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Auditioning border fabrics - version 2

Using leftover Banyan Batiks to create an original wall hanging design

Yesterday I showed you how to use a pieced block made from Banyan Batik Visual Sound fabric as a background ...
Another possible border combination

An original wall quilt from Banyan Batik leftovers

Yesterday I showed you how to prepare some flower, leaf and stem shapes made from Banyan Batik Visual Sound and ...
Stems cut from Banyan Batik Visual Sound #80025-52 with fusible web on the back

Creativity with a leftover Banyan Batik block

Yesterday, I showed you how to make a small modern wall quilt using 3 blocks made from 4 fat quarters ...
Sew sashing strips to the sections.

How do they add those lines in this modern quilt? Easy!

Yesterday I showed you how to use 4 fat quarters fromBanyan Batiks Visual Sound collection to make 4 improv blocks ...
Modern quilt made with Banyan Batiks Visual Sound fabrics

Playing with 5 Banyan Batiks fat quarters to make a modern quilt

In my QUILTsocial posts fromMay 2 & 3, 2018, I showed you how to make some modern quilts using fat ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Glue triangles together

Triangle corners are a great alternative to a hanging sleeve for quilts

The textured Festive Tree Wallhanging was so much fun to make yesterday that I think I'll make a few more ...
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 ...
Glues from the Unique Creativ line

Glue – an alternative to fusible web

Yesterday I quilted the Rolling Snowman Placemats and I'm very pleased how my quilting turned out. Even all the threads ...
The bed of the Designer EPIC is large enough to accommodate my entire piece

Essential finishing tips for the Vintage-look Art Quilt

Welcome back! It's already the end of the week and where did the time go? Today we're going to finish ...
Quilting inside the feathers with finer thread adds more visual interest and texture.

Using combinations of 100wt, 80wt, 50wt, 12wt threads in one quilt

I'm excited to show you my thread choices for quilting the 3 different wallhangings I've been working on this week, ...
A selection of WonderFil InvisaFil thread to use for quilting.

Why using Invisafil thread is best for adding texture to your quilt

This week I'm making three wallhangings to inspire and encourage the recipient for the coming year. Yesterday, I showed how ...
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 ...
Wild and Free Panel

4 ideal ways to use the new Northcott Wild and Free fabric line

WOW!! I can't believe it, but this week is my 25th time blogging for QUILTsocial!! My first week was in ...