition of doodle. Google told us it means to “scribble absentmindedly.” Easy […]

  5. 275,000 quilters asked, “How do you bind a quilt?” Like this (+ flash sale!)

    Posted by on June 24, 2016

    We’ve blogged about Happy Endings many times since Stitch This! was launched. Why? Because it answers most any question you can come up with about quilt borders, backings, battings, and bindings. More than 275,000 quilters have given “happy endings” to their quilts using Mimi’s essential resource. Did we mention that Happy Endings is Martingale’s best-selling […]

  6. How to sew binding strips together: 2 ways

    Posted by on June 17, 2016

    If you make your own quilt binding, you probably do it the same way every time. But depending on how you cut your binding strips, it can be beneficial to sew them together in a certain way. With a simple change to your routine, you can avoid bulky seams, eliminate unsightly stretching, and strengthen your […]

  7. Your fabulous fabric stash: 2 tips for using it to its full potential

    Posted by on April 29, 2016

    Some people just don’t understand. Building a fabric stash requires thorough contemplation and careful consideration. Shop to shop, show to show, online store to online store, you’ve curated a collection of fabric that’s so very . . . you. But are you using your fabric stash to its fullest potential? Designer Tonya Alexander understands us […]

  8. 2 quilting stars create the ultimate resource for machine-quilting ideas (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 20, 2016

    What’s better than a groundbreaking book about machine quilting, packed with techniques and patterns from a quilting superstar? How about a groundbreaking book about machine quilting written by TWO quilting superstars? Christa Watson (left), author of the best-seller Machine Quilting with Style, and Angela Walters (right), author of multiple books on machine quilting, at QuiltCon, […]

  9. Machine-quilting ergonomics: set up for comfort

    Posted by on March 4, 2016

    Machine quilting on a home sewing machine is becoming the norm for more and more quilters. With designers and teachers like Christa Watson leading the way, the process has been vetted and—aren’t we lucky—they’ve share their tried, tested, and true techniques with us! For Christa, author of Machine Quilting with Style, enjoying the process is […]

  10. Quilt-book gear for the New Year: fresh fun for 2016 (+ sale)

    Posted by on December 7, 2015

    What’s your quilting resolution for 2016? Maybe it’s learning a new technique—something you’ve never attempted before or have been afraid to attempt, even though you L-O-V-E the quilts you see that use said technique. Maybe it’s tightening up your skills—learning how to cut without a wobble, sewing with an exact ¼" seam allowance, or piecing […]