Category Archives: Techniques

Successful Sewing with Specialty Threads

By Lee Fletcher, Sulky National Freelance Educator Designer of Pat-e-Patterns Inventor of TheThread Director It has been my privilege and pleasure to teach how to sew with the beautiful decorative threads that are available today from Sulky of America.  When … Continue reading

Posted in Helpful Tips, Notions, Techniques | 2 Comments

On Pins and Needles Part 1

On Pins and Needles Part 1 Are you “on pins and needles” when it comes to, well, pins and needles? Do you give them any thought at all? They’re our smallest tool but have the most important job. Without pins holding our fabrics … Continue reading

Posted in Helpful Tips, Helpful Tools, Notions, Techniques | 6 Comments

Quilting Resolutions for 2016

As quilters we always make resolutions each year. We want to get all those UFOs completed, or start a new project we have been saving, or even make a quilt for a shelter or Head Start or Project Linus. We … Continue reading

Posted in organization, Techniques, Video | Leave a comment

Washable Lady Products

And Now for Something A Bit Different – Washable Lady Products Available at Femininewear is probably not what you normally think about when looking for wearable patterns. BUT sanitary pads are essentially teeny tiny quilts, right?! And, making them … Continue reading

Posted in clothing patterns, Helpful Tips, Techniques, Tutorials, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The Quilter’s Toolbox: Thread

There is nothing a quilter likes more than a new gadget! We love our tools and care for them with a reverence akin to a good friend. I broke my favorite acrylic ruler a few years ago and mourned its … Continue reading

Posted in Helpful Tips, Helpful Tools, Notions, Techniques, Video | 2 Comments

Announcing Barb Sackel’s New Video Series

It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to Barb Sackel’s new video series, a exclusive. Barb Sackel is a prolific quilt designer and talented teacher. is proud to carry more than 150 patterns designed by Barb. In … Continue reading

Posted in Designers, patterns, QuiltWoman, Techniques, Video | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How to Sew Quarter Square Triangles

Quarter-square triangle quilt blocks are blocks that consist of four equal triangles. You can use any mix of patterns and colors for the triangles. Use two different fabrics and vary the placement of them when sewing them together or use … Continue reading

Posted in Designers, Helpful Tips, Helpful Tools, patterns, QuiltWoman, Techniques | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How to Make a No Applique Quilt

Lisa Mullenburg creates adorable quilts that feature dogs, dinosaurs and owls among many other characters. Her story is interesting. She started designing quilts for her Mother to make, so that Mom could make quilts for each of her grandchildren. She … Continue reading

Posted in Designers, patterns, QuiltWoman, Techniques | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Best Gifts for Quilters

We all love to give and receive gifts. Do you have some quilters in your life that you would like to give unique gift items to? We searched sites like Etsy, Pinterest and various blogs to round up the best … Continue reading

Posted in Gift idea, Helpful Tips, Techniques | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

How to Make a Clamshell Quilt

Clamshell quilts are on the top of many of our “quilts we want to make” lists. Not only are they so modern and appealing but there are so many fun techniques for constructing them. Maybe this post will give you … Continue reading

Posted in Helpful Tools, QuiltWoman, Techniques, Trends | Tagged , , | 15 Comments