Head to the Quilt Bliss Retreat This Winter

Do you love fabric? Do you love to quilt? Well my good friend Pamela of QuiltBLISS is hosting a fabulous retreat ready to send you to fabric heaven. There are only 3 tickets left including accommodations, or you can sign up… Continue Reading →

Holiday ABC Series: Q is for Quilt

I love to decorate for the holidays, it makes the house so warm and snuggly. I kinda wish it was this way all year, with twinkly lights all over the house. One of my favorite items to display is a… Continue Reading →

Quilt Along Series: Bias Binding, Hand Finishing & Washing

For our final week of the Beginning Quit Along Series we are going to talk about another method for binding a quilt and how to care for quilts. The baby quilt above was made with Charm Packs from the Bliss… Continue Reading →

Quilt Along Series: Adding Binding (finished edge)

This week we’re going to talk about adding a machine-done binding to finish you project. Next week we’ll finish by talking about hand-done bias-binding. Pick whichever option works best for you! A neat binding makes the quilt look professional, crisp… Continue Reading →

Quilt Along Series: Sewing the Quilt Together

We are now ready to combine the three layers of our quilt sandwich and ‘quilt’ our project. There are a variety of methods for quilting. I’m going to focus on machine quilting, but we’ll discuss others as well. Basting: Basting… Continue Reading →

Quilt Along Series: Quilt Batting and Backs

Basically the definition of a quilt is a blanket made of a top (front) and back with a layer of batting sandwiched in between and held together by some kind of stitching through all three layers. Today we are going… Continue Reading →

Quilt Along Series: Sewing on Borders

Today we are going to talk about sewing borders onto a quilt.  It’s important to have borders that help keep your quilt square – otherwise your pieced top will be more difficult to ‘quilt’ and it will not lie flat… Continue Reading →

Quilt Along Series: Piecing Cut Fabric Squares

Piecing is the part of the quilt-making process where you sew the pieces of the patchwork together. With a pattern of simple squares we are mainly playing with the fabric design to get the look that we want. There are lots… Continue Reading →

Quilt Along Series: Cutting Fabric

Cutting fabric. Does it scare the heck out of you? Hopefully from this day on you will wield a rotary-cutter with confidence. Rotary cutters have made cutting fabric much more accurate and efficient.  I love my rotary cutter. Be careful… Continue Reading →

Quilt Along Series: Working With Quilt Patterns

When looking for a quilt design, there are a myriad of quilt pattern options to choose from. That can be a little overwhelming. Here are a few basics that might help. Most quilting patterns have some things in common: A… Continue Reading →

Quilt Along Series: Choosing Fabric

Probably one of the most intimidating parts of beginning a quilting project is choosing just the right fabric. Here are a few simple tips to help in that process. There are two main factors to consider when picking fabrics for… Continue Reading →

Quilt Along Series: Basic Quilting Supplies

Hi, I’m Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter, and I am excited to share some very beginner-level steps to making a quilt. We’re going to move slow and simply through the quilt-making process from beginning to end. There will… Continue Reading →

10 Week Basic Quilt Along Series

I’m happy to announce that we’ll be starting a 10 week basic quilting series. I’ve got the very talented Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter here to help guide us as we make a Basic Patchwork Quilt. We’re breaking… Continue Reading →

My Baby’s Quilt is Finally Done!

Yay! I did it. I finished my baby’s quilt, only 15 months late. Remember this quilting post? I’ve made a quilt for all three of my babies when they’re born, something for them to always have that’s made from me!… Continue Reading →

Fabric Scrap Project Ideas

Once all your sewing projects are complete, you may still have some left over fabric scraps. I’ve been saving my scraps, thinking there must be something I can make with them. Well, here are some great projects using fabric scraps,… Continue Reading →

Back on the Quilting Wagon

I had a goal last year to make one quilt a month. Well, I did good for the first 6 months, until I had a baby last June and all sewing stopped at that point. But now that my little… Continue Reading →

Quilts for Baby

This is the latest installment of my quilting bug. My sister just gave birth to the most adorable baby boy. She doesn’t sew much, okay not at all, so my other sister and I put this cute quilt together for… Continue Reading →

Memory Quilt

As I have been quilting quite a bit lately, a new idea came to my mind a few months back. A Memory Quilt for my Mom and Dad’s anniversary. It turned out better than I expected and packed full of… Continue Reading →

Spring Time Quilt

I was going to wait on this Spring quilt, as I thought Easter wasn’t going to be here until April. But since it’s in less than 2 weeks, I sped it up and got this spring quilt done to display… Continue Reading →

Mini I Spy Quilts

I have finished my Mini I Spy quilts and love them. I love that these quilts are easy for my kids to hold and carry around. My daughter has been sleeping with hers, she loves all the girly fabric. (This… Continue Reading →

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