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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, ...
All 5 colorways of the enticing NEW Banyan Classics Collection labelled and lined-up in sewing order.

Quick and easy cutting instructions for a classic rail fence quilt

Yesterday, I introduced the colorways for the NEW Banyan Batiks, Banyan Classics Collection. I'm thrilled to start the rail fence ...
NEW Banyan Classics Collection makes for a knockout rail fence quilt

NEW Banyan Classics Collection makes for a knockout rail fence quilt

I was beyond excited when asked to write about Banyan Batiks NEW Banyan Classics Collection. After all, what quilter doesn’t ...
Our finished projects

How to finish your stitchery in an embroidery hoop or on paper

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I used the Dreamweaver XE to make some of our stitchery into Christmas tags. Today I'm experimenting ...
Alternating strips to make checkerboard

5 easy steps to quilting a checkerboard background

Welcome back. Do you have your supplies collected and your strip sets created? Yesterday I finished off the day calculating ...
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 ...
The center section of the front of the bag

Making a tote for your quilting tools.

The Northcott ColorWorks Concepts fabrics arrived this morning so I started to think of ways to use them in a ...
Placing the applique shapes on the quilt top

Hip, hip hooray – it’s applique day!!

Now that we have our table runners all quilted, it's time to prepare our applique shapes so that we can ...
And the Winner Is...

And the Winner Is…

CONGRATULATIONS to Megan B.! Winner of our weekly giveaway! You won the beautiful Lady Madonna quilt pattern by Abbey Lane Quilts, ...
Pillow top with quilting lines completed

Preparing the Back Porch Pillowtop with WonderFil Threads

My quilted top After stitching one direction with the blue variegated Fruitti thread and the other direction with the teal ...
Quilt Pattern Giveaway!! - Lady Madonna by Abbey Lane Quilts

Quilt Pattern Giveaway!! – Lady Madonna by Abbey Lane Quilts

Click here  for your chance to win this striking quilt pattern - Lady Madonna by Abbey Lane Quilts! This striking ...
finished appliqued table runner

The Finishing Touches – Binding a Quilt and the Table Runner

Trimming and binding a quilt and the table runner Now that it's the end of the week and my hand ...
adding the wool appliques

Fusible Applique with Razzle and Dazzle Threads

After yesterday’s success with my wool applique experiment I was itching to try out fusible applique with Razzle and Dazzle ...