We’re nearing the end of the 2015 Block of the Month. This month we’re starting to work with the blue fabrics. We’ll use them again next month, then finish up with the purples in December. This month we’re making a bunch of, you guessed it, half-square triangles. The individual blocks are not that difficult to make. The complicated look of the quilt comes from putting it all together in the end. I love the look of the October block. The
Today’s video tutorial is all about binding. I cover every aspect of putting binding on your quilt from start to finish. You’ll learn how to: Prep your binding for sewing Use a walking foot Sew binding to the top of the quilt Sew mitered corners on your binding Use an
One day Kamila Sidiqi proudly received her teaching degree during the Afghanistan civil war. The next she was confined to her home when the Taliban seized control of Kabul, ordering women from the workplace and forcing them to wear a full chadri, covering their bodies from head to foot, when
For years my family has been going to the semi-annual Amish Quilt Auction in Bonduel, Wisconsin. But since the small farming town is a six hour drive from where I live, I’ve never been able to organize a trip to coincide with the event. That is until this fall’s auction.
I’ve got an Craiglist alert set up for any posts that include “sewing” in the Quad-Cities where I live. I know, I may have a problem. So a couple weeks ago an alert popped up on my phone for an antique treadle sewing machine. The top was in bad shape,
My niece is at that age where I can make her happy with a new outfit for her doll, so that is exactly what she got for her birthday – new pjs and a quilt for her doll. I started early with the best of intentions. I picked up a