Mother of six Konda Luckau of Moose on the Porch Quilts wants you to give hand piecing a try with her project geared specifically for this called Hallies Hexi Stars. Konda finds she can do by hand work while …
The rich, comforting colors in this Bear’s Paw quilt block makes me yearn for snuggling under a quilt by a fire, with a cup of cocoa in hand (and a book in the other). You can get the template to …
Wendy of Ivory Spring gives a Thread Talk today on stitching feathers, adding they are very unforgiving in their traditional form. Not to worry, she shows us a way to practice that’s its own quilting stitch, so no productive time …
Like many of you who got …
Thanks to Pinterest I found this Halloween-inspired quilt made by Amber of A Little Bit Biased. Sure it’s been out awhile, but this one is so cute, it bears repeating. She used nine-patch and triangles to make up her …
Leanne of She Can Quilt (well, yes she can) made this small art quilt, she calls Cycles. Her color scheme calms while her matchstick quilting provides movement. Just lovely. Go HERE to see more photos plus get a link to …
Emily of Nap-Time Creations came up with a clever way to make a twin bed quilt for one of her sons. She started with a crib-size baby quilt, did a bit of deconstruction / construction, and voila!, a twin quilt …
Rachael of Rachael Rabbit has a unique way to frame her blocks & quilts. Instead of sides, then top+bottom, she goes top+side+bottom+side. Did y’all get that? She demos her technique on her blog post. Get the tutorial.
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Nancy of Do Small Things with Love gave her satin stitched bird a permanent home on this pillow. Of her thread design, she explains:
I used 7 different shades of blue and just made sure that the same color wasn’t
Abby of While She Naps found a way to increase her enjoyment, thus productivity, while performing the more tedious parts of crafting. She listens to podcasts.
For me, I quilt to books on CD from my local library or pop …
Leanne of She Can Quilt dreaded piecing Flying Geese until she found a specialty ruler that gave her what you see here – uniform size and accuracy. She shows her transformation from meh to just right with lots of photos …
Jennifer of Elefantz shares on her blog a tip for neatly finishing machine quilting stitches. She explains,
It’s important for both front and back to both be neat.
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If you find joining the ends of binding fiddly, read on. Toni from Hoosier Toni did a guest post at Make It Handmade as part of her Handmade Confession series. Besides the quilt binding tip, don’t miss her sewing secret. …
Basting a quilt takes a significant effort. Whether a needle running thread, pinning, or spraying it’s often cited by quilters as the most dreaded activity. Can you say back strain?
Rachael of Rachael Rabbit shares on her blog how she …