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How to Free Motion Quilt a Whirligig Design

Kimberlee Tanner

Comments 3 Tags Beginner Quilter, FMQ, Free Motion Quilting, Quilting Plan, Tutorials

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...


Last Minute Handmade Gift Ideas

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Holiday, Tutorials

Last Minute Handmade Gift Ideas

Quick and Easy Last Minute Gift Ideas I’m sure that none of you are like us and are really good at completing your holiday gift list in advance.  There’s no rushing at the last minute for someone that you might have missed. But in case any of you do need some easy last-minute ideas, we’ve combed the internet and put together a great list to choose from. These gift ideas also work great for teacher gifts, stocking stuffers, or just a little something extra for under the tree. You can also pair them with other items to create a fun...


Raw Edge Applique without Fusible Web

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Applique Quilt, Tutorials

Raw Edge Applique without Fusible Web

Two Techniques to do Raw Edge Applique without Fusible Web Missy LOVES Applique. It is one of her favorite techniques when it comes to quilting. There are so many different possibilities you can create with applique. Really, if you can dream it, you can applique it out of fabric. Missy primarily does raw edge applique and fusible web is regularly used.  However, sometimes a project just doesn’t work very with fusible web, especially if they are large pieces or there are multiple layers in the applique. We have discovered a couple different ways you can easily baste your pieces without...


Machine Binding a Quilt for Beginners

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Beginner Quilter, Binding, Quilting, Tutorials

Machine Binding a Quilt for Beginners

Learn to Machine Bind your Quilt Now that we’ve quilted our first quilt top, it is ready to bind and use! This is always a very exciting step, because it means you are so close to finishing your project. Just like every other step, machine binding can take practice to master. The most important part is taking your time. If you try to go fast, it won’t end up straight. Slow down and be patient with yourself. We like to throw in a good movie and relax while finishing the binding.   To get started, the first thing you will want...


A Beginner’s Guide to Quilting

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Beginner Quilter, Free Patterns, Tutorials

A Beginner’s Guide to Quilting

Learn to Quilt This month we are mixing things up a little and doing a short series for the absolute beginner. For this video, we are using our free quilt pattern, Floppy, which can be found in our Subscriber Library. If you aren’t a subscriber yet, you can sign up for immediate access. The first tutorial will teach you how to quilt and is geared towards those that would like to learn, but have never actually quilted before. It’s the perfect video to share with your friends that don’t quilt yet, but want to know how! Next week, we will...