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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 ...
Baste the ruffle to the cushion front.

A gourmet finish for a quilted designer cushion

This week has been so much fun as we have learned how to express pretty words through quilting using the ...
Just add a stem or vine if you stray off a line.

Making quilted words pop – it’s all about the thread

Welcome back. Yesterday was such a fun day! We set up our machines for free motion quilting, did our first ...
Sewing machine ready for free motion quilting.

Quilting words – so much to say using Gütermann Dekor thread!

I hope you've been having fun getting ready to free motion quilt words and more for a designer cushion. Was ...
Cushion front marked, layered and pin basted

Mark, layer, baste, easy preparation for machine quilting

Quality materials and good preparation are the keys to successful machine quilting. Yesterday we gathered our supplies and cut our ...
Say it with free motion quilting - designer cushion

Say it with free motion quilting, a designer cushion

Free motion quilting is one of my favorite things to do and I'm always exploring new and exciting variations. I ...
Finished Welcome Spring quilted banner

Tear away stabilizer, batting and binding to finish Welcome Spring banner

Yesterday we had a wonderful time using decorative stitches to add depth and dimension to our machine applique. Now it's ...
A blanket stitch was used to stitch the leaves and stems in place.

Decorative stitches add detail and dimension to machine applique!

Yesterday our banner found its voice as we added a sentiment using computer fonts or stencils and fusible web applique ...
Rough cut the pieces apart and then cut accurately on the drawn line

Enlarge, print, cut, fuse: successfully appliqueing letters to a quilt

In yesterday's post, we explored how to prepare fusible web applique for stitching for maximum success. Today we use the ...
Fuse the applique shapes in place on the background fabric

Fusible web applique – preparation for success

Yesterday I listed all the supplies we'll need to create a quilted spring banner. Are you all set? Let's go! ...
A selection of the supplies used to create your quilted spring banner

5 easy steps to making a quilted spring banner

Last month in my post Adding dimension to applique pieces using fabric markers, we learned how to accent a floral ...
Ready to hand sew opening close

10 easy steps to a no binding finish for small quilted projects

My little project is definitely coming together. And to think I had such a creative block at the beginning of ...
Borders on the quilt - just need to outline the circles in dark teal

7 critical questions before quilting a quilt

Yesterday, I kept track of everything and was able to put all those squares together without any reverse sewing thanks ...
Audition your materials. I thought I might use a vintage buckle or two...but decided against it. Playing around with treasures in your stash is all part of the fun!

Stitching a portfolio with circle and hexagon templates

When I was a kid, the women of my family would show up with for a visit with their creative ...
Completed complementary pillow top

2 more tips you should know for perfect couching

Yesterday I looked at 3 east steps to perfect couching and today I'm going to add onto those with 2 ...
Sewing Utility, Decorative and Font Stitches

Sewing Utility, Decorative and Font Stitches

Sewing Utility, Decorative & Font Stitches, it’s time to love them ALL! The PFAFF Quilt Ambition 2.0 sewing machine comes ...
Quilted place-mat with parallel lines.

Quilting the On-The-Go Place-mat

Now that the placemat is all sewn together it's time to do some quilting. Some people love the piecing process ...
Quilted postcards, also called artist trading cards, can become quite a cherished collection. It reminds us of our 'textile' or 'quilting' friends and satisfies that fabric obsession we have - right?

How to Make a Quilted Postcard

Quilted postcards are so much fun to make. It really gives you the freedom to express your creative ideas on ...