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Life, Teaching

Fresh Quilting – Season 2

As I mentioned in June, I took a huge leap out of my comfort zone earlier this summer and did something scary and cool: I filmed for Season 2 of Fresh Quilting! And just like I promised, I can now share details about those segments, which I am excited to do today. Fresh Quilting is a public television show co-produced by the Modern...

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Tips

Stitch and Flip with Directional Fabric {Video Tutorial}

I am thrilled today to bring you a video tutorial for the method I devised to help me quickly get the directional prints I used in my Layer Cake Pop quilt to be oriented "right side up" using a stitch and flip method. So if you are working with directional prints and using a stitch and flip technique for piecing...

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Equilateral Triangle Quilt Calculator (Image Only, Click to Redirect)
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Tutorial

Equilateral Triangle Quilt Calculator

I am excited to introduce a new quilting tool to you today, the Equilateral Triangle Quilt Calculator. When piecing equilateral (60°) triangle quilt tops, it can be hard to know what size your quilt top is going to finish. With this spreadsheet based tool, you can now determine just how large your quilt top will finish! You can get...

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Inkscape Design Tutorials

Using Fabric Swatches in Inkscape

One of the things I have wanted to learn how to do within Inkscape is how to import fabric swatches and use the fabric swatches in my designs. This is something that is definitely a huge plus for the Electric Quilt design software, and I was hoping I could figure out a way to use the free Inkscape software...

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Inkscape Design Tutorials

Inkscape Design Video Tutorial

Earlier this week, I wrote a Block Design Tutorial for how to hand draft quilt block ideas. Today, I want to introduce you to a free computer program called Inkscape that creates vector based images. I have been using Inkscape to design on my computer for a few months, and I really like the crisp PNG images that can...

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