Quilting Tutorials

4th of July Table Runner

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Beginner Quilter, Free Patterns, Holiday, Quilt Pattern

4th of July Table Runner

While other projects are on hold while Missy finishes her house, we decided it would be fun to share a few simple quilted holiday table runners! This month, we are sharing a table runner perfect for the 4th of July. It's quick and easy and the perfect addition to your home decor. Want a kit? We have all the fabric you'll need for the top, binding, and backing, plus batting for only $12! 4th of July Table Runner Kit Table Runners are a great way to make a fun and quick quilted project. They are perfect for trying new piecing...


Confections Quilt Along - Month 6

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Beginner Quilter, Free Patterns, QAL, Quilt Pattern, Quilting Basics

Confections Quilt Along - Month 6

We are now to month 5 in this years quilt along! Don't worry, if you are behind or just joining us, you can still go back and catch up on previous months.  Remember, all blocks should be 6 1/2".  For all the specifics for the quilt along and links to all the blog posts, check out the main quilt along page: 2022 Confections QAL We'll add each month's link to that page and it also goes over fabric requirements and schedule. We recommend bookmarking it if you would like to be able to always find the posts easily. Cutting the...


Confections Quilt Along - Month 5

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Beginner Quilter, Free Patterns, QAL

Confections Quilt Along - Month 5

We are now to month 5 in this years quilt along! Don't worry, if you are behind or just joining us, you can still go back and catch up on previous months.  Remember, all blocks should be 6 1/2".  For all the specifics for the quilt along and links to all the blog posts, check out the main quilt along page: 2022 Confections QAL We'll add each month's link to that page and it also goes over fabric requirements and schedule. We recommend bookmarking it if you would like to be able to always find the posts easily. Cutting the...


Confections Quilt Along - Month 4

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Beginner Quilter, Free Patterns, QAL, Quilt Pattern

Confections Quilt Along - Month 4

We are moving right along to Month 4 in our annual quilt along. We are having so much fun with these small colorful blocks. For those that have asked the size of the blocks, each block should be 6 1/2". They will be 6" finished when we have them all sewn together in the quilt top.    For all the specifics for the quilt along and links to all the blog posts, check out the main quilt along page: 2022 Confections QAL We'll add each month's link to that page and it also goes over fabric requirements and schedule. We...


The Best Tool for (near) Perfect Quilt Binding

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Binding, Quilting Basics, Tutorial

The Best Tool for (near) Perfect Quilt Binding

When finishing our quilts, we usually bind them using our sewing machine. This method is quick and efficient, but it also means all your stitches are going to show! Since we look at the binding as a final frame around the outside of our quilt, we want it to look good. Luckily, we've found a tool to help get nice even stitch lines that look awesome! \Wwehat  What is Machine Binding? When we talk about machine binding, we simply mean attaching the binding using our sewing machine to both sides of the quilt. First, we take our binding, fold it...