Quilt Making Tips & Techniques

Quilting tutorials showing how to make a quilt including choosing fabrics and binding, nesting seams, basting, binding, quilting and more!

Check out this Vintage Singer on a Quilting Frame!
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Check out this Vintage Singer on a Quilting Frame!

Last week in our Show Off Saturday Linky Party I shared some pictures of my Juki sewing machine on a Grace Frame. To my delight, some of you shared pictures of your sewing machines and Grace Frames too! The most surprising picture in the linky party was by far the one that got the most clicks… it was a 15-91 Singer sewing machine loaded up on a frame. 

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How to use the BSR Bernina Stitch Regulator to Free Motion Quilt a Sweet Meandering Design

Are you curious about the BSR – Bernina Stitch Regulator? It’s an amazing sewing machine foot that helps you keep your free motion stitches an even length. I used it to quilt a sweet meandering design on some of the blocks in my quilt and made a quick video to show you how!

How to Quilt a Baby Heart Meander Quilting Design – Color By Number Quiltalong
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How to Quilt a Baby Heart Meander Quilting Design – Color By Number Quiltalong

Quilt a sweet meandering quilting design that includes a little heart every now and then! This design is even easier than a regular free motion quilting meandering design because if you get quilted into a corner you can just ‘heart’ your way out of it. It’s like stitching love into your quilt!

How To Do Easy Straight Line Quilting – 4 Ways!
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How To Do Easy Straight Line Quilting – 4 Ways!

Straight line quilting is the easiest way to finish a quilt and it’s especially great for beginner quilters. After spending so much time making a quilt, you can confidently quilt it yourself in straight or wavy lines. Here are 4 easy variations on straight line quilting that I think YOU will love. When you take straight line quilting to the extreme, you get matchstick quilting.

Quilt Labels! {free printable}
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Quilt Labels! {free printable}

Every quilt you make needs a label.

Years down the road who will remember who made that quilt? Who did they make it for? And when? You might not even remember.

Plus if you decide to show a quilt, it will definitely need a label to ensure you get it back. Quilt labels are easy to make and there are lots of different ways. It’s basically a piece of fabric with information on it that is attached to the back of the quilt, usually in a bottom corner.

How to Quilt Easy Clamshells with a Ruler and Without – Color By Number Quiltalong Week 10
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How to Quilt Easy Clamshells with a Ruler and Without – Color By Number Quiltalong Week 10

Learn how to quilt the clamshell quilting design easily and make it pretty using quilt templates or rulers, or using no rulers at all. Let me show you how I quilted different sized clamshells using 3 different quilting rulers – plus I’ll share tips for quilting pretty clamshells without a quilting template.