Posts tagged: "quilting tutorials"

  1. How to make a quilt pattern from a photo, step by step (video)

    Posted by on July 20, 2015

    Do you ever get that not-so-inspired feeling when you sit down to plan your next quilt? You’re not alone! Sometimes we all get a case of the design blahs. But learning how another quilter gets her inspiration can be a fantastic way to jolt yourself out of your stitching rut. Case in point: take a […]


  2. Thread tension for quilting: find your machine’s sweet spot (+ sale!)

    Posted by on June 29, 2015

    Machine-quilting tension making you…tense? The first step toward success is knowing how to adjust your machine’s thread tension for quilting so your thread doesn’t get loopy, limit your progress, or (worst nightmare) come undone. In Easy and Fun Free-Motion Quilting, Eva Larkin presents a simple, step-by-step way to test your tension before you get your […]


  3. Wool appliqué: try it today (tutorial + sale!)

    Posted by on June 15, 2015

    If you already know the joys of doing wool appliqué, you’re not the least surprised it’s enjoying a comeback (plus you’re right on trend!). If you haven’t yet experienced it, there are good reasons to give it a try now. Wool is soft to handle, easy to stitch, and it doesn’t fray. The color options […]


  4. Put an end to UFOs with quilt-finishing smarts (tutorial + giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 26, 2015

    It’s an ongoing conundrum for quilters: why do we let our UFOs (or WIPs, or whatever you might call your unfinished quilts) pile up? If you’re like many quilters, the reason is this: the techniques you currently rely on to finish your quilts aren’t efficient or easy—and that can make finishing quilts feel more frustrating […]


  5. Roundup: Just for fun free quilting tutorials

    Posted by on May 14, 2015

    Loved the top 20 free quilting tutorials we shared during our anniversary week in March? Today we’re rounding up another batch of tutorials for you to peruse! From using your scraps to choosing quilt colors, you’ll find ideas to jump-start your creativity and the inspiration to try something new. Bookmark them, pin them, save them […]


  6. Try it today: Easy English-paper-piecing tutorial (+ sale!)

    Posted by on May 4, 2015

    Hexagon patterns are as popular as ever, and we think we know why. Not only are the results beautiful, the process of sewing them, a.k.a. English paper piecing, is seriously addictive. Projects are easily portable, and you can create many interesting shapes that stretch beyond what traditional machine piecing can do. Sew diamonds, curves, Dresdens, […]


  7. One goofproof way to choose quilt colors (+ sale)

    Posted by on April 13, 2015

    If you’ve ever wished that quilt color combinations would come to you via instinct, intuition, or a reoccurring series of color-splashed dreams, you’re not alone. Let’s face it: some quilters have a natural gift for choosing colors. And then there’s the rest of us! Lessons in color theory are helpful, but there’s no substitute for […]


  8. Quilting 101: neat way to prepare circles for applique


    Posted by on March 30, 2015

    If the thought of appliquéing circles and curves makes you break into a sweat/run from the room/reach for the chocolate, pat yourself on the back for reading beyond this post’s headline. And then keep reading, because today we’re sharing a simple method for making accurate circles and smooth curves. You know all those circle quilts […]


  9. 6 quilt tutorials—free from our authors!

    Posted by on March 25, 2015

    If you’re a regular Stitch This! reader, you know that we love to share techniques, tips, and inspiration to help make your quilting experience successful and fun. One of our favorite ways to do that is to pull together a bunch of our free quilt tutorials and give you a heap of useful quilty information […]


  10. Free quilting tutorials roundup, day 3: finishing your quilts

    Posted by on March 11, 2015

    Welcome to day three of QUILT TUTORIALS WEEK! Each day during our anniversary week we’re sharing free quilting tutorials from the past year. Bookmark them, pin them, however you save them—but keep this week’s posts handy for the times when you need them! Today’s quilt-tutorial roundup topic: finishing your quilts Deplete that UFO pile—learn the […]