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Viewing entries posted in April 2011
It is always interesting to know how a quilter gets started in quilting especially though the help of online quilting classes. It is so easy to become addicted to this passion. I would like to share Carolyn Houlden's story with you and how she has grown to enjoy this wonderful craft of quilting.
Just in case you missed any of the posts for our Tuesday Tutor sampler pattern you can find them here all together.
It's not often I get to play and make my own thing, but last week I did just that. Although, I must say, my playing wasn't intended for me, but instead for a birthday gift. Hand crafted gifts are always a pleasure to give and receive so I took the time to do this.
As you know, there are many methods of binding your quilt. My preference is to stitch it on (single fold if its a wall hanging), turn it to the back and hand stitch in place. This is the neatest in my opinion. But today I'm going to show you a machine binding with mitered corners. This binding is done completely by machine. In fact, I'll show you two methods and you can decide which one you like best. They both have a slightly different finish.
This is our last week for the sampler quilt, but instead of me giving you instructions for how to add binding to your quilt, I would like to hear which binding style you'd like to learn or which is your favorite binding.
Recently I visited Hoffman Fabrics as I am making a quilt for their Quilt Market booth again this year. I love working with their fabrics, my only problem is, there are so many beautiful ones it is really hard to choose .... and then when you do, which fabrics you'll need to create a design, a design you haven't even thought up yet. Let the fun begin...
How about learning a little bit of free-motion quilting to finish off our sampler. You could of course just use straight stitch, but why not practice free-motion instead. This is a great opportunity to try it. To make it easier, I'm going to include a video so you can actually see it in action.