Video: Which Batting to Use?

“Think about your end goal for the quilt,” says Becky Richards, Educator for Hobbs Bonded Fibers, a QuiltWeek sponsor. Why are there so many types? Becky answers many batting questions in this video. Cotton, polyester, cotton blend, silk, wool, wool blend—there are so many choices! Have you tried using two layers of different types? You…

She’s Still Stitching at 106!

Everyone in Mapleton, North Dakota, knows Myrtle Farrell.  The “quilt maker” in their small town is 106 years old and still cuts and sews baby quilts every day! She has made 300 quilts in the last three years. Click here for her video interview with award-winning journalist Kevin Wallevand, WDAY-TV.  Thanks to WDAY6 for this…

VIDEO: Adding Lace with Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart is back with a video lesson about making lace! See the techniques she used to make and add fabulous lace designs to her award-winning quilt, Snow Flowers. Susan explains making the lace, the hand appliqué and binding involved in hiding raw edges on the back, and the wide variety of quilting designs. Plus,…

Needle Threading with Ami Simms!

Having some trouble hand quilting simply because of problems with needle threading? Ami Simms shared some great tips for threading needles in two of her recent newsletters. She said: If you’re “Slow Quilting,” otherwise known as plain old “hand quilting,” and formerly known as “quilting” (before people started quilting with an electric needle), then threading…