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3 shapes with 3 different types of stitching in variegated thread

3 ways to embellish a charming Christmas runner

It's the end of the week which means that today is the day to finish the table runner so it ...
A tree made with green triangles on cream fabric

Mini templates create perfect applique shapes

The fun part is here! Not that piecing and quilting aren't fun but I do enjoy making designs with applique ...
3 spools of cream colored thread on cream fabric

3 methods to tie off quilting threads

With the quilt top all pieced it's now time to do some quilting. I find that many quilters aren't quite ...
Sashing pinned to a cream square with flower headed pins sitting in a blue magnetic pin holder on a blue cutting mat

3 essential tips for adding borders to a quilt

I've gathered up my equipment to use in this project and sketched out a design on a piece of paper ...
Red, green and gold small fabric squares on larger cream fabrics squares on a blue cutting mat

5 elements of a good quilt design

Christmas really is just around the corner and now that I have all my projects for others completed I thought ...
assortment of spools of Sulky thread in various colors and weights on a blue mat

4 tips for quilting with Sulky 12 weight thread

I love thread! Thread comes in such a wide variety of colors, weights, shines and shapes of spools. Lately I ...
Yellow/cream/silver iron in the up position on a blue cutting mat

7 key features of the Oliso pro smartiron

Do you love your iron? Well, I’ve been using my new iron for the last couple of days and I'm ...
pinking shears used to pink the seams of the scissor holder on the cutting mat

Quilted scissor holder in 6 easy steps – part 2

Today I'm going to finish making my quilted scissor holder in 6 easy steps and who knows maybe make a ...
4 fabrics in yellow with red, green and pink splotches, flowers and stripes

Quilted scissor holder in 6 easy steps – part 1

My scissors all seem to sit in a drawer and then when it's time to take them to class I ...
Purple mesh bag with an acrylic extension table, green mat and white pressing board in the large zippered main bag area of the sunshine mat tote on a blue Unique mat

3 great reasons the Sunshine Mat Tote is a must for all quilters

Taking quilting tools, fabric, machines and other accessories to class can be a bit like taking everything plus the kitchen ...