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Christmas in July, Holiday Mini Quilts

Christmas in July, Holiday Mini Quilts

It's a great summer so far and I can't imagine the weather turning cooler. Yesterday I shared a fall runner ...
Thinking of fall, a quilted Halloween Runner

Thinking of fall, a quilted Halloween Runner

So far this week I shared ideal quilting project that highlight the glorious summer season. Yesterday, I shared the Dresden ...
Dresden Delight quilt block is perfect for summer

Dresden Delight quilt block is perfect for summer

Quilting for baby is one of the most common reasons we pick up quilting as a hobby, and yesterday's quilting ...
Quilting for baby - Tummy Time Mat

Quilting for baby – Tummy Time Mat

Yesterday I posted the instructions for the Coral and Blue wallhanging, a very cool design by Linda Turner Griepentrog, a ...
Keeping cool this summer - making the Coral and Blue quilted wallhanging

Keeping cool this summer – making the Coral and Blue quilted wallhanging

Welcome to a super fun week of quilt project using Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP® All-purpose Thread. Are you ready? ...
The jean waistband makes for a solid foundation for this Band Together Tote. Coats Denim, Jean Topstitching and All Purpose threads used to recycle denim.

Band Together Tote gets everyone smiling

Just like the Denim Bracelets Trio yesterday, here's another recycling denim project that stretches the imagination. The Band Together Tote ...
Denim Bracelet Trio can be made simply as shown, or perhaps try adding your own embroidery or decorative stitches before assembly.

Denim Bracelet Trio, no one will ever guess!

All week I've shared some cool denim recycling ideas created by Linda Griepentrog, did you try the Shirr Thing Bag ...
Right on trend: a shirred bag sewn with Coats Dual Duty XP Denim and Jean Thread

Making the Shirr Thing Bag

Welcome to the third day of recycling jeans into cool sewing projects! Yesterday, I posted about making a Denim Notebook ...
Denim Book Cover: strength meets elegance; free pattern using Coats Denim and Jean threads

The beauty and strength of a denim notebook cover

Did you manage to finish up the Denim Organizer from yesterday? It's a great accessory for a  quilting studio. You ...
Here's one super idea to recycle those jeans you no longer use and still feel good about making more use of them. It's both creative and practical.

Recycling denims using Coats Dual Duty XP and Plus threads

What can you do with denim pants you no longer want to wear, other than getting rid of them? We ...
Chevron Pillow quilted using the zigzag pattern as a guide for big stitches

Big Stitching: quilting the Chevron Pillow

There are many quilting projects 'out there' to which you can apply the big stitch hand quilting technique. You don't ...
Using the dots for easy big stitch quilting the Dot2Dot Tablet Sleeve

Big Stitching: Dot2Dot Tablet Sleeve

The Strips ‘n Stitches and Log Cabin Pincushion I talked about in yesterday's post, uses the seams of the pieced top ...
Strips ‘n Stitches and Log Cabin Pincushion perfect for practicing big stitches hand quilting

Big Stitching: Strips ‘n Stitches and Log Cabin Pincushion

Here's a chance to apply the Big Stitching Basics we reviewed yesterday! Over the next 3 days, I'll post the ...
Big Stitches Basics help you accomplish excellent work quilting work.

Big Stitching Basics make hand quilting shine

The right needle and thread are the first thing to know about hand quilting and essential to a beautiful finish ...
Bold Hand Quilting thread by Coats is ideal for big stitches that will last a long time.

Needles and thread make all the difference in big stitch quilting

Beyond the tiny stitches of traditional hand quilting, comes the trend towards a bolder approach! Big Stitch Quilting is delightful ...
The cube is a versatile decor accent for indoors and out. Use Coats Outdoor Thread if making it for your patio space.

Making a cubed cushion for poolside decor using Coats Outdoor Thread

Yesterday we covered important tips on how to work with Coats Outdoor Thread. Outdoor thread is thicker and heavier than ...
Poolside cushions are comfortable for patio furniture and durable when made with Coats Outdoor Thread

Poolside cushion made durable with Coats Outdoor Thread

We could say that the first three patio cushions we reviewed this week have been more of a decorative purpose, ...
Rectangle Cushion with front panel - dressing up your patio has never been this easy and quick using Coats Outdoor Thread

The perfect cover to update a patio cushion using Coats Outdoor Thread

Have you tried the simple square cushion cover we showed you in yesterday's post? It's a standard cushion cover that's ...
a Knife Edge Cushion Cover on a patio bench using Coats Outdoor Threads

Making patio cushions require Coats Outdoor Thread for longevity

As quilters we have the added advantage of quilting a cushion if desired and the following three cushions can easily ...
3 cushions on an outdoor bench for patio decor using Coats Outdoor Thread

5 tips on sewing with Coats Outdoor Thread

It’s spring and the Great Outdoors is beginning to call my name. This is the time of year when I ...