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Sparkler Table Runner Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics. Hello Everyone!

Sparkler Table Runner Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics

Summer is finally here and now it’s time for BBQ’s, going to the pool and soaking up the sun. Here at the AGF headquarters we are feeling festive so we decided to make a tablerunner for July 4th, which would be a perfect addition to your picnic table full of yummy summer time food! This was a pretty quick sew and it turned out to be a lot of fun because all we could think about was hanging outside in the summer sun surrounded by friends and family.

Denim Studio fabrics, a collection by Art Gallery Fabrics turned out to be the perfect choice of colors, the red and blue shades creates this instant Americana feel! We also used various red, white and blue prints from our quilting cotton collections for the stars to bring it all together. How to Quilt Wave Patterns. This quilt “Under the Sea” was created by Karen Eckmeier of The Quilted Lizard Fiber Art Studio.

How to Quilt Wave Patterns

Perfect as a baby quilt, a wall-hanging or a lap quilt (36″ x 36″), this piece starts with a fun large scale print, bright colors, easy to piece rectangles and fused curvy waves. The BERNINA sewing machines have the perfect decorative stitches, like the crab and turtle, to complete the underwater theme. I’m known for making waves, in fabric that is. Paper Pieced Scandinavian Leaf. Recently, I have been very drawn to the simplicity of Scandinavian designs.

Paper Pieced Scandinavian Leaf

I feel so inspired by their sometimes minimalist design and use of color. The Scandinavian Leaf block is no exception and one of the bonuses of this design is your ability to use those smaller scraps of fabric leftover from previous projects. Straight-line Quilting. Hi, my name is Melody Crust, and I love to quilt!

Straight-line Quilting

By that I mean the stitching through the layers part. I am not afraid of free-motion quilting and stitch those designs often. But lately, I have been experimenting with straight-line designs. You know the ones I mean, walking foot only designs. It is a fascinating journey. Quilting in a Straight Line with Walking foot #50. While I’ve been sewing a long time, I’ve only been quilting for a handful of years.

Quilting in a Straight Line with Walking foot #50

Learning how to successfully machine quilt all those layers of pieced fabrics together with batting and backing was quite an experience! I prefer straight line quilting in my quilts as opposed to free-motion quilting, mostly because the straight lines compliment the simple, geometric designs in my quilts. Like the quilting in the Sunrise Baby Quilt (find the free tutorial here), which has straight lines following along the rays out from the center.

And the quilting in the Triangle quilt which follows along the leading edges of the shapes. Show Us Your Summer Sparkle Quilts! Travel Sewing Kit. Simple Strips Quilt Along Part 1 - Materials List and Fabric Cutting. Hi all!

Simple Strips Quilt Along Part 1 - Materials List and Fabric Cutting

It’s Christa Watson here, I’m excited to team up with BERNINA to share a brand-new quilt-along that you are sure to love! Over the next five weeks, I will be showing you how to make my Simple Strips Quilt, completely by machine—including the binding. Whether this is your first quilt, or your fiftieth, you’ll enjoy making this quilt from start to finish. About This Quilt Finished Quilt Size: 48″ x 60″ Finished Block Size: 12″ x 12″ Number of Blocks: 20, set 4 x 5 Quilt Along Schedule Part 1 – selecting fabrics and cutting the fabric pieces Part 2 – sewing the blocks and quilt top Part 3 – piecing the backing, basting the quilt Part 4 – machine quilting using the integrated Dual Feed Part 5 – binding by machine Above is a closeup of the machine quilting we will accomplish in week 4.

Let’s Get Started I love using precuts whenever possible. Paper Piecing Tips: Helpful Hints. Projects. Free Motion Quilted Scissors Pincushion Tutorial. Learn how to make a free motion quilted scissors motif, then turn your snips into a mini-quilt or pincushion with this tutorial from Lori Kennedy of The Inbox Jaunt.

Free Motion Quilted Scissors Pincushion Tutorial

Do you need to spruce up your sewing studio? Or, do you need a gift for your sewing friends? In less than an afternoon, you can free motion quilt The Scissors motif wall hanging or divide the banner into pincushions to give as gifts with this free motion quilted scissors pincushion tutorial. Fat quarter solid fabric Fat quarter print fabric for backing Lightweight batting Rayon, Polyester or other decorative thread for Free Motion Quilting Sewing machine (I use a BERNINA 770) Thread for construction of pincushion (cotton or polyester) For Pincushion, add: Fiberfill Ground nutshells for pincushion filling (optional) Lavender (optional)

BERNINA USA’s blog, WeAllSew, offers fun project ideas, patterns, video tutorials and sewing tips for sewers and crafters of all ages and skill levels. The fused binding is a fast and easy way to bind your next wall quilt.

BERNINA USA’s blog, WeAllSew, offers fun project ideas, patterns, video tutorials and sewing tips for sewers and crafters of all ages and skill levels.

But do you know how to dress it up even more? My favorite decorative stitch on my BERNINA 750 QE is the lucky number 1330. This blanket stitch finishes the fused binding perfectly. And with the right thread color, adds another decorative element to your quilt design. BERNINA USA’s blog, WeAllSew, offers fun project ideas, patterns, video tutorials and sewing tips for sewers and crafters of all ages and skill levels. Fall is in full swing here in Chicago, making this the perfect time to stitch up a cozy holiday quilt.

BERNINA USA’s blog, WeAllSew, offers fun project ideas, patterns, video tutorials and sewing tips for sewers and crafters of all ages and skill levels.

I set out to design a pattern that was simple enough to make before December begins, but beautiful enough to catch anyone’s eye during the celebratory season. The Snowflake Quilt uses a creative layout and blocks on point. Use of negative space makes this quilt look harder than it is. This pattern is suitable for any quilter, whether you’ve made two quilts or two hundred. The layout reminds me of a delicate snowflake, which we will likely see sooner than later here in my neighborhood! Over the next three weeks, we will create the Snowflake Quilt.

How To Quilt Feathers including Handout for Practice.