Here are some best practices for pattern making; it's all about setting yourself up for successful, happy quilting!
Step 1: If there is a free pattern that comes with your tool - make the free pattern first!
Building your fabric stash can be a daunting and overwhelming task. I know that we as sewers and quilters have quite the collection of fabrics already but do we have the right type of fabric in our stash that can be easily pulled and used for a particular project? I wanted to share some simple ideas and questions to ask yourself the next time you are at the fabric shop and wanting to buy some...
Whether you've been quilting for thirty years or just a few, you have to start somewhere!
Don't over-think, over-complicate, or over-spend - keep it simple! Here is a list of basic, but essential, quilting supplies that a person usually needs when starting out in quilting.
1. Sewing Machine
Don't overthink your machine! You could simply purchase a straight stitch machine to meet your basic quilting...
Are you hesitant to sew curves? Do they seem a little like green eggs and ham? You’re just not quite ready to try them…. But then you do! And you like them Sam I Am!!!
Well its time to give it a try!
Watch this video to see an easy step-by-step method to sewing curves. Give it a try! You can also view this video on Youtube by clicking HERE.
Eight steps to an easy curved sewing technique Sew Kind...
Our Chic Country pattern continues to be one of our most popular patterns, for good reason! It's amazing!! :) We've taken a wonderful traditional design and simplified it using the Quick Curve Ruler!!
Many quilters have had a lot of success and satisfaction with our Chic Country pattern and the quilts they've been able to make using our pattern are breathtaking!
Some of our customers have had...
A few weeks ago Kathy Doughty sent me this lovely bunch of fabric - a bundle of her new line Celebrate with FreeSpirit. She asked me to be inspired with it and to blog about the design process and some of the elements we use to give a project the "Sew Kind of Wonderful" look.
We have been playing with quilt designs that use a curved half square triangle, so I cut a bunch and began laying them out...
2017 has already kept us very busy! Just the way we like it! :)
We had a wonderful time in California at the Road to California Quilt Show...even though it was a little too cold for our liking!
We had a lot of extra help this time around! Jenny's daughter, Brittany, was a lot of fun and even learned to sew curves and demo like a pro in no time at all!
While at Road to California, Gammill made their...
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