Quilting Tutorials

Walking Foot Quilting

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Quilting, Tutorials, Walking Foot Quilting

Walking Foot Quilting

How to Use Your Walking Foot to Quilt Every once in a while, Missy has a project she needs finished and doesn’t have time to wait for Kimie to quilt it. However, Missy does not do free motion quilting. She loves all the other aspects of the project, but lets Kimie do that part. Luckily, there is a solution! A walking foot can be a fabulous addition to your sewing machine. Not only can it help with piecing and keeping your fabric from shifting, you can also use your walking foot to quilt and finish your project with ease and...


Halloween Mug Rug

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Foundation Paper Piecing, Free Patterns, Tutorial

Halloween Mug Rug

Free Halloween Mug Rug Quilt Pattern This week we want to share a treat with you! We have created a mug rug featuring 3 adorable pumpkins, perfect for all your fall treats. This mug rug is a foundation paper piece tutorial that is perfect to use up your scraps of fabric. It goes together so quick and easy, you’ll want to whip up one for everyone you know. To make the mug rug you will need: 3 small scraps of different oranges 1 small scrap of green Background fabric scraps for piecing the pumpkins 1 – 1 1/2 x 6...


How to Combine Quilting Designs

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags FMQ, Free Motion Quilting, Quilting, Quilting Plan

How to Combine Quilting Designs

How to Combine Quilting Designs With so many different quilting motifs available, it’s hard to decide which ones to use and how. With custom quilting, we now have to decide on multiple quilting designs to use on our quilt top. When using multiple designs, how do you decide which ones will work together and how to combine the different elements? This week we dive into techniques you can use to discover how those elements will interact with each other and different ways to combine them to create multiple outcomes.   When deciding how to combine different motifs, I start with...


The Ultimate Guide to Half Square Triangles

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Tutorials

The Ultimate Guide to Half Square Triangles

How to Make Half Square Triangles If you look at our patterns and quilts, you will realize that Missy and I LOVE half square triangles. They are a foundational block that are so easy to put together, yet can be used in so many different ways. They are perfect for beginners, but versatile enough for an experienced quilter. They are so amazing, we have some quilts that are made solely of HSTs. Despite how easy they are to make, sometimes, it’s hard to remember the correct sizing or exact technique to make multiple quilt blocks at once, so we have...


What Batting Should I use in my Quilt?

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Quilting Supplies, Tutorials

What Batting Should I use in my Quilt?

Choosing the Best Batting for Your Quilt You’ve decided what fabrics and pattern to use. You’ve finalized the placement of all the colors and blocks and completed the quilt top. You’ve even decided how you are going to quilt it (or who is going to quilt it) and you have binding ready to go. You’re all done making decisions for  your quilt, right? Nope, there is one more decision you have to make and it can play into the final quilt more than you realize. We spend lots of time on the outside of the quilt, but how often do...