Category: Tips & Tricks

Project Tracker | Free Printable!

As 2019 wraps up and we head into a new decade (what?!), it is time to take inventory of your WIPs (works in progress) and make a plan to get them finished! Don’t worry, I’m here to help you! I’ve created a FREE printable project tracker for you to assess the state of your current WIPs and make a plan! I’ve personally used this tracker all of 2019 and found it extremely useful. Not onlyContinue reading

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

Half Square Triangle Guide + Free Pattern!

Ah, the Half Square Triangle, or HST. Such a classic and versatile quilt block! There are about as many ways of making HSTs as there are of incorporating them into a quilt. 8-at-a-time, 4-at-a-time, and 2-at-a-time (also called “traditional method”) are three of the most popular ways to create HSTs. Lucky for you, I’ve created a Half Square Triangle Download (with quick guide!) to help you keep all the methods straight. You can download theContinue 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