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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 ...
What a difference color makes!

Color your free motion quilting for the instant look of applique

Yesterday I used a variety of methods to create our very own custom fabric simply and easily by drawing and ...
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 ...
Chevron Pillow quilted using the zigzag pattern as a guide for big stitches

Big Stitching: quilting the Chevron Pillow

There are many quilting projects 'out there' to which you can apply the big stitch hand quilting technique. You don't ...
Using the dots for easy big stitch quilting the Dot2Dot Tablet Sleeve

Big Stitching: Dot2Dot Tablet Sleeve

The Strips ‘n Stitches and Log Cabin Pincushion I talked about in yesterday's post, uses the seams of the pieced top ...
Strips ‘n Stitches and Log Cabin Pincushion perfect for practicing big stitches hand quilting

Big Stitching: Strips ‘n Stitches and Log Cabin Pincushion

Here's a chance to apply the Big Stitching Basics we reviewed yesterday! Over the next 3 days, I'll post the ...
Big Stitches Basics help you accomplish excellent work quilting work.

Big Stitching Basics make hand quilting shine

The right needle and thread are the first thing to know about hand quilting and essential to a beautiful finish ...
Bold Hand Quilting thread by Coats is ideal for big stitches that will last a long time.

Needles and thread make all the difference in big stitch quilting

Beyond the tiny stitches of traditional hand quilting, comes the trend towards a bolder approach! Big Stitch Quilting is delightful ...
Joyful wallhanging is echo quilted using Tutti thread.

Why DecoBob isn’t your average bobbin thread

What a fun week it’s been playing with different machine applique techniques using a few of the great variety of ...
The clouds are appliqued to the background.

Use Silco thread to add more punch to your applique edges

Welcome back! When we completed appliqueing our leaves using InvisaFil thread yesterday, the little Joyful Wallhanging is looking more and ...
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 ...
Threads blend well with the fabrics

Applique stitches – which is your favorite?

I used to be a blanket stitch fanatic and  for certain things I still am. But in the past couple ...