Rotary cutters and rulers revolutionized quilting. Before they came on the scene, most quilters used templates and piecing by machine was challenging. Rotary cutters and rulers brought the chance to do st rip piecing, and made many patterns much more quick and easy.Read more
This poinsettia appliqué is a nice way to turn any sewing project into a Christmas project. It can be added to placemats, bags, tea towels, pillows or even clothing. If you use fusible web, it is a quick project that can be done only a few minutes.[Read more…] about Poinsettia Applique Pattern and Tutorial
Seam allowances are tricky things. In traditional quilting, getting the correct seam allowance will make your life a lot easier.
A scant 1/4″ means that everything will line up nicely when you’re finished and points will match.
If you are doing lined pojagi, seam allowances are the same, so you are good to go, but with unlined pojagi it’s a different story. Getting an exact seam allowance is almost impossible, especially if you’re sewing by machine.[Read more…] about Pojagi Patchwork Seam Allowances vs. Regular Quilting Seam Allowances
This method of making half square triangle units has been around for a long time. It is very popular, and for good reason. It is pretty simple and eliminates the waste that occurs when doing one unit at a time.[Read more…] about Tutorial for the most popular method for making half-square triangle quilt units
A half-square triangle, or HST, is a common quilting term for a square made up of two triangles joined together on the diagonal. It is one of the most common units of a quilt block, probably second only to a plain square. They are used in many quilt blocks, like the shoo fly or the churn dash. There are many ways to make these, but this method is the easiest one ever.[Read more…] about Half-square Triangle Tutorial featuring the easiest method for this quilt unit