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Bon Voyage cushions make great gifts and are easy to make

3 reasons why embroidering text has become an obsession for me

It's so important to prepare your fabric, stitches and stabilizer for successful machine embroidery, as I explained yesterday. Pretty quickly, ...
Now go ahead and have fun choosing designs!

6 essential steps for successful machine embroidery using the creative icon

Have you sorted your fabric to make the 3 cushion ideas I mentioned yesterday? With more than 800 embroidery designs ...
Play with panels and fabrics to perfect your skills

PFAFF creative icon and Chloe fabrics make excellent cushion ideas a cinch

I thought I should use this week's blog posts to present 3 cushion ideas to spark your imagination using the PFAFF ...
Broken Glass batiks with matching pencil crayons.

Making a batik skyline quilt

The inspiration for this design came from my son - in fact, he did the drawing and I did the ...
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 ...
Table mat from leftover strips

Flip and stitch to make a marvelous mug rug

This week we started out with 8 fat quarters from the Banyan Batiks Tie One On collection and some coordinating ...
Finished placemat table runner

Making a quilted table runner out of a placemat pattern

I hope you're enjoying using your 8 fat quarters from the Banyan Batiks Tie One On fabric. Yesterday, I showed ...
Banyan Batik Tie One On placemats ready to use

Quilt pattern ideas for using leftover fabric, Banyan Batiks Tie One On

Yesterday, I showed you how to finish up your fat quarter-friendly Banyan Batiks Tie On On table runner. Today you'll see ...
Use a walking foot for quilting.

Finishing the Banyan Batiks Tie One On table runner

Yesterday I showed you how to cut 8 fat quarters from Banyan Batiks Tie One On collection in preparation for making a table ...
Fat quarter bundles of the Banyan Batiks "Tie One On" collection

Making a modern quilt design using traditional quilt blocks

In my QUILTsocial posts from April 30 – May 4, 2018 and July 2 – 6, 2018, I showed you ...
Sew ends of cording fabric together.

How to make and apply covered cording properly

Yesterday I showed you how to sew the strips together and quilt the bench pillow top. Today I'll show you how ...
Stitch with lightweight or monofilament (invisible) thread.

Arrange strips, sew and spray baste, finishing up a garden cushion cover

Yesterday I listed the materials necessary to sew some strips to create your own version of this bench pillow, so perfect for a ...
Bench cushion

Making a cushion cover for the porch

Yesterday I showed you how to use some 10" fabric squares along with Therm Fleece to make some attractive and ...
Bowl cozies using a variety of fabrics and corner finishes

5 easy steps to finish your bowl cozy

Yesterday I showed you how to get started making an easy and useful project - a bowl cozy - using 2 ...
Carrying bag beside quilted game pieces

Completing the quilted tic tac toe game set

I've had some serious fun this week sewing Banyan Batiks's Recess fabric into a quilted game. There's still a little ...
Quilted game board made with Recess fabric line

Making a quilted tic tac toe game board

This week has been all about the fun of creating using Banyan Batiks. One of the newest lines to be ...