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Comparing Fabric Cutting Machines

Which is the best fabric  cutting machine?  AccuQuilt, Big Shot? Brother ScanNCut? Silhouette? It depends on your needs. I liked rotary cutting until I lopped off the corner of my finger and had stitches. Machine cutters are much safer. I researched machines for weeks before purchasing. Here is what I learned.Note: I’m blogging as a quilter not a scrapbooker here.(Cricut ... Read More »

Hand Embroidery Made Simple & Free Pattern

With Sticky Fabri-Solvy Stabilizer you can print patterns from your computer, apply to fabric and stitch right through it – no  more tracing or taping to window or transfer pens! Sulky Fabri-Solvy stabilizer is a temporary fabric-like water soluble stabilizer. When you finish your project swish it in water and it washes away. In this video Wendy from Shiny Happy World shows ... Read More »

A Message to my Pinterest Quilting Followers

Hello Pinterest friends! Thank you for following me. Saving quilt inspiration on Pinterest is like building my own eye candy magazine. I was so surprised and delighted to find over 4,000 of you following my quilting board. But I started wondering if you knew I have FORTY plus quilting boards. You will find FORTY+ sub-boards like hexagons, charm packs, jelly ... Read More »

Organizing Quilt Stash with Pant Hangers

I like to display my fabric so I can easy visualize my next project. If it is hidden in a box I may never get to play with it. I just did a major closet purge and had a few dozen unused huggable pant hangers not in use (ya know, the ultra slim velvet non-slip ones). Light bulb moment: Why not hang my ... Read More »

30 Charm Pack Projects

What Can You Do With a Charm Pack? In the quilting world charm packs are versatile and economical. They are adorable precut 5 inch squares and have twenty to thirty squares per pack. Here are 30 charm pack ideas: Follow Me on Pinterest Follow Robin’s board Quilting: Charm Quilts on Pinterest. Read More »

QAYG 20 Quilt As You Go Tutorials

Quilt As You Go or QAYG is a fun and quick, machine quilting technique where you piece your quilt at the same time you add the three layers of quilt top, batting and backing. Once you finish piecing the quilt is almost done. Just join and add binding. Here is the one I’m working on now using Verna Mosquera Rosewater fabric. ... Read More »

An Easy Chevron Quilt Tutorial

How to Make a Chevron Quilt Without Piecing Triangles! No triangles, no half-square tirangles. Just rectangles easy to strip quilt. It  is basically a Rail Fence Quilt on point.   See the rectangles. I found several tutorials for Chevron quilts.  See fabric requirements and tutorials at the bottom of this post.     Chevron Quilt Tutorials 1. Crazy Mom Zig Zag ... Read More »

Quilting Again After a 23 Year Break

My daughter passed in 2014 so I began making memory quilts for her boys. The process has been very good for me. Time to remember, reflect, and pray. I haven’t quilted in  23 years! I enjoy designing the quilts more that making them. I like designing patterns even more. I decided to make some of my digital papers into fabric to quilt. It is ... Read More »

No Papers Hexagon Quilting Tutorial

If you are wondering why there is an explosion of hexagon quilts its because they are totally addicting. The cuteness sucks you in, you try just one, then BAM! You are forever addicted. Your family will never see you watch TV with an empty lap again. Every car trip will include a sewing basket. You actually look forward to waiting ... Read More »

Organizing Cutting Dies

I’m using a Sizzix Big Shot to cut fabric for quilting. As my die library has grown I needed a store solution. Accuquilt offers a wire die holder in a few sizes from $23 to $35. I picked up a few letters holders at  thrift store for 50 cents each. As your die addiction supply grows you can add more letter holders. If I could do ... Read More »

Organize with Mason Jars in the Sewing Room

There are better way to store thread, but I’m using what I have on hand. I use Mason jars a lot. I use them for charm packs (so I can see them), for leftover scraps from projects and for crumbs (tiny scraps) by color I can quickly grab for appliqué. They look so pretty on my shelves. Follow Me on Pinterest for ... Read More »

Frugal Fabric for Quilting

Quilting fabric is $10+ a yard. I indulge but I also pick up vintage sheets, pillow cases and dust ruffles at thrift stores to feed my habit frugally. I just turned several pillow cases into these 2.5″ strips. I have enough for a nice strip lap quilt. I cut the strips with a Big Shot Pro and 2.5″ dies. I cut ... Read More »

Hobbies: Scrapbooking & Quilting

This site is in a process or re-organization. We are merging all blogs into one giant blog. The HOBBIES Category will soon be available with hundreds of tutorials and freebies for digital scrapbookers and quilters.Once all the post are moved you will be able to search all  categories of HeartofWisdom.com (homeschool publications, homeschool helps, Hebrew roots posts, freebies, recipes, nutrition, home ... Read More »

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