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 [...]

13 05, 2010

Quilting Basics Tutorial: Cleaning a Sewing Machine

By | May 13th, 2010|Tutorial|35 Comments

If you sew lots (chances are you do) you need to take a few minutes to clean your machine.  With every bobbin change, (if you can take the time to stop) and in between piecing and quilting - those are my usual intervals between cleaning. I recently mentioned needing to have my machine serviced, but decided to [...]

13 05, 2010

Madison Bag & a Big Birthday

By | May 13th, 2010|Celebrations, sewing|16 Comments

It's been such a full week!  Thanks so much for your response to my first pattern, and the Blogger's Quilt Festival! In the mean time, I finished my Madison Bag for myself - and almost forgot to show you.I love the finished product!  Getting there, was a little sketchy, but the size and shape are [...]

11 05, 2010

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Tell Your Friends!

By | May 11th, 2010|Bloggers Quilt Festival|29 Comments

Hi All!  Help me spread the word about Blogger's Quilt Festival - please!?  Grab the button code below and post about it!<br /><center><a href="http://www.amyscreativeside.com/p/bloggers-quilt-festival.html"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1071/4600291840_c54e78a6a8_o.gif" /></a></center><br />The button takes you to the page I have set up all about Blogger's Quilt Festival with all the details. (Please read)  If you have questions, ask in the [...]

11 05, 2010

Basics Tutorial: Basting a Quilt

By | May 11th, 2010|Tutorial|14 Comments

After prepping your quilt back, you are ready to baste your layers.  A few things you will need:masking tapesafety pinsan hour or so of timeTo begin, clear a flat surface large enough for your entire quilt back to be spread out, in this case the floor, you may have a quilt you can baste on a [...]

11 05, 2010

Basics Tutorial: Prepping A Quilt Back

By | May 11th, 2010|Tutorial|9 Comments

As promised I have a number of Basics Tutorials for general quilt-making.  Preparing a quilt back can be as simple as sewing two pieces together, or pieced until large enough for your quilt top.As a general rule 3" all around is sufficient for quilting at home with your machine, if you are sending it out [...]

9 05, 2010

Being a Mom

By | May 9th, 2010|Me|15 Comments

To all the moms and hopeful moms who come to this space -Being a mom is the most rewarding and challenging title ever!  The days are full and full of everyone's needs - and yet I would not trade where I am right now, for anything.  There's something about the spontaneous big hugs, and thoughtfully [...]

6 05, 2010

Survey Says….

By | May 6th, 2010|Blog Info, In the Kitchen|7 Comments

Hi again!  I have put together a quick survey for you my readers - would you please take a minute to answer the questions?  I hope to get to know you better in the process.  It's completely anonymous and easy - I promise!Click here to take surveyMy bread dough is in the fridge, waiting for [...]