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Stitching in the ditch beside the lines of hand embroidery stitches

Quilting a hand embroidered piece and making doll clothes, is so much fun!

Welcome back. The week is already over. How did that happen? Hopefully, you've enjoyed the week with all the tips ...
The center block has puffed up because the outer borders are quilted and the center is not.

9 key steps to machine quilting a machine embroidered wallhanging

Hopefully, you've been following along this week for the tips on binding and machine quilting. I've been having a lot ...
Start and end your lines of quilting under the flange if you have one.

11 essential tips for machine quilting

Welcome back! I hope you liked the discussion on which way you should cut your binding strips in yesterday's post ...
Three different looks for the binding depending on which direction the binding strips were cut

3 tattle tale experiments on binding a quilt

Welcome back. What did you think of my favorite sewing machine features that I posted yesterday? Those features make sewing/quilting ...
Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby deLuxe with optional extension table

Designer Ruby deLuxe – NOT your grandmother’s sewing machine

It's so exciting to be back and I've got another great week of super sewing tips and ideas to share ...
Trim the piping in the corners, but ONLY the piping

2 quilt bindings that add pizzazz: getting creative with the Epic 980Q

Today's the last day of this tutorial for applying the binding to a quilt by machine and exploring the very handy ...
Matching thread for the binding (on both sides) using the Three Step Zigzag stitch

Stitching down the binding: thread color, stitches and stitch length

Welcome back! After talking about the 7 essential tips for binding a quilt by machine, today's the day I share ...
Leave a 6" beginning tail of binding.

7 essential tips for sewing the binding on a quilt by machine

Welcome back! In the last couple of days I talked about several options on how to cut fabric to make the ...
Using the Quilter's ¼" piecing foot to join the triangles

9 steps to making continuous bias binding

Welcome back to another day of awesome binding techniques! As I mentioned yesterday, I like to sew my bindings on completely ...
Chain sewing the seams to join the binding strips

THE formula for calculating the necessary yardage for binding your quilt

Welcome back! I've got a super week lined up for you with one of our favorite things to do - ...
Finished table runner project

3 essential tips for binding a quilt, turning your corners successfully

It's already the end of the week. Why does time go so fast when you're having fun? It's been a ...
Lots of room to move the project around to the right of the needle

6 tips to improve your machine quilting

What do you think? The Husqvarna Viking Epic 980Q is a fabulous machine for quilters. There are so many features ...
Using a decorative stitch as an applique stitch

7 tips for successful applique every time!

Isn't this exciting? The Husqvarna Viking Epic 980Q is a super sewing machine. Loads of features that make quilting a ...
Needle Stop Up/Down function keeps the needle in the down position when you stop sewing

6 tips for successful piecing

While I've been fortunate to sew on numerous different Husqvarna Viking sewing machine models, this one is truly exciting. I ...
The box for the Husqvarna Viking Epic 980Q

Unboxing the Husqvarna Viking Epic 980Q

Welcome, everyone. I've got some very exciting news today. I received a HUGE box from Husqvarna Viking. What's in the box? Oh - I'm ...
Triple Churn Dash tabletopper

14 quilt designs: playing with churn dash blocks and Northcott Fabrics

If you've been following along this week, you know that we're making the Triple Churn Dash tabletopper using Northcott's ColorWorks Premium Solid ...
Lay out the last row and sew together as for the middle row

2 tips for pressing seams that save the day and a lot of bulk

It's time to sew together the pieces we cut out yesterday to make the tabletopper. Using the 4 essential cutting ...
Keep the fold in the fabric close to you when cutting from yardage

4 essential tips for cutting fabric for your quilt

Wasn't yesterday's blog post exciting? I was so afraid of bringing fabrics into the computer-based design software. Why would I ...
Screenshot from Northcott website showing button to download digital fabric files

2 tips to working with digital fabric files for your quilting ideas

Did you see those gorgeous Bold, Beautiful Basics by Northcott yesterday? Don't they make you want to sew something? Makes me want ...
A color card of the 32 colors in the Canvas collection

7 Bold Beautiful Basics by Northcott; fabrics to rock your world

Fabric! Who doesn't love fabric? Like any industry, there's a lot of flashy new stuff, but there's a lot to be said ...