Posts tagged: "quilting tutorials"

  1. Sew half-square triangles 4 and 8 times faster than you are now

    Posted by on September 26, 2016

    The humble yet mighty half-square triangle (or as I’ll fondly refer to it here: HST) is an essential element in scores of classic quilt blocks. And when you’re making a quilt that’s chock-full of HSTs, every little trick that streamlines the process can add up to quite a bit of time saved. If you find […]


  2. How to sew binding strips together: 2 ways

    Posted by on June 17, 2016

    If you make your own quilt binding, you probably do it the same way every time. But depending on how you cut your binding strips, it can be beneficial to sew them together in a certain way. With a simple change to your routine, you can avoid bulky seams, eliminate unsightly stretching, and strengthen your […]


  3. How to use a quilting ruler without slip-sliding away

    Posted by on April 15, 2016

    When it comes to precise piecing, which do you think is more important: accurate cutting or accurate sewing? If you said cutting OR sewing, you’re close . . . but for seams that butt, points that match, and blocks that turn out to be the size they’re supposed to be, accurate cutting AND sewing are […]


  4. 🎁 A National Quilting Day gift for you: 24 quilting tutorials

    Posted by on March 18, 2016

    Tomorrow is National Quilting Day! We got a gift for you. Close your eyes! 😄 It’s a whopping two dozen of our latest quilting tutorials, all organized and categorized in one practical place. Right here! Pin, bookmark, or do whatever you do to keep track of handy quilty stuff online, but be sure to save […]


  5. 🎁 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]