Category: Tutorials

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

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

Half Square Triangle Guide + Free Pattern!

Ah, the Half Square Triangle, or HST. Such a classic and versatile quilt block! There are about as many ways of making HSTs as there are of incorporating them into a quilt. 8-at-a-time, 4-at-a-time, and 2-at-a-time (also called “traditional method”) are three of the most popular ways to create HSTs. Lucky for you, I’ve created a Half Square Triangle Download (with quick guide!) to help you keep all the methods straight. You can download theContinue reading