• sewing

    Sewing with Double Gauze Fabric

    Hopefully you’ve seen double gauze fabric in the stores by now and the super cute baby blanket I made with pom poms on the edge (adorable!). If not, well- today we will be learning just a little bit about double gauze fabric and how you can use it in your quilting or sewing projects. What is double gauze fabric- Ultra…

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    Binding a Quilt with the Backing Fabric – Video

    Binding a Quilt with the backing fabric is a great way to get projects done quickly. Sometimes I just don’t want to spend the time and energy on a binding.  Or I am in a rush to get a project done. I know it’s not the best in the quilting world to bind your quilts from the backing fabric….but I…

  • Interviews,  sewing

    Chris – the Backstory

    Today’s story is from Chris-  (she is a member of www.quilt-group.com) My friend and prolific quilter, Phyllis Schrag, retired from teaching secondary education and partnered with a school principal from our church to bless kids–many of whom came from immigrant households–with a nap quilt as a reward for achieving a goal set by the teacher and student at the beginning…

  • sewing,  video

    Double Gauze Baby Blanket Tutorial With Pom Poms

    Sew up a double gauze fabric baby blanket! Super simple with a double fold hem or binding. Pom pom edge is adorable! Video to help you along. Double Gauze fabric is kind of new out there.  It’s light, airy and perfect for swaddling babies in the summer. This baby blanket tutorial with a video will show you how to do…

  • sewing,  video

    How To Square Up Half Square Triangles – Video

    Learn how to square up your half square triangles. Not my favorite quilting task but it makes a big difference if you do it! Learn how with this video. Today we will go over how to square up half square triangles. This is not my favorite task to do for quilting.  Squaring up half square triangles.  blah. Really that’s how…

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    Double Fold Hem or Binding – Video

    The double fold hem is super simple.  It’s great for finishing up baby blankets, double gauze blankets, napkins, bags…whatever! The idea is to fold the hem twice to hide the raw edge.  No raveling with wear.  Gives a nice finished edge. Double Fold Hem Video Steps for the hem: 1- Fold the edge over 1/4″ 2- Fold the edge over…

  • sewing

    Double Gauze Baby Burp Cloth Tutorial

    The baby burp cloth is like the most used thing on the planet.  You can never have enough. Today I thought I’d show you how to make one using double gauze fabric.   While I know this fabric is thin, when it’s doubled over you have pretty good protection and I can’t resist making baby sets!  So of course this…

  • Interviews,  Podcast,  Quilt Group

    Hope guest designer interview

    Guest Designer // Hope of Hope’s Quilt Designs Hope is the guest designer for this month in the Quilt-Group.   I’m totally excited to introduce her. She is one talented gal who is an artist along with her quilting.  The pattern she is sharing -Cough Drops- is only available to members.  Join here if you’d like to have access to it…

  • sewing

    Ways to finish your applique edges

    What happens with your applique edges?!  This is one of those things where I have to think about the project and everything to decide what kind of applique edge I will be doing to finish the project. There are a few different ways to do it and they vary from machine to hand work.  All of them I have used…but…