There are definitely some sewing machine features that can really make quilting SOOO much easier! So today I am going to share with you 10 of my must have sewing machine features for quilting. You may already know that I am a brand ambassador for Viking Husqvarna (YAY! They make totally amazing machines), so some of these features will be specific to my Husqvarna Viking Sapprire 965Q that I am sewing on. But let me tell you, this machine is really a quilter’s dream.
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I just got back from attending the first ever Cricut Mountain Makeathon in Salt Lake City, Utah and let me tell you, boy was it a blast! If you remember I recently partnered with Cricut and made a fun DIY Trolls sewing project incorporating Iron On. And getting to attend the Cricut Mountain Makeathon was truly amazing. There were so many exciting things that happened (if you follow on Instagram you might have seen all sorts of shenanigans) there that I wanted to share it all with you.
What can you sew and make using your Cricut Explorer Air? How about this totally fun DIY Trolls Sunshine In My Pocket T-shirt and Shorts! I will show you how using an existing pattern and Iron On from Cricut!
I am beyond super excited to be part of the Cricut Sewing Blogger tour where a group of fantastic sewing bloggers are sharing what they can make with Cricut Explorer Air 2. When I was asked if I would be interested in participating on this tour it was a resounding YES! Getting a cricut has been on my to do list for awhile and getting the chance to work with the latest model cricut was a no brainer.
I have the cutest DIY Pom Pom trim coaster tutorial and a little about the process of how I get my craft on. For those of us that are makers, sewing, crafting and making things is not just about the end result but the process. It is the ritual of the imagining of a new project, turning it about in the mind with all the possibilities, scouring Pinterest for inspiration.
I am partnering with Meow Mix this week for a little pet love and am sharing a free fishy cat mat tutorial pattern. It is easy to sew in under an hour and is perfect for keeping little kitty nibbles off the floor.
recently shared that I am now a brand ambassador for the Husqvarna Viking, and am now sewing on the Sapphire 965Q. I have been sewing on the Sappire 965Q for about a month now and am absolutely in love. This is my dream machine. The tiny details the were thought of to make sewing more intuitive are amazing. I just can’t say enough good things about this machine. And when you sew on it, it has a hefty feel to it. The parts don’t feel plastic-y like they might give out while sewing thick layers or break a needle. You know that this machine is going to get the job done. So today I thought I would share with you my 10 most favorite features of the Sapphire 965Q.
This week I have partnered with Tom’s of Maine to bring you a super quick DIY Toothbrush and Toothpaste Case Tutorial which is perfect to throw in your overnight bag or carry in your purse as part of your everyday dental hygiene routine. I was really excited to have the chance to try Tom’s of Maine’s new Luminous White Toothpaste.
This week I have a sneak peak of my new Plus Baby Quilt Block Pattern. Since it was a holiday weekend I decided not to post any tutorials, although I have been working on some that will be coming up in the next few weeks. I know most of us were out enjoying the 4th of July this week and had to leave the sewing machine all by its lonesome.
This week I’m sharing 5 must have sewing supplies to get started sewing. Last week I showed how to get started sewing by learning how to thread a sewing machine. This week I am sharing the must have notions that any beginner will need to start their first project.
There are so many cool ways to make Half Square Triangles and here is one more that is super easy and really neat. Plus, it totally puts those jelly rolls to good use. Which is awesome because I always end up wanting to make some kind of quilt out jelly rolls that doesn’t seem like it would work. It would be so easy to make cute little pin wheels out of a jelly roll with this method, which is great because jelly rolls have so many different prints of each fabric collection.
When you start sewing the most intimidating part is the sewing machine! Or more specifically how to thread your sewing machine. I hear from my non sewing friends all the time that they have no idea where to start and are scared to take their machine out of the box or that they just couldn’t figure out how to set it up. Sometimes when you have been doing something for so long your forget about all the things you need to know to get started.
If you need to make a ton of Half Square Triangles The Magic 8 Method is the way to go! For this weeks installment of the Half Square Triangle Tutorial Series I will show you all how to make eight half square triangles at one time! This one is great for making lots of them at one time and also if you are making a quilt that uses several blocks with one fabric or print like pinwheels or turnstiles.
I just wanted to pop in with a quick post to introduce my new quilt pattern – Made Modern in this month’s issue of Love and Patchwork Magazine. It is a bright and colorful baby quilt pattern that is a modern take on the traditional old maid’s block. The bright colors and over sized blocks of this quilt are so cheery and scream summer to me.