New Workshops Open: Sustainable Quilting Life and Five By Five Variations

I JUST ANNOUNCED TWO NEW WORKSHOPS!  Here are details and links. Sustainable living has become more important to many of us…so how can we use those ideas to create a sustainable stashing process to support an ecofriendly quilting life?  I’ve been a champion of #SewYourStash for years and I’m learning more about the importance of …

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Batting Scraps Tutorial

Why am I pressing this batting? And why does it seem to be in two pieces? We all have odd sized pieces of batting scraps   and the question is what to do with them?  Some quilters think that you can only use them to stuff pillows or make pet bed filling.  Well, not so!  …

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Quick Quilt Labels

It is really important to document ourselves as makers of the wonderful quilts and other gifts that we make for family and friends. I like to make simple labels with the monogram function on my Janome 9450 QCP.  I try to always add a label when I am giving quilts to friends and family.  It’s …

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How to Bind Your Quilts

There are many many great ways to bind your quilt. And, each technique has a ‘best use’. For example, when I’m making a quilt for charity, I will sometimes sew the entire binding (front and back) by machine.  It’s quick and neat and sturdy. My guild gives most of the quilts to a residential group …

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