Learn to Curve the Specialty Stitches on Your Sewing Machine
Jan14

Learn to Curve the Specialty Stitches on Your Sewing Machine

This week’s tutorial has Lynn showing how to curve the specialty stitches on your sewing machine, to get the most of those fancy stitches!

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Make a Heart Quilt with Patchwork Applique
Dec24

Make a Heart Quilt with Patchwork Applique

Pam shows how to make patchwork applique hearts for a Valentine’s Day quilt or other sewing project. A lightweight fusible interfacing makes turning those curves a...

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Dealing with Odd-Sized Quilt Blocks
Dec17

Dealing with Odd-Sized Quilt Blocks

This week, Pam is sharing some tips for dealing with odd-size quilts blocks and some ways to set to them so they work with more standard units sizes.  From sashing to setting to putting them on point, check out the helpful tips, including this table from Bonnie Hunter of common sizes for setting triangles! In this video, Pam was using leftovers from the Lucky Star quilt along (the quilt that keeps on giving!) that she had stitched...

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Countdown to Christmas Quilt
Dec10

Countdown to Christmas Quilt

Lynn shows how to create a Countdown to Christmas quilt with fabric scraps and specialty stitches on your computerized sewing machine.

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Use a Font Generator to Add a Name to the Droid Quilt
Dec03

Use a Font Generator to Add a Name to the Droid Quilt

This week, Lynn shares how to use a font generator like dafont.com to create an applique design, specifically to use Star Wars font to add a name to the Droid quilt! There’s still plenty time to add applique to your Star Wars quilt before the premier of the next movie. You aren’t limited to just Star Wars applique or scifi either; using a font generator site can add names to all sorts of quilts, including very scrappy...

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Quilted Memo Board, and Mounting a Quilt on Canvas
Nov26

Quilted Memo Board, and Mounting a Quilt on Canvas

As promised, here’s another quick gift to make from quilted scraps! Enter the quilted memo board, with a tutorial for mounting a quilt on a stretched canvas. I’ve been considering how best to use the canvases I’ve been gifted from my kids various art projects at school.  Let me say that my daughter is amazing artist, but her medium is not painting, especially painting at age 6, so she fully endorsed my re-use of this...

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