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Beginners Guide to Quilting

Beginners Guide to Quilting

By Allison Kelley September 07, 2019 | Great for beginners Quilt Tutorial Quilting | 0 comments

In our guide we will explore: What is quilting?  Types of Quilts Quilt Supplies How to Quilt Tips & Tricks What is a Quilt? A quilt is a cherished keepsake passed down through generations marking special life events like a wedding or birth of a child. A quilt provides warmth...

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Easy Kimono Sewing Tutorial

Easy Kimono Sewing Tutorial

By Allison Kelley August 08, 2019 | beginner sewing project easy cover up Great for beginners kimono Tutorials | 0 comments

This great Kimono is an easy project for a beginner, and creates a useful Kimono third piece that's easy to wear casual or dressed up.   Finished Length measures 33” from shoulder to front hem and 44” to back hem.  This has an easy fit and generous proportions adjust as needed. ...

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Tote in a Day

Tote in a Day

By Allison Kelley July 30, 2019 | Free Motion Quilting Glider Foot Great for beginners Quick Project Quilted Tote Quilting Presser Foot Set Ruler Foot Tote Bag Tote in a Day Ultimate Quilting Presser Foot Set Walking Foot | 0 comments

This tote is a great project to practice a sewing technique you’ve wanted to do in a smaller project that can be finished quickly.  Here I use this project to practice my Free Motion Quilting skills, but you can easily use up old quilt blocks, embroidery, Sashiko, or try another...

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My favorite beginner’s quilt- the Classic 9 Patch

My favorite beginner’s quilt- the Classic 9 Patch

By Allison Kelley July 10, 2019 | 9 patch beginner's quilting project easy quilt Great for beginners Great for scraps nine patch Quilt Tutorial quilting pattern | 0 comments

My favorite beginner’s quilt- the Classic 9 Patch The 9-patch is such a great quilt to start with as a beginner, but it has so many design options that it can create amazing results for experienced quilters as well and it comes together quickly.   What is a 9-patch? The 9-Patch...

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Our Beginners Guide to English Paper Piecing by Cathy Perlmutter

Our Beginners Guide to English Paper Piecing by Cathy Perlmutter

By Allison Kelley July 03, 2019 | English Paper Piecing Quilting Tutorials Using Scraps | 0 comments

Introduction: What Makes EPP Excellent Wrap fabric around paper (or cardstock) shapes, and sew the edges together - that’s the simple idea behind English Paper Piecing, a 400-year old technique that really did come from England. EPP requires no pinning, no math, and imperfect seam allowances are usually ok -...

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Scrappy Mountain Quilt Tutorial by Leila Gardunia

Scrappy Mountain Quilt Tutorial by Leila Gardunia

By Allison Kelley June 28, 2019 | Foundation Paper Piecing Leila Gardunia Quilting Tutorials | 0 comments

The Scrappy Mountain foundations come in five different sizes and can be purchased in our shop. The Scrappy Mountain quilt blocks can be mixed and matched in anyway you want. Really, the sky is the limit! But sometimes that can be too many options. To get you started, I thought I would...

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How to Foundation Paper Piece by Leila Gardunia

How to Foundation Paper Piece by Leila Gardunia

By Allison Kelley June 26, 2019 | Foundation Paper Piecing Leila Gardunia Tutorials | 0 comments

LEILA'S PATTERNS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR SHOP.  Five years ago I was terrified of foundation paper piecing and couldn't wrap my mind around the idea of putting fabric on the back of paper and then sewing on the other side of the paper. It was just weird. But after...

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3 Ways to Choose Fabric for a Scrap Quilt by Leila Gardunia

3 Ways to Choose Fabric for a Scrap Quilt by Leila Gardunia

By Allison Kelley June 24, 2019 | Choosing Fabric Leila Gardunia Tutorials Using Scraps | 0 comments

 LEILA'S PATTERNS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR SHOP.  Got an overflowing scrap bin, but aren't sure how to choose fabric for a scrap quilt? Have you seen scrap quilts that are, well, just plain ugly and want to avoid that?  Me too!(Sometimes you want the crazy/ugly scrap look, and that...

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Measurement tools to help when quilting or sewing

Measurement tools to help when quilting or sewing

By Allison Kelley June 20, 2019 | Conversion Tool Measurements Quilting Tools | 0 comments

Here is a quick chart I use to convert yardage to decimals (for calculator work), inches and centimeters.   Here is a cheat sheet with standard quilt sizes. 

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Introduction to Free Motion Quilting with a Ruler

Introduction to Free Motion Quilting with a Ruler

By Allison Kelley June 19, 2019 | Free Motion Quilting Ruler Quilting Tutorials | 0 comments

Here is our beginner guide to Free Motion Quilting with a Ruler. Check out our full collection of Free Motion Tools HERE. The ruler foot is designed to enable quilters using a domestic/home sewing machine to quilt with rulers and templates to create designs usually reserved for longarm machines.   Think...

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