How to… Quilt!
We are in the process of creating a wonderful resource to help you on your quilting journey.
We hope to cover the basic skills as well as inspire you to find your unique style.

How to... Quilt!
We are in the process of creating a wonderful resource to help you on your quilting journey.
We hope to cover the basic skills as well as inspire you to find your unique style.

The Great NZ Quilt Show

I’m getting excited!  May is on its way and with it, The Great NZ Quilt Show! The Great NZ Quilt Show is being run by Aotearoa Quilters, our national association, and promises to be several days of wonderful quilt related activities.  This is the inaugural show and it is envisaged that it will be held …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….

X and O Quilt Block

There are lots of versions of X and O quilts out there on the web to oogle at, but I think I’ve found the simplest tutorial so you make your own X and O quilt block.  What’s even better than being simple, is that it’s such a great video; fun, fast and comprehensive. [youtube id=”37U0EOcabYM”] The …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….

Design your own quilt blocks – using paper and fun!

Want to design quilt blocks but don’t want to cut into your precious fabric? See how we used scrapbooking paper to play with quilt block design.

The Basics of Quilt Basting

I love this tutorial done by Man Sewing featuring Rob Appell, check out his youtube channel because he has some awesome other tutorials. In this video Rob focuses on walking us through the basics of quilt basting, and then moving onto a giant project: taking a big quilt being able “shove that big quilt into …read more….

How to Find Time to Quilt

How to find time to quilt is a common quilters conundrum.  Let’s explore how to squeeze some more quilting time into our busy lives. When non-quilters are admiring my work, one of the most common questions they ask is, “Where do you find the time?”.  The other statement I hear frequently is from quilters themselves, …read more….

How to make an Irish Chain Quilt

There is something so incredibly great about simple quilts that look awesome, especially the way that the Irish chain quilt works so perfectly. I love the nine patch because it is one of the easiest quilts to make. This process just involves a 9 patch block and a regular block and it automatically chains: easy!! …read more….

How to Make a Quilt Label

Labelling your quilt is super important!  At the very least, it shows you take pride in your work, and at the most, in 100 years it will provide a quilt historian important information about the origins of the quilt!  So here is a great little video about how to make a quilt label. Quilt labels …read more….