Snowball Block Tutorial & Bonus Triangle Ideas

I'm doing a bunch of snowball blocks for a new quilt top and I thought I'd share my method.  Snowball blocks normally have smaller corner triangles but I wanted more color in my quilt so … [Read more...]

Free Sewing Machine Mat Tutorial

I needed a sewing machine mat in a hurry since I'm taking a workshop on Sunday and I'm tired of losing stuff all the time!  I found a good tutorial a few weeks ago but just didn't have the … [Read more...]

Bargello Quilt Along – Part 3 – Quilting and Finishing

Miss the earlier parts?  Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here! Hopefully you've got either a placemat or a tablerunner top pieced together if you followed the steps in parts 1 and 2. I'm not … [Read more...]

Bargello Placemat Quilt Along – Part 2 – Cutting your tubes, using your seam ripper and sewing rows back together

Miss Part 1? You can find it here! By now you should have all your fabric cut and sewn together into tubes.  Depending on which pattern you are doing you should either have four tubes … [Read more...]

Bargello Placemat Quilt Along – Part 1 – Fabric Selection, cutting and Strip Piecing

Welcome fellow quilt alongers! This will be part 1 of a 3 part quilt along to make some simple placemats and an optional table runner using the bargello technique. This is my first quilt … [Read more...]

Announcing the Bargello Placemat/Tablerunner Quilt Along!

Are you ready for a new 2012 quilt along? This will be a short and sweet one! I wanted a fun way to learn how to do the bargello technique without having to make a gigantic quilt. I tried … [Read more...]

Corded Fabric Bowl Video Tutorial

**Important Sewing machine requirements** Your sewing machine must be able to fit the wrapped cording under the presser foot in order to create the bowl so make sure the presser foot … [Read more...]

Half-Square Triangles – Fast, Easy and Accurate! Free Tutorial

This week's clue for the Orca Bay Mystery Quilt is to make 350 half-square triangle (HSQ) units that measure 2" square unfinished, 1.5" finished (when sewn into a block or the quilt itself). … [Read more...]

English Paper Piecing – Video Tutorials

I've recorded my first video tutorials! I thought I'd show you how I do my English Paper Pieced hexagons so here are two videos showing how to thread baste and how to sew the hexagons … [Read more...]