Flower embroidery day 3: Going 3D - Pumora - all about hand embroidery
Let’s talk about the most fun part of embroidery: Going 3D! Embroidery in itself is much more plastic than pure drawing or painting, but there are stitches and methods to … Flower embroidery day 3: Going 3D Read More »
Put an end to UFOs with quilt-finishing smarts (tutorial + giveaway!) - Stitch This! The Martingale Blog
It’s an ongoing conundrum for quilters: why do we let our UFOs (or WIPs, or whatever you might call your unfinished quilts) pile up? If you’re like many quilters, the reason is this: the techniques you currently rely on to finish your quilts aren’t efficient or easy—and that can make finishing quilts feel more frustrating …
Some quilters like to wash all of their fabric before cutting it, other quilters prefer to use unwashed fabric. While there are definitely pros and cons to prewashing fabric, there are times when all quilters should wash their fabric. It's important to know when you really must wash and, when those times arise, how to wash quilting fabric to avoid ruining it.
My use of a great technique making half square triangle unites from strip pieced squares. Strip piece two squares, turn one square so that it has strips horizontally, the other should be vertical. Put right sides together. Stitch all around the perimeter at 1/4" for seam allowance, then cut on the diagonals from corner to corner both ways. You will have 4 units. Press open and turn so the smallest section is in the middle and stitch as a four block. Voila!
Quick and Easy T-Shirt Quilt Tutorial | National Quilters Circle
If you have a pile of clothing and T-shirts that have special meaning but don’t really know what to do with them, a T-shirt quilt may be the perfect solution. Not only will you get to revisit some old favorites as you work, but the finished quilt will have both sentimental and practical value. Tips… Read more »
All Tied Up: The Hows & Whys of a Perfect Quilter's Knot
It would be fun sometime to investigate whether sewers or sailors have to learn more knots. There are so many uses for knots, both functional and decorative. If you're a sewing, quilting or needlepoint enthusiast, you've likely learned your share: the tailor's knot, the slipknot, the figure-eight knot, the French knot, the English knot, and more. But one of the basic and most versatile knots is the quilter's knot — and it's also one that's underused.