How sew an Hourglass Quilt block – easy tutorial!


Hourglass quilt tutorial

Sewing a Patchwork Hourglass block is easy and it’s just a step further from the Half Square Triangles Tutorial I posted last week (post here) and it’s one of my favorite blocks. I love the visual effect!  Follow this tutorial, make a few blocks using scraps of fabric you may have, just to get comfortable making them, and then you’re…

How to sew Half Square triangles in no time!


Half square triangles tutorial

Half Square Triangles blocks are just squares made up of two triangles. This simple tutorial will allow you to create beautiful pieces in a few minutes, not just for quilts but any sewing project. I’ve seen this pattern being used in maternity bags, handbags and in small projects like trivets and oven mits. Give it a try, make a few…

Multiple Fabric Binding Tutorial


multiple fabric binding tutorial

I’ve put together this quick and easy binding tutorial using different fabrics sewn together. Besides being a great scrap-buster, making a multi-fabric binding can make your quilts quite unique and really eye-catching. I’ve been working on a quilt that uses a lot of linen on the quilt top, so, when it came to deciding what fabric I was going to…

Trick or Treating Patchwork Bags


trick or treats patchwork bags

These Trick or Treating Patchwork Bags are easy and quick to make and great for the kids to keep all their Halloween treats. Once Halloween is over, you can machine wash them and store ready to be used next year! .Difficulty : Easy Time to make : 1hr What you’ll need : Rotary mat & Cutter Acrylic ruler 4 different…

5 Sewing Feet you need for Patchwork and Quilting


5 sewing feet you need for patchwork and quilting

There are many sewing foots that came with your sewing machine. Some you may never use, others you use quite often, and others, you need to buy separately. Here’s a list of 5 sewing feet you really need to have for all your Patchwork and Quilting projects. Besides making your sewing a lot easier you’ll be able to produce stunning…

Pretty Oven Mitt Tutorial (free template)


oven mitt tutorial and free pattern

Making an oven mitt is so quick and easy. It takes almost no time at all, making it a great weekend project.  If you run out of ideas for Christmas gifts (yes I am already thinking about the holidays…), just choose some really great fabrics and make lovely mitts or pot-holders to give. Here is a step-by-step tutorial with a…