Posts tagged: "quilting tutorials"

  1. What a neat trick! 💡 3-at-a-time Nine Patch blocks

    Posted by on October 4, 2019

    Making Nine Patches from squares: easy. Making Nine Patches from long strips: easier. Making Nine Patches from long and short strips: easiest! Fun fact: The term “Nine Patch” refers to the tried-and-true quilt-block pattern, but did you know it also refers to an entire category of blocks? Any block that has seams that divide units […]


  2. Learn how to make prairie points in just 2 minutes!

    Posted by on September 13, 2019

    >>> Stitch This readers, be sure to jump to the bottom of this post <<< for a VERY SPECIAL announcement! Looking to spice up your quilting life during National Sewing Month, but want to keep things simple? We’d like to make a point about that—prairie points, that is! It’s so easy to add dimension and […]


  3. 🎬 Video: how to do lettering on quilts (say it with your sewing!)

    Posted by on August 9, 2019

    Take our *word* for it—you’re gonna love today’s new video! Text It! author Sherri Noel is a whiz when it comes to adding words to quilts. In her fun book, she shares a variety of ways to add letters to projects, from baby, lap, and bed quilts to cute pillows. With her simple techniques, you […]


  4. 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? […]


  5. 📹 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? […]


  6. 📹 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. ⭐ 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 […]


  10. 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 […]