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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 ...
Basket full of supplies

6 steps to get ready for a quilt retreat

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I introduced you to Northcott's new Full Bloom line of fabric. These fabrics are so bright and ...
The Full Bloom fabrics from Northcott include bright tone on tones and lovely prints.

2 essential tips for using printed squares in pieced quilt blocks

This week on QUILTsocial I get to play with Northcott's new 'Full Bloom' fabric line! I was super excited to pick ...
The City Scene fabrics

2 favorite tips for sewing with directional fabric

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I shared with you tips on how to overcome the fear of cutting up a fabric panel ...
The finished Stonehenge Elements curve pieced quilt

Sewing a flanged binding onto your quilt

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we learned 3 ways to applique circles onto a quilt. My art quilt featuring Northcott Stonehenge Elements ...
This easy-breezy bucket bag is almost complete. Time to finish up and answer the call of the open road.

Finishing the Quilted Bucket Bag

Finishing the Quilted Bucket Bag This week on QUILTsocial, we've been making an easy breezy bucket bag to tote around ...
The cord channel pieces should butt right up to the side seams.

Fabric Yoyos and Cord Channels

Our easy, breezy quilted bucket bag is almost ready for some fun road trips, but we're going to need to ...
Finish the bag bottom by zigzagging the fabrics together.

Sewing the Quilted Bucket Bag Together

Let's continue our summer adventure by sewing the quilted bucket bag together. Speaking of adventures, wasn't that FMQ adventure fun? ...
Try this thread for free motion quilting. It has a lovely shimmer that enhances, not overwhelms, the meandering nature of FMQ.

The Quilted Bucket Bag

Yesterday on QUILTsocial, we got our own colorway by using Dylon fabric dye to create the perfect canvas color for ...
This easy-breezy bucket bag is perfect for summer fun and road trips! (Please enjoy responsibly.)

Dying a Quilted Bucket Bag with Dylon

I like bucket bags. They seem to encourage one to toss things in, slap on the shades, and head off ...