Choosing the Best Batting for Your Quilt

When it comes to quilt batting, there are several different types to choose from, each offering unique characteristics and each offering a different applications. Don’t get overwhelmed! We spend a lot of time creating our quilts – here’s the skinny on different types of batting to help you decide which to use in your next…

5500 Quilt Block Designs – The Best Quilter’s Resource

We have gone over the basic tools that Quilters use and even how to start quilting. Eventually, you will get to a point in your quilting journey where you would like to branch out and create your own designs. My most favorite resource for my Quilt Designs (other than pencils and graph paper) is a…

How to Bind a Quilt

Following up to my previous post on Around the World Potholder (Pattern #1), this is how to bind that quilt. Binding is essentially finished your artwork – framing it to make it a completed picture. There are many, many ways to finish a quilt. Some are very artsy and others are just quick and efficient….

Aspects of Good Quilt Design to Consider to Make Beautiful Quilts

Quilt Design is the second phase of quilting as outlined in my quilting supplies post here. Anything goes with quilt design. Really. Anything. If you want a traditional looking quilt with the quilt blocks, then graph paper and colored pencils/markers (fined tipped) are all you need. There are software and apps (yes, even apps –…

Ever struggle with how to bind a quilt?

I want to take some time to talk about binding. There are several different ways to bind a quilt. Some methods are designed to save time, others not so much. The most popular is the double fold binding method. It’s the way I was taught and has become my method of choice for most of…

The Dilemma with Gorgeous Large Print Fabrics

As I was laying out fabrics for my next set of mug rugs, I had set aside this beautiful blue large print fabric along with a couple of complimentary fabrics. I go through 2 phases of fabrics selection — well most of the time – sometimes 2 phases isn’t enough! The first phase is just…

Love of batiks

I grew up appreciating art and artists. You see, both my parents are artists though now mostly retired: ┬ámy mom with her sewing and fabric, and my dad with his ink-line drawings. My dad, when he wasn’t helping my mom with the tailoring business, would sit and draw. My parents had a huge appreciation for…