Tag: Tutorials

Dog Bed DIY & Floor Pillow

If this Bear Path quilt looks familiar, that’s because it is! I used this quilt in my Hand Quilting 101 video! Once I had finished quilting it, I debated what I should turn it into. Ultimately, I decided a floor pillow/dog bed was the perfect use for this Bear Path quilt! Turns out, a dog bed DIY was the perfect weekend project! I made the Wall Hanging size of the Bear Path quilt, which finishesContinue reading

Folded Star Potholder | A Tutorial

Folded Star, Origami Star, Amish Star, Somerset Star. There are many names for these fun folded star blocks. One thing we can all agree upon: they’re cute and make great gifts! So, let’s make a Folded Star Potholder together! A note before we begin: There are several ways to construct these folded star blocks. I’m going to show you the way that I learned, which was by finishing the vintage blocks in the photo below.Continue reading

Sunny Stocking | Using Accuquilt

Are you planning any Christmas sewing this year? I decided to start early and join the Sunny Stocking SAL hosted by Sunny Day Supply. However, I didn’t feel like cutting out all of the diamonds by hand. If you’re like me, I have the perfect solution! You can use your Accuquilt Go! Cutter to quickly and accurately cut all of the diamonds you need for the Sunny Stocking! Materials: Scraps for stocking front, I usedContinue reading

4-at-a-time Flying Geese Tutorial (with video!)

4-at-a-time flying geese are a great tool to have in your quilting arsenal. They’re versatile, no waste, and are the perfect way to make flying geese with a directional print. So, let’s make some geese! If you’re working off a pattern, the pattern will stipulate the cuts of fabric you need. If you’re making up your own, here’s the formula you need to know. Please note that FINISHED width and height refers to the sizeContinue reading

Fussy Cut Binding Motif | A Tutorial

Sometimes, you want to add a little pizazz to your binding. Or, if you’re like me, the usual case is that you run out of binding about 2″ away from the end. It is an opportunity that can go one of two ways. You can curse, scream, and throw the quilt in a corner out of frustration, OR, get creative by adding a fussy cut binding motif! As for me, I usually choose the latterContinue reading

Aurifil Slice & Stitch Challenge | Free tutorial!

I had the pleasure of participating in Aurifil’s Slice & Stitch Challenge! In this challenge an Aurifil Artisan and an Olfa Ambassador receive the same products and have the task of creating a project with what they are provided. This year, each participant receives one of Aurifil’s new color builder boxes, which are a trio of threads in the same color family. I received: OLFA: Splash 45mm Ergonomic Handle Rotary Cutter, Pacific Blue with specialty bladesContinue reading