I have done quite a few quilting tutorials now, so this page will give you the list and links to the basics. I’ll update it when new ones are posted.
Quilt Borders and Understanding the Why of doing it the right way. Believe me your longarm quilter will appreciate you getting the ruffles out, LOL!! You’ll learn why measuring is so important with lots of pictures to show you the reasons and the steps. One will be done correctly, and one incorrectly so you can see the difference.
Choosing Colors and Fabrics – a method that works for quilts, but is applicable to any color challenge such as papers for stamping, or paint colors and clothing!
Another Lesson on Measuring Borders – How to get an accurate measurement with what not to do.
Mitering Printed Borders – getting that perfect miter with those pesky prints.
Loading the Longarm – why we need certain things like extra fabric, and what happens when it isn’t there.
How to use Fussy Cut Templates – getting your fussy cuts to be just right!
Binding Color Experiment – what happens with different colors of binding on the same design.
Thread Color Experiment – quilting the same quilt with three different thread colors to see the difference thread can make.
How to Square up a Block – using a square up ruler to ensure your blocks are straight and square
Four Part Series on Binding a Quilt –
Quilt Binding Part One – Making Bias Binding – takes you through the steps of making the binding
Quilt Binding Part Two – Attaching to the Quilt, with a tip on getting the perfect corner placement
Quilt Binding Part Three – Joining the Binding Ends, how to join the ends so the jointing point isn’t apparent. No tuck and turn here!!
Quilt Binding Part Four – Turning the edge to the back to hand finish, completes the process and results in perfect mitered corners on both sides.
How To Clean and Care For Your Older Sewing Machine – what to do and how to oil and clean an older machine.
Plus, I have done a series of articles for Madam Sew. Check out these tutorials – Quilting with a Walking Foot
How to Stipple Quilt
Crazy Quilt Christmas Stocking with Decorative Stitches
How to Sew a Professional Blind Hem by Machine
Rotary Cutter Basics
Paper Piecing Basics
Beginning Quilting – Basic Tools and a Simple Block
Beginning Quilting – Making Half Square Triangles
Beginning Quilting – Flying Geese
Beginning Quilting – Choosing Colors and Prints
Beginning Quilting – Choosing the Right Batting
Beginning Quilting – Adding Borders to a Quilt Top
Beginning Quilting – Finishing the Quilt with Binding