On Saturday I took my first quilting class by Karen Kay Buckley where we learned how to machine applique. Karen was gracious enough to snap a photo with me after a long day of learning and sewing: Karen Kay Buckley & I In addition to learning and playing with a machine applique piece, I also… Read More
For my cousin Michelle’s wedding on August 11, 2012, I made this cozy queen-sized winter quilt. She loves winter and Christmas so I was inspired to use flannel and reindeer prints. This quilt I did free motion stipple quilting using a “homemade frame” and my domestic sewing machine. Read more about this quilt here.
In November 2013 I created this commissioned baby blanket with the German version of the “Three Little Piggies” poem inscribed in thread on the outer borders. This is one of the first quilts I made on my long-arm machine and frame using a free-motion loop pattern. Read more about this quilt here Photo Credit: More Than… Read More
I was nominated on Facebook to show three works I have made for 5 days. I have already posted some on my More Than A Mom blog but I thought the subject was interesting and I want to share them with The Ruthless Crafter blog also. You may enjoy reading about my quilting journey as… Read More
I have 4 sewing machines. My 8 year old daughter and I each have a basic Kenmore, I have a serger, and I have my long-arm quilting machine. Each of these machines has their own needles and I use different lengths of pins for a variety of projects. Now how to organize them all so… Read More
Many quilters I know (including myself) find the binding bitter-sweet. In some ways it is wonderful knowing that once complete your project is done. In other ways making and attaching the binding fabric is quite fiddly and time-consuming. Heather, from The Sewing Loft has created a picture tutorial “Quilt Binding Made Simple”. Credit: The Sewing Loft blog
I am starting to get quite a lot of scraps from my quilt and sewing projects. What to do with them? Make a scrap quilt. Sometimes I find scrap quilts are “messy” looking. This Scrap Jar Star quilt from Gigi’s Thimble is stunning and doesn’t look very scrappy at all. Visit her blog for a FREE… Read More
I had the pleasure of long-arm quilting this purple and green chevron baby quilt for Irene B. of Bear Hug Quilts. The pantograph used is Mod Dotz. This is just off the long-arm frames so the binding still needs to be complete. The flow of the swirls versus the hard lines of the chevron really… Read More
One of my sorority sisters asked me to make her a blanket using her son’s blankets and baby clothes. I used 98% of the baby items on the front and the back. I also used a layer of cotton batting plus a layer of polyester mid-loft to give it that extra coziness you can see.… Read More
Interested in turning a photo into a quilt pattern? I suppose this could work for crochet or knitting or cross stitching or pretty much any craft idea. Source: Make blog I’m sharing this post at these linky parties.