Tutorial: Cutting Fabric Diamonds

Tutorial: Cutting Fabric Diamonds

This week’s quilt block of the 2019 Summer Sampler is “Altitude” and features a mountainous landscape with the most beautiful sky you can imagine behind it. I designed this block to help you cut and assemble 45 degree diamonds. The result is a dynamic...
Tutorial: Wrapping Your Embroidery Hoop

Tutorial: Wrapping Your Embroidery Hoop

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...
Tutorial: Basic Embroidery Stitches

Tutorial: Basic Embroidery Stitches

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...
Tutorial: What is a Scant 1/4″?

Tutorial: What is a Scant 1/4″?

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! What is it? A scant 1/4″ seam allowance is a seam allowance that is ever so slightly narrower than one...