Category Archives: Quilting Techniques

Table Top Sewing

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably very much like me in that you’re obsessed with quilting (and fabric). We all want to sew as much as possible and actually finish projects. I have some big things going on in 2014 that will limit my personal sewing time to a degree, but I still want […]

A Tied Quilt

This quilt is the perfect example of how to get WIPs finished. It languished in a box for nearly a year until I took it on retreat in the spring. My goal was to create a couple of intricate borders to make it larger but I decided it wasn’t worth so much extra effort for […]

Mod Circus Quilt

This quilt is so bright and fun! It combines two fabric lines from Moda – Apple Jack by Tim and Beck and Mod Century by Jenn Ski.  The fabric lines are stylistically very different – Mod Century is a stylish 1960s mod look and and Apple Jack is a boy-friendly kids line – but they […]

Fall Classes + Workshops

There are so many fun things on my schedule throughout the fall and I’m even starting to schedule things into the first quarter of next year! I really can’t believe how many opportunities have come my way in the past almost two years since I said adios to my technical writing job (and hello, baby […]

Learn to Quilt: Quilting

This  post is part of my Learn to Quilt series. You can find all related posts {here}. Quilting is the step where your pieced quilt top turns from fabric into a textile. It really is transformed by the quilting. Quilting adds texture and dimension. It can take a plain or simple quilt and elevate it […]

Craftsy Review: Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags

I recently had the chance to review Tara Rebman’s (aka Tinkerfrog) Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags class on Craftsy.  I’ve signed up for a few Craftsy classes and this the first one I finished. Hooray! Tara is a great teacher and I had serious Juki-envy while watching her sew,  I need a Juki to come live in […]

Tip: HST Marking

A few weeks ago I shared a tip for piecing half square triangles (HSTs) without marking. I have another time-saving tip today, this time for marking HSTs or snowball corners…or almost anything you need to mark for accurate piecing. You will need: a tracing wheel, a ruler, and transfer paper. Set your pieces for marking […]