DIY Quilting Gloves

DIY quilting gloves

Anyone who has machine-quilted a quilt knows that it can be hard and tiring to push that large quilt around the needle of your machine.  It's a bit of a workout, actually!  Here is something you can make in a couple minutes that will help you when pushing your quilt through--DIY quilting gloves! They are basically just those one-size-fits-all stretchy gloves with some rubbery grip added to the palm and fingers so it grips the … [Read more...]

Free Quilting E-Guide

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What size is a twin-size quilt?  What is a fat eighth?  What is a layer cake? What does WOF stand for? If these are questions you've had to ask or google, don't be embarrassed because I have had to as well. Quilting is full of jargon that can be confusing if you're new to quilting and to ask someone what it is would reveal just how little you know, right?  I have had so many times of looking things up when planning a new quilt or something … [Read more...]

Edges and Binding Quilts

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My third class I'm taking on Craftsy is called Finishing School:  Edges and Binding. I could have used a class like this four years ago when I first started quilting.  My first quilts had the most abominable binding and after that I found out about mitered corners.  Then I searched the internet for anything I could find on how to make mitered corners and back then, there wasn't much! In Craftsy's Edges and Binding Class you will … [Read more...]

Quilting on Craftsy: Class Giveaway!

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In my last Craftsy post, I told y'all I was going to start taking some online quilting classes.  My first class was a mini-class about quilting and color theory.  Now I've moved on to a full length class, called a Garden of Quilted Possibilities.  It's a great beginning quilting class that teaches about piecing to make letters, applique, a Dresden quilt block, and more.  And today you can enter to win this class--read on!   The … [Read more...]

Quilting 101: Craftsy Mini Classes

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I love quilting.  But I must confess, I am not the most accurate quilter.  More than once I've ended up with misaligned piecing which drives me crazy.  So I have decided that I want to take some quilting classes.  However, since I have three young kids,  I don't have time to go to quilting stores and take those classes at my leisure.  What should I do? This is where Craftsy comes in.  Have you heard of it?  It's this education website where … [Read more...]

Quilted Easter Egg

Quilted Easter Egg

I have been playing with the new fabric collection from Riley Blake called Unforgettable and have just fallen in love with the color scheme!  I thought it would be perfect for something Easter themed, so when Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain asked me to participate in her A-Z series, I knew I would want to do something Quilt related and use this Unforgettable collection. I also happened to have these oval shaped frames from a local wood … [Read more...]

Simple Sawtooth Star Quilt Pattern

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This post first appeared on the Riley Blake Designs Blog Cutting Corners College. I love the Sawtooth Star and I wanted to make a quilt in the new Riley Blake Fabric "Twice as Nice".  I love this fabric line and I love how this quilt turned out.  It feels like it's been forever since I made a quilt and I forgot how fun and satisfying it is. This is my new favorite quilt.  I really love star quilt patterns and I see many more in my … [Read more...]

Make Four Flying Geese at a Time

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I have been working on a quilt for several weeks now, here and there, when I had time/desire/energy.  But this quilt involved lots of flying geese blocks and I wanted to find a good way to make a lot at a time.  I found a great method, and I'm going to share it here.  You'll get to see the final quilt reveal and pattern on the Riley Blake blog next week! Make Four Flying Geese At a Time To make blocks that are 2 1/4" by 4 1/2", you will … [Read more...]