What better way to enjoy summer than this FREE watermelon quilt pattern! The Mod Melons quilt pattern focuses on sewing curves. If curves are new to you, I have lots of tutorials and resources to help you learn this fun and gratifying skill.
Check out more modern medallion quilts here! The medallion quilt featured in this post was adapted from a quilt found in that Medallion Workbook.
What's A Medallion Quilt?
When researching sewing machines, there are a lot of factors to consider. Since my specialty is quilting, I’ll give you the deets on what I’ve found to be the best quilting sewing machines.
It’s time. You’ve sewn a couple quilts, become totally addicted (I mean, it’s hard not to), and now realize the old hand-me-down Singer just isn’t cutting it.
Seven insights to make Instagram fun! These tips from my Instagram experience will help make this social media platform not only better, but encouraging and inspiring! For 24 inspiring Instagram accounts, check out this post too!
Reading those words, did you start to sweat?
Quilts come in all shapes and sizes. As far as quilts are concerned, there is no “right” size. Some are square, some rectangular, some of mine have accidentally become rhombus in shape. This post includes a clear quilt sizes chart to visually show standard quilt sizes as well as standard quilt batting.
Before getting into too many details, take a look at this quilt sizes chart!
Included in this post is a video demonstration, HST conversion chart to give you the math to make all block sizes, and sewing techniques to sew 2, 4 or 8 half square triangles at a time!
The half square triangle. What a beautiful thing!
Quilting with denim was a new and, to be honest, scary thing for me to try. I was taught that to be a good little quilter, you must always use lightweight 100% cotton. That cotton also should probably be purchased from a bona fide quilting shop.
You have finished piecing your quilt, sandwiched your batting, completed quilting it together and trimmed the excess batting. Hooray! Pat yourself on the back. There’s just one tiny little step before you are completely finished.
Sewing binding may not be the most exciting part of making a quilt, but it is the icing on your beautiful cake, so it’s best to take the extra time and do it right.
A few years ago I started noticing a trend in my life – people were having babies. Every few months I would get a birth announcement in the mail, a group text from an acquaintance or open Facebook to find a well-staged photo of a line of large, medium and small shoes usually attached to a cheesy tagline – “and then there were three…”
Facebook became a baby lookbook I could not escape.