Month: August 2021

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Quilt Sandwich

How to make a quilt sandwichOver half of quilters surveyed reported spending more time quilting than in previous years. Does this sound like you?

Are you looking for ways to improve your technique? Do you need some advice to turn all those quilt tops into finished quilts?

Learning to make a quilt sandwich the right way helps ensure the success of your quilting project. Find out more about making a quilt sandwich so you can get your project on track.


Jelly Roll Quilts: Ideas and Tips

Jelly Roll Quilts Ideas and TipsQuilters have expressed themselves through fabric for hundreds of years, and the oldest surviving quilt dates to the 1300s. Jelly roll quilts offer new quilters a chance to participate in this proud tradition easily and try it on for size.

If you’ve never quilted before, though, you might have questions about how to make a jelly roll quilt. What do you do with the individual strips of fabric? For that matter, what is a jelly roll quilt?

Keep reading and you’ll be well on your way to your first quilt.


First Time Embroidery Guide: How to Thread a Needle

Guide to Threading an Embroidery NeedleDid you know that embroidery goes back to 30,000 BC?

Can you imagine trying to thread a needle in ancient times without knowing any helpful tricks? If you have ever gone cross-eyed or spent an absurd amount of time trying to thread a needle rather than actually sewing, I imagine that is how frustrated those people must have felt.

Lucky for you, there are plenty of tips and tricks on how to thread your needle for hand embroidery and machine embroidery easily. Read on to learn about the methods of threading your needle so you can spend more time doing embroidery and less time being frustrated.


5 Easy Embroidery Projects For Beginners

5 Easy Embroidery Projects For BeginnersYou’ve always loved the beautiful embroidery that your grandmother used to do. You’ve always wanted to try your hand at it, but the designs seem so complex that you don’t even know where to get started. It seems to take so long to complete a project by hand.

Luckily, you can stitch out embroidery quickly on a machine.

Here are 5 embroidery projects that you can do even if you have never used a machine before.