Fellow sewists, we have gathered here today because of our mutual love for sewing quilts. But believe it or not quilting (though it’s definitely my personal fav) is just the tip of the iceberg in the beautiful world of sewing. Our next blog series, Meet the Maker, is going to feature other creatives in the sewing space, showcasing all of the incredible things that needle and thread can do!
Finding a longarm quilter isn’t easy. Heck, finding a good babysitter isn’t easy, and they don’t even have to know how to bury threads! But here’s what longarm quilters and babysitters both have in common: they have to earn your trust, because you’re placing a prized treasure in their hands.
I learned to hand quilt as many of you have learned most things in adulthood – through hours of searching the Internet. I experimented with different weights of thread, lengths of needles, stitches, basting methods and hoop sizes.
The Mod Mountains quilt pattern is now available! Click here. An online community sew along will start April 10. If you're curious what an SQ sew along looks like, check the Sew Along tab under the Blog section. The sew along schedule and prizes will be posted early next week right before the sew along.
Giving away a quilt? You're so sweet and generous! Do your friends and family know how lucky they are to have you in their lives?? As you give your incredibly fortunate loved one the gift of a new quilt, make sure you give them the gift of knowledge as well… the knowledge of how to take care of it!
This video tutorial on editing colors of digital quilt mockups is specifically geared towards Adobe Illustrator CC. You may be able to apply some of these tips to other color changing programs or apps, but I couldn't say for sure. If you are unfamiliar with Adobe Illustrator CC, read below for a quick explanation.
I come to you today as a fun and fresh 32 year old, but in a matter of hours, I will be an old, wisened 33 year old. You see, tomorrow, December 20, is my birthday. And something I have discovered over my almost 33 years here on earth is that quilting...well...it takes a lot of time.
Although this post can be skimmed for a fantastic list of Instagram accounts to inspire your creativity, at the heart of it I'm going to attack one question I get asked regularly, "How do you pick colors?"
I'm a textiles designer with a background in graphic design, so "picking colors" is something I've been doing for most of my life.
Straight line machine quilting is a clean, modern style that is incredibly satisfying… when done well. If you dive in with all of the knowledge and tools you need, there’s no chance your next project won’t be fabulous! You supply the tools.