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!
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 →
Next in our Free Motion Quilting series is Circles and Pebbles!!! This fun motif is perfect for any quilt and can easily be used to fill small areas! Check out the free tutorial HERE!
Part 5 in the Free Motion Quilting Series will help you master one of the most popular and elegant quilting motifs of all- feathers!! Feathers are great for long strips, borders or even cornering blocks! Watch the free tutorial on this motif HERE! And don’t forget about our free printables for tutorials HERE!
Today’s new tutorial is the perfect way to start the week! Today I’m showing you a personal favorite of mine, it’s a technique called Free Piecing that my friend, Jean Wells showed me. I loved it so much that I wanted to show you my spin on it! I hope you love it as much as I do! Click HERE to watch the new tutorial!
We’ve been working hard to bring you tutorials that will make you a confident Free Motion Quilter! (Check out our other FMQ tutorials: Free Motion Basics and Quilt Basting Basics.) Today we’re walking you through the design/thought process of mapping out motifs on a large quilt! Rob is passionate about free motion quilting, and his ability to break it down into manageable steps is top notch! No matter your skill level, today’s tutorial will teach you something new! Click HERE to watch it!