Tag: Tutorials

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

Stripe Matched Binding | A Tutorial

Most of the time, I don’t bother to match my binding strips. But that all goes out the window when I’m dealing with stripes. A mis-matched stripe on the join of two binding strips is very noticeable! Luckily, it is very easy to match up your stripy binding, and doesn’t take much more time! You’ll need your strips, pre-cut, and an Elmer’s washable glue stick. I cut my strips at 2.5″ wide here but 2.25″Continue 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

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