20 05, 2010

Giveaway Day Winner!

By | May 20th, 2010|give away|3 Comments

1243 comments later - I am amazed and inspired!  I'm so glad I asked what you would make, now I want to make all of it too :)The random number generator selected #59!  I laughed out loud when it popped up :)Tricia is the lucky winner.  Congratulations and I can't wait to see that disappearing [...]

20 05, 2010

AccuQuilt – Go! Cutter Review

By | May 20th, 2010|review|33 Comments

I was recently contacted by the nice people at accuquilt.  They wanted to see if I would like to use and review their Go! Cutter!  My immediate response was YES!  I've seen Jackie talk about her Studio Cutter the last year or so, and admired from afar, knowing that I would probably not be owning [...]

19 05, 2010

Home Machine Quilt Show

By | May 19th, 2010|HMQS|20 Comments

I feel like I've had so much to write about here!  A week and a half ago, I went down to the HMQS event in Salt Lake, and now I'm finally getting to share some pictures with you. by Diane Johnston Quilted by Cory Allender Upon first impression this quilt looked like machine embroidery.  It's all [...]

18 05, 2010

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Are you ready!?

By | May 18th, 2010|Bloggers Quilt Festival|19 Comments

I'm getting closer :)  I wanted to share a couple of thoughts before Friday gets here.1. The quilt you choose to share, doesn't not have to be brand spanking new!  Nor does it have to be perfect - there's no judging here.2.  Put aside all your negative self-talk and enter!  Everyone is welcome, regardless how [...]

18 05, 2010

Basics Tutorial: Hand-stitching a Binding

By | May 18th, 2010|Tutorial|44 Comments

After binding a dozen quilts in a month, I thought I would not want to bind quilts by hand anymore, but I LOVE it still!  Here's how I get it done:This is my collection of quality hand quilting threads, thimbles and a sharp needle.  I have a warm and cool neutral, and the yellow I [...]

17 05, 2010

Sew, Mama, Sew — Giveaway Day!

By | May 17th, 2010|give away|1,236 Comments

Hi, and Welcome to Amy's Creative Side - if you aren't a regular reader, take a few minutes to poke around and get to know my creative side a little!  I have a list of the recently popular posts in my sidebar, just scroll down a bit to find it.  I have a fabulous Frolic [...]

17 05, 2010

Sewing Bits & Pieces Winner!

By | May 17th, 2010|give away|5 Comments

With 289 entries, I can see that I'm not the only one looking forward to getting my hands on Sewing Bits & Pieces!  The lucky winner is --Shannon, I need you to email me with your mailing address, so Quilted Treasures can get this off to you.  Congratulations!Amy---------------------------------------------------Next steps:Subscribe to Amy's Creative SideShop with AmyFollow [...]

16 05, 2010

Basics Tutorial: Sewing Binding to Quilt

By | May 16th, 2010|Tutorial|13 Comments

Before sewing your binding in place on your quilt top, you should carefully prepare it.  Attach your walking foot if you have one, it helps to move all the layers of fabric smoothly under the needle.  Raw edges lined up, begin with a 12" - 18" tale unattached to your quilt, we will get back [...]

16 05, 2010

Basics Tutorial: Prepping a Binding

By | May 16th, 2010|Tutorial|5 Comments

Preparing a binding for your quilt takes a few minutes, but it's not difficult!  Take your time learning the steps - Cut 2 1/2" strips, to determine the number of strips:  add all 4 sides of your quilt together, then divide by 40.This quilt :  60+62+60+62=244"/40= 6.1 so I round up to 7  You don't want [...]

14 05, 2010

Simple Times Winner

By | May 14th, 2010|pattern|6 Comments

45 is the lucky number!Congratulations to Charlotte!  For those of you who didn't win the pattern is available for purchase on my patterns page!  Thanks for your support :)Amy---------------------------------------------------Next steps:Subscribe to Amy's Creative SideShop with AmyFollow Me on TwitterBecome a fan of Amy's Creative Side on FacebookEmail me

13 05, 2010

Basics Tutorial: Straight Line Quilting

By | May 13th, 2010|Tutorial|27 Comments

At this point you should have your quilt basted, and your machine clean.  Here's a look at how I use straight lines to quilt. For straight lines - I use my walking foot.  They all look something like this.Be sure to put the lever over the needle clamp, that moves the teeth on the top layer [...]