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Machine embroidered blocks surrounded by scrappy strips

Machine-embroidered quilt blocks make up Working Girls Quilt

On my QUILTsocial blog posts in September and October I invited you to join me on my journey as I learned to use the ...
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 ...
Gentle curve cut

Sure fire method for sewing curves – no pins or clipping required

My rotary cutter blade is sharp (thanks to the TrueSharp I used yesterday) my fabric is cut into pieces and ...
Press towards the outer border

5 simple steps to add prairie points to your quilt

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I used a pressing sheet to assemble our horse head applique. Today I'm piecing the Equestrian Beauty ...
The finished horse head fusible applique made with Northcott's Wild and Free fabric line.

10 easy steps to assemble a horse applique using Wild and Free fabrics

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I showed you how to trace, fuse and cut the applique shapes to make our Wild and ...
Keep all sections in a basket

5 essential steps for fusible applique success

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I showed you how to turn a drawing into an applique pattern. I can't wait to start ...
3" strips have been sewn all around the embroidered square.

Improv quilting and your scrap stash is a match made in heaven

Yesterday I showed you how to scan and embroider Halloween pumpkin designs I downloaded from the internet using THE Dream Machine ...
Three embroidered projects with PFAFF creative 3.0.

How PFAFF’s creative 3.0 built-in stitches make a gift bag irresistible!

I love a good gift bag, don't you? This week I've been exploring the built in embroidery designs on the ...
Autumn Bliss Tabletopper

Using the envelope method to finish the Autumn Bliss Tabletopper

There's always room for one more fall project! In yesterday's post I put together the one of a kind embroidered ...
Outline stitching with WonderFil's metallic thread, Spotlite

The bling is the thing when quilting with Spotlite thread!

This week it's all about thread with sparkle and bling, focusing on WonderFil's metallic thread, Spotlite. Yesterday I talked about ...
WonderFil Spotlite #8833 Mauve, Fabulux #17 Royal Robes, Spotlite #8840 Ice Green, Tutti #03 Citrus, Spotlite #8852 Champagne, Fabulux #21 Noel

Quilting with metallic and polyester threads paired for strength and shine

This week we're looking at WonderFil's metallic thread, Spotlite. I've shared some tips for free motion quilting with this shiny ...
WonderFil's metallic thread, Spotlite. MT8858 Dark Gold

Spotlite: 6 tips for quilting with metallic thread on a longarm machine

Welcome back to this week's exploration of WonderFil Specialty Threads Spotlite, a shiny, sparkly thread. Yesterday I talked about 6 tips for using ...
Shiny spools of Spotlite metallic threads

Spotlite: 6 tips for quilting with metallic thread on a domestic machine

Welcome to a week of shiny, sparkly thread! This week we're focusing on WonderFil Specialty Threads Spotlite. I'll show you ...
Each fabric has its own pile

How to make a one-of-kind applique with small fabric pieces

Yesterday I had so much fun playing with Sulky's Tear-Easy stabilizer to foundation piece the background blocks for my autumn ...
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 ...
A cornerstone of red fabric is added to each corner of the border to eliminate the need for mitering the corners of the striped Full Bloom fabric.

2 simple tips for a flawless quilt border using striped fabric

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we used 2 different methods to add a pop of white to our quilt top made with ...
The flange accent strips are overlapped on the corners of the quilt made with the Full Bloom fabric from Northcott.

How cornerstones and flange accents add a pop of color to your quilt

Yesterday, I showed you how to overcome the fear of piecing with random fabrics. I've finished up all 20 of ...
The finished block made with Northcott's Full Bloom line of fabric.

How to overcome your fear of piecing blocks with random fabrics

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I outlined 6 steps I follow when I'm getting ready to go on retreat or for a ...