Posts tagged: "quilting tutorials"

  1. Making a quilt sandwich: step-by-step tutorial

    Posted by on March 4, 2014

    In a recent Quirky Question we asked what one quiltmaking skill you’d like to get better at—and we were surprised when so many of you chose the same thing! Can you guess what so many quilters want to improve upon? If you guessed quilting your own quilts, you’d be as right as a 90-degree angle. [...]

  2. 14 awesome quilting tutorials—from our authors!

    Posted by on February 25, 2014

    In nearly two years at Stitch This! we’ve put together quite a few quilting tutorials (see a roundup of 52 of them here). But we’ve yet to share one massive network of helpful, clever, eye-opening tutes from a group of true pros: our exceptionally talented authors! From how-to-make-a-quilt basics to smart ideas for specific projects, [...]

  3. How to sew a quarter-inch seam – perfectly, every time – in 5 steps (+ sale)

    Posted by on January 13, 2014

    No matter what kind of quilter you may be—traditional, modern, art, country, beginner, expert, and every kind in between—there’s something we all need to master: the art of the ¼" seam. In their bestselling book The Simple Joys of Quilting, popular designers Mary Hickey and Joan Hanson share a foolproof method for getting a perfect [...]

  4. 9 super-cool quilty things on the Internet

    Posted by on October 10, 2013

    Ah, the Internet. So much inspiration, so little time! When I was asked to write a post about exciting quilting sites, I said, “I have to restrict it to 9?” Seriously, I could have easily made it 90! However, in the interest of time, I will restrain myself. I hope you enjoy these sites and [...]

  5. How to make a quilt sleeve—quick! (video)

    Posted by on September 24, 2013

    Mary Burns, marketing coordinator, readying quilts to hang in the Quilt Market booth, Fall 2012. Your quilt is finished—and you want the whole world to see it! Beyond a bed, a perfect place to show off a quilt you’re proud of is on a wall. No matter the size, quilts on walls instantly offer a [...]

  6. Borders on quilts: solutions for your UFOs

    Posted by on August 12, 2013

    To border or not to border: when quilters complete a quilt top, that is the question. Borders on quilts provide oodles of ways to polish your final designs. They can: ● Frame your design for a professional presentation ● Stop a busy design, giving the eyes a place to rest in the margins ● Continue [...]

  7. SO many ways!: finishing binding on quilts (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on June 25, 2013

    If you’ve ever been stuck when it comes to stitching binding, welcome to the club! Think about it—you might make 20 (or many more) of the same block for each quilt you create, but you’re only sewing on quilt binding once per project. Practice makes perfect—and that’s considerably less practice! In 1988, a quilting teacher [...]

  8. What is back-basting appliqué? (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 18, 2013

    Have you heard of back-basting appliqué? Many quilters in our office had. They’d heard it made any kind of appliqué easier—not to mention more accurate. They’d heard it was unbelievably simple to do by hand or machine. And they’d heard the technique could change the minds of quilters who had decided, defeatedly, that appliqué techniques [...]

  9. How to hand quilt (+ little quilts to practice on)

    Posted by on June 17, 2013

    Some quilters swear by hand quilting; others shy away from it. But both kinds of quilters never miss the chance to marvel at another quilter’s hand-quilting stitches. Whether they’re big or small, faultless or flawed, accurate and exact or carefree and a bit crazy, there’s something about hand-quilting stitches that give a quilt a comfy, [...]

  10. 4 ways to simplify quilts with triangles

    Posted by on June 3, 2013

    One of the trickiest skills to master in quiltmaking is the good ol’ quilt triangle. You might even say that mastering triangles is the skill that launches quilters beyond beginner status. Quilt patterns with triangles make up the bulk of history’s quilt designs—and until the 1980s when the rotary cutter made its debut, quilts with [...]