Fabric, Quilting & Sewing Projects
DIY tutorials for sewing clothing, home decor, crafts and quilting along with no-sew fabric projects
Free Motion Quilting
Mystery Quilts or mystery quilt sew alongs are a fun way to make a new quilt but they can be intimidating. Today I’m going to tell you how to get the most out of your Mystery Quilt Along and 3 really important reasons you should give one a try.
Temperature quilts are a fun and trendy way to turn the weather into a cozy blanket. Head to Chicken Scratch NY to learn how to make a temperature quilt, including how to estimate how much fabric you'll need, how to keep yourself on track to and get the free pattern download!
Welcome fall with this sweet pumpkin quilt made with simple scrappy piecing. Don't let its large size fool you! This giant throw quilt is made from 10-inch blocks and goes together really quickly. The oversized throw is made from a layer cake so most of your cutting is done for you, meaning you can get sewing faster and finish up in time for your favorite Halloween movie marathon.
If you're looking for a quilt that looks like it took days but you only have one, Jelly Waves is the pattern for you. Made with a single jelly roll of 2.5 inch strips and a contrasting solid fabric, Jelly Waves finishes at 50 x 60 inches
Rail fence quilts are fast and so forgiving, it makes them perfect for beginners or anyone that needs a quilt in a hurry. Make your rail fence quilt a little more interesting by adding a trio of contrasting stars. This quilt is based on one I made my Grandma Rainy for Christmas, it wasn’t quite what I wanted it to be but this is the remake knocks it out of the park! I hope you enjoy this easy quilt pattern as much as I did! Finished size: 48 inches x 54 inches
Are you in love with the idea of quilting but you can't seem to get out of your own way long enough to actually make a quilt? I've been sewing for over a decade but I had a serious mental block against quilting that I didn't get over until a global shutdown kept me in the house for a year. Don't be like me! I'll share what I did to get me out of my own way long enough to become the quilter I always wanted to be!
Sewing is a fun pastime but it can also be a great way to make money. The faster and more importantly, the more efficiently you sew the more items you can finish and the more money you can make! I've worked for a custom garment sewing company for 10 years and these are my top tips for sewing more efficiently