Category: Tutorials

Stripe Matched Binding | A Tutorial

Most of the time, I don’t bother to match my binding strips. But that all goes out the window when I’m dealing with stripes. A mis-matched stripe on the join of two binding strips is very noticeable! Luckily, it is very easy to match up your stripy binding, and doesn’t take much more time! You’ll need your strips, pre-cut, and an Elmer’s washable glue stick. I cut my strips at 2.5″ wide here but 2.25″Continue reading

Summer Glow | Free Pattern

Summer Glow is a pattern I’m super excited to share with you! The best part is that I’ve partnered with Paintbrush Studio Fabrics to bring this pattern to you for FREE! Summer Glow makes a 51″ x 66″ throw size quilt and uses mostly fat quarters so it is a great stash-busting quilt! This quilt was made with the Picnic fabric collection by Mable Tan for Paintbrush Studio Fabrics. These fabrics make me think ofContinue reading

Tree Garland Table Runner | Free Tutorial

‘Tis the season! This tree garland table runner has been brewing in the back of my mind for quite some time. I love the idea of something neutral, festive, and classy all at once that will go with a variety of holiday decor. And bonus! I’ve turned the tree garland table runner into a free tutorial for you! This tutorial makes (1) 15.5″ x 71.5″ table runner. You can vary the size to fit yourContinue 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

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