Category: Tips & Tricks

Creating an Ombre Nordic Star Quilt

Want to create your own ombre Nordic Star quilt but unsure where to start with your fabric selection? Read on for tips on selecting fabrics and bundles for creating the perfect ombre quilt! The Ombre version of Nordic Star uses the following number of fabrics: Lap size (12 blocks): 8 fabrics Throw size (20 blocks): 8 fabrics Bed size (36 blocks): 10 fabrics Shop Nordic Star: Nordic Star is created to use two main dominantContinue reading

All About the Nordic Star Quilt!

I’ve gotten a ton of requests for fabric requirements for the Nordic Star Quilt. But more than just providing those, I wanted to write a post that helped you create the quilt of your dreams. It should be no surprise to you if you’ve been following me for a while that I like to provide variations and ideas in all my quilt patterns to help you create the quilt you’re imagining. Nordic Star is anContinue reading

Creating the Ultimate Quilting Room

Organizing your space can seem daunting. Too much fabric, too little shelving? That’s a problem I’ve encountered more than once as my love for quilting has grown and my space has… well, not. Redfin has a great article where they asked a bunch of us quilters to weigh in on how to create the ultimate quilting room. You can read all the tips from various quilters here. As for me? My biggest tip is toContinue reading

Washing and Mending a Vintage Quilt

I recently bought a vintage quilt online, sight unseen, to use as part of my Quilt Coat Course. If you’re not a quilter, you can still make a quilt coat by using an existing quilt! I got a great deal on this quilt, but mainly because it came to me filthy dirty. Like, I didn’t want to touch it without gloves dirty. I went down a rabbit hole of how to wash this quilt andContinue 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

Victory Lap! A quilt top celebratory stitch!

You’ve stitched that final row on a quilt top together! Time to celebrate with a victory lap! A victory lap in quilting is when you stitch all the way around the perimeter of your quilt top. This keeps all of your seams from unraveling during the basting and quilting process. A victory lap is especially helpful for quilt tops with a lot of seams, since those are more likely to pull on each other andContinue reading