Some Useful Posts

Although my blog isn’t technically a how-to blog, I have written some how-to posts that might be useful to others. I like to take photos and make detailed notes when I am working on projects, so that I can remember what I did the next time around.

Joining Binding Ends – a neat way to join the ends of quilt binding

Crooked Rail Fence – a slightly off-balance variation of the traditional Rail Fence quilt

Putting It All Together – one method of constructing a quilt top from blocks

In Which I Sew an Apron – making a simple canvas apron to wear when doing messy crafts

Sunshine – a step-by-step post about making quilted Artist Trading Cards

Free Motion Quilting Tips – pretty much just that, plus tips on using Golden Threads quilting paper to mark the quilting designs

Narrow Strip Piecing and Inchie Edging – a step-by-step post about piecing very narrow strips of fabric, and sewing a satin stitch edging around very small quilts (inchies).

Playing With Wash-away Stabilizer – making grids and things by machine stitching over wash-away stabilizer

Self Portrait: The Avatar Version – using fused applique to recreate a cartoon avatar with fabric

Butterflies and Coneflowers – step-by-step thread sketching

Fabric Collage and Inchie Quilts – inchies are tiny 1 inch by 1 inch quilts that can be used as elements on a larger quilt

Thread Painting a Pear – a step-by-step post about a small thread painting project

Planning the Layout of a Sampler Quilt – how I went about planning the layout of a quilt top

The Sampler Quilt – All Together Now – a continuation of the planning process – calculating the required measurements for the sashings and borders

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