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Glue triangles together

Triangle corners are a great alternative to a hanging sleeve for quilts

The textured Festive Tree Wallhanging was so much fun to make yesterday that I think I'll make a few more ...
Textured fabric

Festive Tree – quick and easy quilted wallhanging

Yesterday’s Rolling Snowman placemats are done and with Christmas just around the corner I thought I would share with you ...
Threads blend well with the fabrics

Applique stitches – which is your favorite?

I used to be a blanket stitch fanatic and  for certain things I still am. But in the past couple ...
Glues from the Unique Creativ line

Glue – an alternative to fusible web

Yesterday I quilted the Rolling Snowman Placemats and I'm very pleased how my quilting turned out. Even all the threads ...
Blendables - oh aren't the colors delicious?

3 questions to ask yourself before you start to quilt

Last month I made some Rolling Snowman Placemats and I didn’t quite get to finish them by the end of ...
TrueCut 360° circle cutter

5 steps to perfect circles using the TrueCut 360°

The placemats have become placemats pretty quickly using the no binding finish yesterday. Did you try it? At this point, ...
Ready to hand sew opening close

10 easy steps to a no binding finish for small quilted projects

My little project is definitely coming together. And to think I had such a creative block at the beginning of ...
Gentle curve cut

Sure fire method for sewing curves – no pins or clipping required

My rotary cutter blade is sharp (thanks to the TrueSharp I used yesterday) my fabric is cut into pieces and ...
Press the black button to sharpen the blade

Excellent tool for quilters: no more dull blades with TrueSharp

There's nothing worse than a dull blade or one that has nicks in it. We're all guilty of using a ...
Rotary cutter guide placed on ruler track

Perfect cuts every time with the TrueCut System for your quilts

Quilters often experience difficulties cutting fabric with a rotary cutter and ruler. Often rulers can slip or rotary cutters can ...
A wonky layout

4 helpful tips for auditioning quilt block layouts

It has been an exciting week and yesterday I had fun playing with little bits of fabric to make maple ...
Each fabric has its own pile

How to make a one-of-kind applique with small fabric pieces

Yesterday I had so much fun playing with Sulky's Tear-Easy stabilizer to foundation piece the background blocks for my autumn ...
Four wonky blocks

4 great reasons to foundation piece with tear-away stabilizer

I have these gorgeous autumn color batiks that have been sitting on my table waiting to be used. Examining them ...
Spiral stitching on stabilizer

6 steps to making thread lace using Sulky stabilizers and metallic threads

A great way to make embellishments for quilts is to create lace-like pieces with thread. Wash-away stabilizer is the preferred ...
Cut-away stabilizer samples

A comprehensive look at the wide and varied world of Sulky stabilizers

The world of stabilizers is vast and varied. There are cut-away, wash-away, heat-away and tear-away. Which one do you choose ...
Array of fastening devices

Choosing a fastening device for the quilted laptop sleeve, 5 options

I had so much fun this week creating my awesome quilted laptop sleeve and yesterday I completed the applique stitching ...
Some thread choices for the flower

4 essential tips for success with metallic thread

Thread, thread and more thread - so many different ones to choose from. There’s cotton, polyester, rayon and metallic to ...
Flower fused to background pieces

5 practical reasons why you should use HeatnBond Soft Stretch

Today is going to be so much fun adding the applique to yesterday’s checkerboard background pieces. Although the checkerboard could ...
Alternating strips to make checkerboard

5 easy steps to quilting a checkerboard background

Welcome back. Do you have your supplies collected and your strip sets created? Yesterday I finished off the day calculating ...
3 tips for sewing perfect strip sets, sewing a quilted laptop sleeve

3 tips for sewing perfect strip sets, sewing a quilted laptop sleeve

It's back to school time! This week's project is a quilted laptop sleeve that will be the envy of all the ...