Author: Eliane

Harvest Star Quilt Coat

Can’t stop, won’t stop with ALLLLL the Patchwork Chore Coat versions! This time it is a focal back, hand-quilted, solid beauty! This Harvest Star quilt coat is so soft thanks to hand-quilting and boasts a stunning back! Quick Details: PATTERN: Patchwork Chore Coat – a coat pattern for quilted fabrics (coming soon!) in size Small QUILT BLOCK: Harvest Star quilt – I made one block for the back of the coat, keeping the rest ofContinue reading

Modern Crossing Quilt Coat

When I decided to create the Patchwork Chore Coat, I knew that I wanted to be able to make the coat reversible. A reversible coat opens up so many possibilities! Two looks in one! Once I figured out a good binding technique, I needed to decide what I wanted my reversible coat to look like. For the outside of my coat, I chose the Modern Crossing Quilt pattern and decided to sew it up inContinue reading

Cirrus Quilt Coat

I rarely sew anyone else’s quilt patterns anymore, since pattern samples keep me so busy! However, when my friend Emily from Homemade Emily Jane shared with me her latest quilt pattern, I told her I had to make it ASAP. Her Cirrus quilt pattern is lovely, modern, and customizable! I chose to keep my gingham flying geese neutral and use a green background. From the moment I picked out these fabrics I knew I wouldContinue reading

Coming Soon… Patchwork Chore Coat Pattern

I started making quilted coats last fall and quickly fell in love with the process. There’s something magical about taking a cozy quilt and transforming it into an even cozier coat! I started a search for the perfect quilt coat, but came up disappointed. Coat 1 had a hood but no way to close it up, which is a must in Wisconsin. Coat 2 had a closure method but no hood or collar. Coat 3Continue reading

Double Gauze Baby Quilt Tutorial!

Today I have a fun and FREE tutorial for you to make this super easy double gauze baby quilt! Double gauze is the perfect fabric for babies because it is breathable, soft, and made of cotton! I was lucky enough to try PBS Fabrics’s new organic double gauze line and it is AMAZING! You can find these fabrics from the following retailers: Harts Fabrics Urban Sewciety Stonemountain and Daughter Sewcial Distance Stitches Seattle Modern DomesticContinue reading

Tips for Better Machine Binding Quilts

Machine binding your quilt can be as beautiful as it is rewarding! When I’m not big stitch hand binding, I’m machine binding my quilts for a quick finish. Here’s some great tips for stress-free machine binding: 1. Zig-Zag your quilt sandwich: After trimming your quilt square, even if you’ve performed a Victory Lap, go ahead and zig-zag all the way around your quilt sandwich with a wide zig-zag. This helps keep all those edges together,Continue reading