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.
Free motion quilt a fern in a square with this fun and easy quilting design. I love how the curvy lines give it a lively organic feel, and every fern you quilt will look a little bit different – that’s part of the beauty of it!
Free motion quilt a sunburst in a square with this fun and easy quilting design that can be quilted with and without rulers. True, I really enjoy the really straight lines that ruler quilting can give me, but this design is just as easy to quilt without rulers too.
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!
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!
Some say having a quilt design wall is a luxury but I say it’s a necessity for all quilters! A quilt design wall can be permanent (mounted to a wall in your house) or made to move around. The basic materials are a foam board covered with felt or quilt batting. Foam is great because you can use pins if you want too.
I’ve been sewing, and sewing, and sewing but I’m not finished yet. This is my friendship star quilt that I’m making using the blocks I made with my easy Friendship Star Block Tutorial. The fabrics are from the Grace collection by Anna Griffin. Aren’t they gorgeous?
And I have a silly confession…
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.
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.
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.