Tutorials

A complete list of FREE tutorials done by me!

Locally Grown Picnic Quilt Along: Learn to make a fun picnic quilt from beginning to end using Andover Fabrics Locally Grown fabric collection.
Video #1: Fabric requirements
Video #2: Cutting instructions
Video #3: Block construction and Piecing the quilt top
Video #4: Denim backing and finishing quilt

Victorian Modern Video Quilt Along: Learn to make two different blocks and alternate them to create a stunning but super easy quilt design using Andover Fabrics Victorian Modern fabric collection. A 5-part video series with step-bu-step instructions.  For the downloadable PDF which includes the written instructions and pattern info click HERE.
Video #1: Overview of quilt design & fabric requirements
Video #2: Block #1 cutting and piecing instructions
Video #3: Block #2 cutting and piecing instructions
Video #4: Sashing strips & cornerstones
Video #5: Finishing the quilt

Video Quilt Along: Learn how to make 12 different simple quilt blocks and then put it all together to complete an actual quilt from start to finish.

Block #1- Variation on traditional Bow Tie block
Block #2- Amish Diamond Quilt Block 
Block #3- Mr. Roosevelt's Necktie Block
Block #4- Friendship Star Quilt Block  
Block #5- A Hole in the Barn Door Quilt Block (aka Churn Dash)
Block #6- Patience Corners
Block #7- Half Square Triangle Freebie Quilt Block
Block #8- Autograph Quilt Block 
Block #9- X Block 
Block #10- Modern Strip Block
Block #11- Ohio Star Block
Block #12- Square in a Square 
How to Square up the Quilt Blocks 
Quilt Sashing- Measure & Make it 
Backing, Basting & Quilting your quilt 
How to Tie a Quilt
How to square up your quilt top
How to make and attach quilt binding
How to hand sew binding to back of quilt

Black & White Quilt Along:
Black & White Quilt Block #1- Windmill
Black & White Quilt Block #2-Hourglass
Black & White Quilt Block #3-Windmill variation
Black & White Quilt Block #4- Shooting Star
Black & White Quilt Block #5- Electric Fan


Baby/Child Items:
Baby Bib
Arm & Leg Warmers
Cloth Diapers on a budget 
How to make cloth wipes
How to make a Pillowcase Dress  
Make Baby/Toddler Pants from a t-shirt 
How to make a Kiddie Handle 
Fabric Flower embellishment
Flower Hair Clip
How to Make a Shopping Cart Cover for Babies and Toddlers
Christmas Eve Pajama Pants- Snowflake applique
Halloween Pumpkin/Jack O'Lantern costume tutorial
Fleece Fringe Scarf for kids- Jellyfish embellishment
Christmas Eve snowflake pajama pants

Cooking:
Pecan Pralines
Pita Pizza
Sofrito  
Southwestern Chicken Quesadillas
Cinnamon Raisin Swirl bread
Blackened Salmon and Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes
Crispy Chicken Thighs with Bulgur Wheat and Red Beans 
Apple Pie Turnovers (mini apple pies)
How to make your own bread from scratch
Turkey Bacon Green Beans side dish


Home Decor:
Fabric "Paper Towel" Roll with Snaps
How to Make a Pillowcase- Roll up/Burrito Method (French seams)
Easy Pillow Cover
How to make pillow slipcovers 
Quilted Coasters
How to make a Fabric Basket/Bowl 
How to make Fabric Napkins 
How to make a Fourth of July Table Runner 
How to make a Casserole or Pie Carrier
How to make a Sewing Machine Dust Cover 
How to make reusable sandwich & snack bags 
Frosty the Snowman Mug Rug tutorials
Cupcake Mug Rug Tutorial
Dishrack Remix- sewing pattern storage idea 
Christmas Advent Calendar
Frosty the Snowman Mug Rug


Jewelry/Accessories:
Turban inspired headband/Turband- DIY video
How to Make an Infinity Scarf
Reversible Fleece Beanie Hat- Adult & Child pattern included
Easy fold over elastic (FOE) headbands & embellishments
Button earrings
Fabric Flower Hair Clip 
How to Make A Quilted Zipper Makeup/Cosmetic Pouch 
How to Make a Zippered Box Pouch 
Flower fabric bookmark 

Beginner Sewing Series- Simplicity Pattern 2290 (Pajama Pants)
Buy Simplicity Pattern 2290 HERE.
Part 1- How to read & understand the pattern envelope
Part 2- How to cut out pattern and fabric pieces
Part 3- How to sew and hem the pants

Teaching Kids to Sew:
How to teach kids to use a sewing machine- Tips & Ideas
My son's first sewing machine
My 3 yr old son's first quilt

Paper Crafts:
How to use Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers
Tag Envelope Tutorial


Sewing:
Sewing Machine basics 
Methods for pre-treating your fabric for sewing
How to put a new needle in your sewing machine
How to sew with invisible thread
How to sew with seam binding
Cutting your fabric basics
How to Sew a Blind Hem 
Eye Pillow- (3 part Tutorial)
     Part 1
     Part 2
     Part 3
How to make a French Seam
Finishing your seams with a serger
Make your own fabric labels
Upcycled denim tote bag
Pin cushion bracelet 
Laptop Case 
Grab-N-Go Quilted Pot Holders
How to make a Pillowcase Dress 
Simple Drawstring Bag 
Fusible/Raw Edge Applique How-to
The Cheater's way of doing Needle Turn Applique
How to sew curved seams with no pins
How to make a quilted camera strap cover
How to make a fabric flower
How to make a fabric basket/ bowl 
How to make fabric napkins 
Fourth of July Table Runner 
How to Make Quilted Fabric Postcards 
How to Make a Quilted Zipper Makeup/Cosmetic Pouch
How to Make a Zippered Box Pouch
How to make Bias Binding 
How to make a Half Apron from a man's shirt 
How to make a Casserole or Pie Carrier
How to make a sewing machine dust cover
How to make sewing pattern weights 
Fabric Bookmark Tutorial
How to make a pair of leggings
How to make a dolman style t-shirt
How to Tie Dye leggings with Rit liquid dye
Reversible Fleece Beanie- Adult & Child size pattern included
Reversible Fleece Hat with Ear Flaps- Adult & Child size pattern included
Valentine's Day Fabric Gift Book
DIY Duct Tape Dress Form Dos & Don'ts
How to make a Kimono inspired top- Sewing with Chiffon

Quilting: 
Cutting your fabric basics  
How to make and attach quilt binding
How to hand sew binding to back of quilt
Loading a quilt top on a frame (floating technique)
Free-motion machine quilting
Make your own quilt labels 
Quilted Laptop Case 
Grab-N-Go Quilted Pot Holders
How to Make a Christmas Advent Calendar- Fabric Panel
Paper Piecing Made Easy 
How to make a quilted camera strap cover
How to Make Quilted Fabric Postcards 
How to Make a Quilted Zipper Makeup/Cosmetic Pouch
How to Make a Quilted Zippered Box Pouch 
How to make a Casserole or Pie Carrier
How to make a sewing machine dust cover
Frosty the Snowman Mug Rug Tutorial 
Baby Quilt & Owl Softie Video Workshop

Applique:
Fusible/Raw Edge Applique How-to
The Cheater's way of doing Needle Turn Applique
Fusible/Raw Edge Applique How-to
Frosty the Snowman Mug Rug Tutorial 

Longarm Quilting:
How to use micro handles
How to load a quilt with magnets
How to use micro handles
 
Soap Making
How to make soap from scratch- (Cold process)
Champagne Bubbles inspired soap design {cutting}

Product Reviews
SB3129 Simplicity® by Brother™ Computerized Sewing Machine
Best sewing machine for beginners
New Slice digital cutter video review & tutorial
Simplicity's 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine review
Simplicity's Electric Scissors review
Simplicity's Electric Hand Felting Machine review
 
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