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Easily Line Up Blocks with Sashing

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Beginner Quilter, Quilting Basics, Tutorial

Easily Line Up Blocks with Sashing

Sashing between blocks can be the perfect addition to some quilts, but keeping it lined up and looking perfect isn't always fun! This week we are sharing our tips to quickly and easily line up sashing so that you have straight lines both horizontally and vertically.   Sashing in Quilts When we are talking about sashing in quilts, we are simply referring to strips of fabric in between the blocks. This can be in between some blocks, or all the blocks. Regardless of how much, or little, sashing the quilt has, it can make it harder to line up your blocks....


Confections Quilt Along Month 11

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags QAL, Quilt Pattern, Tutorial

Confections Quilt Along Month 11

We are so close to the end! You should have a whole bunch of colorful blocks by now and only need 20 more. Next month, we'll include instructions on how to sew it all together as well. We can't wait to see them all. All Blocks will 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...


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...