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Quilting the Batik Skyline to highlight Banyan Batik Broken Glass fabric

Today is the last day of the Batik Skyline quilt we've been making all week featuring the Banyan Batik, Broken ...
Night skyline top

Creating a bold batik street for the quilted night skyline

The night skyline is almost complete! In yesterday's post a high-rise building and a building with solar panels were sewn ...
Single house unit beside solar panel building unit

Adding height to a quilted skyline with batik high-rise

It's time to add some height to our skyline! In yesterday's post, we constructed a row of houses with half ...
Using ruler lines to trim half rectangle units.

Perfecting your Half Rectangle units to make rooftops

Construction begins today on the quilted batik night skyline quilt. In yesterday's post, the fabric requirements and cutting instructions were ...
10 Fat Quarters from the Northcott Canvas Collection

QUILTsocial Giveaway 193: Northcott Canvas Fat Quarter Bundle

Enter now for your chance to win! 10 fat quarters from the Northcott Canvas Collection that look great together or ...
Northcott Urban Elementz Fabric Bundle

QUILTsocial Giveaway 149: Northcott Urban Elementz Fabric Bundle

Enter now for your chance to win! Northcott's Urban Elementz is a combination of whimsical dots, stripes, and solids in ...
Northcott Artisan Spirit Shimmer Fabric Bundle

QUILTsocial Giveaway 145: Northcott Artisan Spirit Shimmer Bundle

Enter now for your chance to win! Northcott's Artisan Spirit Shimmer collection comes in a vibrant array of colors and ...
Northcott’s Urban Elementz BASIX Bundle

QUILTsocial Giveaway 141: Northcott Urban Elementz BASIX Bundle

Enter now for your chance to win! Northcott’s Urban Elementz BASIX is a collection of dots and stripes in vibrant ...
Festive Fabric Bundle and Template Set

QUILTsocial Giveaway 133: Festive Fabric Bundle and Template Set!

Enter now for your chance to win! Design your own unique pattern inspired by this Festive 5-piece fabric bundle (100% ...
Mystic Garden lap quilt using Northcott fabrics

The right way to prepare your quilt for a longarm quilter

My two quilt tops are all finished and ready for quilting. I happen to be the lucky owner of a ...
Sewing the flying geese blocks together

Sewing the Mystic Garden quilt top

Putting the pieces together Last night I finished sewing the 24 flying geese units for my Mountain View quilt and ...
Finished flying geese blocks

3 ways to make Flying Geese blocks

Stepping outside the box Nellie and I must REALLY like flying geese, because when I look back at our patterns, ...
Mystic Garden has a running yardage fabric that looks like a panel and can be cut into whatever length desired.

Using fabric panels in quilt patterns

Substituting fabric panels into different patterns This week I'm going to be using Northcott's new line of fabric called "Mystic ...
The finished Sunflower Quilt

2 bindings that divide quilters into 2 groups

Next step - binding Yesterday I fused down all of my applique pieces and free motion machine quilted the sunflower ...
Northcott Sunflower Fabric Bundle

QUILTsocial Giveaway 106: Northcott Sunflower Fabric Bundle

Enter now for your chance to win! This luscious bundle of .5 M cuts from Northcott's Artisan Spirit Sandscapes and ...
Embroidered charm in placemat

Add charm to fabric with the Basic Shape Creator

Today I'm going to share one more of the embroidery features in the PFAFF Creative 4.5. The quilter in me ...
Trim the placemat so it measures 12½" x 18½".

Exploring ColorWorks Concepts for quilted placemat #2

Let's try some other combinations of the Soho panel and coordinating fabric to make placemat #2. From the panel, fussy-cut ...
Soho panel, 1 print and 3 solids from the ColorWorks Concepts collection

How to use Soho fabric to make placemat #1

Before making placemat #1, you'll need to choose your fabrics. There are so many fabrics in the ColorWorks Concepts collection, ...
ColorWorks Concepts fabric by Northcott

ColorWorks Concepts Quilting Fabric

I just received some wonderful ColorWorks Concepts fabric by Northcott! Last September, I posted about making modern-looking placemats by using ...
The finished quilt

How to use ColorWorks Concepts to make a quilt border

Picking an inner border Before adding borders to a quilt it's important to decide which fabric to use for the ...