Posts tagged: "quilting tutorials"

  1. Tips for pressing quilt blocks: to one side, open, or both? (video tutorial 📹 )

    Posted by on March 22, 2019

    In recent years there’s been an ongoing conversation in quilting circles about pressing. Which method is better—pressing seams to one side or pressing seams open—and why? It’s a pressing question! 😂 Oh, Scrap! author Lissa Alexander knows a thing or two about pressing. After all, she made all of these amazing quilts: Her pressing preference? […]


  2. 📹 How to do single-fold binding: video (+ a quick mitering trick 👍)

    Posted by on March 4, 2019

    Have you tried single-fold binding on your small quilts? How about on your big quilts? Hope’s Journey author Betsy Chutchian (also one of the Moda All-Stars!) has been quilting since 1980—she taught herself to quilt with a quilt top made by her paternal great-grandmother and great-aunt. She’s been teaching quiltmaking since 1990, and guess what? […]


  3. 📹 How to starch fabric before quilting: Lisa Bongean’s trick for tiny piecing (video!)

    Posted by on February 18, 2019

    Your jaw might drop when you see what we’re sharing with you today. But don’t worry: it’s in a good way! Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings is a beloved quilt designer, and a Moda fabric designer too. If you’ve seen her work, you know she’s also an impeccable piecer: Memory of a Masterpiece from Red […]


  4. Flying Geese quilt-block tutorial with designer Pam Buda (video + giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 11, 2019

    Okay, let’s have some serious quilt talk today. Let’s talk fudging. Have you ever had to fudge your patchwork units? S-t-r-e-t-c-h-ing them or easing them to fit together? If you’re familiar with fudging, raise your hand. 🙋🙋🙋 Well, fudge no more! Vintage Patchwork author Pam Buda knows that just a few minor adjustments in your […]


  5. Easy quilt-as-you-go method for smallish quilts – 3 simple steps

    Posted by on February 8, 2019

    Have you tried the easy quilt-as-you-go method? It’s packed with some serious quilting magic! You start by basting your backing and batting together; then you stitch the pieces for the patchwork on top of the batting and backing. Which means you’re machine quilting your project at the same time you’re piecing it. Mind blown! If […]


  6. ⭐ Appliquéd stars a snap? ⭐ Yes – when you use wool and fusible web! (+ video)

    Posted by on January 18, 2019

    We’ve shared several wool-appliqué techniques with you over the years. Why? Because every Martingale author who uses wool appliqué has her own little spin. Maggie Bonanomi, Roseann Kermes, Bonnie Sullivan, and Debbie Busby have all shared their quick-and-easy techniques, and we’ve tried and loved them all! But how do the French do it? Well, we […]


  7. How to finish a small quilt: tips from a “quirky” quilter (new video! 🎬)

    Posted by on December 5, 2018

    You’ve just finished a little quilt top—and it’s soooo darned cute! Now maybe you’re wondering how to finish a small quilt with style. No worries—Quirky Little Quilts author Sheryl Johnson of Temecula Quilt Company has you covered from batting to binding. We caught up with Sheryl at Fall Quilt Market so she could share her […]


  8. Using fusible web for wool applique: easy as can be (tutorial + fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 12, 2018

    ’Tis the season for wool: sweaters, mittens, hats, scarves—and yes, ’tis the season for sewing with wool too! Imagine curling up on the couch, hot coffee or tea nearby, needle, thread, and fuzzy bits of wool at the ready. We want to go to there! All for Fall author Bonnie Sullivan knows a thing or […]


  9. Big-stitch quilting technique: have you tried this fun way to finish? (video)

    Posted by on September 7, 2018

    When the quilt finish line is near, it’s fun to take a moment to decide which techniques you’ll use to complete your quilt, especially when it comes to quilting your top. There are lots of options! From quick machine quilting with free-motion methods or walking-foot techniques to hand quilting, hand tying, and tacking, the choice […]


  10. How to make single-fold binding: video (sew smart!) 📹

    Posted by on July 23, 2018

    Whether you bind your projects using a machine/hand-sewing combo or sew 100% by machine, binding provides that special finishing touch that makes our quilts complete. And what a joy it is to get to that nearly-done stage! There are lots of techniques for sewing double-fold binding (see here and here for a few), but have […]