Binding Your Quilt

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….

The Quarter-inch Seam

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….

What’s Your Quilting Story?

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….

Making Friends with Curved Seams Part 2

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….

Making Friends with Curved Seams

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….

Hand Quilting: Sewing by Hand

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….