Paint Palette

Paint Palette

Watch this video to learn some of my tricks for making fusible applique! To explain how I assembled the block, I made a video for you. I spent a lot of time talking about fabric marking as it is so important when you are making fusible appliques. When making the...
Tip Tuesday – Machine Mistakes

Tip Tuesday – Machine Mistakes

The #1 mistake every quilter makes is to buy a fancy sewing machine. We spend lots of money on domestic sewing machines with loads of fancy stitches. Then, we only use the straight stitch and blanket stitch for our quilts! That seems like a bit waste of our resources....
Quilt Block Mania – February 2024

Quilt Block Mania – February 2024

Quilt Block Mania is rolling into February celebrating makers. Each month, a group of talented designers share a free 12-inch block based upon a set theme. You get to hop from one of our blogs to another and collect them all. You can make a mini quilt, a quilt based...
Tip Tuesday – Diamond Seams

Tip Tuesday – Diamond Seams

Do you struggle with sewing oblong diamonds together? These quilts are so pretty, but the seams can be daunting. I know, because I am in the midst of making one! It never fails that you try to align your seams and they get wonky. They are hard to line up to make...
Design Transfers – Put a Light Under It

Design Transfers – Put a Light Under It

Do you transfer designs by hand from paper to fabric for quilting, applique or embroidery? If so, you know that putting a light under your design makes it easier to see. Therefore, it is easier to trace. There are three primary methods for putting a light under your...
Motivating Monday – Clouded Liberty

Motivating Monday – Clouded Liberty

Looking for color inspiration? We visited Liberty Island during one of our trips to New York City. At first, I was disappointed at the weather. It would not be great for photos. Then, the sun was just in the right place, that golden hour, for a beautiful photograph....