• Pin Banner Tutorial

    Sometimes Crafter March 10, 2019

    Today i’m sharing how to make this very simple, easy and quick to make pin banner. I bought a few pins this fall and decided I wanted a way to display them in my studio and a pin banner seemed like the cutest and easiest method. I grabbed my canvas and got cutting and this was the end result. It was so easy I decided to type up a quick tutorial so you can make one, too! Supplies: Canvas or other sturdy fabric 1/2″ wooden dowel (at least 7.5″ long) Finial dowel caps for dowel (optional) String or ribbon (for…

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  • Batwings + Bowties Block

    Sometimes Crafter October 18, 2018

    Hello everyone!  Today I have long asked for tutorial for the block I used in my Halloween quilt a few years ago.  Not only that, but I made a YouTube video tutorial for it as well.  It’s such a simple block and so much fun to put together with scraps or small amounts of fabric you have on hand.  It’s the perfect block for a scrappy quilt. I had so much fun making this quilt, and using all of my…

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  • Quilt Binding Tutorials

    Sometimes Crafter December 13, 2017

    On this page you’ll find links to all of my binding tutorials, from piecing your binding, to stitching it on the front of the quilt by machine and hand stitching the binding to the back of the quilt by hand.  There are even a few tutorials for getting those perfectly mitered corners and showing an updated method for finishing your binding with a Fons & Porter Binding Tool. Part 1: Making your binding Part 2: Attaching your binding to the…

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  • Binding Perfectly Mitered Corners

    Sometimes Crafter January 11, 2016

    I had a couple of people on Instagram ask me about my mitered corners on my quilts, and how I got them to turn out so “perfect”.  Perfect is of course in the eye of the beholder, but I do tend to have nicely squared corners on my binding.  It comes from years of practice and perfecting my technique.  It’s not difficult, or any big secret, so let’s break it down in photos and then you too can love your…

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  • Binding // Joining Ends

    Sometimes Crafter January 10, 2016

    I was reviewing my binding posts (1, 2, and 3) before my binding class at Modern Domestic last month, as I wanted to direct students there for a refresher after class should they forget a step.  I realized that while it’s still relevant, I don’t actually show the method i’m using now to attach the ends of my binding.  It’s still the same basic idea, but I now use the Fons & Porter Binding Tool (affiliate link) to help me do…

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  • Patchwork Diamond Tutorial

    Sometimes Crafter April 6, 2015

    I really enjoyed making my Improv Diamond Quilt, especially because of how quickly the blocks went together.  I’m so glad to be sharing with you today how I made them, and I hope you use them to create your own improv quilt.  With this tutorial you will have the exact measurements and instructions for piecing the same blocks I used in my original quilt, however, the basic idea can be applied to any size block needed, it only takes your…

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  • Halloween Quilt Tutorial

    Sometimes Crafter October 2, 2014

    {Tutorial found in the post below} Today on the Benartex blog, Sew in Love {with Fabric}, I have a tutorial on how to make this fun Halloween Medallion Quilt. With the use of From Marti Michell’s Kaleido-Ruler, and a few fabulous prints from Benartex, the quilt came together very quickly and remedied my need for a Halloween quilt. With the many interruptions a mom can expect, I made this in two afternoons, but could have easily completed it in a…

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  • The Interesting Point Quilt

    Sometimes Crafter September 7, 2013

    Today I have a free quilt pattern for you!  What makes this quilt unique is that you use the left over curved pieces from the Points of Interest Quilt in Quilting Happiness to make it.  Don’t worry if you haven’t made the Points of Interest quilt (or POI quilt as I like to call it), I included a template to cut your curved print pieces so you can still make this quilt.  The blocks are very simple circles constructed from…

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  • Fall Stitching Needle Card

    Sometimes Crafter September 16, 2011

    I have this small, round side table that I decided needs a round, quilted table topper for the fall.  I decorated the other day for fall/Halloween and it looks a little barren in that spot.  So I found a great stitchery at The Floss Box (thanks to Amanda H. for the link) and have started stitching when I have a few minutes.  I figure this will be the center and I’ll scrappy piece around the sides to make it the…

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