Posts tagged: "quilting tutorials"

  1. How to hand appliqué inside points (1 extra stitch)

    Posted by on March 2, 2015

    Have you tried your hand at hand appliqué? Hand appliqué can be a simple, relaxing way to sew. And if you’ve tried it, you’ve probably mastered the basics. Straight lines? No sweat. Big curves? Can do. But it’s the finer details—like sharp points and tight curves—that can give otherwise amazing appliqué motifs an amateur look. […]

  2. Strip-quilt tutorial: sew straighter strip sets with this one trick

    Posted by on February 16, 2015

    If you’ve made a quilt that relies on strip piecing, you know the technique is a wonderful time-saver. But have you ever noticed that, as you add strip upon strip, your seams—which started  straight as Cupid’s arrow—begin to bend like an archer’s bow? Bowing, bending strip sets can often lead to trouble down the road […]

  3. How to finish quilt binding (diagonal-seam method)

    Posted by on February 9, 2015

    Who better to call on for a quilt-binding tutorial than Mimi Dietrich? Mimi’s book on how to finish quilts, Happy Endings, has been a favorite of quilters since it was published in 1987 and revised in 2003. In it you’ll find creative ideas for binding your quilts in most any way you can imagine. (There’s […]

  4. How to transfer embroidery designs to fabric (video)

    Posted by on January 26, 2015

    Embroidery is big in quilting circles these days—browse a recent quilt magazine or visit your local quilt shop and you’ll likely see running stitches, lazy daisies, and French knots on quilts, bags, pincushions, and almost anything else you can poke a needle into. “Garden Delight” needle book from Patchwork Loves Embroidery Why is embroidery so […]

  5. How to make fabric yo-yos (and use them in Kim Diehl quilts)

    Posted by on January 19, 2015

    Fabric yo-yos—those little circles of fabric that, when gathered, result in puffy rounds of charm—have many fans in the quilting world. Yo-yos are so easy to sew, you can claim proficiency after stitching only a few. And just like making English paper-piecing shapes, making yo-yos can be addictive. It’s fun to watch the stacks pile […]

  6. Roundup: our top 5 free quilting videos

    Posted by on December 10, 2014

    Need some quilting inspiration today? Check out our top 5 free quilting videos on YouTube—a great group of creative how-to tutorials that’ll get you motivated to try something new! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive updates whenever we add new videos. Reading this blog post in an email? Click here to see any of […]

  7. Classic or modern quilts? Have cake, eat too (video + giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 25, 2014

    Can’t decide whether you love classic quilts or modern quilts more? Why choose—you can have the best of both worlds! Join past and present as you update classic quilt blocks with fresh, modern fabrics in the new book Vintage Vibe. Newcomer Amber Johnson shares sweet, pretty quilts to make—all ooh-and-ahh inducing for traditional and modern […]

  8. Slow sewing: what is it—and is it for you? (+ tutorial)

    Posted by on September 30, 2014

    September is National Sewing Month! We’ve been celebrating all month with ideas for out-of-the-box sewing. Today’s focus: slow sewing—a celebration of hand sewing in all its forms: piecing, appliqué, quilting, and embroidery. Just you, a needle, thread, and fabric. The ultimate indulgence! Slow sewing is an easy way to fit creativity into daily life. Instead […]

  9. Easy fusible-appliqué Christmas: a tiny tip (video + giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 15, 2014

    Welcome back to our second day of Christmas in July week! Remember to enter our daily fabric giveaway at the bottom of this post. (Riley Blake is back!) But first, we’ve got a little tip for you today—big emphasis on little: “Home for Christmas” bed runner Imagine spreading this gorgeous runner across the foot of […]

  10. Quilt tutorials week, day 4: how to finish a quilt

    Posted by on June 19, 2014

    Welcome to our final day of QUILT TUTORIALS WEEK! We’ve organized some of our most popular quilting tutorials from the past year into a week of posts that you can refer to again and again. Bookmark them, pin them, however you save them—but keep these posts handy for the times when you need them! Today’s […]