Category: Tutorials

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

Dino Tracks | Free Pattern

A FREE Patchwork & Poodles pattern! Yes! Fun fact: When I was a kid I loved to collect fossils. It might have something to do with the fact that I was there when the Field Museum in Chicago unveiled SUE the T. Rex in 2000. So when I saw this adorable dinosaur-filled collection from Paintbrush Studio Fabrics, I just knew some dinosaur paws were in order. Did you know The Field Museum paid $8.4 MContinue 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

Dog Bowtie | A Tutorial

I mentioned recently making Riley a new collar and bowtie and promised a tutorial was coming. Well, it is here! There’s a shocking lack of dog bowtie tutorials out on the internet, so hopefully my little corner of the internet can fix that somewhat. If you missed it, there’s also a free dog collar tutorial (in 4 sizes!). This bowtie pattern comes in two sizes, small & large. Riley is modeling the small size forContinue reading

Dog Collar in 4 Sizes | A Tutorial

With all the amazing fabrics on the market, making your special pup a one-of-a-kind collar is a cinch! My tutorial features a super soft cotton outside for sensitive skins and a solid nylon core for durability and strength. This tutorial covers how to make a dog collar in four sizes: X-SMALL: Fits neck size 8″ – 12″ SMALL: Fits neck size 10″ – 16″ MEDIUM: Fits neck size 14″ – 20″ LARGE: Fits neck sizeContinue reading

Sashiko Zipper Pouch | A Tutorial

This pouch all started when I found some Sashiko templates and realized they were nearly the right size for my rainbow zipper pouch pattern. I quickly got to work making not one, not two, but 5 pouches! When I get excited about something I go all in! And while you can access the original rainbow zipper pouch tutorial and probably figure out how to modify it for the sashiko templates (which yields a pouch aContinue reading