Quilting Tutorials

How to Make an Easy Layer Cake Quilt

Kimberlee Tanner

How to Make an Easy Layer Cake Quilt

We are excited to add another free pre-cut quilt pattern to our collection! Using pre-cuts can make a quilt top come together in a weekend and is perfect for when you need a quick, easy project. They are also a great way to get a little bit of all the prints in a collection, without spending a fortune. This month, we are using a layer cake or 10" square pre-cuts. By adding a little bit of an accent color, we'll sew them into finished 9 1/2" squares and finish with a quilt that's about 57x57".   What is a Layer Cake?...


A Scrappy Christmas Pre-Cut Quilt - A Michael Miller Project

Kimberlee Tanner

A Scrappy Christmas Pre-Cut Quilt - A Michael Miller Project

I love quilting and creating. While people can be quick to make comments about those that put out Christmas decorations early, if making a quilt or craft project, starting and finishing them months early is looked upon with admiration! This year, we are way ahead of the curve and already snuggling under our Christmas quilt. I intend to fully enjoy it all season. When we opened our box of Christmas fabrics we weren't sure what to expect but were thrilled to find a huge assortment of greens and reds with some gold and silver mixed in. Any quilt can quickly become...


How to Free Motion Quilt a Checkerboard Pattern

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags FMQ, Free Motion Quilting, Quilting

How to Free Motion Quilt a Checkerboard Pattern

This month we are working on another fun grid design! This one is super easier to move around, just remember, to always work in odds and you'll be set. This free motion quilting design is a variation on the basic stipple or meander. If you are new to free motion quilting, this is a great motif to master and helps you get used to moving smoothly back and forth. Try mixing up the size and number of lines to fit your project!   Quilting a Grid Design This grid design is a little different than last months since we fill in...


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...


Rough and Tumble - A Michael Miller Project

Kimberlee Tanner

Rough and Tumble - A Michael Miller Project

This month's project features Animal Alphabet by Edward Miller. This collection seemed to be timed perfectly as I'm currently teaching my 5 year old to read! What better quilt to make then one you can snuggle up on and use to learn your letter sounds. We received 5 different prints from the collection and the panel which includes all 26 letters and a whole bunch of cuteness.  When we saw it, we knew we had to use it! We don't use a lot of panels and we haven't ever done a two sided quilt, but this project got both. We...