Friday, November 14, 2014

Tutorials: Something New






 What I'm sewing with this weekend: Gardenvale by Jen Kingwell for Moda


For a little while now, I've been thinking of doing some video tutorials for the blog. It just seems like some quilting techniques and topics are better presented visually. Using video tutorials will especially allow me to share more complicated techniques and also add pattern tutorials. Although it's a little scary to get behind the camera (and even more scary to start publishing these tutorials), I finally made the leap...the first video is ready!

This first video covers a basic topic--the accurate 1/4" seam; however, this is a topic that is relevant for new quilters and experienced quilters alike. If your seams and points don't seem to be matching up, it might be time for a quick check of the accuracy of your seam allowance. 






You can watch the video here, or go to YouTube to watch. and if you like YouTube video tutorials, I'd love to have you  subscribe to my You Tube Channel. There will be lots of fun videos and tutorials coming up soon! I plan on adding one new video each week.

Also, if there are any topics you'd love to have me cover via video, please leave a comment on today's post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



22 comments:

Patricia said...

Thanks for the tutorial, the painters tape will work for me.

Patricia C

Margaret said...

Congratulations on publishing your own tutorials, Sherri. That's a brave thing to do, even for a person who is used to standing in front of a group of people.
I would be interested in a tutorial about how you sew your projects so quickly. Are there shortcuts you use? It doesn't seem to me that, in the interests of saving time, you sew any less carefully, because your corners and points seem to consistently look great. How do you get so much sewing done (all the while having other commitments in your life)?

Sue said...

How fun and what a great idea!
I also use the painters blue tape :-D

Great tutorial !

Beverly said...

Sherri, you did a great job! I look forward to more helpful tips. I needed this reminder. I have some more detailed blocks I am sewing. Noticed yesterday I have different size blocks! Up to a variance of 1/2inch.:-( Is there a way to correct them and still use in the quilt? Like fudging with sashing somehow? :-)

The AfterCraft said...

YES! Painters tape alllll the way. It made my life 200 times better when I was working on a kingsized HST quilt. I cant express it enough.

Billy'sgirl said...

I actually thought of the same topic as Margaret, in the previous comment. I'd love to know how you plan your time to be able to produce so many wonderful projects. And thanks for taking the time to share them with us.

Kristy said...

Nice job Sherri, now I can put a voice with your face. :)

Sylvia Anderson said...

Congratulations on the launch of your first tutorial Sherri. I think you did a bang up job and look forward to more. It's much easier to see a visual of what you are trying to accomplish, and if you don't get it the first time around, have the advantage of playback. Hope to see you soon, thanks to You Tube.
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gibbygoo56 said...

I need all the help I can get, so the tutorials are a great help. Thank you!

The Gardenvale Collection by Jen Kingwell for Moda looked great in all the photos I saw from the big Quilt show. I can hardly wait to see how it sews up!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Great job! I subscribed and looking forward to more!

gailss said...

Nice job and loved your first tutorial on you tube....will be following and congrats.

Helen L said...

Great Job Sherri!! I'll be looking forward to your next tutorials. :-) Hugs, H

Hildy said...

It''s so cute to hear and see you on video, of course I subscribed to your You Tube Channel! I always wondered how others cut their fabrics if you just need a small bit. Let's say you just need a 2x 4" x 4" square from a FQ do you just cut this piece out or do you cut a 4" strip and add the rest to your scrap bin?

Carla said...

I ,ove anything .jem Kingwell. Lucky you to work with her fabrics ; )

Swedish Scrapper said...

Oooh looking forward to seeing your video tutorials! Great topic to start with. I echo another poster-- any way to salvage blocks that come out different sizes?

Charo said...

Thanks to you, Sherry, a very useful video!!! I'm longing to watch the next

LindseyAnne said...

Excellent tutorial and you managed to sound completely normal, just as if you were chatting to a friend. That must be really hard to do. Well done.

Lesley Gilbert said...

I watched your video on you tube as it allows me to watch it 'full screen' - I also subscribed to your channel, so I'll be watching you weekly :)

Farm Road Ramblings said...

Great job on the tutorial! And don't you just love the new Gardenvale?! Can't wait for that one. : )

PamKittyMorning said...

Very fun Sherri! Great topic, nice sound and lighting. This looks fun! Looking forward to your next video.

Thimbleanna said...

Fantastic job Sherri! I'm a 1/4" foot user -- and just like you, I have to adjust my needle -- for me it's 8 clicks -- which I don't get -- there should be no clicks! Also, I had to laugh -- I know you're a real quilter -- there were little thread bits all over the edges of your painters tape LOLOL!!!!

Catherine O'Connor said...

Thank you so much for deciding to make video tutorials! Love your blog and the videos will be helpful for all of us who love to sew and quilt.

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