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Machine set up to embroider a label for the Studio Bird mini quilt. WonderFil Specialty Threads.

Using a little Dazzle and a little Splendor to finish the Studio Bird quilt

My Studio Bird mini quilt is almost ready to grace a wall in my newly-organized sewing space. Yesterday, we used ...
Little bird pinned to the studio mini wall quilt. WonderFil Specialty Threads.

3 hand embroidery stitches add dazzle and charm to a mini quilt

Yesterday, we got cracking with appliqueing the flower pot and the English Paper Pieced (EPP) flowers onto the Studio Bird ...
WonderFil Specialty Threads - Ellana

THIS wool thread adds luxury to a hand stitched mini quilt

Yesterday, we created a sturdy quilt sandwich for a hand appliqued mini quilt that I’m calling Studio Bird, and that ...
WonderFil Specialty Threads bundle

Neutral backgrounds make your scrappy quilt design stand out

Yesterday, we took a look at the range of Wonderfil threads I’ll be using this week to create a little ...
4 specialty threads by WonderFil and a Matryoska doll pin cushion with a jar of beads is a great start to making a mini quilt. See our free Studio Bird pattern.

4 WonderFil Specialty Threads make this Studio Bird mini quilt fly high

During a recent re-organization of my sewing studio, I found a number of things I considered too special to throw ...
autumn theme quilted wall hanging on a weathered fence

How to create an embroidered quilt label using your sewing machine

Yesterday, we laid out and appliqued all the elements of our Autumn Harmony wall quilt. Today, we're going to bind ...
Unique fabric glue stick and pins help bias branches curve

How Unique fabric glue stick can help your applique work

Welcome back to QUILTsocial as we continue our sewing work on the Autumn Harmony wall quilt. We've created all the ...
mini iron presses the gathered circles

How to make needle turn applique easier

Yesterday on QUILTsocial, we created green batik string pieced fabric for some fanciful fall foliage to grace our Autumn Harmony ...
stacks of green batik strips

How to coordinate color-soaked batiks to make fanciful fall foliage

Yesterday on QUILTsocial, we created a quilted canvas to showcase some fanciful fall foliage in color-soaked batiks. Today, let's get ...
batiks and pieced leaves

Autumn Harmony within a Log Cabin quilted sampler

"There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or ...
This beauty is dancing in the wind, and ready for a cozy day lakeside!

Yo-yos and echo quilting to finish a quilt

Now that the top band of our Day at the Lake quiltowel has been appliqued, let's turn our attention to ...
Serving up applique: Dresden plates decorate the top bands of the Day at the Lake covering.

How to applique Dresden Plates on quilt block

Yesterday on QUILTsocial, we created four Dresden Plate blocks to embellish four 12½ʺ x 12½ʺ background blocks which form the ...
Pretty points on the Dresden Plate

Sewing the perfect Dresden Plate quilt block

Now that we've cut our background blocks for the top and bottom quilted bands our  waffle weave cotton Day at ...
Cool lakeside breezes make our Day at the Lake "quiltowel" a perfect spring/summer project.

Chambray fabric is perfect for the quilted towel

Yesterday, we prepared a lovely piece of waffle weave cotton to make a lightweight, yet cozy, throw that I've dubbed ...
All set up for a day of reading at the lake, where cool breezes call for a lightweight throw.

Essential sewing tools for any quilting project

"One of my earliest memories is of seeing my mother in her beach chair, reading a book under an umbrella ...
The finished details in our Laughing Flowers Wall quilt are revealed today.

2 sewing tools to make binding a quilt easier

Yesterday we created a pretty woven heart basket, using interfacing for support, to fill with tulip blooms for our Laughing ...
...but don't stitch the heart closed.

Sulky’s PolyLite thread adds shimmer to wall quilt

Yesterday, we wove together and decorated a sweet woven heart basket for our Laughing Flowers wall quilt. Today, let's get ...
A lovely basket that elevates our quilt into another dimension.

Fray Check makes the woven heart stronger

These next steps for making a cheerful Scandinavian-inspired quilted wall hanging, will have a lot of help from Fray Check, ...
Leaves clipped to the stems.

How making fabric tulips is a meditative process

Yesterday on QUILTsocial, we created a heart basket for our laughing flowers quilt. Today, let's make some flowers to fill ...
Once you've woven your heart, give it a good (and fragrant) press with Flatter.

Using 3D elements for your wall quilt

"The earth laughs in flowers..." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson Is it just me, or has this weird winter seemed overly ...