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!
Rob has a special guest in the studio today, and she’s one talented firecracker! Say hello to Ruby Appell, Rob’s favorite little sewing buddy (and daughter). This week Ruby’s taking the reins to teach us how to make a simple charm quilt for a doll-sized bed. From layout to binding, she’s got it all covered. Here’s to the next generation of quilters! Click on the button below to watch the tutorial and make your own doll bed quilt! This is a perfect gift for one of the special little firecrackers in your life!
Do you love your mummy? Halloween is creeping closer every day. Kick your decor into high-gear with a cool mummy throw pillow! This simple little project was designed by our good friend Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction, and it’s made with her awesome Crossroads Denim fabric. (Now that you’ve got Halloween on the brain, check out Rob’s other spooky projects: The Glow in the Dark Sugar Skull and The Glow in the Dark Pillowcase/Trick-or-Treat Bag. Happy Halloween!)
I’m pretty pumped to be a special guest on the new Missouri Star Quilt Co’s quilting tutorial today! Watch as I teach Jenny Doan a simple Block and Strip quilt that is prefect for a quick project and can look completely different depending on the fabrics you choose! Click on the button to watch!
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 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!
Back in the day, we wrapped our textbooks in covers made from brown paper bags. Those paper covers were great for doodling, but they just weren’t strong enough to withstand the wear and tear of daily use. It was a small miracle if they made it through the school year! The Kraft-Tex Journal Cover starts with the same basic idea of those old paper bag covers, but when you’re working with Kraft-Tex, you know it’s gonna last. Kraft-tex is an amazing product that looks like leather, feels like paper, sews like butter, and can even be tossed in the washer. This stuff is so indestructible,Read More →
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 →