Free-Motion Quilting
Sew up the simple blocks and striped Bright Side blocks. Meghan demonstrates how to press them to ensure the small strips lie flat for quilting.
Now, look at the fat-quarter friendly Bright Side quilt as you learn how to select, cut and organize your fabric pieces. Big blocks make these steps go quickly!
Finally, sew the blocks into rows and press the seams so they'll nest to make quilt top assembly a breeze. Plus, learn the best order to sew your rows together. Once your top is complete, it's up to you on how to baste, quilt and bind it. Don't worry; Bluprint has lots more classes to show you how!
Refresh your decor with two modern patchwork projects that you can finish in a weekend! Designer Meghan Buchanan shows you how to make a matching pillow and quilt top with only straight line sewing. Plus, get tips for choosing colors, assembly line sewing, and managing large projects in your machine.
Meghan Buchanan
Meghan Buchanan
Get started with a simple modern pillow. Meghan helps you choose and cut your fabrics so you're ready to sew.
Sew up the Bright Side blocks to start your pillow. You'll use the same concepts again later to make a full quilt. Meghan shows you how to easily piece and press the blocks for best results, before adding border strips to complete the pillow front.
Learn a simple way to mark and quilt a crosshatch design on the pillow front. After that, prepare the back pieces and sew them together to create an envelope-style pillow cover that's beautiful (and removable!).
Let's be real: we can always use more totes for grocery runs and storing sewing supplies. This stash-busting project is perfect for beginner sewists and — bonus! — it'll be done in less than an hour. Last-minute gift idea, anyone?
Let's be honest: making quilted gifts can be just as much fun as creating full-size quilts. So if you're looking for homemade gift ideas, consider these beauties for the best peeps on your list.
Admit it: it's easy to lose control of your sewing space to fabric, thread and other tools. But we're here to fight back against clutter and keep your craft room mess-free. Say hello to your new favorite organizers — that you get to DIY!
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