Beginner Quilting

What kind of Thread should I use?

Many of you know I run a very small Etsy Shop. I enjoy it. It’s been fun. I make and sell at the pace that is needed for my time of life right now. It’s all very slow and sporadic, but for my time of life right now, it works great. Amidst attempting to narrow…

How to Sew a Quilt – Everything You Need to Know about Quilting Packed into a Simple Coaster Tutorial

We’re going to sew a five inch mini quilt together as a means to understand all the facets of putting a quilt together. Better yet, this mini quilt is the perfect size for a coaster. (Fabrics used: Blue Happy Trees  |  Yellow Katie Jump Rope) Both these fabrics are getting a bit hard to find.…

How to Sew a Binding on a Quilt

Sewing the binding on the quilt is the last step of the quilting process. It’s not a difficult process, but I’ve included over 20 pictures below in an attempt to be clear and thorough. 1. Cut three inch strips of fabric until you have enough to go around the perimeter of your quilt. (Click here…

How to Sew an Invisible Stitch

Sewing an invisible stitch (also known as a blind stitch) to finish out the binding on my quilts is my favorite part of the quilting process. After you get the hang of it, you can hand stitch the binding on a quilt in just a couple of hours. What I enjoy most is I can…

What Supplies Do I Need to Start Sewing and Quilting?

So you want to learn how to sew or to quilt? Good for you! Quilting has become a hobby I’ve grown to love over the last ten years. Starting simple is always good, and you can’t be a perfectionist with your first few projects. Everything may turn out a bit wonky at first, but I…

How to Square up your Fabric and Cut Perfect Patchwork Squares

There is something beautiful to me that comes with the imperfections of a handmade project. A little bit of coloring outside the lines is a good thing. Aesthetically, I am often drawn to something with a bit of whimsy character. Think of an old farmhouse with some cracks in the paint. Or, hand stitching on…

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