Sewing machine maintenance is something I like to remind myself and all those within earshot about around the first of every year. It's not glamorous, but it's necessary. Because for some people, their car is their baby. For other people, their baby is their baby.
Like so many things in the sewing world, needle-turn appliqué is one of those techniques that seems completely intimidating…until you try it. I’ve been there!
It’s like when you walk into a party and see that hip and interesting person in the middle of the room drinking a cocktail you've never heard of and looking smart.
If you’ve ever been intimidated by free motion quilting, raise your totally capable hand. I know. I'm right there with you. At first, basically everyone feels like free motion quilting is out of their league, but everyone can do it – with the right tools.
You may have heard of chain piecing quilt blocks, but have you chain pieced quilt rows? You can actually chain piece an entire quilt top in about 15-30 minutes based on how many blocks you have. This technique will cut your sewing time in half and keep you organized at the same time!
Hello, my fellow Mojo Quilters! This post is specifically for you – cause I love you and you're special and crazy talented and that color looks great on you and today is going to be a GREAT DAY! Woot! (I may have slipped into some self-affirmations because it's really cold and cloudy here in Chicago and sometimes I just gotta pat myself on the back, you know?
With more modern textile shows in circulation than ever, there is one thing that's hard to avoid sewing – quilt sleeves. If you have ever wanted your quilt in a magazine, quilt show or even if you’ve made so many quilts you’ve now decided to cover your walls with them, sewing a basic hanging sleeve on the back of a quilt is a good skill to know.
So, you finished sewing together the body of your quilt, and you’re feeling like a rockstar. Yeah, I know that feeling. Like you could take on the world… but what you really want to do is just keep quilting. Well, hold on to that feeling, baby, because you still have to finish off your quilt with a killer binding.
Over the Hills is a free pattern you get when you join the Suzy Quilts Patterns Facebook group!
Subtitle: Wabi-Sabi Quilting
What is wabi-sabi quilting? At its core, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death.