Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Marti Michell's Machine Quilting in Sections

I just love Marti Michell's book Machine Quilting in Sections.  She has posted a Youtube video on one of the six methods for quilt-as-you-go from the book using the blind hem stitch.  Thank you Marti!

Give it a try.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Starching and Getting and Keeping Your Iron Clean Tutorial by Sharon Schamber

I am back to sing Sharon Schamber's praises.  She is one of my favorite teachers who shares her expertise here on the Internet for free.  I owe so much to her.

Today I wanted to share two thingsby here, how to starch and how to keep your iron clean.  Again, NONE of this is from me.  It is all Sharon.  Here are her videos, and please tell Sharon if you like them how much you appreciate her work on our behalf.


USING STARCH (This is for machine applique, but there are techniques here for getting flakeless starching.):

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Free English Paper Piecing Design Sheets

This is just one of at least 48 different designs free for download that are design sheets for English paper piecing.  they can be found HERE at Paper Pieces.  Thank you Paper Pieces for offering them to us here on the Web.

They will be permanently filed under the Tools section tab above.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Dresden Pattern Links

One of the quilts on my to-do list is the Dresden.  I bought the pattern to do one that I love from Laundry Basket Quilts called Dresden Star.  This is the pattern:

It is hard to see, but this is quite pretty done up, and it has little pointy triangles in between the blades of the Dresden.  I saw it in 30's fabrics, and it was stunning.  I found another one being done with a tutorial for this here at Magpie Quilts.  Here is a quick picture of her fabrics:

This looks hard but is relatively easy.  

Today I found a website with many links to different free patterns for Dresdens.  It is amazing how different the same block can look.  I will add the link to this page in the Free Quilt Blocks/Patterns section (see tabs above) under Dresden for future reference, but check out all of the variations and free patterns.  The site name is Quilt Inspiration.  Click here to check it out.  Here is just one of her offerings:

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Binding Tutorial by Sharon Schamber

I am swiftly becoming a HUGE fan of Sharon Schamber.  She makes so many great tutorials for free to show us how to do hard quilting techniques with great tips to make them show-worthy.  Here is her version of putting show-quality binding on your quilt.  I am definitely doing this on my next binding.  This is well worth the time watching.  You will most certainly pick up something new from it.

Thank you Sharon.  You are amazing!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Applique Lessons/Tutorials

The Missouri Star Company is my favorite place to go for my lessons on quilting.  They are generous to a fault in giving us these free online.  They have put out a four-part series on applique that I think is astoundingly good.  I have put links to these right here for you to access:

Part 1 Rectangles and Applique Basics:

Part 2 Stars, peaks and valleys:

Part 3 and 4 to come.

Anyway, I don't want to just take their stuff and run.  Please visit the Missouri Star Company to see what they have to offer.  I think you will really like them!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Printable Bias Tape Maker

Over at Scientific Seamstress she has developed a printable bias tape maker.  Hallelujah!  It is a downloadable PDF.  Thank you Carla.  We LOVE it!
To get your your downloadable PDF of this template go on over, and don't forget to thank Carla for this wonderful tool.  SCIENTIFIC SEAMSTRESS LINK
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