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2021 Mystery Quilt Along Month 10

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Free Motion Quilting, Inspiration, Quilting, Quilting Plan

2021 Mystery Quilt Along Month 10

Quilting the Quilt We are now ready to quilt our quilt! If you missed last month, check it out here: 2021 Mystery Quilt Along Month 9 We have planned two months to quilt your top. So take your time and don't stress it! We'll be back in December to talk about binding.   Before we talk about our quilting plan, I first want to touch on ways to make quilting on your domestic machine easier. Keep in mind that ultimately it just takes practice, but a few tips in your set up will make it possible to move your quilt...


Paradise - a Tula Pink Daydreamer Fabric Project

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Applique Quilt, Fabric, Inspiration

Paradise - a Tula Pink Daydreamer Fabric Project

When we were approached to see if we would remake Paradise in Tula Pink's new line Daydreamer by Free Spirit Fabrics, it was an emphatic yes! Bright colors, tropical vibes, and amazing prints? Count us in. We wanted to showcase as many of the prints as possible, so instead of using the original fabric layout, we went scrappy! The good news is, we've added this adjustment to the pattern, so you can easily go scrappy with it too. We paired the new line with her true colors Hexy prints. We love how all of her collections work so well together! It...


2021 Mystery Quilt Along - Month 8

Kimberlee Tanner

Comments 2 Tags Curves, Free Patterns, Inspiration, QAL, Quilt Pattern, Tutorial

2021 Mystery Quilt Along - Month 8

This month in our Mystery Quilt along is probably the easiest month, but it is also the most exciting! We are going to finish up our quilt top and finally get to see how it all looks together! Don't worry though, we aren't done yet. The fun continues all year and we are going to help you complete your quilt so that you are snuggling in it before next year.   Piecing the Middle Section The first thing we need to do, is complete the middle section. To do this, grab the green and white strips that we cut WAY...


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,...


How to Free Motion Quilt Abstract Flowers

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags FMQ, Free Motion Quilting, Inspiration, Quilting, Quilting Plan

How to Free Motion Quilt Abstract Flowers

In a quest to actually finish all our quilts (it’s hard to snuggle under a quilt top), we are sharing a new free motion quilting motif with you each month. These are simple motifs that can easily be tackled by a beginner. Grab a practice quilt sandwich and some extra thread and try it out. You may just find a new favorite quilting motif! This month, we are learning how to quilt abstract flowers. Where To Use the Abstract Flower Motif This quilting motif fits really well in defined, real or implied, shapes. I like to use it in squares, but it...