Quilt Blog

  • Shattered Star Quilt Along: Week 8 – Part 2: How to make binding and attach it to your quilt

    Now that you have your Shattered Star quilt squared up, it's time to finish her up with some pretty binding! In today's tutorial you'll learn how to make quilt binding, how to attach it to your quilt and learn how to join those ends! Let's do it!
  • Shattered Star Quilt Along: Week 8 – Part 1: How to square up your quilt

    It's Week 8 of the Shattered Star Quilt Along and it's all about putting the finishing touches on your quilt! To do that, you need a nice clean starting point and that means squaring up your quilt!
  • How to Insert a Metal Zipper in Your Pillow

    Is the fear of broken sewing needles keeping you from inserting a metal zipper in your pillows? I'm walking you through the entire process step by step so you can feature these shiny details in your own cushions. Let's do it!
  • Shattered Star Quilt Along: Week 7 – How to baste your quilt

    It's Week 7 of the Shattered Star Quilt Along and you've made amazing progress! We've got one big quilty hurdle to get over and then it's all smooth quilting from there. Whether you love it or hate it, basting is a necessary step in the quilt making journey.
  • Top 10 Tips to Improve Your Quilting on a Domestic Sewing Machine

    Struggling with quilting your quilts on your domestic sewing machine? Been there! And today I'm sharing my top 10 quilting tips to improve your quilty game at home (you know, that goes beyond just using a walking foot!).
  • Chain Piecing Quilt Tutorial | A fun and quick quilting technique to join your quilt blocks

    This is the one technique that was a quilting game changer for me - chain piecing! Super simple and easy to implement in your quilting practice and today I'm showing you how to chain piece your quilt blocks for maximum piecing speed AND to save on thread!
  • Ultimate Foundation Paper Piecing Tutorial | Quiltmas Spectacular

    It's day 5 of Quiltmas Spectacular and I've got a fun foundation paper pieced block for you + a full step-by-step tutorial on how to FPP. Nothing beats FPP for sharp crisp lines!
  • DIY Quilt Label - How to Create a Custom Quilt Label

    I'm sharing all the tips and tricks to make your own unique quilted labels. I include all the materials and notions you will need and the steps to create your very own. Quilt labels are the perfect finishing touch to personalize your handmade quilts, include important details and put your own unique stamp on your design.
  • Hex-N-More Ruler Tutorial

    You asked for it! Here's a full step-by-step picture tutorial on how to use the Hex 'N More ruler by Jaybird Quilts in preparation for the Libs Elliott Weight of Love quilt workshop.
  • DIY Quilt Design Wall

    I'm sharing how to make your own DIY design wall. Perfect for planning out quilt designs, laying out your blocks to ensure you are piecing them together properly and just brainstorming quilt design ideas. Best quilting tool for your sewing studio and you can DIY. Click to learn more!
  • The Making of an Improv Charity Quilt Block

    Got some scraps you're not sure what to do with? Check-out this fun improv charity block I made using only scraps!

  • Paper Piecing - A Quilting Technique

    I have been on a total paper piecing kick as of late! In all honesty, I was kind of avoiding this quilting technique as it seemed a little strange...