Binding your almost finished quilt is a task we love or hate. Either way, it’s got to be done. There are different types of binding – mitered, bias, straight, double – how do we know which one to use and when to use it? Let’s find out. The majority of your quilt binding should be …read more….
Quilt blocks are sewn with a quarter-inch seam. Sometimes the pattern calls for a ‘scant’ quarter-inch seam. It’s such a small difference, what could it possibly matter? And why is an exact quarter-inch seam so important? Let’s break it down and look at the reasons. A quilt block is made up of many seams. Sometimes …read more….
I want to share a really fun quilt block with you – and it’s free! This is the first block in a new BOM published in The Quilt Pattern Magazine. The whole quilt is circus-themed and so much fun. Okay, on with my post! What inspired you to become a quilter? It’s always interesting to …read more….
In the first post on curved seams, I didn’t get real specific about the details. Call that one an overview of the process! Sewing a concave shape to a convex shape can be daunting, to say the least. It can help a great deal to see it done in person. The next best thing is …read more….
Do you ever avoid a pattern because it has curved seams? I’m not going to lie – I have. They can be a bit intimidating, but they can also be a lot of fun. There are a few tips and tricks to use in order to make it easy-peasy. If you like to applique on …read more….
Why I enjoy Hand Quilting. Today’s trend is fast and easy. And that’s good for a lot of projects – a quick gift or home decor, our need to finish something and have that feeling of accomplishment. But sometimes we need to slow down and relax. A bit of hand sewing can be just the …read more….