Category Archives: Tutorials

Epic Halloween QAL, Week 12: Assembling your quilt top

Well, here we are—it’s time to put this bad boy together! Go ahead and lay out your blocks on your design wall (or floor) using the following image as a guide for which finished size goes where. If you have … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 10: Curved Spiderweb Blocks

This week’s block involves some curved piecing! Don’t worry, though, the curves are very gentle, so this is an easy introduction to curves if you’ve never tackled them before. You’ll need 3 blocks that finish at 12″. Click here for the templates. Trace … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 9: Barn Bats

This block is based on a traditional block called “Barn Bats.” The bats are typically stacked on top of one another (as in this mini quilt), but this tutorial is for individual bats with one bat per 6 1/2″ block. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Epic Halloween Quilt-Along, Week 1!

Welcome to the Epic Halloween Quilt quilt-along! I’m so touched by all the love you guys have been heaping on this quilt on Instagram, and I’m excited to see everyone else’s take on it! There are a lot of blocks … Continue reading

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Golden Snitch tutorial

I’m participating in a Harry Potter Mini Quilt Swap over on Instagram, and as a little extra for my partner, I made a Golden Snitch using English Paper Piecing. Made a little extra for my #HarryPotterMQS partner! #epp #englishpaperpiecing A … Continue reading

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Gnomes and Trees quilt block

Have you started your Christmas sewing yet? Ha, ha. Funny. I generally start Christmas sewing on about December 15th, but I’m way ahead of the curve this year because I asked members of my Stash Bee hive to make Christmas blocks … Continue reading

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Binding inside corners and joining curved binding tutorial

I’m working on a quilt with a scalloped binding, so I thought I’d share my technique for binding inside corners and joining the binding on a curve. Start with a double-fold bias binding. (Here is some information on making bias … Continue reading

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A tip for piecing bindings

I apologize for the long radio silence–I’ve been finishing up my dissertation, and the last-minute revisions have eaten up all the time I’d rather have spent quilting! But it’s over now, and I promise that new quilt pictures are coming … Continue reading

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Mini Lone Star Hexie block tutorial

I’m in the online quilting bee Stash Bee, and May is my month to pick a block for everyone to make! I thought I’d repost my tutorial here. It’s based on the larger block by Alia of card table inc. People … Continue reading

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