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 …
Mary of Molly Flanders Makerie lays out the top of her Gee’s Bend inspired quilt and takes lots of great photos of it, one with her feet – so cute. This one though, gets my vote for best photographed quilt …
Bunny painted motifs on individual fabric squares. Her mom, Rachael of Rachael Rabbit, applied sashing and borders then quilted it into the bedspread you see here. Not done yet, she sewed up two matching pillows. So sweet! Find out …
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This is what happened when Lee of Freshly Pieced put her washed and dried quilt in her freezer for 30 minutes. Bizarre behavior but necessary to test her red FriXion pen. Of the red marks reappearing she said,
Creatives look at the world differently. Take a walk with Lynne of Lily’s Quilts as she spots patterns in her surroundings. You’ll be inspired, I promise.
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This is a first for Anorina of Samelia’s Mum in making a quilt using improvisational piecing. Her results are lovely. She shares on her blog some pointers on how you can make your own scrapalicious quilt.
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Diana of Red Delicious Life has a great tip for hanging small quilts on the wall that keeps them flatteringly flat. It means a walk through several aisles in alocal home improvement store. Get the know-how.
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Leena of Creative Instincts put the blue lace she received in a swap to good use in this hand quilted mat she refers to as the royal rug. I see why, her color and texture choices have a luxurious, …
Before you read this post I have to admit, I didn’t know what Margie of NannyNotes2U meant when her supply list called for glass paper. So, here you go. Glass paper = sand paper. Who knew! Well, Google did. …