Author: Eliane

Visible Mending | Hemming Jeans

I’ve started clothes shopping pretty exclusively at thrift stores, especially for jeans. I often find jeans in great condition for just a couple of bucks. Knowing the ecological cost of producing jeans, buying them secondhand makes me very happy. Not only that, but I’ve found myself much more likely to use them, wear them out, and get them dirty when I only spent a handful of dollars. The “fear” of ruining good jeans goes away!Continue reading

All About Hand Quilting Needles

In this article, when hand-quilting is mentioned, I’m talking specifically about big-stitch hand-quilting with size 8 or 12 weight thread. When I first started hand-quilting I just used whatever needle I could find. Then, I decided I should probably find one that I really like using, and turned to my good friend Google. There’s lots of information out on the web about which hand quilting needles are best. I’m not one to take someone else’sContinue reading

Fussy Cut Binding Motif | A Tutorial

Sometimes, you want to add a little pizazz to your binding. Or, if you’re like me, the usual case is that you run out of binding about 2″ away from the end. It is an opportunity that can go one of two ways. You can curse, scream, and throw the quilt in a corner out of frustration, OR, get creative by adding a fussy cut binding motif! As for me, I usually choose the latterContinue reading

Harvest Star QAL Wrap-up

Oh friends! If I could put into words how much I loved doing the Harvest Star QAL! It brought me so much joy to sew this quilt along with all of you, and the results were all just so beautiful and unique! If you didn’t take part in the quilt along, there were a lot of tips and tricks that were shared throughout the weeks. If you’re planning on making your own Harvest Star quilt,Continue reading

Scrappy Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Anyone else quilting during this quarantine time? I’m finding small projects especially satisfying, since I can finish them relatively quickly. To share that love with all of you, I have a scrappy zipper pouch tutorial today! You can make this scrappy zipper pouch by digging into your scrap basket. Best of all, if you have an Accuquilt system, cutting all those little squares takes no time at all! What You Need: Variety of scraps, atContinue reading

A Boro-inspired Pouch & Favorite Thread Weight

As an Aurifil Artisan, my prompt for this month was to create something with my favorite thread weight. When I first signed up for this challenge many months ago, I was torn between two thread weights and I wasn’t sure which one would win out as my favorite. Over the last few months, however, I’ve found myself turning more and more towards the calming rhythm of hand-quilting. Thanks to that, I think I finally haveContinue reading