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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 ...
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 ...
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! ...