Tutorials

How to spray baste a king-sized quilt

I may have registered my maple leaf log cabin quilt for my guild’s quilt show in September. Which means I actually have to finish it. The top has been done for a year, but I haven’t quilted it because it is too large for the frame on the longarm I rent time on. There is a larger frame, but I’m not used to the machine and I think I will

June block of the month

We’re starting the final border this month. That means there are just four blocks to make each month from now until the end of the year. This month we’re learning a new time-saving technique in the block of the month. Instead of cutting several teeny tiny rectangles, we’re going to sew them together as strips first then cut them apart. It makes the piecing go much faster. Just watch the

March Block of the Month

I hope you all got your February blocks done! I was working on mine until 10 p.m. last night. I finished just in time. This month is much easier. We’re putting together the center medallion with some tips and tricks on how to get those points to match up just so. But the main part of the lesson is how to properly measure your border width. That means your “block”

Tutorial: How to make tab top valances

Let me start this tutorial off with a disclaimer. I am a quilter first, a home decor seamstress second and a bad knitter third. My advice and instructions are based of my knowledge of how to put a quilt together. That means my suggestions may be different than what you’d find on a home decor blog. But the results are pretty darn cute, so if you too are comfortable with

Ombre crib quilt top sneak peak

I resisted the very strong urge to start a new project Saturday night and instead finished up the ombre crib quilt top I’ve been working on. I made it from a Kona Skinny Strip Bundle, the strips are 1 1/2 inches wide instead of 2 1/2 inches like most jelly rolls. The width makes the quilt finish the perfect size for a crib quilt, which is what this quilt is

Ombre crib quilt tutorial

This quilt in progress has gotten some buzz on Instagram from a few folks who think it looks a whole lot more complicated than it is. So today I’m bringing you a tutorial. Basically if you can make binding, you can make this quilt. It’s that easy. My order from @fatquartershop arrived AND I picked up scrap booking supplies today. Which project to work on #dilemas A photo posted by

Tutorial: How to make a quilt label

Quilt labels are an essential part of any quilt you make. At the very minimum a quilt label should include your name so future generations will know that is was great-grandma who make the cherished family heirloom. But label can also ensure your quilt is returned to you if it is every lost and is a must if you’re going to enter your quilt in a show. There are lots

How to upcycle a vintage sewing machine cabinet

This project has been on the back burner ever since I snagged this seafoam green vintage Singer and sewing machine cabinet for about $50 at the thrift shop a couple years ago. When I got it, the legs were shaky, the wood top was scratched and the stain was dull and boring. My vision was to transform the sewing cabinet and give it a new look that honored its vintage