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!
Free motion quilting can be a little intimidating at first, I’ve been there! Now it’s my favorite part of quilting! Follow along in this week’s Manly Monday tutorial on how to Free Motion Quilt! We’re going to take your skills to the next level! Click HERE to get all the details!
There is something majestic about seeing an eagle. Whether it’s flying overhead, your favorite team’s mascot or even on a quilt, eagles are beautiful creatures. Eagles are especially beautiful if you live in the US like me! They represent freedom and the birth of our great nation! This fun quilt was originally made for Quilted In Honor. Quilted In Honor (QIH), led by Island Batik, is a fund raising initiative for Operation Homefront, one of the top military fund raising organizations, and is intended to harness the collective power of the quilting industry to give back to the ones that need it most. I was so happy toRead More →
Today’s tutorial completes the awesome city scape we’ve been learning how to make! Make sure to start with the first video and I’ve got a few tips in the 2nd one that might help you better select your materials. For Part 1 and details on fabrics and the interfacing I used, follow this link here: http://land.mansewing.com/city-scapes/
It’s a beautiful Manly Monday today and I’m back with a brand new tutorial! You may know by now how much I enjoy creating landscapes and seascapes in quilts… well today I’m teaching you how to make a cityscape! For all the details: http://land.mansewing.com/city-scapes/
Join Rob for a new quilt tutorial on how to create your own Chenille fabric with precuts! He turns a few 10″ squares of cotton fabric into a rich, textured chenille for a baby rag-style quilt. You can do it too!! Find all the details here: http://land.mansewing.com/chenille-quilting/