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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 12

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Binding, Free Patterns, QAL, Tutorial

2021 Mystery Quilt Along - Month 12

It is the final month of our annual free quilt along and we have so enjoyed sewing along with you this year! Don't worry, if you aren't done, you can always come back to these posts. Prefer a pattern that you can print out? We now have it available in our shop! Spark is available as either a PDF for instant download or a printed pattern. This month we are binding our quilt. If you missed the last video, we talk all about quilting ideas and moving it through a domestic machine. You can find that here: 2021 Mystery Quilt...


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 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,...


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...