Welcome to the first of our new 5 minute guide series! Think of these posts as the quilting lightning round. We're going over all the basics you need to know to be a pro at a variety of different quilting topics, and today we're kicking the series off with a 5 minute guide to quilting pins!
Learn how to machine bind a quilt in just a few easy steps! As with many techniques in quilting, there is more than one way to bind a quilt, but in this tutorial we will add A LOT of speed to the binding process by using our sewing machines from start to finish.
As a quilter with fibromyalgia, I take care to keep repetitive tasks from causing me pain—so I’m a proponent of good sewing ergonomics. Anyone can learn to stay healthy and keep pain low in the sewing room!
Ergonomics is the study of people in relation to their working environments with the goal of boosting wellness and efficiency.
This free modern quilted table runner tutorial can be customized to fit any table size and any color scheme. It's a simple enough pattern that a beginner sewist can make it and is a fast enough finish that you can make multiple table runners for those inevitable spills and necessary spins through the washing machine.
Sustainability has become increasingly important and we've all been learning more about protecting the environment. As quilters, we all use different kinds of fibers sourced naturally from the earth—fabric made from cotton or flax, batting made of wool, silk, or bamboo, and tools made of wood.
Can you think of anything better than finishing a new quilt? I’ll wait. Got nothing? How about matching your brand new quilt with a stylish bandana! If you’ve just made an Adventureland quilt and aren’t quite sure what to do with those big, beautiful scraps, then let me show you how to make a patchwork bandana two different ways.
Knots. Tangles. Fraying. Breakage. UGH! These are the most frustrating things that can happen while hand sewing. What can you do to prevent them? Use thread conditioner! Most thread conditioners are made with all-natural beeswax, and while using it or not is an optional and personal choice, this handy little notion has many benefits.