Quilting is a popular craft that has been enjoyed for generations. It involves sewing together multiple layers of fabric to create a warm and cozy blanket that can be used for bedding, decoration, or even as a family heirloom. One of the key elements in creating a beautiful and durable quilt is the choice of fabric. While most fabrics can technically be used for quilting, there … [Read more...] about What is Quilting Fabric?
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Heart Quilt Block Tutorial
This block is ideal to use in your Valentine's and Mothers Day projects and it will also look lovely in a quilt, especially a baby quilt. We made 2 blocks, one from an assortment of scraps of fabric in our stash and one in just 3 fabrics, I think they both look great and it shows how versatile you can be with your fabric choices. Although the red one certainly does … [Read more...] about Heart Quilt Block Tutorial
Christmas Table Runner using Half Square Triangles
Here we are again, it's almost Christmas and if you are like me you will have left some things until the last minute. I really do start out the year with the best of intentions, but this year just flew by. I still can't believe we are here in December. So it's time to make our annual Christmas table runner and this year is is super simple as it's made entirely from half … [Read more...] about Christmas Table Runner using Half Square Triangles
How to Sew A Hexagon Pinwheel Block
Recently we showed you how to create a Hexagon Pinwheel quilt block and we received a lot of requests asking how to sew them together. So here is a quick run down on how we do it. Start by laying your triangles out in the pattern you want them to look. I have used four hexagons just as an example here but if you were making a big quilt, you would continue laying out more … [Read more...] about How to Sew A Hexagon Pinwheel Block
How to Make a Pinwheel Hexagon Quilt Block
This is a lovely quilt block and easy to make using your quilting ruler that has a 60° line. (We have a video on how to cut triangles using a 60° ruler or the 60° lines on your mat - Here is a link to that tutorial. ) What You Need Watch the video tutorial below or scroll down for written instructions (Can't see the video? You may have an ad blocker … [Read more...] about How to Make a Pinwheel Hexagon Quilt Block
How to Join Quilt As You Go Blocks with Sashing
Just recently, we have started creating a series of 'quilt as you go quilt' (QAYG) block tutorials. These are super fun to make and personally, it's one of my favourite ways to make a quilt. So since we started adding the QAYG blocks, we have been getting numerous questions on how to join them together. So here we are with a tutorial on just how to do that. Keep in … [Read more...] about How to Join Quilt As You Go Blocks with Sashing
Quilt As You Go Block #2 – TUTORIAL
Here is another quick and easy to make 'quilt as you go' block and it is the second in our series of QAYG blocks. (You can find the first QAYG block here.) I really love playing around with my scrap fabric to see what I can make. You can make an assortment of different types and sew them all together into a quilt or you can sew them into table runners and cushion covers. … [Read more...] about Quilt As You Go Block #2 – TUTORIAL
Quilt as You Go Quilt Block #1 – String Quilt Block
Often when you have strips of fabric leftover it can become a bit of an issue as to what to do with them. We have a number of different ways of using up left over fabric including crumb quilting and string quilt blocks. These can be done in two ways. You can sew the strips onto batting, join the strips together and then add your backing or you can do what we are going to do … [Read more...] about Quilt as You Go Quilt Block #1 – String Quilt Block
How to Attach Sashing to Your Quilt Blocks
Adding sashing to your quilt blocks is ideal for when you want to separate the blocks, rather than sew them together. It also adds a bit of oomph and interest to your quilt blocks. You can make sashing as wide or as narrow as you want. For this tutorial I have cut my sashing at 2". This will give me a finished sashing size of 1½". This is a generic tutorial to show … [Read more...] about How to Attach Sashing to Your Quilt Blocks
What is a quilt sandwich and how to create one?
What is a Quilt Sandwich? A quilt sandwich is simply three layers of fabric that are put together in a specific order to construct a quilt. A quilt sandwich is made up of: The quilt top layer The batting layer The backing layer The quilt top layer is the layer that you pieced together to create the design of the quilt. The batting layer is the middle … [Read more...] about What is a quilt sandwich and how to create one?