I learned to hand quilt a few years ago, and since then I've spent hundreds of hours stitching away. Those of you who enjoy these SQ tutorials have been asking me to "finally write that tutorial!" Even though I've filmed many spontaneous Facebook live videos and IG stories about hand quilting, only now have I planted myself in a chair and filmed everything I know on how to hand quilt.
If you learned how to sew through quilting, as I did, those extra baubles, buttons, and beads some sewists use can look intimidating. For the longest time I actually had a very acute fear of zippers. They looked positively dangerous! I mean...they
Making an outdoor quilt may not be on your radar. The concept, actually, might even sound a bit silly, however, if you have lived a moment like I did this morning, you’ll rethink your position.
This little slice-of-my-life story sounds exaggerated, but with Scrappy as my witness, it happened just moments ago.
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)…
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.
Many people start their quilting journey because of a desire to make a memory quilt. Memory quilts incorporate sentimental fabrics or clothing in a way that can be used and enjoyed for years. I've actually been asked many times to make memory quilts for people, but know what I would much rather do?
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.
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...