Category Archives: Tutorial

Wrap Around Border Tutorial

During the construction of my Modern Medallion, I was instructed to do a “wrap around border”.  Hmmmm…..  After much huffing and puffing and trying to work out how to do it, I gave up!  And I just did a regular border for the first one.  But when it came to attaching my drunken geese border, I was determined to figure it out.  So I thought I’d give you a very quick tutorial on how I did it. First thing to do is pin … Continue Reading »

No Waste Drunken Geese Tutorial

Welcome to week two of the Modern Medallion Quilt Along!  I’m here to help you through the next couple of steps.  By now, you should have your New York Beauty Contest done and dusted, and looking to get your plain Jane border and  drunken geese on.  Now, I’ll be perfectly honest here, and tell you that I just couldn’t figure out how to do the wrap around method for the plain Jane border!  I read the pattern multiple times, but it just wouldn’t … Continue Reading »

Radiating Sparklers – A Tutorial

Many months ago, I promised you all a tutorial for a little block I like to call “Radiating Sparkler”.  Well, today is the day! I first came across this block whilst doing the Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Block of The Month.  And instantly fell in love with it! When it came to thinking about which block I would like my QCA Bee #5 to make for me back in March, I kept coming back to this block.  After an extensive search on … Continue Reading »

9″ Economy Block Tutorial

This week has me economising, and as I showed you YESTERDAY, I’m making 9″ blocks, opposed to the 5″ paper pieced version by Red Pepper Quilts.  As promised, I have a tutorial for you!  And as usual, I have lots of photos to hopefully make it easy to follow. Now I didn’t make these measurements up!  My tutorial is an adaptation of one I followed a couple of years ago by The Oz Material Girls – so thank you Louise!  They have a charity … Continue Reading »

The “For Pleat’s Sake” Bag – Tips & Zippered Pocket Tutorial.

Thank you so much to everyone for your lovely comments on my Secret Santa gift reveal!  It killed me to keep it a secret for so long!  As promised, I’ve put together some tips for sewing it together, sort of like a review I guess!  I’ve also done a little tutorial on how to put a zippered pocket in.  So brace yourself for lots of photos….. First things first – You can find the tutorial for this bag HERE.  It really is quite … Continue Reading »

Day 12 – Cushion for Christmas Blog Hop & Pillowcase Tutorial

Day 12 people!  You just HAVE to head over to see Gina at Party of Eight: Our Story!  She has the sweetest little tutorial for a Christmas cushion!  Makes me want to get paint out.  When the kids aren’t here.  Terrible mother I am…..   Anyway, there’s only a couple of days left until I open the Linky party up for everyone to SHOW ME YOUR CUSHIONS!  If you’re not down with the program, head on over HERE to my original post to … Continue Reading »

Paper Pieced Cushion & Machine Binding Tutorial

I hope you’re enjoying the Cushion For Christmas Blog Hop! Today is day 10 and if you head over to On The Windy Side, you will find Adrienne’s fabulous quilted Christmas Cushion! Now – today I have another tutorial for you – How I machine bind….I use this same method for my quilts, for many reasons, but mostly because A. I don’t hand sew AND B. I don’t hand sew…..When it came time to bind my first ever real quilt, I searched the … Continue Reading »

Orphan Blocks Cushion & Enclosed Zipper Tutorial

The questions I am most commonly asked are: “How do you put a zipper in a cushion back” and “How do you machine bind”, so today, I’m going to show you how I put my zippers in, and I’ll be back next week with the machine binding tutorial! Take a deep breath, grab a cuppa – there’s lots of photos in this tutorial! First of all, I start off with a pattern, or in this case, some leftover blocks from a quilt… I … Continue Reading »

An Isosceles Puzzle – Tips for Making a Triangle Quilt

 When I was asked to make my Isosceles on Point quilt, I was very helpfully pointed towards THIS tutorial/pattern.  This was the inspiration Larissa had found – which was very helpful indeed!  It was great to get an idea of what I was in for, however, it was  quite basic, and didn’t really answer all the questions I had in this new triangle world I found myself in.  And it seems that I’m not alone.  A lot of you asked for tips and … Continue Reading »

A 9 Patch Mash Up!

Yesterday after work, I got cracking on a cushion cover that is being gifted to a good friend of mine.  She’s a shabby chic kind of gal, and has ordered quite a few dresses for her nieces from me, so I knew that she loved the Flora range of fabrics.  I whipped out the range and chose nine prints.  I had planned to make a disappearing nine patch, (You can see my first attempts at these HERE) but not long in to sewing, … Continue Reading »