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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 ...
The UNIQUE double fold bias tape finishes the edge and holds the organizer together

Putting it all together – our SCHMETZ twin needle does it again

Yesterday we used twin needle free motion quilting to finish decorating the outside cover of our pretty and practical sewing ...
The machine is ready to stitch with a Schmetz twin needle and darning foot.

Twin needle free motion quilting adds gourmet detail

In yesterday's post, Decorating our organizer with straight line twin needle quilting, we added twin needle, straight line grid quilting ...
Decorative stitch using 1.6 twin needle

Straight line twin needle quilting embellishes a needle organizer

Yesterday we used SCHMETZ twin needles to constructed the inside of our needle organizer. Today we use those same needles ...
The inside of the organizer is complete

Fearless construction of needle organizer using a twin needle – yes you can!

Yesterday in part one of More fun with twin needle quilting we gathered together the needed materials and prepared them ...
Needle organizer constructed and decorated with SCHMETZ twin needles.

More fun with twin needle quilting – creating a needle organizer

It was just last month that we explored how to set up your machine as well as some fun quilting ...
Using a decorative stitch as an applique stitch

7 tips for successful applique every time!

Isn't this exciting? The Husqvarna Viking Epic 980Q is a super sewing machine. Loads of features that make quilting a ...
Decorative stitches look amazing stitched with a twin needle

Double the fun: twin needle quilting with decorative stitches

Over the last week we have examined some basic techniques for machine quilting using various sizes and types of SCHMETZ ...
Accent whimsical free motion quilting by stitching from the back

The modern flair of twin needle quilting – embrace the zigzag

In our previous posts using SCHMETZ twin needles we looked at how to let your walking foot workits magic as ...
A box of SCHMETZ twin needle - join the fun as we explore quilting with a twin needle using free motion quilting.

Free motion quilting with a twin needle – instant ribbon stippling magic

In yesterday's post, let your walking foot work its magic we explored some of the possibilities for quilting with a twin ...
A checkerboard grid is created by stitching evenly spaced horizontal and vertical rows. The twin needle adds charming detail that would be difficult to obtain if we were using a single needle. SCHMETZ / H.A. KIDD

Let your walking foot work its magic for easy twin needle quilting

In yesterday's post we explored what a SCHMETZ twin needle is, which is everything you ever wanted to know about ...
A 4.0/100 Jeans/Denim needle is on my machine, threaded and ready for straight line quilting. SCHMETZ twin needle

Everything you ever wanted to know about quilting with a twin needle

In this five part series we'll explore some of the different ways that you can use a SCHMETZ twin or ...
Glue triangles together

Triangle corners are a great alternative to a hanging sleeve for quilts

The textured Festive Tree Wallhanging was so much fun to make yesterday that I think I'll make a few more ...
Textured fabric

Festive Tree – quick and easy quilted wallhanging

Yesterday’s Rolling Snowman placemats are done and with Christmas just around the corner I thought I would share with you ...
Glues from the Unique Creativ line

Glue – an alternative to fusible web

Yesterday I quilted the Rolling Snowman Placemats and I'm very pleased how my quilting turned out. Even all the threads ...
Blendables - oh aren't the colors delicious?

3 questions to ask yourself before you start to quilt

Last month I made some Rolling Snowman Placemats and I didn’t quite get to finish them by the end of ...