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Shanly Square made with Banyan Batiks Visual Sound by Northcott

Banyan Batiks: unlimited design possibilities

Yesterday I showed you how to make a modern quilt using fat quarters from the Banyan Batiks Feathers  and Ketan ...
Cut each block into 3 sections.

I bet you can’t tell this modern quilt started with 9-patch block

Yesterday I showed you how to use 9 fat quarters from some Banyan Batiks fabrics to make 2 modern nine ...
The finished quilt top

9 Banyan Batik fat quarters make a superb modern quilt

Yesterday I showed you how to use 2 fat quarters from the Banyan Batiks Visual Sound collection to make a ...
Sew the blocks together to make the runner.

2 fat quarters for a modern table runner is all you need

Yesterday I introduced you to some of the wonderful new Banyan Batiks from Northcott. Have you chosen your favorite colorway? ...
Banyan Batiks Visual Sound in the pink orange colorway

Welcome to fat quarter-friendly week!

Last fall, Northcott introduced their new Banyan Batiks fabrics. Since then several more designs have been added to the collection ...
Stitch patterns on the back of Stitch-n-Steam used with striped fabric and the resulting texture

Using Stitch-n-Steam texturized fabric in your projects

Yesterday I showed you how to add some texture to fabric using Stitch-n-Steam by Unique. After sewing the Stitch-n-Steam to ...
Stitching completed on fabric and Stitch-n-Steam

The magic of Stitch-n-Steam

Yesterday I showed you to finish up the ellie mae tote bag using leftover pieces from another quilt project and HeatnBond ...
Finishing the ellie may tote bag

Finishing the ellie may tote bag

Yesterday I showed you how to adapt the ellie mae Pretty Pieced Purses pattern so you could use up some ...
Trim the strip sets so they are even along the edges.

Sewing the ellie mae tote bag – my way!

Yesterday I showed you a few of the essential notions and quilting tools from brands like UNIQUE, Heirloom, Gütermann and the ...
ellie mae Pretty Pieced Purses pattern #K177

A box-ful of essential notions for all your sewing and quilting needs

It's always so exciting when the delivery truck shows up at the door with a big box of supplies! The ...
Finished Crazy Quilt mug mat

3 little mug mats from leftover Letterpress fabric

Yesterday I showed you how to use fabrics from the Northcott Letterpress Collection to make the Pull-out Plate Placemat for carrying ...
Finished Pull-out Plate Placemat showing plates in the back pocket

Making the ingenious Pull-out Plate Placemat using leftover Letterpress fabric

Yesterday I showed you how to make the quick and easy Perfect Potluck Placemat using fabric from the Letterpress collection ...
Finished placemat with cutlery pocket

Perfect Potluck Placemat is perfect for quick quilting project!

Yesterday I showed you how to easy it is to get a lot of visual impact using grosgrain ribbon and ...
Use a walking foot to sew on the trim.

Simply quilted, high impact Ribbon and Wedges Placemat

Did you have a chance to make the Book Lover Placemat I showed you yesterday? That pattern is a very ...
Letterpress fabric from Northcott

Fun with Letterpress fabric and making a quilted placemat

Recently I received ½ yard of each of the Letterpress fabrics from Northcott. While you're on the Letterpress page, check ...
"Random" coloring variations for the fish design

Using color shuffling for machine embroidery designs on THE Dream Machine 2

Yesterday I showed you how to re-size, re-color and add fill stitches to a saved embroidery design that was created ...
Machine embroidered blocks showing different fill stitches and colors for the same design

Creating machine-embroidery wonders using the fill stitch feature

Yesterday I showed you how to add scrappy borders to the Working Girls Quilt. You might remember I made these ...
Trim border so it's 6" wide.

How to make a scrappy strip border for your quilt

Yesterday I showed you how to use 7 machine embroidered blocks created on THE Dream Machine 2 by Brother and ...
First set of strips sewn to the embroidered block

Making Log Cabin-style borders for machine embroidered quilt blocks

Yesterday I showed you how to start putting together some machine embroidered blocks, created on THE Dream Machine 2 by Brother ...
Machine embroidered blocks surrounded by scrappy strips

Machine-embroidered quilt blocks make up Working Girls Quilt

On my QUILTsocial blog posts in September and October I invited you to join me on my journey as I learned to use the ...