Remember back in the olden days when quilters only had a pair of scissors and a tape measure and they still managed to make amazing quilts? I know some of you will. Personally, I’ve only been quilting for about 5 years so I have had the luxury of using all of those wonderful modern tools and gadgets that make it all so much easier but I have much respect for those that … [Read more...] about What Quilting Rulers Do You Need?
The Susannah Quilt Block is a nice easy block to not only make but also cut since it only relies on squares. Even the inner piece which might look complicated to a beginner is really simple to put together. The quilt block we are making is a variation on the original Susannah quilt block. The original requires you to cut fabric on an angle whereas this variation is so much … [Read more...] about Susannah Quilt Block Tutorial
I've been wanting to try out a twisted pinwheel for some time now ever since I saw a video on YouTube for the Twist n Stitch Ruler by June Tailor. That was some time back and funnily enough I had forgotten that I even purchased the ruler. It had been hanging with all of the other rulers we have purchased (but haven't tried yet). It was only when I purchased the Lil' … [Read more...] about Twisted Pinwheels – Lil’ Twister vs Twist n Stitch Ruler Review
One of our favorite tools is EQ (aka Electric Quilt). This is a quilting software that helps you to design your own quilt blocks and patterns. But not only that, it has thousands of in-built quilt blocks and different templates including appliqué blocks and patterns that you can start using straight away. We have been using it for years now and highly recommend it. What … [Read more...] about Our Electric Quilt Review & Overview – EQ8 Quilt Design Software
Did you know that you can use a USB mouse with your Dream Machine 2? A mouse isn't included with the machine but you can use one and it doesn't have to be a Brother specific mouse. However, they do encourage you to use theirs. They state that using a mouse other than the one they recommend and provide may mean that the mouse will not perform as it should, so keep that in mind. … [Read more...] about How to Use a USB Mouse With Your Dream Machine 2