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Patchwork Techniques

Some tips to make our patchwork and quilting lives easier!

How To Layer up a Quilt 

It’s much easier to layer up a small quilt than a big one, but this tutorial from YouTube shows the basic technique. It’s by Wendi Gratz of Shiny Happy World. She sells lovely downloadable patterns.

Tip: instead of pinning, use a microstitch, or fusible wadding. Check our website for details.

How To Bind A Quilt (with mitered corners and an invisible join)

We love this YouTube tutorial, by Made By Marizpan. It includes everything you need to know to add a beautiful binding to your quilt! Learn how to sew a binding strip, how to create crisp mitered corners, and how to attach the binding together with a professional “invisible join.” See three different techniques for stitching the binding to the back side of your quilt. These instructions make it easy to bind a blanket.

How to Make Bias Tape: Single and Double Fold

We use bias tape for all sorts of projects. It’s simple and effective. Check out this quick tutorial by Made Everyday, on YouTube. We love it!

It even tells you the difference between single and double fold bias tape….