An easy way to spruce up your embroidery hoop for display is to wrap it. It brings the final product up a level for a finished look without using too much fabric or effort. When you've worked hard on a piece such as Canned Pineapples, it's nice to give it a little extra touch. Wrapping… Read More
In this post, you'll get an idea of how to make some simple embroidery stitches to complete your Canned Pineapples hoop quilt! We'll cover a back stitch, woven wheel stitch, and a running stitch. I'm not an expert in this realm, but I sure have fun adding these embellishments to my block. Looking for info… Read More
Starry Night -- one of the world's most well-known paintings -- has been subsumed into the image bank of my mind and probably influenced the design of my hoop quilt design, Canned Pineapples. In this post, we'll talk about how to choose colours to achieve this effect. Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night,… Read More
Introducing Spoonflower's newest substrate, Petal Signature Cotton™! This new quilting weight cotton is colour-fast and is easy to work with.Pictured here is a baby version of my Striped Scallops pattern with a lively background fabric designed by yours truly. Photo by Emma Poliquin Photography.Background fabric design by Andrea Tsang Jackson, 3rd Story Workshop. I really… Read More
Striped Scallops gives illusion of curves without curved piecing! Learn to get comfortable with some skinny piecing and a scant 1/4" seam allowance with this pattern.
Today is my day on the Typecast of Characters Blog Tour hosted by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio! Today’s instalment is brought to you by the letter “R”. Typecast is an alphabet of English paper pieced uppercase letters. Each finishes at 6” x 9”. I had the privilege of meeting Sheri at QuiltCon in… Read More
If you're still working on your quilting or binding, keep plugging away! Or if you want to play... this week is also our improv challenge. We've got some lovely offcuts to work with and some leftover fabric, so what don't we make something to complement the quilt like a pillow? Or just experiment for no… Read More
The binding is a shining feature of the design of Everyone's Got an X. It adds serifs to the top and bottom of the X, like a serifed typeface such as Garamond or Linotype Didot. It's totally optional to do a piecing binding, but if want to give it a go, here are some things… Read More
Here are tips on trimming accurately, quilting designs and thread selection!
What is a scant 1/4" seam allowance? Why do I need it? How do I get it? This post will answer all your questions about this quilting term!