How to Make a Quilt from Start to Finish

With the start of the new year I have decided to start at the very ground level of quilting. I am going to go back to the basics and provide some beginning fundamentals. This is a complete guide for a total beginner and can also serve as a refresher for anyone else who wants to learn my own personal spin of quilt-making!

It is important to note that we all have got to start somewhere, so this guide is created specifically to help even the most novice person learn how to make a quilt! I began sewing when I was a kid, and have been quilting for over 6 years, so if there is ever a part in this process that you’d like me to expand on, fill out this quick link to give me some feedback and ideas for future blog posts! Also, you can reach out to me on Instagram or via email with any questions you have!

Iā€™ve broken it down into 12 steps, and I am calling it my Learn to Quilt 12-step program. Once you’ve been quilting for some time, you’ll see why! šŸ˜‰

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3 Ways to Make a Patriotic Quilt // a Veteran’s Day Special

Regardless of your political beliefs, I think most of us can agree that if it werenā€™t for the hundreds of thousands of people who have been willing to serve in the military to protect our homeland, America would not be what it is today.

Over the past few months Iā€™ve had this amazing opportunity to partner with one of my favorite veterans (my mom!) on a project where we can give back to some incredible service men & women. Today Iā€™m going to share with you 3 ways we made Patriotic quilts using the AccuQuilt Go! I hope they spark some inspiration for you!

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The Sewing Machine that Teaches You How to Sew

Beginner’s Guide to JoyOS ADVISORā„¢

This post is for all you high-tech high-quality sewing machine lovers out there! Did you know there is a way to have sewing instructions and tutorials completely integrated into your sewing machine?! It’s practically like having a sewing teacher that lives inside your machine!

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Since getting my HUSQVARNAĀ® VIKINGĀ® DESIGNER BRILLIANCEā„¢ 80 sewing/embroidery machine I have actually learned SO much about sewing, quilting, embroidery, materials, stabilizer, thread, stitch length, and well, a lot of stuff! One of my favorite features on this new HUSQVARNAĀ® VIKINGĀ® machine (that I was not expecting to find so impactful) is the JoyOS ADVISORā„¢ which came built into the machine. Continue reading

Zakka Home // book review

Today’s stop on the Quilt Pattern Book Review Blog Series is a book that’s not even entirely dedicated to quilt patterns since sometimes you just gotta switch things up and break some of your own rules.

Quilting books have a very special place in my heart because I am a naturally budget-conscious, debt-free kind of girl, and I love how you can get literally tons of patterns for a fraction of the price if you were to purchase them individually! I also love how you can get books on a budget by using your local library or checking to see if your guild guild members have the one you are looking for!

I saw a few people on Instagram make some really cool projects from the book Zakka Home and it got me thinking of ways I can use my sewing and quilting skills to make other little things for my house. The first thing I knew I just had to make was the arm chair sewing caddy. This little organzational tool makes hand stitching so much tidier and is super cute too! Continue reading