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. Brand Ambassador, quilt artist and teacher Frieda Anderson of Friestyle shows some of her free motion quilting techniques she uses within her quilts. Frieda teaches free motion quilting on a domestic home sewing machine for over fifteen years. Watch this video and learn how to best practice and make free motion quilting a fun experience for your next project: Frieda Anderson sews on a BERNINA 750 QE. Attic24 Every time I look at this yarn rainbow the very sight of it makes me soooooooo happy!!! Isn't happy colour a wonderful, wonderful thing? I think so, I really do, I feel like I can gaze at these colours and absorb all the vibrant, happy brightness into my soul and feel the warmth radiating.
Shortcut Ruffling Technique and Faux Rolled Hem Method Life is hectic. Funds are short. So any time I can find ways to streamline the creative process, I am beyond thrilled. Today I’m going to share with you a couple of tricks I’ve been utilizing of late in my sewing projects. One is a shortcut, and the other is a way to create a faux, no-serger-required “rolled” hem. Tip #1: Fuss-Free Ruffles It’s official: you’ve got a big crush on little quilts (fabric giveaway!) Get ready for some BIG fun during the Little Gems Blog Hop! We’re happy to help author Connie Kauffman kick off her hop with several five-star reviews of the book—all from quilters like you—plus a big giveaway! So why all the quilty buzz about these tiny treasures? You can make each striking 12″ x 12″ quilt entirely from your scrap stashGet the ultimate in accuracy with paper piecing—these small quilts are perfect for practicing the techniqueFinish the backing and binding with a single fat quarter Follow the hop and you’ll see 10 different bloggers remake the quilts from Little Gems in fabulous fabrics from Island Batik. See the original quilt from the book plus the remake together—you’ll be inspired to whip up your own versions.
How to Sew a Simple Duvet Cover A duvet cover must be one of the easiest things to sew around! It’s truly a beginner project: all straight seams and all raw edges hidden. Even better, sewing one yourself means the options for fabrics are endless. I don’t know about you, but I have no problem finding gorgeous home decorating fabrics. 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. Driving a sewing machine is very similar to driving an automobile. When you are driving a car you have a gas pedal that regulates how fast your car goes. The foot pedal on your BERNINA sewing machine is like the gas pedal on your automobile. The more you press it down, the faster you are sewing. The difference is the path you are traveling. In a car, the road speeds underneath you as your tires grab the pavement.
fun wrap skirts I've been obsessed with making these wrap skirts lately. The yellow and pink (or mustard and mauve ) is two overlapping layers while the stripped one is just one. I left the edges raw - because I like the 'deconstructed' look. Tutorial: How to make a patchwork quilt Over the last few months I've had a couple of emails asking me about quilting from people relatively new to sewing. Various questions have come up: how much fabric does one need to buy? How big should a quilt be? What order does one construct it in? They're all difficult questions to answer without knowing what pattern the person may end up working from. Modern Patchwork Coasters Nearly ten years ago my aunt Delilah and I sat in a Mexican restaurant and over several baskets of chips, salsa and a few margaritas, and we brainstormed ideas for the name of our first project together. It was going to be a craft show in the parking lot of her store. We used my favorite brainstorming method (the cluster) and by the time our glasses were empty, our pieces of paper were full. We probably each had over a hundred words on our pieces of paper and spent the next hour putting them together in various combinations until finally one combination felt right to both of us: “Patchwork Show.”
How to transfer patterns to fabric for quilting: no-mark method How to transfer patterns to fabric for quilting: no-mark method There are many ways to mark designs on a quilt top in preparation for quilting. But have you ever tried not marking your quilt top? See how six-time Martingale author Mary M. Covey transfers her beautiful machine-quilting patterns to fabric without pencils, pens, or chalks ever touching her quilts.