Tutorials

Demo Day March 2018!

Demo Day March 2018!

Last weekend we celebrated the first anniversary of our brick and mortar shop in Rock Island, IL, with a big Demo Day! We packed the day with free demos every hour and we filmed four of them for you to watch at home. Scroll down to see FREE videos on paper piecing, ruler work on […]

How to silk-dye Easter eggs

How to silk-dye Easter eggs

Note: This post was originally written in March 2016 and was updated in March 2018 to include a video tutorial. In the intervening years my daughter grew old enough to help with the task, so I had her on as a special guest to help me show you all how to silk dye Easter eggs. […]

Top 10 Video Tutorials of 2017

Top 10 Video Tutorials of 2017

We thought we’d start 2018 off by taking a look at all the video stats from 2017 and bring you a roundup of our most-watched video tutorials from last year. There were nearly 400,000 views and 2 million minutes watched of Quilt Addicts Anonymous videos last year, so we had a lot to sift through. […]

Tutorial: Turn your ugly sweaters into adorable mittens

Tutorial: Turn your ugly sweaters into adorable mittens

This tutorial is an oldie but a goodie. It has received nearly 56,000 views on YouTube and almost 500 thumbs up. Long before Quilt Addicts Anonymous became a full fledged business, I used to raid thrift stores for ugly sweaters, take them home and turn them into adorable mittens to sell at craft fairs. They […]

Tutorial: How to sew a mitered border

Tutorial: How to sew a mitered border

I just LOVE a good mitered border. This is the king of all borders in my opinion, reserved for the most striking patterns and fabrics. I choose to use a mitered border for two reasons: The quilt is put together on point and it would just look weird to all of a sudden have a […]

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 […]

Turn your ugly sweaters in amazing gifts

Turn your ugly sweaters in amazing gifts

So you know all those hideous Christmas sweaters that were once in style but now fit in the “What was I thinking” category. Well now you can find a new use for them and turn them into adorable Christmas presents. I made my first pair of upcycled sweater mittens several years ago after visiting a […]