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Four wonky blocks

4 great reasons to foundation piece with tear-away stabilizer

I have these gorgeous autumn color batiks that have been sitting on my table waiting to be used. Examining them ...
Spiral stitching on stabilizer

6 steps to making thread lace using Sulky stabilizers and metallic threads

A great way to make embellishments for quilts is to create lace-like pieces with thread. Wash-away stabilizer is the preferred ...
Table runner using Northcott's 'Tis the Season fabrics

Using Northcott’s ‘Tis the Season fabrics for a Christmas table runner

Yesterday, I showed you how to finish up your 'Tis the Season wall quilt with a mitered border using striped fabric ...
Landscape table runner with a small black inner border, and a larger leaf outer border. Northcott Urban Elementz.

Easy borders add pizzazz to a table runner

It's amazing what fun easy borders can do to add extra pizzazz to our creative projects. Yesterday, we had such ...
Put a piece of painters tape down quilt sandwich to help keep embroidery stitches straight.

How to hand quilt an embellished table runner

Yesterday we put together the primary elements to our hand quilted table runner using zippers and wool felt to create ...
Hand made table runner with wool felt, embroidery thread and zippers.

Create a hand quilted table runner using wool felt and embroidery

In today's post we're going to step away from the sewing machine and have some fun making a hand quilted ...
Modern Stained Glass Wall Hanging

Making 2 zany stained glass quilt blocks

This zany modern stained glass wall hanging is made using Northcott's Stonehenge Gradations Brights - Amethyst collection of fabrics. By ...
Using the needle down position on the sewing machine

5 top tips for effortless curved piecing

I've been quilting for over 15 years and up until recently had never tackled curved piecing. I guess I was ...
Oh the possibilities!!!

6 steps to picking fabrics for your next quilt

If you're like many quilters, you may be overwhelmed when it comes to picking fabrics for your quilting projects. But ...
Friendship Star quilt block made up in a wreath formation. Made with leftover half-square triangles from Flying Geese blocks.

A variation of the Friendship Star quilt block

Yesterday, you saw how to make a Friendship Star quilt block. The finished size of this block is 22½". After ...
Friendship Star Block

Friendship Star quilt block

Yesterday, we explored 4 ways to use the leftover half-square triangles, and as I mentioned, there are many other combinations ...
Half-Square Triangle Star Block

4 ways to use leftover half-square triangles

Yesterday it was interesting to see how to use the Bloc-Loc ruler to square-up the Flying Geese blocks and the ...
Trimming the Flying Geese block

How to use the Bloc-Loc ruler

Yesterday I showed you how to make a Flying Geese block, and in the process, create 2 half-square triangles. Now ...
Flying Geese 6

A super accurate way to make Flying Geese quilt blocks

I have been a quilt maker for many years and have been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the ...
Attach binding ends with a bias join

The 3 Most Important Tips for Binding

Wow, it's Friday already! The week has sure flown by and has been packed full of all kinds of tips, ...
HeatnBond fusible web products

What you should know about fusible web

Today is applique day! Applique is one of my favorite ways to embellish a quilt. My favorite method of applique ...
Making A Table Runner With Pre-Cuts | Quilts By Jen

Making A Table Runner With Pre-Cuts | Quilts By Jen

Making A Table Runner With Pre-Cuts | Quilts By Jen Hey Everyone, welcome back to Free Form Friday and a ...
Start the blocks by piecing the middle of the spool.

Quilting: No fooling, spooling around is easy!

No fooling, spooling around is easy! Yesterday, we prepared the patchwork pieces to make spool blocks for my "Only Spooling ...
Playing around with the designing table, creating a spool block.

No spooling, we’re sewing a table runner

Studio Collection Home Hobby and Design Table from H.A. Kidd is a welcome and space-saving addition to any sewing space ...
Placing the applique shapes on the quilt top

Hip, hip hooray – it’s applique day!!

Now that we have our table runners all quilted, it's time to prepare our applique shapes so that we can ...