Guest blogger Brenda Pinnick shares with us her love of colour and a few tips on design composition. There’s a give-away too.
How I use Evernote to organize my quilting life. An article published in the December issue of The Quilt Life with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.
Please join me in welcoming guest blogger Jan Donley as she walks us through her method for machine appliqué. Thanks Jan for being a guest here at the Quilting Gallery. I love appliqué quilts but I do not enjoy doing
Running stitch is a very quick and easy hand embroidery stitch to master. It is often used to form the foundation of other stitches or it can be used on its own as an outline stitch. Running stitch is also
Looking for some tips on how to work a perfect French knot? A few years ago when I was teaching hand embroidery in workshops, ladies would often groan when I mentioned French knots. Seems that this stitch can cause some
Back stitch is one of the quickest and easiest of embroidery stitches to master. It is predominately used as an outline stitch and is ideal for Redwork embroidery designs. There are two things to keep in mind when learning to
You’ve found the perfect pattern, you have a crewel needle, some stranded embroidery thread, a piece of fabric and an embroidery hoop. Your pattern has been transferred onto your fabric and you are ready to start…so now what? Your next
Bradie’s posted a really great beginner tutorial on Quarter Inch Accuracy. See how the guide on the foot is off. For years I’ve struggled with this problem on my Janome Q6125 foot. Last week, I decided to get rid of
I have a confession to make … I’ve never participated in a block of the month (or similar type) quilt project. I know, shock, and I call myself a quilter. Well, that’s about to change, as I’ve committed to two
An important factor to consider when learning how to embroider is your choice of embroidery thread. If you are new to hand embroidery I would recommend that you choose a stranded embroidery cotton, such as DMC. There are lots of
One of the most common mistakes that people make when learning how to embroider is that they don’t use an embroidery hoop. And there are others who admit that they have tried to use a hoop but they found it awkward.
Hello! In my day job, I am a machine quilter / teacher / cartoonist / beading designer, so I thought I would share a bit about quilting from a machine quilter perspective. Before I begin, let me say that 99.999%