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The simple essentials travel tote with a monogrammed 'M' featuring fabric from Northcott Fabric, Black and White and A Dash of Color

Simple Essentials Travel Tote is sew easy to make for gifting

Yesterday I shared the mini stockings for the holiday countdown, but there are other items that can be made ahead ...
Stockings, stockings and more stockings with Gütermann Metallic Threads and Northcott Holiday Collections fabric

Mini Holiday Countdown Stockings are sew easy to make

Take time over the holidays to savor all of the special moments with family and celebrate each day leading up ...
Finished coasters using HeatnBond EZ print sheets for the appliqué shapes and Therm Fleece for the batting

Using fusible web for an easy finish for appliqued coasters

Yesterday I showed you how to use HeatnBond EZ print sheets to prepare some appliqué shapes and make a coaster ...
Applique designs printed on HeatnBond EZ Print Lite

How to use fusible web that goes in your printer and its characteristics

Yesterday I showed you how to finish the tote bag with textured pockets made with Stitch-N-Steam and handles made with ...
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! ...
A selection of the supplies used to create your quilted spring banner

5 easy steps to making a quilted spring banner

Last month in my post Adding dimension to applique pieces using fabric markers, we learned how to accent a floral ...
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 ...
HeatnBond® Iron-On Adhesive

QUILTsocial Giveaway 142: HeatnBond® Iron-On Adhesive

Enter now for your chance to win! HeatnBond® Iron-On Adhesive is a solid sheet of adhesive, providing edge to edge ...
Various fabric hearts from different print fabrics on table.

Fusible applique hearts complete a quick and easy wall hanging

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I showed you how to use handmade bias tape to embellish a Valentine's Day wall hanging. We ...
Five fabric heart shapes are made with Northcott's Urban Elementz fabrics and a heart button is sewn to the middle of each shape.

How to turn fabrics into game pieces with HEATNBOND Lite

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we worked on sewing a cute quilted travel game with Northcott’s Urban Elementz fabrics. Today we're going ...
Quilted wall hanging of 6 fused fabric on fabric turtles on a white background with different colored borders and sashing around the turtles.

How to use HeatNBond for the Turtles on the Trot quilted wall hanging

Everyone loves a cute turtle. How about six adorable quilted turtles with sweet little embellishments that make your heart melt! ...
Modern table runner with fused flower circles and pieced stems.

The magic technique of fusing fabric for applique

This week is filled with two fun projects that are fast, easy and very practical! Learn the magic technique 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 ...