• Sandpaper Seashell Coasters

    Yesterday, I did a tutorial on Sandpaper Crayon Art and I ended up with these lovely seashells. I decided they would be perfect coasters and a great way to practice my free-motion quilting skills! I took the fabric and layered it with batting and backing, securing everything together with Sulky KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive. I also picked some thread colors. I used Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Blendables in Hyacinth #4079 for the shells and Foliage #4009 for the quilting. I used a Sulky prewound bobbin the the bobbin. Set up your machine for free-motion. For my machine, I lower the feed dogs, put on the free-motion foot and use a…

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    The Pinwheel Block Tutorial

    I recently finished a very traditional quilt where I used pinwheel blocks as cornerstones. Since I made this quilt to go on the wall of my living room, and I really wanted to keep all the points on all of the half-square triangles. I know this is a simple block, but I thought I would share with you how I did them because the results were great! I didn’t cut off a single point and they all finished to a perfect 3 inches (I had a little dance party in my sewing studio when I saw the results). I started with 2.5″ squares in the 2 colors. I put the…