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Finishing a Large Quilt

From piecing to quilting to binding, finishing a large quilt is a massive undertaking. Just in time alone, my fastest bed-sized quilt–Elizabeth …

My Sewing Machine Stopped Working

It was an Instagram post that inspired me. The dense wavy quilting I saw reminded me of sand blowing in the desert. …

Quilt Basting Techniques

Basting–It’s the least creative part of the quilting process, but, dare I say, one the most important? Choosing the right basting method …

What makes a good quilt

Hands down, the best quilt is a finished quilt. But just finishing isn’t always satisfying. Do you want to enter a quilt …

uses for quilt batting

Even if you buy the perfect-sized batting for your quilt sandwich, there will always be some batting you need to trim off …

Why I Press Seams open

It’s been decided. For a crisp quilt, we need to press our seams. But should you press quilt seams open or to …

pressing seams

I’m sure somebody enjoys it. I mean, there are even people who like pineapple on their pizza. But we persist in pressing …

2022 Quiltcon Reject

About 10 years ago I entered my first ever quilt show. You can bore yourself with the details here, but in essence, …

Advanced Quilting Tools

So, the quilting world has sucked you in. You’ve got a few quilts under your belt and you’ve got a list of …

Quilt backing ideas

It’s been days (weeks? years?) but all your effort has finally helped you persist in finishing your quilt top. But little do …

prewashing quilting fabric

Prewashing quilting fabric seems to have always been the big debate in the quilting corner of the internet. Every quilter had a …

Basting with Elmer's Glue

Basting–the absolute worst part of quilting. The options are limited, and none of them take the cake. Pin basting means you want …