If you're trying to quilt on a budget, you may have wondered, "Can I make a quilt from bed sheets?" Quite often, bed sheets are much cheaper than buying equal amounts of quilting fabric. But if bed sheets can be used to make a quilt, why aren't more people doing it?
Pressing isn't the most glamorous aspect of quilting, but it's incredibly important. Getting flat seams not only leads to better accuracy, but a more successful and enjoyable sewing experience! With so many different brands and notions out there, where should you start?
The Flying Geese quilt block is simple, versatile, and relatively quick to make. You can make them one at a time using small pieces of fabric, or even 4-at-a-time to speed up the process.
Flying Geese can stand alone as a single block, stacked on top of each other to give the appearance of geese flying in the sky, or can be used to make many other famous quilt blocks — the Sawtooth Star being one of them.
Beginner and advanced quilty friends alike, I simply love that we all share one common thing — an appreciation for half square triangles! You can make hundreds of different quilts using just the simple HST. This half square triangles tutorial includes a conversion chart and instructions on how to make this wonderful quilt block three different ways.
By popular request I'm here today with a 5 minute guide to sewing needles! Did you know that there are approximately 50 million different types of sewing needles?
Ok, ok. Maybe there aren't that many. But if you've ever gone to the store to buy new needles and seen a big wall with rows and rows of different kinds, you know it can be intimidating to know which ones to buy for your project.
Raise your hand if a pretty FQ bundle makes your heart skip a beat. OK now raise your hand if you enjoy cutting horribly creased and wrinkled fabric. No? Nobody? Me neither! That's why I filmed this quick video tutorial showing you the best way to prepare fat quarters for quilting.
In the latest post of our 5 minute guide series, you'll learn everything you need to know about quilt marking tools! With so many options, where should you start? What works and what doesn't? How do you use all these notions lining the walls of your local craft store?