Come on, baby! Let’s do the twist! It’s time for another Free Motion Quilting tutorial. This week, we’re working on a Basic Twist. It’s a simple motif that packs a punch when you need to fill large areas. In this tutorial, I’ll show you two versions of this design, so pick your favorite and start stitching! Click HERE to watch the vid. (This is the 17th video in my FMQ series. I’ve gone over techniques, troubleshooting, and tons of cool motifs. Check out the entire collection HERE!)
In many forms of art, there are no shortcuts. No “marble carving made easy.” No “glass blowing for dummies.” Talent must be honed over years of meticulous practice, and even then, it takes a good dose of natural ability to succeed. Luckily, quilting is one art that can be enjoyed by just about everyone, no matter your skill level. Today’s Checkered Cross is an intricate design, but the construction is so simple, even a beginner can tackle this quilt! Click HERE to watch the vid!
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!
These days, I hardly open my computer anymore. Why would I need to? My phone is a source of endless information and entertainment – trip navigation, recipe ideas, incredibly fantastic quilting & sewing tutorials – but holding it in my hands isn’t always convenient. This week I’m making a Cell Phone Plop to prop up my phone wherever I go… and hopefully you’ll like it too! Click on the button to watch the tutorial and get all the supplies you need to make your own Cell Phone Plop, including the Free Downloadable PDF Template!
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!
Love getting lost in your work? Today’s new project will allow you to really dive in without getting too dirty. Rob’s Workshop Apron splits and fastens at the legs to give you extra protection and great mobility. Home mechanics, painters, clay artists, and crafters of all varieties would be lucky to find this apron underneath their Christmas tree (hint, hint). Click on the button below to watch the tutorial and make your own workshop apron!
A couple of weeks ago, little Miss Ruby Appell showed us how to make a simple charm quilt for a doll bed. This week she’ll finish off the project with an easy ruffled bed skirt. This is such a great project to do with young beginners – quick, simple, and super fun. We hope it inspires you to share your craft with the kiddos in your life! Watch now!
Today’s Manly Monday tutorial is an easy sewing tutorial that will save you thousands of dollars on new tv’s! Well maybe the wild sports fans in your life aren’t THAT destructive, but let’s not take any chances. Check out the Bad Call Ball tutorial HERE.
It’s another Manly Monday and today’s tutorial is on fire!! Check out our new tutorial on how to make French Seam Pajama Bottoms using border print fabric! You might never go back to buying your own pajama bottoms!! This tutorial is perfect for making those fun Christmas jammies! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!