How to’s

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Applique

NEW  Freezer paper for applique: http://quiltingpassion.com/tutorials/freezerpaper.html

Fusible web applique: http://fibermania.blogspot.com/2005/03/fusing-101_10.html

Raw edge applique:

http://sharonschambernetwork.com/free_area/videos/rawedge_applique/index.html

Binding

http://serendipitypatchwork.com.au/blog/2008/02/04/free-non-binding-alternative-quilt-finishes/ – list of online tutorials

Continuous binding: http://www.heatherbaileydesign.com/HB_QuiltBinding.pdf

http://serendipitypatchwork.com.au/blog/2008/04/01/continuous-binding-without-bulges/

Corners: http://serendipitypatchwork.com.au/blog/2009/01/12/poking-around-corners/

Double-fold binding: http://www.quiltville.com/binding.shtml

Facing finish: http://serendipitypatchwork.com.au/blog/2009/01/13/my-favourite-quilt-facing-finish/

http://barnyardchatter.wordpress.com/2009/04/06/facings-an-alternative-to-traditional-bindings/

“Pillow case” finish: http://fibermania.blogspot.com/2005/04/escape-hatch-finish.html

Narrow binding: http://thelittleredhen.typepad.com/my_weblog/quilt-binding-tutorial.html

Cording and zigzag: http://andsewitgoes.blogspot.com/2007_11_01_archive.html

Satin stitch:

Embellishment

Beading: http://cqmagonline.com/vol03iss03/articles/334/index.shtml

Free motion embroidery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYgFWrxD1sI – a short video

Needle felting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkdGCiu7Tzk

Getting started in quiltmaking

http://fibermania.blogspot.com/2004/12/how-to-start-quilt.html

http://explorer.quiltstudy.org/quiltmaker.html

http://www.beginningquilter.com/ – videos on basic techniques

http://sharonschambernetwork.com/free_area/free.html – free videos and patterns

http://mccallsquilting.com/lessons/ – lessons on everything from basic supplies to mitred borders

http://www.needlepointers.com/ShowArticles.aspx?NavID=707 – basic lesssons

http://mccallsquilting.com/artheblk/ – tips and techniques

http://quiltersvillage.com/basic/ – basic lessons

http://qnm.com/articles/ and  http://qnm.com/webextras/ – articles and patterns from Quilters Newsletter

http://quiltmaker.com/tips/ – tips and techniques

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO1s-D5nSrE&feature=channel – tools and supplies

Hand quilting

http://www.ehow.com/how_2120257_hand-quilt.html

NEW http://video.about.com/quilting/Hand-Quilting-Techniques.htm

Labels

http://www.reddawn.net/quilt/label.htm

http://planetpatchwork.com/passtvq/tvq25/quilting.htm

Machine quilting

http://patsythompsondesigns.com/index.php/free-downloads

http://sewinspired.blogspot.com/2007/09/free-motion-machine-quilting-tutorial.html

http://www.quilt.com/HowTo/MachineQuiltingHowTo.html

http://www.mccallsquilting.com/lessons/804_machinequilting/ – 10 tips to improve your machine quilting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMctHEglLaU – a “speed taster” of a video showing you how to quilt feathers

Piecing

Fast flying geese: http://members.shaw.ca/BeverlysQuiltingPage/ffg.htm

Surface design

Circles: http://twocreativestudios.com/freeprojects/circle.pdf

NEW Colour basics http://adventurequilter.com/e-Learning/Articles/Articles.html – short introduction and longer article

Coloured pencils on fabric: http://gabrielleswain.com/notes.php?wd=71602&?PHPSESSID=8d2ecdfb755d7df392c25f182d0f238d

Dyeing: http://fibermania.blogspot.com/2007/02/my-arm-hurts.html – “the lazy dyer”

http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/instructions.shtml

http://www.prochemical.com/directions.htm

Foiling: http://www.thomasin.com/foils.html – with fusible web

Gelatine printing: http://quiltkunstquilt.blogspot.com/search/label/gelatin%20printing/

Painting: http://www.prochemical.com/directions/MX%20PDF/Direct%20Application.pdf – with thickened dye

Printing with fruits and vegetables: http://cathybargar.blogspot.com/2009/02/blog-post.html

Stamping: http://www.susanpm.blogspot.com – see the “stamping Monday” posts

Tools of the trade

Needles: http://www.feelingstitchy.com/2007/08/needle-in-haystack.html

Thread: http://www.superiorthreads.com/education/

Hoops or frames: http://www.ehow.com/how_2042382_use-quilting-hoop.html

Finishing and Caring for your Quilt

How to block a quilt :       http://chubbymother.blogspot.com/2009/06/tutorial-blocking-quilt.html

How to make interfaced quilt labels :      http://chubbymother.blogspot.com/2009/02/label-tutorial.html

How to care for your quilt :       http://web.mac.com/traceypereira/teepeequilts/Free_Stuff_files/Quilt%20Care%202008.pdf

What you can do with a Little Gem:

Hanging: http://www.embtreasures.com/articles/QuiltSleeveTriangles.htm – using triangles instead of a hanging sleeve

Another description of using triangles as a hanging device – the tutorial is in pdf format, located just under the banner – www.threadsociety.blogspot.com/

Mounting and framing: http://www.lyrickinard.com/tutorials.html

Mounting on plexiglass/perspex: http://fibermania.blogspot.com/2005/07/how-to-mount-quilts-on-plexiglass.html

NEWEST A compendium of display systems: http://www.alzquilts.org/paqdisplay.html

3 Responses to How to’s

  1. Gillian says:

    I found the article on stitching circles fascinating and very informative. Am determined to have a go.
    Thank you

  2. Sheila Darkin says:

    Spent most of the afternoon looking at all your “little gems” and would be interested in doing one or two or three………..myself. Are they all 14″ x 10″ couldn’t quite decide. Thanks – they are inspirational and interesting and fun!

  3. littlegemquilts says:

    Glad you found the Little Gems inspirational. All the quiltlets are A4 size which equates to about 8 1/2 ” x 11 3/4 “. If you are thinking of making some for the fund raising cause they would need to be here in the UK by 16th August. I have a contact in BC who is flying here to the Festival for the tombola who could bring your Little Gems with her. Hilary (Little Gems Team)

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