So what is the actual “quilting” part of quilting all about? When you are making a quilt there are two main jobs to do… First is piecing the top of the quilt. This can get as fancy as you want, or as simple as a “whole cloth quilt” where there is actually no piecing at … Continue reading Quilting with a Walking Foot
One of the things I fell in love with when I first learned to quilt was the limitless possibilities ahead of me. Any fabric, any pattern, any color, any size, any design… you get the idea! When you make your own quilts you can literally DO ANYTHING!!! But if you are like me, all these … Continue reading Quilt Planning
I love using a cutting mat and rotary cutter to cut fabric for all my quilting projects. There is an up-front investment, but it is well worth it in the time you will save and the accuracy of your cutting. No matter how careful you are with scissors, it is very hard and time consuming … Continue reading Cutting Your Fabric
Learn how to achieve perfect points by nesting your seams!
If you are keeping up with quilting basics, you are already a master of planning your quilt, cutting your fabric, and piecing it together to make you quilt top. Now you are ready to go from a pieced-together-fabric -creation to a QUILT. The essence of a quilt, as opposed to just a throw or a … Continue reading Basting Your Quilt
Um YAY!!! You are done making your quilt top, sandwiching it together and quilting it! Congrats on getting this far. Now on to the last and sometimes, the most difficult part of quilting: adding the binding. I was very intimiated by quilt binding the first few times I quilted and did everything I could to … Continue reading Binding Your Quilt