Posts tagged: "quilting tutorials"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. Free quilting tutorials roundup, day 2: smart techniques


    Posted by on March 10, 2015

    Welcome to day two of QUILT TUTORIALS WEEK! This week—all 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: smart techniques 
 Tips for sewing quickly, accurately…and piecefully. Stop by tomorrow […]


  6. Anniversary week! Free quilting tutorials roundup, day 1

    Posted by on March 9, 2015

    Welcome to day one of QUILT TUTORIALS WEEK—and our weeklong blog-anniversary celebration! Our official anniversary arrives on Thursday, so before we officially celebrate, we’re reminiscing by sharing a week’s worth of 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 […]


  7. 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. […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]