Stitching Christmas Postcards

Home stitched fabric postcards are like sending a hug through the post. This year connecting with family and friends is more important than ever. It’s a good time to stitch something special. Stitching Christmas postcards is easy. We’ll show you how. All you need are some festive Christmas fabrics, pretty thread and fleece or wadding. …

Tensioning your Juki TL 2200 QVP Mini

free motion quilting We’re going to show how to get your Juki TL QVP Mini straight stitch sewing machine ready for free motion quilting. This Juki straight stitch machine has 4 features that make it the perfect quilting machine: space, speed simplicity and strength. The simplicity of the Juki straight stitch machine makes it easy …

Juki TL QVP Mini arm height is tall like a long arm

The Little Machine that Behaves like a long arm

Long arm quilting machines are becoming more popular and many quilters are looking for a smaller more affordable version of these amazing but expensive machines. Machine Quilting frames can provide the same freedom of movement as their long arm cousins, for a fraction of the cost. Quilting frames are designed to work with home sewing …

Heather Ross wonky triangle Trixie whole cloth

When I saw this Wonky Triangle fabric by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics, it was just too pretty to cut up! So I decided to make it up into a baby whole cloth. Whole cloth quilts were traditionally a way to show off exquisite quilting. But whole cloth quilts have become popular with modern quilters …

Merry & Bright Christmas Tree Table runner tutorial

 I love driving around at night and seeing all the lovely Christmas lights. I’ve tried to capture that joy in this raw edge applique project.  Black backing fabric creates a brilliant night sky and bright saturated Kaffe Fassett-type fabrics work well for the trees. Choosing just the right threads made the trees light up with …