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A perfect picnic quilt is made of a simple quilt design

A perfect picnic quilt is made of a simple quilt design

Here we are at our final day of 5 Days to a fabulous picnic set. Our baskets are full to ...
Keeping the wine cool at the picinic with UNIQUE quilting therm fleece

Keeping the wine cool at the picinic with UNIQUE quilting therm fleece

Yesterday I had so much fun making a set of charming reversible fabric bowl covers to go with my new picnic ...
What it takes to make the best reversible fabric bowl covers

What it takes to make the best reversible fabric bowl covers

It's day three of five days to a fabulous picnic set. In yesterday's post, I had a wonderful time making ...
Sewing double sided fabric napkins for a fabulous picnic set

Sewing double sided fabric napkins for a fabulous picnic set

Welcome back to day two of 5 days to a fabulous picnic set. In yesterday's post, I had a wonderful ...
5 days to sewing and quilting a fabulous picnic set

5 days to sewing and quilting a fabulous picnic set

There's nothing quite like a picnic to bring family and friends together. No matter the weather, food always seems to ...
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 ...
Barnyard Buddies pattern by ellie mae designs

Quilting farmyard fun pot holders for the kitchen

Greetings from the farm. This week, I'll be making some adorable farm-themed pot holders. As I work through the process, ...
Stitch patterns on the back of Stitch-n-Steam used with striped fabric and the resulting texture

Using Stitch-n-Steam texturized fabric in your projects

Yesterday I showed you how to add some texture to fabric using Stitch-n-Steam by Unique. After sewing the Stitch-n-Steam to ...
Stitching completed on fabric and Stitch-n-Steam

The magic of Stitch-n-Steam

Yesterday I showed you to finish up the ellie mae tote bag using leftover pieces from another quilt project and HeatnBond ...
Finishing the ellie may tote bag

Finishing the ellie may tote bag

Yesterday I showed you how to adapt the ellie mae Pretty Pieced Purses pattern so you could use up some ...
Trim the strip sets so they are even along the edges.

Sewing the ellie mae tote bag – my way!

Yesterday I showed you a few of the essential notions and quilting tools from brands like UNIQUE, Heirloom, Gütermann and the ...
ellie mae Pretty Pieced Purses pattern #K177

A box-ful of essential notions for all your sewing and quilting needs

It's always so exciting when the delivery truck shows up at the door with a big box of supplies! The ...
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 ...
The tree skirt adds the finishing touch to this gorgeous tree

Applique or quilting, which comes first?

Those big white squares around the lone star need to be filled in - too stark and blank for me ...
The triadic triangle pillow

The quilted triangle cushion top

As the week winds down to an end my post today is about finishing the quilted triangle cushion top. Yesterday ...
Package of Stitch-N-Steam

Using Stitch-N-Steam is as simple as 1-2-3

Wow, the week is almost over and I still have so much more I want to share with all of ...