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

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Material Girls 5 " Charm Square Utilization Chart

This chart is available at The Material Girls Quilts blog.  I think this is wonderful.  Thank you so much Material Girls for putting this together for us.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hand Basting Tutorial by Sharon Schambers

Oh   My   Gosh!  Where has this tutorial been?  I am going to try this very soon.  Thank you Sharon Schambers for your generosity in sharing this with us.  I have a feeling I am going to get a lot more quilting done with this help.


Part 1

Part 2
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