Quilt Making Tips & Techniques

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

Monthly Mini Quilt for September… the Quarter Square Triangle Quartet!
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Monthly Mini Quilt for September… the Quarter Square Triangle Quartet!

Welcome back to our Monthly Mini Quilt series! This month we get to sew an adorable mini quilt designed by Melissa Mortensen of Polkadot Chair. You’re going to love how easy it is – just stitch up 4 quarter triangle units using 4 fabric squares… add a border, and then the piecing is done!

If you are here in time for our monthly giveaway, make sure you scroll to the bottom to enter. A huge FQ bundle of Safari Party is up for grabs!

Candygram Mini Quilt Pattern {free mini quilt pattern}!
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Candygram Mini Quilt Pattern {free mini quilt pattern}!

Eek! Don’t you just love everything that Heidi over at Fabric Mutt sews? I have been a fan of hers for so, so long! So I was super happy when she agreed to design a mini quilt for us and our SewCanShe Monthly Mini Quilts series. I gave her free rein to design anything she wanted because I didn’t want to get in the way of her creativity… and look at the adorable Candygram quilt she designed!

Classic Blocks: Fresh Fabric… a Butterfly Quilt Block Tutorial
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Classic Blocks: Fresh Fabric… a Butterfly Quilt Block Tutorial

I love butterflies. I can’t explain why… because they start out crawling and learn to fly? because they transform half-way through their life? or maybe just because they are beautiful. No matter why. I picked a butterfly for this month’s Classic Blocks: Fresh Fabrics sewalong! And it’s very easy.

How to Sew Quilts with Gridded Interfacing – plus a Free Butterfly Mini Pixel Quilt Design
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How to Sew Quilts with Gridded Interfacing – plus a Free Butterfly Mini Pixel Quilt Design

I LOVE butterflies.  There’s just something about how they transform from a squirmy caterpillar to a beautiful flying creature that inspires me.

So the other day I was experimenting with gridded interfacing (the same product that I use in my Craftsy class Colorful Patchwork Bags and Baskets), and I decided to see how a little quilt would turn out with it. I used tiny 1” squares that finished at 1/2” – eeek!