I came across the Noro Striped Scarf on Ravelry.com – it was one, if not THE, most popular scarves on the site, and I was looking for my first project. The Ravelry page linked to Jared Flood’s Brooklyn Tweed blog, where he details the generic 1×1 rib pattern used to make this scarf. [...]
This is normal, right?
I’m ready to let you in on a little secret. A glimpse into my weird little world of… weirdness.
I love to knit. There – I’ve said it. I want to knit even when I don’t have anything I need to be knitting. I mean, even when I don’t [...]
At the time I made this quilt, I posted instructions on how to make a snowball block and how to sew a quilt top together, but I also photographed the process I go through to make appliqué letters.
After finishing the letters on the aprons, I thought it would be a good time to post [...]
What is the next step once you have all the blocks for a quilt made? Sewing the top together, of course!
For the quilt above, directions on how to assemble its blocks are posted here.
To understand the following steps, please keep in mind that the goal is to sew the blocks together into [...]
One tricky thing about choosing fabrics and using them in a quilt is working with value. Not color, mind you, but the saturation of color making value light, medium, dark, and every range in between.
The quilt in the following pictures is the one I made for my nephew Jackson, he was born in February [...]
I love my design wall. My dad built mine, and although I can’t tell you exactly step by step how he made it, I can tell you the materials we used and the basics of the construction.
I began by searching online for automotive headliner – thanks to watching an episode of Quilt [...]
Quilters love using continuous curve quilting as an easy, effective, and aesthetically pleasing way to quilt within patchwork shapes without having to mark lines. It’s similar to how hand quilters would use outline quilting to quilt 1/4" inside a patchwork shape. For machine quilting that would mean a lot of starts and stops and we [...]
I love using spray starch to prepare my fabric for patchwork because of the body and crispness it gives the fabric.
I first pre-wash all fabrics before using them in a quilt. After I wash my fabric in cold water (speed cycle – little detergent), I dry it in the clothes dryer on regular heat [...]
Half square triangle units are very common in patchwork. A square cut once diagonally yields two half square triangles. Two half-squares sewn together to make up a square again is what I’m referring to as a Half Square Triangle unit or HST. Here’s a visual:
The following describes my favorite way to [...]
The following is a review on the photo fabric sheets from the Electric Quilt Company used for the anniversary quilt project I recently completed.
The photo fabric sheets come backed with a thin plastic film which allows for easy feeding through a desktop inkjet printer. There were only a few times that I had problems [...]