Category Archives: Tutorials

Scant Quarter Inch?

I was asked recently if the Accuquilt GO! Dies are accurate with a regular quarter inch seam allowance, or a scant quarter inch. I think we’ve all heard about this mystical scant quarter inch. But what exactly is it? I … Continue reading

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9 Patches from a Charm Pack

I’m working on some secret sewing that I can’t share, so I decided I’d share an older tutorial for Throwback Thursday. I first shared this over six years ago so it should be new to many of you. I picked … Continue reading

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Crosshatching on the Long Arm

I’m often asked how I do crosshatch quilting on the long arm. It isn’t hard, just time consuming. It does require a ruler base and a straight edge ruler designed for use with a long arm. A rotary cutting ruler … Continue reading

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Can you stand another?

Another mask tutorial? This is my adaptation based on available supplies and made to fit my husband. I started with two rectangles measuring 6 1/2 by 12 inches. For a woman’s mask, you could cut it 10-11 inches wide. I … Continue reading

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Fixing a Quilt on the Longarm

Every once in a while, I come across a spot on a quilt that needs to be fixed while it is on the long arm. I thought I’d show you how I do that. I had quilted over half of … Continue reading

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Batting Fix

The chisel star tops are pieced and on the frame! I loaded one large backing to quilt both one right after the other. I was trying to use up odd bits of batting. I ran short on the second one. … Continue reading

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How small can I go?

I found something I wanted to make, but I would need to end up with half inch finished squares. Soo decided to try a sample using some scraps of this. It is a fusible patterned grid. I cut these squares … Continue reading

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Sewing Diamonds Tutorial

Janice recently acquired some 60 degree diamonds and asked for tips on sewing them together. I wanted to make a mug rug, so I decided to create a tutorial and kill two birds with one stone. Here are my scrap … Continue reading

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Hand Piecing

Someone asked about hand piecing my bow tie blocks. I thought I would share a quick tutorial on how I do it. First, I cut my pieces and mark the seam allowances on the back. The template I use has … Continue reading

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Half Hexie Progress and Tips

Construction of this top has started and it is going well! Looks like my idea worked. I’m often asked how I keep my pieces in order when moving from the design wall to the machine. I thought I’d try to … Continue reading

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