Category: Hand Quilting & Hand Binding

Thread Basting Tutorial

I’m primarily a spray baster, mostly because I like to get basting done and over with FAST! (I’ve timed myself, and it takes me 18 minutes to spray baste a throw size quilt). However, there are times that I will opt for thread basting a quilt instead. The last time I was doing it, I thought to myself, hey, I should create a thread basting tutorial for all of you who might be curious aboutContinue reading

Big Stitch Binding Variations

So, since you’ve watched the Big Stitch Binding video and tutorial, you’re now a pro and you’re looking to do more? Well, look no further, as today I’m bringing you two big stitch binding variations in video tutorial! Watch below to learn how to do the modified blanket stitch and the big x’s binding variations. There’s also a photo tutorial for the modified blanket stitch on the blog here. New to big stitch hand binding?Continue reading

Orange Peel Hand Quilting

When I finished my scrappy Bear Path quilt top, I knew I wanted to hand quilt it to give it a more “vintage, worn in” look. I toyed with the idea of straight lines, or echo quilting, like I did for my Wildwood Bear Path and my Cover Bear Path quilts. And yet, they didn’t feel right, even though they also felt like I’d be pushing the easy button. I decided instead to bust outContinue reading

Hand Quilting Clamshells

Looking for hand quilting variations? Well look no further! Today we’re going to cover how to hand quilt clamshells. Best of all, if you’ve already covered Baptist Fans, then you’ve got all you need to make some beautiful clamshells. Plus! This tutorial comes in video format, allowing you to see it done in real time! Scroll to the bottom of this post for the video tutorial on how to hand quilt clamshells. Materials: Curious aboutContinue reading

Baptist Fans Hand Quilting Video!

How to hand quilt baptist fans was one of the first tutorials that ever made it up on the blog and it has continued to be a popular one! To build on the original tutorial, I’ve filmed a video version for all of you. Now you can watch and follow along! So grab your favorite thimble and stitch along with me! Prefer a photo tutorial? Check it out here. Supplies: Here’s my favorite source forContinue reading

3 Hand Quilting Myths – Debunked!

I field a lot of questions about hand-quilting. These mainly center around supplies, but once in a while I find out that someone heard from someone else that…fill-in-the-blank. Today I’m debunking 3 common hand quilting myths. If you want to know even more about hand-quilting, check out my YouTube video where I walk you through the process step-by-step, and my hand quilting Tips & Tricks blog post. Myth #1: Hand quilting isn’t as durable asContinue reading