Quilting made easy

How to make no-waste flying geese (aka make four-at-a-time)

I have been a flying geese making machine this week. I only have myself to blame. I designed a quilt that called for 180 flying geese units. I know … that’s a lot. I would be going crazy if I were making them the traditional, sew and flip way. Thankfully there’s a better way. I’ve included a video tutorial I made a couple years ago about how to make no-waste

How to do fusible applique

I know how to do hand applique, needle turn, Hawaiian and spray starch method, but using fusible web to do applique by machine is my favorite method by far. It is fast, accurate and very sturdy. I use it often for kids projects, because¬†it holds up well to lots of washings and if I’m going to spend hours and hours appliqueing a quilt by hand, I don’t want it to

How to sew a perfect quarter-inch seam every time

This tutorial is near and dear to my heart because I spent my first year of quilting not understanding why I always sewed a consistent three-eighths inch stitch instead of a quarter-inch stitch. Once I learned these methods, my accuracy improved overnight and I really started to enjoy sewing because everything turned out the way it was supposed to. In the video above, I show you three different methods to

Five hour bed quilt sneak peak

I’ve been working on a new pattern and wanted to share a sneak peak with you all today. The entire quilt top went together in five hours from start to finish. The speed is thanks to using a layer cake, which cuts down significantly on the prep time and a speedy construction technique.¬†Plus since the pieces are so large, and there isn’t much precision required, it sews up really quickly.

Tutorial: Make a pillowcase with French seams

When I first learned how to make pillowcases I used a one-sheet handout with black and white photos. It was very difficult to understand, especially the part about rolling the fabric up. So I’ve created this video tutorial for you to learn how to use this technique to make pillowcases from your favorite novelty fabric, sports team, cartoon character or just with leftover fabric to match your latest quilt. Don’t

Ombre crib quilt top sneak peak

    I resisted the very strong urge to start a new project Saturday night and instead finished up the ombre crib quilt top I’ve been working on. I made it from a Kona Skinny Strip Bundle, the strips are 1 1/2 inches wide instead of 2 1/2 inches like most jelly rolls. The width makes the quilt finish the perfect size for a crib quilt, which is what this

Ombre crib quilt tutorial

This quilt in progress has gotten some buzz on Instagram from a few folks who think it looks a whole lot more complicated than it is. So today I’m bringing you a tutorial. Basically if you can make binding, you can make this quilt. It’s that easy. My order from @fatquartershop arrived AND I picked up scrap booking supplies today. Which project to work on #dilemas A photo posted by

Maple Leaf Log Cabin quilt pattern available for download

I’ve loved this quilt since the moment I started it. And judging from all the Facebook likes, retweets and hearts on Instagram, you all do too. Now you can make your own maple leaf log cabin quilt with my pattern. The pattern includes instructions on how to make half square triangles from squares, which means all those leave points will end up where they are supposed to. And it teaches