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Striped binding made with the Mystic Garden fabric

Use striped fabrics effectively in your quilt design

Stripes can be very eye catching when used in a quilt, but sometimes you have to use special techniques when ...
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 ...
Mystic Garden has a running yardage fabric that looks like a panel and can be cut into whatever length desired.

Using fabric panels in quilt patterns

Substituting fabric panels into different patterns This week I'm going to be using Northcott's new line of fabric called "Mystic ...
The finished Sunflower Quilt

2 bindings that divide quilters into 2 groups

Next step - binding Yesterday I fused down all of my applique pieces and free motion machine quilted the sunflower ...
Second layer of petals

Why use a silicone pressing sheet for fusible applique

Assembling my fusible applique sunflowers I spent last evening tracing, fusing and cutting out petals from my Northcott fabrics and ...
A basket of flower petals

Using fusible applique to make an art quilt

Dabbling in art quilting I love looking through magazines and going to quilt shows to see new and innovative quilting ...
A box of yummy Northcott fabrics

Using photos for quilting inspiration

Picking fabrics for a quilt When Northcott Fabrics asked me to use three of their lines to create one project, ...
The new layout

4 tips for keeping your quilt pieces in order

Wow, it’s April already and spring is here but I’m afraid that I'm still working on a winter project so ...
Modern stained glass wall hanging quilted and bound.

Quilting the modern stained glass wall hanging

Now that the modern stained glass wall hanging is arranged, all the purple hues come together to make this an ...
Arranging blocks to find a pleasing look for your stained glass wall hanging

3 things to consider when arranging quilt blocks

This is such a fun post! The six stained glass quilt blocks are done and ready to be arranged into ...
Sewing a stained glass quilt block using fusible fabric

Fusing fabric to make a stained glass quilt block

After making the first 2 zany blocks yesterday, the next 2 blocks (Blocks 3 and 4) will involve fused fabric ...
Handle carefully to avoid stretching the outside bias edges.

Making tilted quilt blocks with Soho fabric panels

Now that you have everything cut out, let’s start making the tilted quilt blocks for the Wonky Squares quilt using ...
The finished quilt

How to use ColorWorks Concepts to make a quilt border

Picking an inner border Before adding borders to a quilt it's important to decide which fabric to use for the ...
Simple panel baby quilt

3 ways to use fabric panels for quilt blocks and borders

So many wonderful panels!! The ColorWorks Concepts line of fabrics has seven amazing panels that coordinate with all of the ...
The finished strip set

Cutting ColorWorks Concepts strip sets

I'm really enjoying working with the ColorWorks Concepts fabric line from Northcott! Yesterday we cut all of the strips of ...
The fabrics have arrived!

Using strip sets to make quick and easy quilt blocks

My fabric has arrived! Thanks to Elaine at Northcott, my fabric arrived quickly and I'm able to get started on ...
The retreat tote - made in December on QUILTsocial

Flying geese in quilt blocks, sashing and borders

Last week I used my retreat tote when I joined a few of my friends for a day of quilting ...
Finished minion mug rug.

Make a denim minion mug rug

Minions and mug rugs? How much fun can one quilter have? Throw in some denim and you have a fun ...
2 quilt blocks with a denim circle in the middle.

Denim dots make a great quilt

Denim makes fantastic quilts! It's durable, rugged and usually has a fun history to it, especially if you get your ...
Denim quilt block with cotton wave in middle.

Do up a denim quilt block the right way

Are you ready to do up a denim quilt block in style? This post will show you how to make ...