Posts tagged: "quilting tutorials"

  1. 🎁 Finish that Christmas quilt!: 7 resources to help you get it done

    Posted by on November 18, 2015

    Fear you might be facing another Christmas celebrating UFOs and WIPs? Have you quilted by check so many times that you’re no longer sure how to quilt a quilt top yourself? We’re here to help! Below you’ll find ways to help you complete those quilted gifts so you can lovingly place them under the tree […]

  2. Skip the binding: frame that quilt! (tutorial + fabric giveaway)

    Posted by on November 13, 2015

    Shortcuts. Time-savers. Beelines! Around the holidays, quilters look to make lots of gifts—and they look for ways to make those gifts more quickly. Choosing smaller quilts is a smart start (size matters). But what if you could also cut out an entire quiltmaking step—one you thought had to be completed every time? Now that’s starting […]

  3. How to join binding ends: no-tuck technique (tutorial)

    Posted by on August 27, 2015

    Still tucking your binding tails, one into the other? It’s a quick way to finish your binding, but the result can look a bit bulky. There’s a better way to give your binding a smooth finish—and it’s just as easy as the tuck technique. Popular author Donna Lynn Thomas has spent 30+ years weeding out […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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, […]

  10. 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 […]