Make your tools work for you! Elmer's washable glue sticks are great for basting #epp , but they can feel clumsy when working with smaller pieces. Grab a cheap, short paint brush and get back in the game with less mess! 😉👌 🔸️ P.S. my wrist is doing well! I'm gonna try to get back to the hand tying on Liberty tomorrow! Sooner than I expected! Yippee! 🔸️ #sewingtips#sewingtools#paperpiecing#quiltdistrict
Day 47! Just be thankful I haven't posted this same border 47 times!😜😂 I'm nearing the end of my #50daysofhandquilting but I'm still one and a half side borders away from finishing this huge quilt! I thought I'd show you my process here. I use a Hera tool to mark the two inch grid. Then I place basting pins around to keep everything aligned. Each line of stitches starts at the inside blue/red edge and then runs out to the quilt's edge. Every line is knotted at both ends so these will be very strong. I've found I can mark six or eight lines at a time and the crease holds just fine for seeing to stitch. #hera#quiltingtools#howtoquilt
“It is up to you to see the beauty of everyday things.”🛑🏬 Inspired by the sights you’d stumble upon while wandering in an art district, our “Street Signs Quilt” was created! Filled with contrasting, geometric shapes, this statement piece and its easy-to-follow tutorial can be found in our #AGFArtDistrictFusion Lookbook - link in bio! ✂️
These are students from Pineland Learning Center that took a beginner’s sewing class. The 18-21 year olds spend an hour with us each Monday in the sewing room. We pre-made kits for each of their projects so that the hour they have each week can be dedicated towards sewing.
Their first project was a pillowcase. The pillowcases are finished with French seams to give a polished look without seeing frayed edges on the inside.
Their second project was a pillow with snowflake appliqués. We pre-ironed the white felt with Heat’n Bond and cut the snowflakes out with our Accuquilt Studio die before packing them in the students’ kits. We also sewed pillow forms that were to go inside each pillow. We’ve found that using pillow forms make the pillow more durable and help it keep it shape better. The students arranged the snowflakes as they wanted on their outer fabric before they were ironed in place. To ensure that the snowflakes wouldn’t come off, they stitched down the middle of the snowflake spokes. They also sewed the cotton fabric together and stuffed the pillows with PolyFill stuffing.
Today they started their third and final project: a tote bag. It’s great to see the students become comfortable with their sewing machines and grow more confident with their sewing skills. We’ve really enjoyed having them! Next week they should be finishing up their tote bag so there will be more pictures to come!
Howdy, friends! 🤓 Dropping in to showcase another fabulous custom bargello. We did this design with some contrasting blues, mustard greens, a dash of pink and finished with a lovely border and a cotton flannel backing.
Want to see this quilt in a different color combo? 🧵🧚🏻♂️ Feel free to shoot us a message if you’d like to customize your own.
You may also head over to our shop where we currently have a similar pink version ready to ship! 🎀
Somehow managed to sew this baby up in a couple weeks for my Bulgarian sister's sweet baby girl! UPS lost the first one I made her in the mail so Im happy to have been able to hand deliver this one to @gerji_ during our reunion. Cant wait to see all the pics of Stefani wrapped up in it!! I never knew how much I could love a human I've never met!! 💗👭💗👨👩👧💗