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We have completed our thread painted quilt made with the Artisan Spirit Water Garden panel using Sulky / Schmetz / Northcott / Gütermann / Fairfield

Step 5 – quilting, how and how much, add the finishing touch

Welcome back. We're at day five and have already accomplished so much! All we gathered our supplies, did our cutting ...
The neck, chest and head of the heron on the Artisan Spirit Water Garden panel have been accented with thread painting SCHMETZ / Sulky / Northcott

Step 4 – thread painting for incredible lifelike detail

I had a wonderful time yesterday showing you how I used basic trapunto techniques with SCHMETZ Needles, Sulky Thread and ...
Step 3 - how to machine trapunto for added dimension

Step 3 – how to machine trapunto for added dimension

Welcome back. Yesterday was a busy day trimming the lovely Heron panel from the Artisan Spirit Water Garden, ironing the ...
Good preparation is the key to success when adding pieced borders to a printed panel. A tutorial on thread painting using SCHMETZ needles/ Gütermann threads / Northcott fabric

Step 2 – framing up a quilt panel using a patchwork border

Welcome back to our continuing journey of perfect pairings for our SCHMETZ needles, Sulky and Gütermann threads. Yesterday I listed ...
An artistic printed panel of a blue heron standing in the water amongst some lily pads Northcott

Step 1 – needles and threads for a thread painting tutorial

During my previous QUILTsocial post, Perfect Pairings-needles and threads work together for successful quilting I described how to choose the ...
Auditioning the quilt design by drawing design on UNIQUE longarm pattern tracing film and placing it on top of quilt block

2 UNIQUE longarm tools facilitate auditioning designs on your quilts

All week I've been sharing about essential tools when quilting with a longarm machine, and these same tools can be ...
UNIQUE longarm zero center tape measures 60" out from the center on both sides of the tape making it easy to measure a quilt width or length.

2 essential UNIQUE longarm quilting tools: zero center tape and dust brush

Today, I want to discuss how you can measure your quilt using the UNIQUE longarm zero center tape measure. When ...
UNIQUE longarm thread cone net cut. Hard to see but thread is fed from top of thread net.

How using thread cone nets improves quilting stitches

It's Wednesday and yes I continue to talk about great tools for longarm quilting. I'm sure you'll agree that sometimes ...
It's easy to pick up threads with the precise point and strong tip of the UNIQUE long arm reverse action tweezers.

5 ways UNIQUE longarm reverse action tweezers lend a hand

Yesterday, I talked about pins that are so effective for quilting, sewing and longarming. Today, I'll talk about the new ...
9 UNIQUE Longarm essential tools for effective longarm quilting

Unboxing 9 essential longarm tools for effective quilting

As with many tasks in life, essential tools make work much easier. This week I'm talking about a new and ...
Another finished button quilt!

Mini quilt with buttons becomes very adorable

Yesterday I showed you how to use buttons from the bottle o’ buttons purple collection to make a small button ...
Finished button quilt using buttons to make flower shapes

Using buttons instead of applique for a small quilt!

Yesterday I showed you how to use some blue buttons from a bottle o’ buttons to mount a small modern quilt ...
Cut away some of the backing and batting in the corners.

How to mount a quilted piece on an artist canvas

Yesterday I showed you how to make the blocks for your modern button quilt. Now, let's put everything together to ...
Button quilt mounted on a 12" x 16" Artist's Canvas

For the love of buttons – making a modern button quilt

Yesterday I gave you the cutting instructions for the little button quilt. We'll be using buttons from the bottle o’ ...
bottle o' buttons - just 4 of the many colors available

Button, button…bottle o’ buttons

I recently received these 'Bottle o’ Buttons' jars. What fun! Little jars of color-coordinated buttons just waiting to be used ...
KitchenAid Mixer Cover made with Fairfield 80/20 Batting, Heirloom Wash-out Marker and Northcott Fabric, Mel's Diner, ColorWorks

Making a stand mixer cover for the baker on your holiday list xo

This week I shared with you several gift ideas that are sew easy to make, there's still enough time to ...
The simple essentials travel tote with a monogrammed 'M' featuring fabric from Northcott Fabric, Black and White and A Dash of Color

Simple Essentials Travel Tote is sew easy to make for gifting

Yesterday I shared the mini stockings for the holiday countdown, but there are other items that can be made ahead ...
Stockings, stockings and more stockings with Gütermann Metallic Threads and Northcott Holiday Collections fabric

Mini Holiday Countdown Stockings are sew easy to make

Take time over the holidays to savor all of the special moments with family and celebrate each day leading up ...
2 fabulous festive felt projectsmade using DMC Embroidery Floss, Kunin Rainbow ClassicFelt, PrestoFelt, Hi-tak Glue, Heirloom Quality Crewel Embroidery Needles, Sulky Holoshimmer

2 fabulous felt projects to make your holidays sew much easier

Yesterday we talked about the use of fabric, decorative machine embroidery thread and a little time spent quilting to make ...
Holiday Ornament Hot Pad and Microwave Mitts

How to make your holidays sew much easier

Are you thinking about your holiday preparations yet and … what can I sew or quilt to make my holidays ...