Infographic: Satin Stitch Applique

It’s infographic time again! I feel like a lot of my topics have been leading up to this one, since it is a slightly more advanced technique. Satin stitching is one of those techniques that is mostly about practice. Once you’re sure your machine can do the stitch, you just need to get used to the feel of it in your hands and you’ll get … Continue reading Infographic: Satin Stitch Applique

Infographic: Fusible Web Applique

I recently whipped up another infographic! 😀 I wanted to get to this topic much sooner, but I felt I needed to tackle more basic things first. This one goes over the steps involved in fusible web applique in a fun flowchart form. Applique is probably my favorite technique because of its versatility, so hopefully this chart will show all the possibilities you have when … Continue reading Infographic: Fusible Web Applique

Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! Final Week!

WEEK 12: Quilting & binding First off, congrats on making it this far! If you’ve been sewing along with me so far, that means you’ve made up an entire quilt top, and that’s no small feat! If you’ve still got some pep left in you, this week we’re finishing off the quilt with the layering, quilting, and finally binding. This is the final week of … Continue reading Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! Final Week!

Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! Week 11

WEEK 11: Assembling the blocks Congratulations! If you’ve made it this far then you finished all that crazy applique 😀 Definitely the most daunting part of the quilt. This week we’re going to assemble all of the pieces to create the quilt top, so gather up all the pieces you cut in Week 1 as well as the blocks you created in Weeks 2-10. Then … Continue reading Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! Week 11

Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! Week 10

WEEK 10: Mermaid applique block #5 Today is the last block! So pat yourself on the back if you’ve made it this far! That’s a lot of applique to get through ♥ It’s put together just like the first applique week: print the pattern, trace the outlines, fuse to the fabric, cut the shapes, fuse to the background fabric, and finally sew around the edges. … Continue reading Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! Week 10

Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! Week 9

WEEK 9: Seahorse applique block This week we have the last sea creature to applique! We’re nearly done! Today is this adorable little seahorse 😀 It’s put together just like the first applique week: print the pattern, trace the outlines, fuse to the fabric, cut the shapes, fuse to the background fabric, and finally sew around the edges. When you’re done, it should look something … Continue reading Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! Week 9

Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! Week 8

WEEK 8: Mermaid applique block #4 Today’s yet another mermaid! I loved drawing the extra details on this little girlie. Instead of the usual fish fin, I gave her a fin that’s more like a shark – and of course the braid is fun too 😀 It’s put together just like the first applique week: print the pattern, trace the outlines, fuse to the fabric, … Continue reading Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! Week 8

Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! Week 7

WEEK 7: Fish applique block Hello again! This week we have the third sea creature in our collection – this tropical fish! It’s put together just like the first applique week: print the pattern, trace the outlines, fuse to the fabric, cut the shapes, fuse to the background fabric, and finally sew around the edges. When you’re done, it should look something like this! Once … Continue reading Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! Week 7

Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! Week 6

WEEK 6: Mermaid applique block #3 We’ve got another mermaid today! This one was fun to draw too – the pose is really dynamic and I like how the cameo frame has radial symmetry 😀 It’s put together just like the first week: print the pattern, trace the outlines, fuse to the fabric, cut the shapes, fuse to the background fabric, and finally sew around … Continue reading Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! Week 6

Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! Week 5

WEEK 5: Starfish applique block Hello again! This week we have the second sea creature in the Mermaid quilt – this fun little starfish. It’s put together just like the other weeks: print the pattern, trace the outlines, fuse to the fabric, cut the shapes, fuse to the background fabric, and finally sew around the edges. Click the button below to get the applique template! … Continue reading Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! Week 5