Category: Tips & Tricks

Invisible Seam Backing | A Tutorial

Why shouldn’t your backside look as good as your front? 😉 If you want to keep from having headless unicorns or other such tragedies occurring on your quilt back, I’m here to help. Matching a quilt backing’s repeating pattern might sound like it is difficult, but I promise, with a few short steps and a glue stick, you’ll soon be wondering why you didn’t do it sooner. The end result is a seam so perfectlyContinue reading

Frankenbatting | The what, the why, the how

FRANKENBATTING. Sure sounds like the right thing to be talking about with Halloween right around the corner, doesn’t it? I promise, this isn’t as scary as it sounds! THE WHAT: Frankenbatting simply refers to piecing together batting scraps in order to make batting big enough for your quilt top. Once used in a quilt and quilted, you can’t tell at all that your batting was pieced. “But Eliane, won’t my batting come apart?” No! YourContinue reading

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.Continue reading

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

So 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 aboutContinue reading

Every Adventure Tote Hack | Orphan Blocks and Panels

Here’s a fun way to use up orphan blocks or scraps – turn them into an Every Adventure Tote! I love doing this as a way of using up scraps of fabric. This is also a great way to use the end of a fabric you love and can’t bear to part with, even though it isn’t enough to use in a full quilt. In the tote above, I used a quilt block I madeContinue reading

WALK Quilting Book | Product Review

This post is not sponsored, but does include affiliate links. If you choose to click through and make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. Up to this point I’ve quilted all of my own quilts on my domestic machine at home. (That’s close to 70 quilts, friends!) I actually had dreams of becoming an expert free-motion quilter on my little machine, but, well, that’s still far off from reality. AndContinue reading