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….

Start with Basic Quilting Techniques

I love this tutorial because it covers some of the essential basic quilting techniques for beginners AND the ideas and designs look amazing! It’s so encouraging when you are beginning to be able to make something that looks really good and looks so much more complicated than it actually is. One of the  important basic quilting techniques …read more….

How to sew hexagons using a half hexagon template

I recently made a  double hexagon quilt using a half hexagon template set. I love hexagons and fell in love with them when making hexagon flowers with my grandmother all hand sewn with paper. Now I really like being able to make those pattern fast and quick using modern techniques. I love this tutorial from Jenny Doan …read more….

Quilting rulers

We all know that to make a quilt you really only need scissors, fabric, needle and thread and of course a ruler.  When I first started quilting rotary cutters weren’t invented so I either marked with a pencil around a cardboard template or used a special quilting ruler.  These rulers were invaluable as they were …read more….

The Basic Quilting Tools You Will Need

Just beginning your quilting journey? Welcome. In this video tutorial you will learning some of basic quilting tools you will need to get started on that very first quilt! Thanks to the Fat Quarter Shop Here is my list of 6 Basic Quilting Tools  Rulers  Carpenters have a saying that you should measure twice and cut once, …read more….