March is National Quilting Month and Bonnie has produced a bunch of great tutorials for quilters!
Machine embroidery and quilting go hand-in-hand. Whether you applique blocks and sew them together or you piece a top and then quilt it from end to end, these tips and techniques help ensure success.
Should You Prewash Fabric?
Some prewash before they stitch and some don’t. This blog shows you both sides of the coin.
All About Batting
Is there a right side and a wrong side to batting? Yes, there is, and Bonnie shows you how to determine which side is which.
You can also learn tips for basting and fusing batting, as well as for preventing bearding, here.
Some projects are ideal for stitching on battilizer (batting that includes stabilizer), providing the best of both worlds.
Sashing and Borders
Proportion is the name of the game and it can be confusing to determine how wide to make your sashing and borders.
Figure out proper sashing widths using the golden ratio. See how easy it is to join the ends of your quilt binding with Bonnie’s blog and video. She also shows you how to make perfectly mitered corners for a professional finish.
If you ever wondered why some borders look great while others don’t work, learn how wide to make your borders using the golden ratio and Fibonacci numbers.
Tips for T-shirt Quilts
T-shirt quilts are extremely popular and, although they are relatively easy to make, there are plenty of tips and techniques that make them better.
Bonnie takes you through the entire process with blogs and videos. See how to get started in prepping your shirts. Then, conquer cutting and layout of your blocks before seeing how to put it all together.
Marvelous Magnetic Hoops
Magnetic hoops are a game changer when quilting with your embroidery machine. See how to create a template to start, then follow Bonnie’s technique for quilting your layers. You can even quilt before you embroider or applique.
How do you quilt with your embroidery machine?
Sew Inspired by Bonnie