11 07, 2016

Four Patch Units

By |2017-02-06T09:17:43-06:00July 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 [...]

20 06, 2016

Half-Square Triangles Made Two Ways!

By |2017-02-06T09:17:43-06:00June 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 [...]

25 04, 2016

Sew Sampler: New Subscription Box

By |2017-02-06T09:17:44-06:00April 25th, 2016|Sewing Tips!|1 Comment

The Sew Sampler from Fat Quarter Shop is the ultimate in happy mail! Who doesn't love a little happy mail? Love the cute box they had printed for the Sew Sampler - and when you open it, it keeps getting cuter! I almost didn't want to open it! Thankfully there's another sticker inside for me [...]

17 03, 2016

Cross Weave Turnstyle & Learn to Piece Quilts Like a Pro

By |2017-02-06T09:17:44-06:00March 17th, 2016|finished quilt, Sewing Tips!|2 Comments

I've mentioned it before, I'm remaking a few of my bestselling patterns for Spring Quilt Market, and I love my Turnstyle finish! I selected some of the brightest and most saturated tones from the Cross Weave group and had so much fun piecing with these woven fabrics - The texture in these fabrics is hard [...]

18 01, 2016

Updated Tutorial : Attaching a Quilt Binding

By |2017-02-06T09:17:45-06:00January 18th, 2016|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|10 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 |2017-02-06T09:17:45-06:00December 28th, 2015|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|12 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 [...]

17 12, 2015

Sewing Room Efficiency :: Making the most of the time you have in your sewing room!

By |2017-02-06T09:17:45-06:00December 17th, 2015|Sewing Tips!|17 Comments

Let's talk about sewing room efficiency! I'm often asked how I get so much done, or if I sleep, so here's my tips to get things done in your sewing space, without sacrificing too much sleep! It's all in the planning Before I cut any fabric, or consider the quilting, I make a plan. My Quilt Planner, [...]