Category Archives: Tutorials

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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Lets Talk Binding

This is one of my most used Accuquilt dies. I use it to make nearly all of my binding. After cutting my strips, I stitch them end to end and press the seam open. This is my pressing setup for … Continue reading

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Burp Cloths

Our fifth grandson is due this week! I’m ever so excited to meet Tiny E. Daughter #1 asked me to make some burp cloths for him. These are so easy. You can probably find a free pattern online. I can’t … Continue reading

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Tip for Keeping Strip Sets Straight

I’ve started working on the wedding quilt for my niece. She wanted something classic and yellow. So I’m doing some strip piecing. I used my Accuquilt Studio Cutter to cut a whole bunch of 2 1/2 inch strips. Have you … Continue reading

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