6 Tips for Better Quilt Photography

I seriously can’t believe I’m writing this blog post and providing you all with TIPS. Why? Because up to about 6 months ago, I was the person seeking out tips and sweating buckets about every quilt photoshoot. I would stress out about providing companies with photos of finished items for look books and promotional materials, because even though I knew what I wanted my pictures to look like, they always seemed to fall short of the mark.

If you’re nodding along right now and feeling much the same as I was, then keep reading for all the tips and tricks to better quilt photography. I utilize ALL of these, but even trying out one or two will improve your product photography. I love taking pictures now and look forward to quilt photoshoots!

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Rollakan Bear Path Quilt | A Finished Project

Bear-Path-Quilt-Figo-fabrics-rollakan-modern-flat-layThere are some quilt patterns I can make over and over again without getting bored, and Bear Path is definitely one of them. (Buy it here). It is fast, fun, and a great way to use up bigger prints. When I first started quilting, I was drawn to big and bold fabrics in quilt stores, only to realize that most patterns on the market have you chop them up into tiny pieces. Now that I create my own patterns, I can make some for those hard-to-use fabrics in your stash!

bde5c57b-41cd-4e54-8fd6-3d8a37fa3646I love all the new collections FIGO Fabrics is bringing to the quilting world, and Rollakan by Cathy Nordstrom Designs is no exception. It screamed “SUMMER”! to me, so who was I to resist? Continue reading “Rollakan Bear Path Quilt | A Finished Project”

Oh Scrap! | 9 (fun!) ways to use up scraps

9-fun-ways-to-use-fabric-scrapsSo while I may not have the best scrap organizing system (throw everything into a bin, keep shoving it down so they all fit), I have been pretty good about USING up my scraps. Lately, I’ve found a good strategy has been to use up my scraps right when I finish a project, thus keeping them from the scrap bin entirely. I’m usually still enthusiastic about the fabrics I’m using, and I feel good about reducing the amount of scraps I’m saving.

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Zippered Throw Pillows in 3 Sizes| A Tutorial

45909c69-b48e-43a8-b147-6c7553ffcd9bI’m obsessed with making throw pillows! I think once you start making them you’ll be obsessed too. They make great gifts and really can finish a room like nothing else can. A couple things to note before starting:

  1. My tutorial is for a pillow that’s quilted on BOTH sides, making it the most luxurious feeling pillow ever. Seriously, try it!
  2. No one should be afraid of zippers, they’re great, I promise! I’ll hold your hand and walk you through every step.
  3. Pattern and dimensions for 3 sizes! My favorite inserts ever (and literally the only ones I buy) are the Fjadrar Inner Cushions from Ikea. They’re affordable, durable, and come in 3 different sizes – 20″ x 20″, 16″ x 26″, and 26″ x 26″. Note, this tutorial fits the Ikea Fjadrar pillow inserts. Since the inserts are feathers, making a smaller cover helps make the pillow look “fuller”. Adjust dimensions to fit your specific inserts.

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