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Meet Your Sewing Machine

Our sewing machines become our best friend and greatest tool when learning to quilt. In this video we meet our sewing machine from the inside out! Here are some of the key terms you will learn from this video - but there is soooo much more!

Tools Must Haves vs Luxury Jittery Wings Quilt Co

In this lesson, I review the must-have tools for quilters vs. the luxury tools that can be added later. Starting a new hobby can be expensive. Watch this video to get started off on the right track, or to even learn what that weird tool in the kit you bought 20 years ago actually does.

Learn How to Use a Rotary Cutter and Ruler

Leave the Scissors Alone. I rarely use scissors in my quilting. Rotary cutters open up lots of options for clean, precise cuts for quilting. Make friends with your rotary cutter and quilting will become a pleasure! 

DIY the Ultimate Sliding Quilt Design Wall

Raise your hand if spreading your quilt design out on the floor requires, sweeping, dog corralling, child dodging, an...

Investing in a Wool Pressing Mat

When I first started quilting, my amazing husband built me a pressing board. It was a piece of wood with a layer of foil to reflect the heat back, covered with three layers of batting, and then topped with fabric that we stapled around the back of the board. I have three of them in different sizes and use them for very different reasons. One I take on retreats, one I use for pressing backing and full quilts, and a medium one I leave up all the time next to my sewing machine. I loved them. I thought they were the bomdiggidy, until I first used a wool pressing mat. 

Steps for Trimming Flying Geese Blocks

Trimming a flying geese block to the correct size is simple if you turn the ruler in the correct direction. This tutorial will walk you through trimming a flying geese block to 2.5" x 4.5" and it works for trimming to any size.  After making flying geese using the No Waste Method (4 at a Time), it will look like the image below. It will have little tails at the top and on the bottom two sides. 

29 Basic Quilt Terms

Anytime we learn a new skill there is a new language that goes with it. For the quilting and sewing world, the langu...

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