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Some tips on how to add your hanging sleeve

A sleeve and the binding, and the May Flowers wallhanging is done!

I hope you've had a chance to explore modern machine quilting from yesterday's post. If you're finished, on to the ...
A close up of the overlapping squares quilting pattern

Let’s try modern machine quilting!

Congratulate yourself! Yesterday you did a lot of work! Applique can take time but the effect is wonderful. The quality ...
Close up of the heirloom style cross stitch decorative stitching

Making May Flowers wallhanging bloom with heirloom applique stitches

Yesterday we prepared our applique pieces with Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes. Today we applique! The first step is to prepare ...
Templates for May Flower wallhanging

Sowing the seeds of the quilted May Flowers wallhanging

Yesterday, we looked at the colorways that make up the NEW and vibrant Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes collection. I also ...
Project color selections using Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes

Bringing on May flowers with Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes!

Bring on those lovely May flowers by stitching up this fabulous floral wallhanging using the NEW Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes! ...
Introducing the NEW fabric collection Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes

Fabrics with pop! The NEW Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes

I don't know what the weather has been where you are, my precious QUILTsocial follower, but where I am, it ...
Fairfield bamboo batting was the perfect choice to quilt this piece.

In quilting circles, there too, the devil is in the details

We tend to think that just because the quilt top is finished that we’re done! But that’s far from true ...
Time to sew up the two quilt blocks together

My best TIP for assembling quilt blocks

I'm so happy to be sharing my best tip on how to assemble a quilt top. If you've been following ...
Before cutting off any excess fabric, I ensure that my vertical and horizontal lines align with my center strip. I also ensure that my diagonal is aligned with the corners of my squares, Only when they all match, I cut off excess fabric... if any.

The best tip for squaring off your quilt blocks!

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned how much I loved working with Omnigrip rulers. In this post, I'll go over my ...
How to make this block for the Deep Waters quilt pattern size 75" x 75" made using Banyan Batiks Color Blocking collection

THE 2 must-have sewing tools for smooth and accurate piecing

In yesterday’s post, I gave you the fabric requirements and cutting instructions to make the beautiful and easy quilt pattern, ...
Ziploc bags and non-permanent markers are a must in my studio!

2 tips to make fast and easy quilts that only look complicated

I'm thrilled to be back for another year on QUILTsocial to share with you some of my favorite tips to ...
Looks complicated? Maybe, but it's really easy to make! Follow us on QUILTsocial to get the free pattern (April 1 - 5, 2019)

Banyan Batiks Color Blocking fabric collection NOW available!

Hi! I'm so excited to introduce next week's posts on QUILTsocial! Are you ready for an exciting week of quilting ...
Sea Salt by Linda J. Hahn using Banyan Batiks, Island Vibes fabrics

Inspiration for your next Banyan Batiks Island Vibes quilt!

Yesterday I showed you how to finish up an adorable baby quilt using Banyan Batiks Island Vibes quilt and get it ...
Quilt top with borders added; Curved strip-piecing using Banyan Batiks Island Vibes creates a sweet baby quilt. Free pattern!!

Finishing a baby quilt with sashing makes it sweeter!

Yesterday I showed you how to make curvy, strip-pieced blocks using fabric from the Banyan Batiks Island Vibes collection in ...
Arrange 15 quilt blocks in rows of 3 for the quilt top. Using Banyan Batiks Island Vibes fabric collection.

Curved strip-piecing using Island Vibes fabric creates a sweet baby quilt

Yesterday I showed you how to add some contrasting strips to your curvy, strip-pieced segments to create an original block ...
Curvy strip pieced block ready to be trimmed to the desired size; using Banyan Batiks Island Vibes fabrics to make a modern quilt, placemat, cushion cover etc.

Making a versatile Island Vibes curved strip pieced quilt block

Yesterday I showed you how to do some easy curved strip-piecing using fabrics from Banyan Batiks Island Vibes collection. Today ...
Fabrics from the Banyan Batiks Island Vibes collection in the Palm Bay colorway

Curved strip piecing with the NEW Banyan Batiks Island Vibes

In previous QUILTsocial blog posts, I've shown you how to make projects using fabrics from the Tie One On and African ...
Curvy, fluid quilting designs soften the linear peicing. The quilting is spread further apart to showcase the beautiful fabrics from the NEW Banyan Batiks Banyan Classics Collections. Free rail fence quil

Quilting options for a Banyan Classics rail fence quilt

Yesterday, I cut and sewed the rail fence blocks and placed them on the design wall so I could see ...
The Banyan Batiks Banyan Classics Collection Rail Fence quilt comes to life as the strip sets are cut into 12½" square blocks. Free pattern

It’s hip to be square! Cutting and sewing rail fence blocks

As a beginner, you likely won’t have a lot of specialized tools at your disposal, but a 12½" x 12½" ...
Carefully press the seams from the right side of the strip set to ensure the fabric lays flat; using Banyan Batiks Banyan Classics! Free rail fence quilt pattern.

Easy pressing tips for a perfect square rail fence blocks

If making a quilt is new to you, you may wonder about this constant back and forth between stations; cutting, ...