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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 ...
Triple Churn Dash tabletopper

14 quilt designs: playing with churn dash blocks and Northcott Fabrics

If you've been following along this week, you know that we're making the Triple Churn Dash tabletopper using Northcott's ColorWorks Premium Solid ...
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 ...
Lay out the last row and sew together as for the middle row

2 tips for pressing seams that save the day and a lot of bulk

It's time to sew together the pieces we cut out yesterday to make the tabletopper. Using the 4 essential cutting ...
As a 100wt thread, InvisaFil disappears in the fabric.

When your quilting calls for threads to be invisible, use InvisaFil

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial yesterday about the 1 foolproof method for perfect, smooth and clean applique edges. It's ...
Keep the fold in the fabric close to you when cutting from yardage

4 essential tips for cutting fabric for your quilt

Wasn't yesterday's blog post exciting? I was so afraid of bringing fabrics into the computer-based design software. Why would I ...
Using the open toe foot, use the blind hem stitch the applique the hearts to the top of the stems.

1 foolproof method for perfect, smooth and clean applique edges

Yesterday, I talked about WonderFil Tutti threads and why it's so good for satin stitch applique. I also started a ...
Screenshot from Northcott website showing button to download digital fabric files

2 tips to working with digital fabric files for your quilting ideas

Did you see those gorgeous Bold, Beautiful Basics by Northcott yesterday? Don't they make you want to sew something? Makes me want ...
Making this small quilt top to show several machine applique techniques using WonderFil Threads.

Why WonderFil Tutti thread is so good for satin stitch applique

This week we’ll be playing with WonderFil threads. If you’re like me, you appreciate and admire people who can hand ...
The finished ornament

7 steps to a professional-looking embroidered holiday ornament

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I used one of the pre-programmed Disney embroidery designs on THE Dream Machine 2 from Brother to ...
The needle has become unthreaded

Needle unthreads midway the embroidery is an easy fix on THE Dream Machine 2

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I walked you through the steps to make the warm Blue Snowflakes Cushion using felted wool and THE Dream ...
The finished Blue Snowflakes Cushion

7 easy steps to making an elegant embroidered cushion

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I showed you how to use one of the Disney embroidery designs included in THE Dream Machine ...
The work in progress

How to successfully machine embroider on a t-shirt in no time flat!

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I showed you how to make a beautiful hostess gift by embroidering a tea towel. The Christmas ...
The finished embroidery

THE Dream Machine 2 makes you look good with this embroidered hostess gift

It's the last week before Christmas!! And if you're in need of some quick and easy last minute gifts, you're ...
Note for Santa

Finishing up the Dear Santa Tabletopper in time for the holidays

It's the end of the week and we're so close to being ready for Santa! In yesterday's post I had ...
Blue and pink decorated gingerbread cookies.

PFAFF makes fun work of decorating cookies

Let the fun begin! In yesterday's post I made a hexagon shaped tabletopper to create a plate of cookies for ...
Tabletopper of treats for Santa

Making a quilted tabletopper for you and Santa

The holiday season is here and the big day is fast approaching! In yesterday's post I finished making the Decking ...
Back of the Decking the Halls Cushion Cover

How the selvage and the creative 3.0 save time in finishing a cushion cover

Let's keep quilting! In yesterday's post I started to make a cushion cover that is perfect for last minute gift-giving ...
Decking the Halls Cushion Cover

Decking the Halls Cushion Cover makes a jolly gift

'Tis the season for last minute gift making, right? I'm happy to tell you that it's not too late to ...
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 ...