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Modern quilt made using Northcott Banyan batiks.

Adding interest with linear quilting that isn’t so linear

It’s Friday! That means it’s the last day this week for highlighting Northcott Banyan Batiks fabric collection in a modern quilt. Feels ...
Preview of the quilting that will take place on the quilt.

Banyan Batiks Shadows: a great background fabric for a modern quilt

Hello and welcome back! Here we are on day 4 of this week’s project. I hope you didn't find working on ...
2 of the 7 blocks that will be used in our modern quilt.

Safely working on the bias: making a half log cabin block

Good morning! I hope you weren’t up all night sewing! If you were, I see a nap in your near ...
2¼” fabric strip ready to be cut and sewn.

Making a modern quilt out of traditional log cabin blocks and batiks

Happy Tuesday morning! Hope you’re all set to start this week’s quilt using fabrics from the Northcott Banyan Batiks collection ...
6 fabrics from the Nostalgic Vibes collection used to make this week's quilt.

Using Northcott Banyan Batiks in a modern quilt

Welcome back to QUILTsocial and to, hopefully, winter’s last gasp.   Finally, in 15 days, spring will (officially) be here ...
Quilt top and backing prepared for quilting.

Canvas fabrics from Northcott the right choice of a soft colored quilt

Over the past 4 days we’ve completed a quilt top by making hundreds of HSTs and QSTs! The 6 vibrantly-colored fabrics from ...
The 3 quilt block layouts to complete the quilt top.

A refreshing take on the Ohio Star block using bright colored Canvas fabric

The colors I chose for this week's quilt project are making my workspace bright and cheerful, have you had a ...
One seam per quarter

Making quarter square triangles the easy way

Are you caught up to cutting and sewing 100 half square triangles from yesterday's post? Have you tried my tip on ...
Once fabric strips are cut into smaller pieces they’re ready to be sewn.

1 way to avoid ‘finicky measuring’ when making Half Square Triangles

In yesterday’s post, I showed you the bright colorway of Northcott Canvas fabric collection, gave you a glimpse of the quilt we're ...
My sketch of the quilt we'll be working on this week, 84½” X 84½".

Making a quilt using Northcott Fabric, Canvas Collection

Happy Monday, everyone!  I’m always happy and a bit scared whenever I’m asked to write blog posts. Happy because I ...
Joyful wallhanging is echo quilted using Tutti thread.

Why DecoBob isn’t your average bobbin thread

What a fun week it’s been playing with different machine applique techniques using a few of the great variety of ...
The clouds are appliqued to the background.

Use Silco thread to add more punch to your applique edges

Welcome back! When we completed appliqueing our leaves using InvisaFil thread yesterday, the little Joyful Wallhanging is looking more and ...
As a 100wt thread, InvisaFil disappears in the fabric.

When your quilting calls for threads to be invisible, use InvisaFil

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial yesterday about the 1 foolproof method for perfect, smooth and clean applique edges. It's ...
Using the open toe foot, use the blind hem stitch the applique the hearts to the top of the stems.

1 foolproof method for perfect, smooth and clean applique edges

Yesterday, I talked about WonderFil Tutti threads and why it's so good for satin stitch applique. I also started a ...
Making this small quilt top to show several machine applique techniques using WonderFil Threads.

Why WonderFil Tutti thread is so good for satin stitch applique

This week we’ll be playing with WonderFil threads. If you’re like me, you appreciate and admire people who can hand ...
The travelling quilter...loading up for a weekend getaway.

TIPS and HACKS for quilting on the road and in small spaces

Over the last few days I’ve shown you how to make fun easy quilts using tools such as the SEW ...
Rotate the ruler and align the 5" line with the other edge of the fabric.

SEW EASY 90° Patchwork Triangle Ruler makes quick job of half square triangles

Making a modern quilt yesterday using the SEW EASY Sew Square Ruler - 6½" x 6½" was really a cinch. HSTs ...
The modern half square triangle quilt is completed.

SEW EASY Square Ruler makes easy work of half square triangles

Yesterday, we went 'modern', and got a bit dizzy going around in circles using the TrueCut 360º Circle Cutter. Today, ...
In this shot, you can see the quilting better in the Linked Circle quilted wall hanging.

How to make perfect circles and rings using the TrueCut 360º Circle Cutter

Yesterday’s project, the Drunkard Path block, which is more of a traditional block was made using the TrueCut 360º Circle ...
TrueCut 360º Circle Cutter

A Drunkard’s Path quilt made easy with the TrueCut 360º Circle Cutter

Yesterday, I showed you how to make an easy pinwheel with the help of the SEW EASY Pinwheel Magic 6½” ...
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