Scene: You’ve finally put that last stitch into your latest quilting masterpiece. “It’s finished! Now to hide it away in the back closet where no one will ever see it.” Ridiculous? I agree. When you put your heart and soul into a quilt, that baby deserves to be displayed, so today I’m going to show you how to prepare your quilts to be hung on the wall with sleeves or tabs. You could even use this technique to add tabs when you’re making curtains! Click below to watch the tutorial and get those wall hangings out from under the bed and onto the walls where they belong!
Is your sewing studio being taken over by UFOs? (I’m talking unfinished projects, not extraterrestrials.) Quilters love to start new quilts. Finishing a quilt, however, is another story. We race through quilt top after quilt top, excited to try out new patterns and fabric combos, but when it comes time to sandwich that baby and get it quilted and bound, some of us run out of steam, and that quilt top gets tossed on the stack of “waiting to be finished” projects. Today we’re going to show you how easy it is to bind your quilts on the sewing machine. You’ll be whipping out thoseRead More →
I was out meandering in Sisters, Oregon last week and I happened upon a deer eating breakfast. I tried to get a photo without disturbing her, so this is the best I could do. 🙂 It was one of those moments where you just have to stop and appreciate life… and you can’t help but feel like it’s going to be a good day. That’s what Open Meandering in Free Motion Quilting is all about. It just makes you feel better about life! Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic, but it definitely adds some major options and possibilities to your free motion quilting tool belt! ClickRead 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!
Have you ever watched a high energy caffeinated guy sit and focus closely on an important task? Well, it’s a sight to be seen, so break out your quilting gloves and slip sheet, folks, cuz it’s free motion quilting time! This week the focus is vines and leaves and it’s going to be a blast! Thanks to my friend Christina Cameli for allowing me to reference her excellent teaching materials from her Free-Motion Quilting books! You can find them in the list of supplies HERE!
Is there anything more majestic than an eagle soaring gracefully over a pristine mountain landscape? How about waves crashing onto a rocky shoreline? A sleek cityscape silhouetted by a blazing sunset? We live in an extraordinary world, and everywhere I look, I’m inspired to create my own, unique scenery, quilting-style! In this week’s new tutorial, Eagle Over Alaska, you’ll learn how to transform the beauty of nature into a unique piece of art using Rob’s raw edge appliqué technique. Click below to watch the tutorial and get everything you need to make your own Eagle Over Alaska Quilt!
Messy stitches. Loose threads. Clanking metal. Lint clogs. When you’re in the quilting groove, there’s nothing more frustrating than an out-of-whack sewing machine. Luckily, there are a few tips and techniques that can get your machine up and running in no time, and Rob is just the guy to show you how! In fact, he gets pretty excited about taking care of his machines! This week Rob has released a series of three video tutorials to guide you through do-it-yourself repair and maintenance. He’ll also help you diagnose problems that require professional attention. With over 15 years of experience as a sewing machine technician, youRead More →
This is a tutorial for something that everyone needs or wishes they had. It would make a great gift too, just in time for Father’s Day or you’re looking for a great functional gift for a teenager (boy or girl)! It’s a charging station for your favorite electronic devices, whether it’s your cell phone, iPod, MP3 player or tablet. Find all the details here: http://land.mansewing.com/cell-phone-charging-holder Transcript Coming Soon!
What do you do to keep your sewing room tidy? I don’t know what I would do without my weighted pincushion and scrap bag, so I’m showing you how to make one for yourself! Find all the details here: http://land.mansewing.com/weighted-pincushion
Skateboard Appliqué Quilting: Easy Appliquéing Tutorial with Rob Appell of Man Sewing. Rob demonstrates three methods for attaching appliqués to a quilt. Find all the details here: http://land.mansewing.com/skateboard-applique