Hi friends! Today in the Exploring Quilting Basics blog series, Tammy and I are talking about Flying Geese (FG) units. Do you like making FG units? I will admit, for quite a while, I didn't like making them, but they have grown on me. I think it is because I have learned new techniques to… Continue reading Exploring the Quilting Basics: Flying Geese Tutorial
Hi friends! How to Make Easy Half Square Triangle Units Today in our Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are talking about easy ways to make half square triangle units, or HSTs. I love HSTS units which is why I have done a few other blog posts in the past on them and showed… Continue reading Exploring the Basics: Easy Half Square Triangle Units
Hi friends! Today in the Exploring the Basics blog series, Tammy and I are talking about something many of us struggle with: that elusive, perfect ¼” seam allowance! How to Achieve the Perfect 1/4" Seam: Sewing with a consistent ¼” seam makes such a huge difference in the construction of your quilt. Unless you are… Continue reading Exploring the Basics: How to Achieve the Perfect ¼ inch Seam
Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning - at no additional cost to you - I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Hi friends! Today in the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are talking about pressing essentials- our tips for pressing quilt seams. Why?… Continue reading Exploring the Basics – Pressing Essentials for Quilters: 5 Tips for Pressing Quilt Seams
Hi friends! In today’s post on fabric cutting, we are going to chat a bit about fabric die cutting. Some quilters find that the repetitive motion of cutting with a rotary cutter can, over time, become tiring on their hands. So they turn to fabric die cutting. One of the more popular die cutting machines… Continue reading Exploring the Basics: Fabric Die Cutting – Yay or Nay?
Hi friends! Today, in the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are going to talk about tips for cutting fabric. Keep reading for all our tips! Some of us learned to cut our fabric with our rotary cutter just by trial and error; others took beginner quilting classes and learned how to cut in… Continue reading Exploring the Basics: 6 Top Tips for Cutting Fabric
Hi friends! Today Tammy and I are going to talk about getting ready to cut our fabrics for our project. What? I bet you thought we were all ready to cut! In the last blog post in our series we chatted about prepping our fabric so we should be good to go. But like… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: 4 Fabric Cutting Prep Tips
Hi friends! In this post in the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I talk about fabric prep. Before you start cutting, you need to get your fabric ready. And truly, this next question can be one of the BIG debates in the quilt world. Do you prewash your fabric or don't you? I… Continue reading Exploring the Basics- Fabric Prep AKA The BIG Debate!
Hi friends! Next up in our Exploring the Basics blog series, Tammy and I wanted to chat about all the things you need to get together before you start that new quilt! What things you might ask? Machine Prep First, you should make sure your sewing machine is in good working order. Take things… Continue reading Exploring the Basics- Getting it all Together!
Hi Friends! Today's post in the Exploring the Basics series, a blog series that focuses on the steps to making a quilt, Tammy and I are going to talk about quilt patterns. Quilt patterns and designs are at the core of what we do- no design, no quilt! But how do you get from a design… Continue reading Exploring the Basics- Anatomy of a Pattern