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I chose a lighter color of the Banyan Batiks Daisy Chain for my binding.

Daisy Chain fabric: how to properly bind the Magic Mushrooms table runner

In yesterday's post you learned how to add some simple straight line quilting to your table runner to give it ...
Completed table runner to guide you in your quilting

Echo and modern grid quilting: how these make Magic Mushrooms the star!

In my last post I completed the straight line applique of the marvelous mushrooms and today I'll finish the quilting ...
Making beautiful quilting designs using the Sulky Rayon Variables 30wt thread in Vari-Reds. The thread added pizazz immediately on the project.

The trick to amazing free motion quilting for beginners

It’s my last post of the week and also of the year featuring the PFAFF creative icon. And I have ...
Playing with leftover fabric to create borders for a 14" square finish

Curved piecing makes the best heart quilt block for Valentine’s Day

Have you finished the cute table runner for the holiday season I showed you in my posts this week? Piecing ...
A face binding is my favorite "perfect" finish to any art quilt or table runner

10 steps to face binding a holiday table runner using PFAFF creative icon

If you’ve finished the holiday table runner that I presented in my last two posts, I have a great tutorial ...
Basting the zipper to the project

How the creative icon does half the work for you when adding a zipper

I’m back for the last post of the week, have you tried the mitered corner technique I showed you yesterday? ...
It's easy to make mitered corners with the creative icon

8 easy steps to perfect mitered corners

This week is all about making attractive cushions for holiday gifts, and yesterday I shared 3 reasons why embroidering text ...
Topstitch the top edge

8 simple steps to make a microwavable rice pack

Yesterday I used the Brother Dreamweaver XE to sew HST units into pinwheel blocks. Here are 8 simple steps to ...
Sewing the rows

Making a hot pack out of pinwheel blocks

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I used the Dreamweaver XE and some leftover half-square triangle units (HSTs) to make a matching potholder ...
The matched set

The Dreamweaver XE + HSTs = a fun and functional gift

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I used the Dreamweaver XE from Brother to embellish a store bought tea towel with some beautiful ...
HST units

3 simple steps to embellish a tea towel with HSTs

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I showed you 4 different blocks that could be made using HST units. Today I'm using the ...
The Dream Weaver XE

4 creative quilt blocks using HSTs

Last month on QUILTsocial, we used the Brother Dreamweaver XE to machine quilt our nine-patch and snowball block baby quilt ...
Night skyline top

Creating a bold batik street for the quilted night skyline

The night skyline is almost complete! In yesterday's post a high-rise building and a building with solar panels were sewn ...
Single house unit beside solar panel building unit

Adding height to a quilted skyline with batik high-rise

It's time to add some height to our skyline! In yesterday's post, we constructed a row of houses with half ...
Using ruler lines to trim half rectangle units.

Perfecting your Half Rectangle units to make rooftops

Construction begins today on the quilted batik night skyline quilt. In yesterday's post, the fabric requirements and cutting instructions were ...
A beautiful colored flange on the front of the quilt and you can barely notice the stitching on the backing

5 steps for adding a pop of color with a flange in the binding

Welcome back to another super exciting week of tips to make your sewing and quilting easier and better! Let's not ...
4 best features on PFAFF creative icon to help you make perfect flying geese

4 best kept secrets to perfecting the flying geese quilt block

Yesterday I explained why, you may have so many unfinished quilts and how the PFAFF creative icon helps finish projects ...
The Dream Machine 2

2 in 1 – embroidering and quilting at once with THE Dream Machine 2

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we used the bobbin work embroideries made with THE Dream Machine 2 on Tuesday and Wednesday to ...
Sew sections together

How to make crazy quilted setting triangles for a tablerunner

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we followed 6 basic steps to create some fun bobbin work embroidery with THE Dream Machine 2 ...
Pull bobbin thread to top

6 basic steps to create awesome bobbin work using THE Dream Machine 2!

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we got THE Dream Machine 2 all set up in preparation for doing bobbin work embroidery. Now ...