Category: Hand Quilting & Hand Binding

All About Hand Quilting Needles

In this article, when hand-quilting is mentioned, I’m talking specifically about big-stitch hand-quilting with size 8 or 12 weight thread. When I first started hand-quilting I just used whatever needle I could find. Then, I decided I should probably find one that I really like using, and turned to my good friend Google. There’s lots of information out on the web about which hand quilting needles are best. I’m not one to take someone else’sContinue 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

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

Rainbow Pouch | A Tutorial

I’ve fallen hard for zipper pouches! They’re a quick project with so many customizable opportunities. Today, I’m bringing you a fun hand-quilted zipper pouch tutorial! Fully lined, no raw seams, and hand-quilted details makes this a project you’ll want to make over and over again. A couple of things to note before we begin: This tutorial uses faux leather (vinyl). Any time a hole is punched into vinyl (like with a needle, for example), the hole isContinue reading

Baptist Fan Hand-Quilting | A Tutorial

Ahh, the Baptist fan. Is there anything more classic? Several months ago I did this design for the first time on my improv throw pillows, and I loved the look and texture it provided! So when I decided to quilt one of my Misty Mountains versions with this design, I knew I had to snap some pictures along the way so you could try it too! Supplies: Some of the links in this post are affiliateContinue reading