This week we are swapping 1930s reproduction fabrics in class. And I have patterned the very traditional, very cute Honey Bee Block for this swap.
Archive | How To Make A Great Quilt
For some quilters, binding is the most enjoyable part of the process. To be sure, we love each part of making a quilt but binding offers a time to slow down and look at our handiwork… To admire the fabrics, the design AND, face it, be proud we are at last finishing something!
If you love to make quilts, you know there is always the point at which you ask: How am I going to quilt this?
Yep, it is HOT Off The PRESSES! My Pictorial Tutorial for Machine Appliqué featuring our Lava Lamp Blocks.
Congratulations! Your quilt is all quilted and it is ready for binding! But are YOU ready to do… The Binding?
We call ourselves quilters. But some of us rarely actually quilt our quilts. If the quilting process seems a bit intimidating, I have a few suggestions to help reduce your quilting anxiety.
It’s nearly the Fourth of July, Independence Day! I’ve posted this cute, quick USA table runner before and I thought I should repost it again now.
Imagine a time 100 years from now. Your great great grandchild opens a cabinet to pull out an old worn quilt to show his/her grandchild. “This was made by my great great grandma.” “Oh, it’s beautiful! What was her name? Where did she live?”
You have finished your quilt top. The quilting is done too. But before you put your binding on, there is one more thing to consider… Do you want to add a sleeve for hanging?
You have finished a beautiful quilt top like our Spring Medallion. Whether it is a artful expression in contemporary fabrics or a fabulous rendition of a traditional design, you need to make a back to move on to the quilting stage. And that back should hint at that glorious work on the front without detracting […]