Quilting Tutorials — Beginner Quilter

How to Free Motion Quilt a Whirligig Design

Kimberlee Tanner

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How to Free Motion Quilt a Whirligig Design

This week I am sharing one of my favorite quilting motifs. Its so fun and easy to quilt out and creates tons of movement and texture. It does take a little preparation though as you will need a grid to quilt it. It's totally worth the extra time though, I promise.     Quilting a Grid Design The best part about learning to quilt grid designs like this one is that after you've figured out the stitching path, you can quilt any grid design in the same way. It's easy to mix and match the shape you are using and...


How to Free Motion Quilt Loopy Rows

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Beginner Quilter, Free Motion Quilting, Quilting, Tutorial

How to Free Motion Quilt Loopy Rows

This week we are learning a new free motion quilting motif! To aide you in finishing your quilt tops, we are sharing lots of free motion quilting designs that I love to use on our quilts. I also share little tips and tricks that I use to quilt on my domestic sewing machine.   This is a fun and easy design that is great for beginner quilters (or more experienced ones that just need to get the quilt done!) New to free motion quilting? Check out our Beginning Free Motion Quilting Course. We walk you through setting up your machine,...


Confetti - A Michael Miller Project

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Beginner Quilter, Fabric, Inspiration, Quilt Pattern

Confetti - A Michael Miller Project

We are celebrating Christmas in July with all sorts of fun snowflakes and Christmas garlands and plaid!  When designing a quilt, often times we'll come up with the design, and then go fabric shopping to fit exactly what we envisioned. With our Michael Miller Brand Ambassador projects, the fabric comes first! For this month, we knew we wanted a fun pattern that would easily adapt to any fabric collection you found and fell in love with. This design features Grandma's Christmas Wish with art by Petra Brown. If you want a more traditional Christmas quilt, this collection does include greens,...


Scrappy Star Garland

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Beginner Quilter, Fabric, Free Patterns, Holiday, Inspiration

Scrappy Star Garland

We love quick and easy holiday projects (because we are usually finishing them up last minute :D) and this week we are sharing one with you! What's even better, you could easily make this project out of your scrap bin and use up all the leftover batting from previous quilt projects. So grab some red, white, and blue fabric and join us to make a scrappy star garland perfect for all the summer holidays.   Scrappy Fabric Star Garland For this project we used 2 inch strips, but you really could use whatever you have on hand. If you have...


How to Make Quilt as You Go Placemats

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Beginner Quilter, Free Patterns, Holiday, Inspiration

How to Make Quilt as You Go Placemats

How to Make Quilt as You Go Placemats While we love making quilts and will gladly spend weeks sewing up a project, sometimes we need a quick and easy quilting project we can finish in an afternoon. When those projects can be made from scraps, it’s even better! We now get a mental break and a chance to destress and have a practically free project at the end. Another bonus to these small projects, is using up batting scraps. We always end up with strips of batting cut off of our quilts after they are finished. We have an entire...