Appliqué
While there are hundreds of quilting gadgets on the market these days, when you're new to the craft it's best to start with the basics. So skip the fancy-pants gizmos — for now — and stock up on these important quilting tools that'll help make your first quilt a success.
Sherri McConnell
You don't need another excuse to quilt, but Easter sure is a good one. With the holiday's iconic bunnies, eggs and springtime flowers, there are a ton of different must-make motifs to choose from.
Sherri McConnell
Here's the thing: there shouldn't be anything plain about your tote bag. No matter if you've sewn one yourself or bought one at the store, there are a ton of ways you can make it match your style.
Fresh, fun, scrappy — there's so much to love about this tiny tote bag. Whether you're jumping straight to the appliqué on a store-bought bag or sewing your own from canvas, this bag is just what you need for your next girls' night out.
Beginner
Paper cards are so overdone. This Valentine's Day, give your favorite people hearts made with love and fabric.
Debbie Henry
These coasters are the perfect way to greet your party guests ... and gently nudge them out at the end of the night. Two sides, two messages, one stellar quick-stitch craft!
Beginner
Finish up your modern quilt by adding crosshatch quilting lines for texture. Vanessa shows you how to consistently space the markings and use your walking foot to add the quilting. Plus, find out how to add optional hanging loops.
Sew the background panel of your quilt together, then sew and apply the two-tone circle. Experiment with your stitch settings before you sew the appliqué for best results.
Start your quilt by preparing and cutting your fabric. Vanessa's pro starching tips will help you keep your circle appliqué in shape.
Stitch a modern quilt (designed by Natalie Crabtree) with a touch of appliqué! Vanessa Vargas Wilson, aka the Crafty Gemini, shows you how. Learn to create a perfectly smooth circle edge, then sew your two-toned beauty in place. Plus get tips for spray-basting small projects, along with easy crosshatch quilting with your walking foot.
Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini
Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini
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