End of Summer Quilting Recap

End of Summer Quilting Recap

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes It’s the end of Summer! How did that happen? Lately, my blog posts have been a lot of how-to posts, however this month I thought I would do a summer quilting recap. Some of my blog readers are armchair quilters, so this post is for...

Attic Window Quilt

Attic Window Quilt

Have you ever wanted to make an Attic Window Quilt? Now you may be saying what the heck is that? Fair Enough! An Attic Window quilt uses the Attic Window block. This is a great block to use with panels or with one of those prints that have a lot of “pictures” in it....

Building a Quilting Fabric Stash

Building a Quilting Fabric Stash

If you are a new quilter or a sporadic quilter (is there such a thing) you may be new to building a quilting fabric stash. Of course, you may decide you don’t want to build a fabric stash and just purchase fabric for the quilt you want to make as you go along. There...

Quilting UFOs (Unfinished Projects)

Quilting UFOs (Unfinished Projects)

Do you have any quilting UFOs (Unfinished Projects)? Like many quilters I have several! Mostly unfinished quilt tops. I could do with having two long arm machines, one for client quilts and one for mine! Don’t laugh though, I know lots of award-winning long arm...

Quilt Backings – To Piece or Not to Piece

Quilt Backings – To Piece or Not to Piece

The quilt top is done, yay! Now to make the quilt backing but wait, now the dilemma awaits! To piece or not to piece that quilt back. Table of contentsQuilt Backing Definition and OptionsWide Backings Tips for Wide Backings Pieced Quilt Backs from one or two Fabrics...

Creating Quilty Hugs

Creating Quilty Hugs

If you’re like me, you love to create quilty hugs for the ones you love. Quilts can really be like sending a hug! Especially, a lap size quilt, it’s the perfect size to wrap yourself up in, and they can be so warm and cosy.    Even though I quilt and have a...

Sewing the Quilt Top

Sewing the Quilt Top

Beginning Quilting Series Part 5 Now for the FUN part! Cutting and sewing your first quilt top. You have gathered your equipment you have selected your pattern and your fabric and now it’s time to actually start sewing! Table of contentsBeginning Quilting Series Part...

Tips for Choosing Fabric

Tips for Choosing Fabric

Beginner Quilting Series Part 4 Choosing fabric for your first quilt project can be a paralyzing experience. The choices are vast, so where do you even start? The fear of spending all that time and money and then have a quilt with fabrics that don't really go can be...

Quilt Fabric Shopping Tips

Quilt Fabric Shopping Tips

Beginning Quilting Series Part 3 The first time walking into a Quilt Fabric Shop can be overwhelming. So much colour and variety to choose from. Where do you even start?! I have put together some quilt fabric shopping tips to help get you started. At this point, you...