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Confetti - A Michael Miller Project

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Beginner Quilter, Fabric, Inspiration, Quilt Pattern

Confetti - A Michael Miller Project

We are celebrating Christmas in July with all sorts of fun snowflakes and Christmas garlands and plaid!  When designing a quilt, often times we'll come up with the design, and then go fabric shopping to fit exactly what we envisioned. With our Michael Miller Brand Ambassador projects, the fabric comes first! For this month, we knew we wanted a fun pattern that would easily adapt to any fabric collection you found and fell in love with. This design features Grandma's Christmas Wish with art by Petra Brown. If you want a more traditional Christmas quilt, this collection does include greens,...


How to Free Motion Quilt Abstract Flowers

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags FMQ, Free Motion Quilting, Inspiration, Quilting, Quilting Plan

How to Free Motion Quilt Abstract Flowers

In a quest to actually finish all our quilts (it’s hard to snuggle under a quilt top), we are sharing a new free motion quilting motif with you each month. These are simple motifs that can easily be tackled by a beginner. Grab a practice quilt sandwich and some extra thread and try it out. You may just find a new favorite quilting motif! This month, we are learning how to quilt abstract flowers. Where To Use the Abstract Flower Motif This quilting motif fits really well in defined, real or implied, shapes. I like to use it in squares, but it...


How to Make Continuous Bias Tape Fast

Kimberlee Tanner

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How to Make Continuous Bias Tape Fast

Making continuous bias tape can be super quick and easy. We love the option of making binding to match your quilt perfectly, instead of hoping you find something close enough that's pre done. Another advantage of making your own bias tape, is that you get to pick the width! Whether you like skinny or wide binding, you can customize to your project.   What is Bias Binding? The difference between binding made from strips cut edge to edge and bias binding is simply that bias binding is cut 45 degrees from the selvedge. This allows for extra stretch and give...


2021 Mystery Quilt Along - Month 7

Kimberlee Tanner

Comments 2 Tags Curves, Free Patterns, QAL, Quilt, Tutorial

2021 Mystery Quilt Along - Month 7

This month for our Mystery Quilt Along, we are going to sew together all those giant curves we cut out last month. The nice thing about these curves, are that the bigger they are, the easier they are. Missed last month? You can find it here: 2021 Mystery Quilt Along - Month 6   Before we get started on the large curves, grab your stack of 6 1/2" drunkards path blocks. We are going to split these into two groups. The first group will have 16 blocks and the second group will have 12 blocks. There's no set way you'll...


Scrappy Star Garland

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Beginner Quilter, Fabric, Free Patterns, Holiday, Inspiration

Scrappy Star Garland

We love quick and easy holiday projects (because we are usually finishing them up last minute :D) and this week we are sharing one with you! What's even better, you could easily make this project out of your scrap bin and use up all the leftover batting from previous quilt projects. So grab some red, white, and blue fabric and join us to make a scrappy star garland perfect for all the summer holidays.   Scrappy Fabric Star Garland For this project we used 2 inch strips, but you really could use whatever you have on hand. If you have...