Category Archives: Tutorials

Video Tutorial | Quilt As You Go with No Sashing


I’m happy to be able to share with you a video tutorial on my method of quilt as you go, that uses no sashing! Often times “quilt as you go” is done by quilting individual sections and then joining all the quilted sections together with sashing strips. Marianne of “The Quilting Edge” and Melody Johnson…

Free Motion Quilting Sampler Book


When I started teaching free motion quilting, I finally sat down and made something to make it easier: a sampler book with a small page of each quilting motif I wanted to illustrate. I used grommets and book rings to assemble it so I can change out the page order. It’s been amazingly helpful, something…

Dyeing with Kids | An Ombre Dyed Pillowcase Tutorial for Sew Mama Sew

Finished Ombre-Pillowcase-1

Logan and I had a lot of fun last week making a video for my latest tutorial: It’s written for kids, and there’s both written instructions with pictures as well as a video, showing how easy it is to ombre dye a pillowcase! Head on over to Sew Mama Sew for the tutorial!  

Quilting as you go

Quilt as you go process 10

Edit: I’ve filmed an extensive video tutorial on this process, find it here on my blog. While posting pix of my quilt in progress on Instagram , I had a question about my quilt as you go method. So while continuing with the quilting, I shot some quick pix with my phone and Instagrammed a quick…

Tutorial | Sketchy Stripes Pillow


A couple of years ago I wrote an article on how to make an improvisationally pieced pillow for a magazine by the folks at Quilting Arts called  101 Patchwork Projects & Quilts. Their online site Quilting Daily has lots of great info, and in their newsletter they often share patterns or tutorials from past Interweave magazines….

Daisy Janie’s New Leaf Bee Block Blog Hop


I am so excited to be part of Daisy Janie’s Bee Block Blog Hop celebrating her new line of organic fabric called “New Leaf”: Jan has asked me to make a block with the luscious new fabrics and walk you through how I do it. I’ve really been enjoying making wonky log cabin blocks (like…

Branch and Bird Mini Quilts


Although it seems like a zillion years ago, it’s really been a little over 2 years since I started publishing articles for the awesome folks at Quilting Arts.   The folks at Quilting Arts have used an article I wrote for them a couple of years ago and re-published it in a free e-book called…

One of a Kind Sketchbook How to Part 2 | Free Motion Stitching and Assembly

Finished Sketchbook 1

My final guest post for the Quilting Arts blog “Quilting Daily” illustrates how to Free Motion Machine Sketch the Mum motif, and then make this simple sketchbook cover. In the previous post, I detail how to make this awesome multicolored fabric that is the base of the sketchbook. The multi-color fabric is combined with some…