This free wool applique project, a monogram for a small monogram for a pillow or wall hanging, teaches you some basic techniques that I like to use for wool applique. In it, I will share how I make and use basic freezer paper patterns and some of the little details that help make your project […]
As my mom would say: “Oh honey, it was so sad.” I was on my way to teach a quilting class at my LQS last week, and had a big plastic bin of things to share with me. It’s been a long, gross winter, and that day it was raining and foggy. All the parking […]
It’s been a hot topic on the professional longarm forums lately: what do we use to mark quilts? Blue pens that are water soluble? Purple pens that disappear in air? Washable pencils? On a whim, I decided to try the new “ultra clean” Crayola Washable markers, and to run a little experiment. My hypothesis: Crayola […]
Sue Heinz of Kismet Quilting has an awesome tutorial on knotting and burying threads, which I dread doing but which she makes look *so* easy. Enjoy!
HI everyone, just wanted to point you in the direction of a review by Nikki over at The Girl Who Quilts for my class over at Craftsy, Creative Longarm Quilting. I’m really glad she wrote it up, because Nikki is one of those rare birds who quilts on domestic *and* longarm, and is truly proficient in […]
I had meant to put this up around Valentine’s Day, because one of these looks an awful lot like hearts, and it’s probably as close to hearts as I get. In any case, these three variations are based off the earlier tutorial, with the first line being some form of swirl. The simplest variation is […]
Look at me, learning how to use the arc tool in Illustrator! Ahem. Celebrate the little things. Anyway, here is a PDF version of the swoopy grid I used in the tutorial below. Print out as many as you’d like. The first one has dark black lines: OnionBackgroundFill And this one has lighter grey lines: OnionBackgroundFillGrey