Before sharing my 5 secrets to machine quilting with 12 wt. thread – travel with me back in time to a few weeks ago (cue dreamy music)…
One of my best friends has recently started brewing her own kombucha, and even though this is not "quilt related," it is DIY related and fun related and drink related – which are all things that are very much quilt related.
Learning how to tie a quilt, but with a modern twist is a great example of what we 21-century quilters are all about – honoring the past through imitation and transformation. Sometimes I dress Scrappy up as a pioneer dog by placing bonnets and adorable chihuahua-sized aprons on her.
I must have a kind and approachable face, because people love coming to me with their questions. Like, “Suzy, how do you build a website from scratch?” "Suzy, will you look at my quilt top at tell me how to quilt it?"
The beauty of a quilted table runner is that it adds warmth, texture and layers of interest to any room. Traditionally you may think of runners as added decoration for only dinning room tables and maybe the occasional kitchen island. But actually, you could make one in any size and for any surface.
The bold and funky Bayside quilt pattern is available in the pattern shop!
This pattern includes fabric requirements and instructions for king, queen/full, twin, throw and crib quilts! Also included is a video tutorial on cutting those tricky templates AND a coloring sheet so you can pick those fabrics with confidence.
This tutorial will show you 3 different ways to baste a quilt. For many of us, basting is the step we have to do to get from the fun of piecing a quilt to the fun of quilting a quilt. So, maybe some of us need a little pep talk before continuing...
Here are the only Halloween sewing DIYs you'll need for this fall season, so grab a chai tea, a handful of candy corn and let's dive in!
Out here in the Midwest, we like our abrupt transitions. So, last week, we were all about sippin’ margs on the patio in our summer rompers, and then suddenly someone hit the “fall” button, and it’s all about SWEATERS!