Free Motion Quilting

Free motion quilting can be done on your home sewing machine. Using this method you can easily write your name, draw curly Q’s, or color in an area as seen below.   Free motion quilting is done using your machine, dropping your sewing machine feed dogs and attaching your darning foot. Your stitch length is no longer… Continue reading Free Motion Quilting

Freezer Paper

You can buy freezer paper in your neighborhood grocery store (or through Amazon). It is on the shelf by aluminum foil and plastic wrap. One roll usually costs under $6.00. The paper has a shiny side and a dull side. Quilters use freezer paper for many things. Applique patterns can be cut from this paper… Continue reading Freezer Paper

French Fold Binding

French double fold binding is on the left ready to go on quilt. The top quilt has been bound with this type of binding.

  I prefer to make my quilts with french fold binding. It will hold up to a lot of wear and tear. It can be cut from the straight of grain or the bias. I usually cut fabric strips 2 1/4 inches and sew them together into one long length (based on the length of… Continue reading French Fold Binding