25 07, 2016

Three Basic Quilt Block Units!

By |July 25th, 2016|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|0 Comments

For many beginner quilters, knowing where to start is the hardest part of learning to quilt. Here I've pulled three tutorials of basic quilt block units or elements and show you how to make them, and make them the size that you want to make! Half - Square Triangle Units two ways Four Patch Units [...]

11 07, 2016

Four Patch Units

By |July 11th, 2016|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|0 Comments

Four Patch Units are a great basic for any quilters design tool box! Having the know-how to make these pretty little units any size, with consistently matching points is a great skill, and one that I rely upon often. I'm sharing a quick pieced unit here, and in the one-sheet I have instructions for strip piecing if [...]

1 07, 2016

No Waste Flying Geese

By |July 1st, 2016|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|7 Comments

There are a few tried and true ways to make Flying Geese units, but my favorite is the no waste method that I want to share with you here today! If you haven't made flying geese this way before, it will feel a little odd at first, but when you have a finished set of [...]

20 06, 2016

Half-Square Triangles Made Two Ways!

By |June 20th, 2016|learning to sew, Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|1 Comment

I have a series of quilt block basics to share over the next few weeks, and today we start with half-square triangles! There's a few different ways to make these little units, and I'm sharing my favorite way to make them with accurate results. If you are new to quilting, learning how to make half-square [...]

2 02, 2016

Machine Stitch a Quilt Binding

By |February 2nd, 2016|Tutorial|11 Comments

90% of the time I prefer to hand stitch my bindings, but there's some quilts that require a machine stitched quilt binding. This is how I machine stitch a quilt binding: First you need to attach your binding to the quilt back, when hand stitching I attach it to the front, but to machine stitch [...]

18 01, 2016

Updated Tutorial : Attaching a Quilt Binding

By |January 18th, 2016|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|7 Comments

Quilt bindings are the most magical, and sometime confusing part of quilt making, especially for a new quilter! I shared a tutorial a few years back, but have adapted and made a few changes as I've grown as a quilter, and thought it was enough to update the post. Any tips or suggestions you might [...]

28 12, 2015

A Quick Tip; Half Square Triangle Trimming

By |December 28th, 2015|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|11 Comments

How much do you love half square triangle trimming? I usually find it to be necessary and chalk it up to part of the process, but there's no reason we can't be smarter in how we work! I prefer to make the units slightly larger and trim to size, that way I know that they are [...]

22 11, 2014

Baby Lock Gift Guide

By |November 22nd, 2014|Tutorial|0 Comments

Every holiday season my friends at Baby Lock put together a great resource of gift ideas to stitch, in their Gift Guide! Click the cover or HERE to view or download the pdf. Included in the Gift Guide is my Appliqué Zipper Pouch - I love to make these for teacher gifts, or for my [...]

14 11, 2014

Reverse Appliqué Tutorial :: T-Shirt Rehash!

By |November 14th, 2014|Appliqué, Tutorial|3 Comments

Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! I have a quick reverse appliqué tutorial for you today, thanks to my Emmalie. Emmalie is a sentimental soul, she latches on to a few special clothes each year and has the hardest time passing them down to the next sister when she out grows them. [...]

26 08, 2014

Coffee Koozie (tutorial & free pattern!)

By |August 26th, 2014|Baby Lock, Tutorial|3 Comments

My friends over at the Fat Quarter Shop have a new pattern, and it's adorable! The Coffee Koozie is perfect for the always adorable mini-charm packs (2 1/2" squares). I can see them as great gifts, and they are so fast to make too! I made it in about a half hour, and it will definitely [...]

29 04, 2014

Fabulously Fast Quilts and Bulk Pressing (my secret, to getting things done!)

By |April 29th, 2014|books, Tutorial|16 Comments

Hi there! I have been MIA lately getting things together for Market, and Blogger's Quilt Festival, but I am excited to be here to celebrate a new book! Amy Smart just released a great new book, Fabulously Fast Quilts, and I am pleased to say that I learned a couple new tips while exploring the [...]

3 02, 2014

Pillow Collective :: Free Tutorial

By |February 3rd, 2014|Pillow Collective, Tutorial|7 Comments

No doubt, there are a lot of quilts around my house! I love surrounding myself, and my family with the quilts I have loved making, and sometimes adding a pillow to the couch finishes the room off perfectly! This time of year, I'm always looking for more color to override the cold, bleak winter days. [...]