Mixing Ruler Work and Microstippling in a Quilt
May08

Mixing Ruler Work and Microstippling in a Quilt

We are rolling into the home stretch with our guild quilt show entries, and part of the excitement is finishing an 8 year old UFO.  I couldn’t finish it 8 years ago because I felt like I lacked the quilting skills necessary to finish it the way I wanted – with some crosshatching done with ruler work – with some microstippling to accent the straight lines. Because I was excited about the process and at a place where I’m...

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How to Block a Quilt
May01

How to Block a Quilt

Lynn and I talk a lot in our recent talk show episodes about prepping quilts for our upcoming guild show (and frankly, finishing quilting them!).  An important step for me is to block my quilts I want to hang in a show after they are quilted and before they are bound.  I filmed a little tutorial on how to blocked one of my smaller quilts, the Bluebird of Happiness, and offered some tips on how to do the same for larger quilts. The...

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ICYMI: New Shop My Stash Color Theory Videos
Apr09

ICYMI: New Shop My Stash Color Theory Videos

We had such a good time doing the color theory lecture with the live Shop My Stash segment that we put out four new videos in the series on our YouTube channel. If you haven’t caught them yet, start with the first of four and check out Lynn’s tips for making prints sing and bringing out the best of your fabric.  The new videos cover topics including: Making use of novelty fabrics Mixing modern and traditional fabrics...

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Using an Applique Pressing Sheet for Fusible Applique
Mar12

Using an Applique Pressing Sheet for Fusible Applique

Learn some tips in using an applique pressing sheet for layered pieces in fusible applique.

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How to Spin Your Seams in Quilting
Feb05

How to Spin Your Seams in Quilting

Learn how to spin your seams in quilting, with a bonus seam ripper tip!

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Sewing Room Tours and IKEA MOPPE: Who Knew?
Dec06

Sewing Room Tours and IKEA MOPPE: Who Knew?

A sequel to our most popular video: Pam’s sewing room tour!

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