Seriously, dad, close the browser window and walk away from the computer … now! For the rest of you, look what the mailman brought!! (Can you see me jumping up and down!) A couple of weeks ago, in Kaye Wood’s
Hand Binding Tutorial
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
Teacups Mini Quilt
For all the tea lovers out there, myself included, here’s a great Teacup Mini Quilt pattern that a fellow Quilting Blogger created. I’ve always wanted to start my own tea cup collection, this quilt would be a lot less expensive
Doing the Nine Patch – Dancing Shoes Not Required
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
Making Your Own Sewing Desk – Cheap
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
Ergonomics 101 for Your Sewing Area
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
Marking Quilting Designs with Freezer Wrap
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?
Table-Top Ironing Board
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.
Binding with Elmer’s School Glue
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
Easy Appliqué with a Dryer Sheet
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
I have been intrigued by hand-made fabric postcards that I see popping up on various web sites, and was delighted to find this wonderful Postcard Tutorial. I’m not sure I’d trust the Post Office to such a beautiful work of
54-40 or Fight
Here’s a stunning 54-40 or Fight free pattern from McCall’s Quick Quilts. I love the setting on this quilt… very striking. I just might have to try it myself one day.