I Spy Quilts

“I Spy” (or “Eye Spy”) quilts are made from novelty fabrics.  They serve a dual purpose – providing warmth and providing entertainment.  Children make a game of searching for objects hidden throughout these quilts.  The guessing game begins when someone says “I spy with my little eye a ____ (name of object)”. I Spy quilts… Continue reading I Spy Quilts

In The Ditch

stitch in the ditch quilting - click image to enlarge -

Stitching in the ditch is a machine quilting technique. Seam lines (the “ditch”) on the quilt top are stitched while using a walking foot on your machine. A quilt top can be completely done with “stitch in the ditch” quilting or may be quilted with other techniques. Stitching in the ditch does save time because… Continue reading In The Ditch

Indigo Blue

Indigo blue is a dark blue color originally derived from plants. It was quite popular (and expensive) during the colonial times. These fabric patterns have been printed on indigo blue fabric.  

Invisible Stitch

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The invisible stitch is used by quilters for applique. The stitches are often 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch apart and are hidden. It is up to you to decide what kind of stitching (or fusible) to use when applying the appliqué to fabric. You might want to “show off” your stitching by using a decorative… Continue reading Invisible Stitch

Invisible Thread

Invisible thread is sometimes used by quilters to quilt the top of the quilt. Since it is invisible it is not suppose to draw attention. It just gives texture to the quilt. It is used for the top thread, not in the bobbin. It is very fine – .004m. This thread comes in two colors… Continue reading Invisible Thread


Ironing is also known as pressing.

Isosceles Triangle

The yellow triangle has two equal sides.

An isosceles triangle is sometimes used in piecework. More advanced piecing skills are needed when dealing with this type of triangle as at least one of the sides will always fall on the bias. This triangle is different from the half square triangle as it does not have any right angles. Watch the video below… Continue reading Isosceles Triangle