Woo Hoo!! I'm excited to announce I dusted off my video/tech fears (they were growing dust elephants!) and I started a YouTube Channel with the assistance of my daughter Mallory.
I have been asked many times over the last 12 months to provide video classes. I'm starting out in JK (not literally, but you get it) with YouTube video tutorials and working on classes! Hang in there for all those who have been asking. I'm hoping for the wait to be over soon. That being said there is a lot of work that goes into the videos/ demos so please add your comments (good or bad) and subscribe so I know you are interested and it's worth your time!
The video below explains what I have happening for May and each month I will announce what is going on for video tutorials. Sometimes there will be free pattern downloads as well. My you tube channel is Quilting In The Loft. The first video comes out May 3 and the second May 17th. Have a look, I'll look forward to your comments and ANY suggestions you might have. Have a great weekend!
Yes it's true you can make your own textiles with Sulky Ultra Solvy and the tiniest of fabric scraps you've been hanging on to!
Check it out today at QUILTsocial.com with a free tutorial to show you how to do this.
Have a great weekend and I hope you have enjoyed my tutorials and discussions about Sulky Stabilizers this week at QUILTsocial.com.
Add EPP pieces easily to a T-Towel today at QUILTsocial.com with Sulky Paper Solvy, the paper just dissolves away in water like a miracle with no paper removal/picking required. Such a neat product for English Paper Piecing.
Check it out here.
Happy Wednesday! Today I am discussing Sulky Paper Solvy at QUILTsocial.com, a really cool product that dissolves in water and eliminates the need to remove the paper when appliquéing , paper piecing, english paper piecing, embroidery and a whole lot more. Check it out how I use it for a circle applique here.
Have a great day!
All this week I am discussing Sulky Stabilizers at QUILTsocial.com click here to see an exciting basket project using Sulky Fuse 'n Stitch. I will be showing you how to with a free DIY tutorial today and tomorrow. This basket is very sturdy and would be a great addition to your home decor also great storage for sewing room, craft supplies, toys and more. A fun and easy summer project!
"4" fun crafty and sewing projects, check out QUILTsocial.com to see enjoy my free tutorials all this week!
Show your stand mixer some love today by heading over to QUILTsocial.com where there is my tutorial about making a stand mixer cover. You might want to make this for your own "workhorse" of the kitchen or for the bakers/cooks on your Christmas list. Fabric, batting plus this tutorial and presto, you have it made just in time for gift giving. I love my stand mixer!
I hope you have enjoyed and are inspired by my How to Make Your Holidays Sew Easy tutorials at QUILTsocial.com this week, I know I had fun making the items and writing about them.
Be sure to share on QUILTsocial.com when you try my projects. We would love to hear your comments as well.
Have a great Friday and a great weekend!
Hi everyone, go on over to QUILTsocial.com today and check out this "Simple Essentials Tote" tutorial, an original pattern designed by yours truly and a very handy gift that could be monogrammed for someone on your Christmas gift list.
This tote is a great for all ages, stylistically different from the usual travel makeup bags and a fantastic crafter's/sewist's tote!
Share with us your simple essentials tote once you try this pattern at QUILTsocial.com.
Have a great Thursday
Hi everyone, today as guest blogger at QUILTsocial.com is a tutorial of mine for DIY felt Snowflake Coasters (a great hostess gift) and a felt Christmas Tree (for toddlers/or the young at heart) using Kunin PrestoFelt and Kunin Rainbow ClassicFelt.
Easy projects, lots of fun!
Enjoy this free tutorial and link to free pattern download here.
Happy Thursday to all of my blog followers and students from classes. I just wanted to let you all know that next week from Monday Nov. 12 to Friday Nov. 16, I will be a *new* guest writer at QUILTsocial.com.
QUILTsocial.com is a daily quilting blog, monthly newsletter, FREE quarterly magazine, and FREE App focused on the love and art of making quilts.
My topic for the week is "How to Make Your Holidays Sew Much Easier".
There will be 7 fun and easy projects over the entire week featuring notions, thread and fabric that will be sure to make your DIY gift giving not only look professional, but also very festive!
I promise to share the links to my posts at QUILTsocial.com next week. Have a look now if you like 😊, there are always great projects and ideas featured on this blog. I look forward to your comments and I sincerely hope you try some of the projects (please share them on QUILTsocial.com if you do).
I sure had fun making these great gift and holiday decor items!!
Have a great day today ,
Doodling With a Sewing Machine?
Happy Summer! Doodling in colouring books is all the rage. It is said that colouring is relaxing and therapeutic.
I think summer is not only a time to relax and reflect, but sometimes that reflection can lead to more creative, outside of the box thinking. So why not doodling by machine?
I made arrangements with a friend (Marg) to get together and try a new technique that I am calling " Doodling". You could call it "Zen doodling" by machine (it was fun and zen relaxing) and then you add colour to it.
This project has repetitive patterning somewhat similar to Zen Tangling in pen and ink.
Today I am going to share what I did, see below.
Sandwich your quilt top with batting and backing at this point, make sure to baste your layers!
Time to add Colour!
TA DA! My finished Machine Doodled Quilt!
Resources (what I used):
Black thread from Connecting Threads
Aloe Vera Gel (to spread out the ink from the intense pencils (use small paint brushes for this)
Frixion Markers (to draw the designs on the fabric)
80/20 Batting (2 layers recommended but well basted, makes your project have great texture)
505 Quilt Basting Spray
Additional Resources Needed:
An iron (used to remove any unwanted Frixion Pen lines)
A ruler for grid patterns in the background
A Sewing Machine in good working order (feed dogs down)
A free motion foot
Some Free Motion Experience
A creative mind
Allow yourself the time to do this!
In the end it was a very enjoyable technique and I am sure I will try this more.
I hope you try it (if you do send us your pictures to show and share) and have a wonderful week! ❤️
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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