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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...


2021 Mystery Quilt Along Month 9

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Free Patterns, QAL, Quilt Pattern, Quilting, Quilting Basics, Tutorial

2021 Mystery Quilt Along Month 9

How to Make a Quilt Back The quilt top for our free mystery quilt along is done, but it's not a quilt yet! This month we are working on making a quilt back and getting our quilt sandwiched and ready for quilting.   How Much Fabric Do I Need for My Quilt Back? Before we can figure out how much fabric we need, we need to decide what kind of fabric you are using! There are two main options here (we'll talk about scrappy backs in little bit). Wide Back Quilting Fabric First, there are wide back fabrics. These are...


How to Foundation Paper Piece Flying Geese

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Foundation Paper Piecing, Quilt Pattern, Quilting Basics, Tutorial

How to Foundation Paper Piece Flying Geese

Love flying geese, but don't like dealing with cut off points and skewed edges? Using foundation paper piecing to make your flying geese solves both of these issues! You can quickly and easily make a string of geese with perfect points, the exact size you need.   Flying geese are a very versatile block and used in so many designs, both traditional and modern. There are lots of methods to make them, and if you want to try another of our favorites, head here to learn how to make 4 at a time:  No Waste Flying Geese Foundation Paper Pieced...


2021 Mystery Quilt Along – Month 5

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Free Patterns, QAL, Quilting Basics, Tutorial

2021 Mystery Quilt Along – Month 5

2021 Mystery Quilt Along Month 5 We are moving on from curves for a little while (but don’t worry, after last month, the last set will be easy peasy lemon squeezy). We will be working on the center section of the quilt this month, giving you a little clue as to the finished layout. If you missed last month and don’t have your blue and white curves sewn together yet, head back to month 4. 2021 Mystery Quilt Along Month 4 We’ve shared this method for flying geese before and that’s simply because it’s our absolute favorite. It’s so quick...


2021 Mystery Quilt Along – Month 4

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Curves, Free Patterns, QAL, Quilting Basics

2021 Mystery Quilt Along – Month 4

2021 Mystery Quilt Along Month 4 Now we are ready to sew all those curves we cut last month. Curves are often a technique that scares new quilters, but they really aren’t that bad, we promise! We love sewing with curves and adding them into quilts and have shared a couple different methods to sew them together, and this month we are going to add one more! Our goal is that you are able to find a method you love that makes curves easier and helps you be more successful. If you missed last month and still need to cut...