Emma, a Quilting Blogger from Australia, has created this great picture tutorial on how she invisibly hand-stiches binding to the back of a quilt. This is very useful for those of us that have never hand-sewn a binding before… one
From thejaxcollection are two great videos explaining how to do Traditional English Hexagon Patchwork created by Jackie Wills. There are other videos by thejaxcollection worth checking out, including Part 3 that shows how to remove the paper backings from the
From TLC Stitches, here’s a great tutorial showing a unique way to create those wonderful Nine Patch blocks. I’m sure this will be faster than the traditional method and more accurate too. This might even inspire me to use Nine
Further to my post last week on Sewing Ergonomics, Marguerita sent me this post she wrote on making your own Custom Sewing Desk – Cheap. While not the prettiest to look at, this idea definitely has potential for me. I
Here’s a handy tutorial on Joining Batting pieces together that will help you save money and help the environment all at once. My sewing machine has a zigzag stitch (called double ZZ) that puts three stiches in each zig and
There’s a great article over on the Lemon Tree Tales’ web site, Sewing Room Ergonomics or why does it hurt when I sew?. My sewing machine and table set-up are my problem. I really need to lower my machine, about
I found myself this morning wondering how to calculate the triangles needed for setting a quilt on-point. No, I’m not working on a quilt being set on-point right now, I was just curious. I found this information, Cutting Corner and
Ever tried the Origami-style of folding fabric? Here’s a great tutorial on making the Cathedral Window Quilt. The instructions with photos are very well done, and the finished quilt is simply gorgeous using the jewel-toned fabrics.
Here’s a very interesting idea on using Glad’s Press ‘N Seal Freezer Wrap to mark quilting designs. I might give this a try on the quilt I need to finish this weekend. Have you tried it?
I found this old table-top ironing board someone had left beside the garbage bin downstairs. It needs some new padding, and a new cover, but I think it’ll work nicely on my table beside my sewing machine for certain projects.
I came across these three video tutorials created by Sharon Schamber where she shows using Elmer’s School Glue for attaching binding to a quilt. It sure looks easy when she does it. Yesterday afternoon, I picked up some of the
Christina over at A Few Scraps has written a great tutorial on using a Dryer Sheet for Appliqué. I used to have a stack of used dryer sheets that I was saving to try this technique, but they’ve long since