Note from Alanda Craft: In a previous post Joe talked about being new to sewing and quilting. At the time he had just made some drawstring gift bags, well, now he has finished this lovely baby blanket and not only that but he added binding to the quilt. Binding is often considered daunting to a number of quilters but Joe tackled it and the quilt looks great. I do love the … [Read more...] about Readers Project: Joe’s Baby Blanket, Quilt
Note from Alanda Craft: Joe (from Sunny Florida) recently contacted us to thank us for our videos. It was lovely to hear from someone who is new to sewing and quilting.. These drawstring gift bags were his first attempt, and regardless of Joe pointing out his stitching, I think he has done a darned fine job. It's a good idea to get some practice in with scrap fabric when you … [Read more...] about Readers Project: New to Sewing – Joe’s Drawstring Gift Bags
A reader contacted us recently to ask how to achieve a split text type effect using the ScanNCut. I always like a challenge, so went ahead to see if it would work. I ended up with two different methods. Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions or scroll down for the written instructions (If you can't see the video, you may have an adblocker on.) Start by … [Read more...] about Split Text Effect Using Canvas Workspace – ScanNCut Tutorial
The quilt block we will be making today is one of a million blocks that uses half-square-triangles (HST's). And yes, I might be exaggerating just a little but there are soooo many blocks you can make using them. If you only ever master one quilt block, the half-square-triangle is it. Now, this block may look familiar to those that use EQ8 Quilting Software since the … [Read more...] about EQ8 Quilt Block Tutorial
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?