Posts tagged: "videos"

  1. Stashbuster: improv-pieced quilt blocks for your smallest scraps (127,000 views!)

    Posted by on April 26, 2019

    If you need stash-busting patterns for your old, new, and upcoming scraps, you’ve come to the right place today! Kelly Young’s book, Stash Statement, is perfect for using up scraps of all shapes and sizes. We sneak peeked her technique on Youtube and so far it’s been viewed more than 127,000 times! With that many […]


  2. 📹 New video: bullion knot stitch step by step with Serena Boffa Soda

    Posted by on March 29, 2019

    In January we shared this post showing how Small Wonders author Serena Boffa Soda uses embroidery to create adorable details in her tiny textile landscapes: Those falling leaves, those soaring birds . . . those itty-bitty pumpkins! We were lucky to meet Serena when she came to the United States, all the way from Italy, […]


  3. 📹 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? […]


  4. 📹 Take your totes to the next level: sewing box-bag corners with Gail Pan (video)

    Posted by on February 25, 2019

    Whether you’re a beginning bag maker or you’ve made a billion bags over the years, we think you’re going to love today’s video tip! Four-time Martingale author Gail Pan is known for her charming embroidery designs that feature all of her favorite things: home, family, the changing seasons, and nature. She always has helpful sewing […]


  5. 📹 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 […]


  6. Everyone has an OLFA story – what’s yours? Quilt-along, video, more!

    Posted by on February 15, 2019

    Let’s face it: our quilts wouldn’t roll along as fast—or be as much fun—without the rotary cutter! Throughout 2019, our pals at OLFA are celebrating 40 years of rotary cutting. The company invented the rotary cutter in 1979. If you were quilting back then, you know what a revolution the rotary cutter was to your […]


  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. Apliquick method of applique: have you tried this turned-edge technique? (video)

    Posted by on January 30, 2019

    It seems like there are countless ways to appliqué—by hand or machine, with turned-under or raw edges, using freezer-paper, back-basting, fusible web, and more! But there’s one way to appliqué you may not have heard of—the Apliquick way. The Splendid Sampler 2 co-author Jane Davidson (with Pat Sloan) recently introduced us to the Apliquick method […]


  9. Choosing colors for a quilt: 5 scrappy, happy ideas 💡

    Posted by on January 25, 2019

    When it comes to choosing colors for a quilt—particularly a scrappy quilt—the task can feel a bit like flying by the seat of your patchwork pants! But believe it or not, choosing colors for a quilt that’s scrappy can be the best part of making one. How does three-time Martingale author Kate Henderson choose her […]


  10. ⭐ 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 […]