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Stippin’ Mini quilt video tutorial

Stippin’ Mini quilt video tutorial

When Leah Day asks you to collaborate on a project, you say yes. Last fall Leah asked me if I would work with her on a new series she has going, where a designer makes a mini quilt, no larger than 14-inches on any one side, and sends it to her to quilt. Leah uses […]

Sometimes done is better than perfect

Sometimes done is better than perfect

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 few half-yard cuts of flannel […]

How to do fusible applique

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 […]

How to sew a perfect quarter-inch seam every time

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 […]

Time-saving tip: How to cut strip sets quickly

Time-saving tip: How to cut strip sets quickly

Whenever I’m cutting a new quilt I just want to get to sewing. So whenever I have multiple strips to cut to the same size square or rectangle, I use the mat to measure so I can cut them all at the same time. By laying the strips out along the inch lines on the […]

Five hour bed quilt sneak peak

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 […]

Tutorial: Make a pillowcase with French seams

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, […]

Ombre crib quilt top sneak peak

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 […]

Ombre crib quilt tutorial

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 […]