A system for keeping scraps

Some of you will consider this sacrilege: I threw out all the fabric in the picture above. I know there are some quilters out there who keep every piece of scrap fabric no matter how minuscule. I am not here to judge if you have bins filled with every piece of fabric left over from […]

A quilted Christmas tree

I’m heading up the design of a Christmas tree for the Festival of Trees in Davenport, Iowa. The tree is decorated for the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild and the money raised from the sale of the trees helps funds the arts in the Quad-Cities where I live. The quilters in the Guild made more than […]
How to make a pillowcase with French seams
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How to make a pillowcase with French seams

Learn how to make a pillowcase using your favorite novelty fabric, sport team, cartoon character or just fabric leftovers to match your latest quilt. Stephanie Soebbing from http://www.QuiltAddictsAnonymous.com breaks down the process and uses a French seam, which encloses all edges so you don’t need a serger and your pillowcase will look more professional than […]
How to cut strips for quilting
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How to cut strips for quilting

Cutting accurately and sewing a consistent quarter-inch seam are the two keys to creating perfect piecing every time. I’ve already covered sewing a quarter-inch seam in my video tutorial showing three different ways to set up your sewing machine to sew a quarter-inch seam. So today’s tutorial is all about cutting accurate strips. This video […]
How to make double pinwheels from squares
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How to make double pinwheels from squares

Learn how to make double pinwheel blocks for your quilt without cutting a single triangle. This construction method keeps your fabric from stretching on the bias, which makes for perfect piecing where blocks turn out the right size, points are where they are supposed to be and your quilt lies flat. This tutorial is part […]
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