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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
TrueCut 360° circle cutter

5 steps to perfect circles using the TrueCut 360°

The placemats have become placemats pretty quickly using the no binding finish yesterday. Did you try it? At this point, ...
Ready to hand sew opening close

10 easy steps to a no binding finish for small quilted projects

My little project is definitely coming together. And to think I had such a creative block at the beginning of ...
A drop of UNIQUE creativ Fray Stop is all you need to stop the thread from fraying on an embroidery piece.

2 ways to manage loose threads with tools from Clover and UNIQUE

Welcome back for my last blog of the week. Over the last three days I demonstrated a few interesting ways ...
The cube is a versatile decor accent for indoors and out. Use Coats Outdoor Thread if making it for your patio space.

Making a cubed cushion for poolside decor using Coats Outdoor Thread

Yesterday we covered important tips on how to work with Coats Outdoor Thread. Outdoor thread is thicker and heavier than ...
Poolside cushions are comfortable for patio furniture and durable when made with Coats Outdoor Thread

Poolside cushion made durable with Coats Outdoor Thread

We could say that the first three patio cushions we reviewed this week have been more of a decorative purpose, ...
Rectangle Cushion with front panel - dressing up your patio has never been this easy and quick using Coats Outdoor Thread

The perfect cover to update a patio cushion using Coats Outdoor Thread

Have you tried the simple square cushion cover we showed you in yesterday's post? It's a standard cushion cover that's ...
a Knife Edge Cushion Cover on a patio bench using Coats Outdoor Threads

Making patio cushions require Coats Outdoor Thread for longevity

As quilters we have the added advantage of quilting a cushion if desired and the following three cushions can easily ...
3 cushions on an outdoor bench for patio decor using Coats Outdoor Thread

5 tips on sewing with Coats Outdoor Thread

It’s spring and the Great Outdoors is beginning to call my name. This is the time of year when I ...
2 Coats Dual Duty XP spools of thread o fabric

The only time it’s good to trap your thread!

As we talked about the 4 hints it's time to throw your sewing threads out, here's my favorite thing about ...
4 hints it's time to throw your sewing threads out

4 hints it’s time to throw your sewing threads out

Yesterday we took a detailed look at 3 key weights of Coats Dual Duty XP thread and their benefits. What ...