There are hundreds of bag patterns out there, but when I make a tote, I don’t settle for ordinary. It’s got to look great, and it’s got to be tons of fun to make. This week, I grabbed a jelly roll, ironed the pieces into narrow, multi-layered strips, and started zig-zagging like a madman. It’s a unique construction, but the result is a cool, durable bag that is unlike anything you’ve seen before! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
When the sun sets over the ocean, you get a magnificent burst of color – but it only lasts a few moments. Today I’m stitching up an Island Sunset that will remain brilliant for years to come! This quilt was inspired by Missouri Star’s Disappearing Pinwheel. It’s a project that looks complex, but the truth is, it couldn’t be easier! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a giant floating island of trash that stretches from Hawaii to Japan. It covers an area larger than the continental United States, and it gets bigger every single year. You can be part of the solution with my eco-friendly Reusable Grocery Bag. It’s super simple to make and extremely durable. Use it in place of plastic shopping bags – Mother Earth will thank you! Click HERE to watch the tutorial! Click HERE for a free downloadable PDF!
I enjoy quilting from a pattern, but my first love is freestyle applique. I let my imagination take the wheel as scraps of fabric are transformed into a totally unique scene.
An art quilt is created out of pure imagination – no pattern required. This week I’m inspired by the image of a lone winter-chilled tree set against a pastel sky. Magical colors, fantastic contrast, and tons of room for improvisation. Join me for a dose freestyle applique that’ll rock your socks off! Click HERE for a free downloadable PDF of this quilt!
The Krystal Mandala is all about straight lines and angles; it’s even finished with straight-line quilting. This is the perfect quilt to keep your little superheroes cozy as they dream of defeating the bad guys! Click HERE to watch the vid! Click HERE for your free downloadable PDF!
Every quilter has their kryptonite. That one skill that, despite repeated practice, just never seems to gel. Me? My weak spot has always been paper piecing. Luckily, my good friend Violet Craft is basically the paper-piecing queen of the universe, and she agreed to join me in the studio for some easy-to-follow paper-piecing instruction. Join me as I conquer my fear of paper piecing, and together we’ll learn how to make something awesome! Click on the button below to watch the tutorial!
Back in the day, teens personalized their denim jackets with all kinds of cool patches and other embellishments. Now new moms are making one-of-a-kind onesies and outfits and the desire to feel like an individual definitely hasn’t gone away. Today I’m demonstrating how to do the same thing with a cozy, comfy hoodie! Whether you’re into heavy metal or moustached kittens, you can create a sweatshirt that is totally “you” with easy applique and a touch of free motion quilting. The possibilities are endless: favorite sports teams, fandoms, or even Disney themed for a family trip. A personalized hoodie would make a great gift forRead More →
How’s your quilt batting IQ? Can you comfortably navigate the world of natural fiber, synthetic fiber, high loft, medium loft, and blend? (Did you know there’s even batting made out of recycled water bottles! We’ve got choices coming out of our ears!) With so many varieties available, how do you go about selecting the right batting for a quilt? Not to worry! We’ve got you covered! In today’s new tutorial, Quilt Batting Boot Camp, Rob will lay it all out in a quick, easy-to-understand format so you can choose your batting with confidence. Click on the button below to watch the tutorial. You’re about to becomeRead More →
I don’t know if it applies to you, but there’s this acronym in the quilting world, UFO. Heard of it? Well today’s tutorial will show you a unique way to finally put your unfinished quilts to good use! With special guest Violet Craft, learn how to make a tree skirt from an unfinished quilt! Click on the button to watch the tutorial and learn how to make your own tree skirt!