You guys have asked, so it is finally here! Hand Quilting 101 is a whole video covering all the basics of hand quilting from supplies, to stitches, to traveling, and everything in-between! So grab a basted quilt, settle in, and come quilt with me! Hand Quilting 101 Video: Quilt used in demo: For the Hand Quilting 101 video, I started hand quilting a Bear Path quilt in the wall hanging size. This quilt will finishContinue reading
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
‘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
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
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
So now you’ve mastered Big-Stitch Hand-Binding and you’re looking for more. Well, look no further! Today I bring you a big-stitch hand-binding variation, a modified blanket stitch. This method of binding provides so much amazing texture and depth to the edge of your quilt! So, let’s get started!