Tutorials

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 […]

Five tips for hexie organization

Five tips for hexie organization

You guys just loved the video tutorial last week on English Paper Piecing. Click here to watch it if you missed it. I haven’t gotten so many comments on a tutorial in a while. But there were a few questions too, so I am going to do a party two blog post today with tips […]

Stripping in Paradise tutorial and kit reveal

Stripping in Paradise tutorial and kit reveal

I have been holding this news back since March and am so excited to share it with you all now! The Stripping in Paradise pattern has been my favorite so far of all the patterns I’ve created for fabric exchanges. So when the exchange wrapped up, I wanted a way to share the quilt and […]

Stars & Stripes Quilts of Valor Pattern tutorial

Stars & Stripes Quilts of Valor Pattern tutorial

I just love this pattern and not just because it finally allowed me to use up some patriotic fabric I bought during a trip to Washington, D.C. for my cousin’s wedding. He’s been married six years, so it is about time that section of the stash got used up. This pattern fits the requirements of […]

April Block of the Month

April Block of the Month

It’s that time of the month and I’m technically posting the block design on the first Monday of the month. I’ve got seven minutes left! This month is a nice easy break from the complicated blocks we’ve been doing so far this year. Made almost entirely of half square triangles, this block looks complicated because of […]

How to silk-dye Easter eggs

How to silk-dye Easter eggs

OK, I know this silk-dying Easter eggs is kind of a stretch for a quilting blog. But it involves fabric, and if you are addicted to quilting, chances are you also are addicted to fabric. And my quilter neighbor came right over to see how they turned out when I told her what I was up […]

How to cut border fabric so the pattern is straight

How to cut border fabric so the pattern is straight

If you’ve been quilting for any length of time, then you’ve probably come across a fabric that isn’t printed straight on the grain. For some fabrics, that doesn’t matter, for others, it can really look off when you cut it up to include it in a quilt. The effect of cutting a print that isn’t […]