Sometimes the most basic things are the best: half square triangles are the building blocks for countless classic quilt blocks, they stand on their own beautifully, all lined up like soldiers or organized into pinwheels, and they are super easy to sew!
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The newest video in the Basics of Quiltmaking playlist on Color Girl Youtube is everything half square triangles: how to calculate measurements so you can make whatever size you want, need or have fabric for and how to sew them using four different techniques. The focus for this tutorial is on turning a variety of scraps...
It's here! The traditional and forever favorite Dresden plate is frequently on quilters' must-make list. I'm super proud of the latest video to hit Color Girl YouTube that's all about how to sew these classic quilt blocks.
In this tutorial, I'll teach you how to cut your Dresden wedge shapes using the EZ Dresden ruler. It is SUCH a handy tool! Use it to cut Dresden and tumbler shapes from 1" to 8" (every 1/2" in between). It's one of my top three most-used specialty rulers. <<get the EZ Dresden ruler here>>
In this video, you'll also learn to sew the...
I've had a list of beginner quilting videos I want to get done and up on Color Girl You Tube. This week, we can check basting off that list! In this video I'll show you how to baste your quilt from start to finish using spray basting. I also explain the steps I'm doing that are the same as pin basting and how you could go in that direction if you don't want to use basting spray adhesive.
There is a playlist on Color Girl YouTube called "basics of quilt making". This list includes videos on binging your quilt, pressing...
I know we all joke that quilters always have an ironing board set up but wear wrinkly clothes. (-: In my case, that's definitely true, BUT, just because the ironing station is not too glamorous and mostly utilitarian, we can still have fun toys over there!
I recently started using two new things for pressing my quilt blocks and they are fun AND functional, so I'm here to tell you all about it. In my latest video on Color Girl YouTube, I've done a sponsored video that's all about pressing for quilters. Now, the tutorial part of this video is...
What could be a better time to show some love for a special someone? that someone could even be YOU! There is a new quilting video tutorial on Color Girl YouTube and it's the perfect project for your scraps, stash and stolen moments of crafting (read: it's easy!)
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Hope this little project brings a bit of sunshine into your life today.
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I don't know about you, but I just can't get enough of basic, all-over patterned quilts. Take one or two simple shapes, make them nice and big to show off pretty fabrics, and you have something sure to say "happy". The Mod Shapes quilt totally does that, plus! you'll learn a new technique with sewing half circles. It's easy enough to make a quick quilt, super fun to sew, and ideal for large scale fabric prints.
There is now a video up on Color Girl YouTube that's all you need to know to make this quilt. You'll learn how to...
Coming to you today with the quilt version of a New Year's Eve party (-: Now it's a free pattern tutorial on Color Girl YouTube.
Hope you enjoy this quilt as much as I do! It's versatile enough to be perfect for sewing some of your precious stash fabrics, scraps, or like mine: showcasing pretty Zip Stripes and Ombre Bloom fabrics.
There's nothing more fun that trying out a new shape or technique to grow our quilting repertoire and keep things interesting. 60* triangles are not super common in quilting, but they are a really fun shape to play with! They...
You can't finish that gorgeous quilt without the binding! It seems that binding is both very necessary and also the most difficult skill for newer (and even not-so-new) quilters to master. Well, as a back-to-basics project, there is now an in-depth, two part video series on Color Girl YouTube that shows you all the steps to a beautifully finished quilt binding.
In the videos I show you how to cut both bias strips and straight grain strips so you can choose what's right for you or the fabric you are using. You'll see how to sew the strips together, press...
Popping in today to show you some detail on how to use your Classic Curves Ruler to cut and sew full circle blocks. Many of you have enjoyed the YouTube video on Color Girl YouTube where my friend Cassandra shares her expertise on this (sometimes tricky!) technique. Some have had questions about adding the tape on the ruler to mark the cutting lines. Here's a bit of explanation and close up pic to help you understand.
As you know, the Classic Curves Ruler gives you such accurate and easy cutting of curved shapes because of the concave/convex lines. These lines...
So, I write this post feeling a bit sheepish.
I had such a good intentions of finishing up my black and white quilt to submit to Curated Quilts for their black and white challenge and hopefully to be featured in their black and white issue. Well, a few things converged to thwart my success. I LOVE that some of you did it, though! More on that later.
Time constraints aside, I was well on my way to finishing my quilt when I hit a speed bump in the creative process. When I had all the blocks sewn up and I laid...