Thursday, August 30, 2012

Strips for Stripes Bag

I designed this Strips for Stripes bag as an exclusive for Bernina.  It is made with the quick "quilt as you go" or "stitch and flip" technique.  You can sew it scrappy with all different prints from your stash, coordinate and repeat fabrics, or use jelly roll strips. The handles on both bags are purchased but they could easily be stitched out of fabric.  The instructions are free and posted on the We All Sew blog.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Marilyn from UK asks: I have just found you on Internet and wow I'm so happy. You can't believe how I have been looking for someone who does DVDs on machine quilting. I live in UK, have just started quilting and am self taught. Could you please tell me which product you would recommend for a beginner in top quilting? I am so excited about what I have read and seen.

Good question Marilyn! My recommendation is Skillbuilder 1 fabric practice panel and Skillbuilder Companion book to start. Skillbuilder Studio Volume 1 - Introduction to Machine Quilting DVD are very helpful for visual learning. Skillbuilder 2 panel and Feather Fundamentals DVD are a good next step if you want to learn to quilt feathers.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kathy from Wisconsin asked:  "Do you have a pattern for the pretty creche wall hanging in the background of your You Tube 10 Minute Table Runner tutorial?  The nativity is a pattern my sister, Janet Selck, designed.  It was originally in her book Pot of Stew but that is out of print so it is available on her website as a pattern.  Go to and you will find it in the pattern section.