Today I’m sharing the Quilting Life Podcast Episode 5 show notes. In this week’s episode we talk about a lot of quilting essentials and basics, but we also talk about some really fun topics and answer questions from listeners and viewers. We can’t thank everyone enough for listening and watching and submitting such wonderful topics for us!
Quilting Life Podcast Episode 5
We taped this episode just a few days ago. We’re both crazy busy sewing quilts with our next fabric collection right now, so getting to sit down and visit during the podcast was an extra special treat.
Episode 5 Topics
Here is a list of the topics we covered in today’s episode:
- Fabric preparation–to pre-wash or not?
- Stitch length
- Sewing Machines
- Fabric Collection Colors–what is our “staple” color? (Chelsi had some fun information on this one…)
- Quilt Labels
- Quilt Tracking
- Project for Kids
- Quilting at any age–one of my favorite parts of the show was near the end!
Episode 5 Links
And here are links to the products we shared or mentioned throughout the podcast:
- Sea Glass Quilt Pattern
- Starlight Pattern
- Pathways Pattern
- Sewing Themed Notepads
- All in One Quilter’s Reference Tool
- Maker Valley Sewing Themed T-Shirts
- Jelly Snowflake Mystery Quilt Along
- Mini Log Cabin Ruler
- Our Favorite Aurifil Thread Color
- My Binding Video Part 1
- My Binding Video Part 2
- Vanessa Goertzen’s Binding Tutorial
Where to Listen & Watch
You can watch on YouTube or listen on your favorite podcast platform. We would love it if you’d leave us a rating and review on Apple podcasts. It’s our understanding that that will help so that our podcast can be found by other listeners. Thank you so much to those who have already done this!
Where to Find Us
- Our Facebook Group: A Quilting Life with Sherri & Chelsi
- A Quilting Life Blog (you are here)
- Chelsi’s Blog
- A Quilting Life Instagram
- Chelsi Stratton Instagram
- A Quilting Life YouTube Channel
- A Quilting Life Pattern Shop
- Chelsi Stratton Pattern Shop
Our Next Episode
Our next episode will air Monday, August 3rd. I hope you enjoyed these Podcast Episode 5 show notes. Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
I just discovered your podcast and watched on YouTube. It’s such an enjoyable and informative podcast!. Your quilts are so lovely, too!
Becklyn Henning says
I also have discovered your podcasts and enjoy them.
One question for you. How do you go come up with new fabric lines and pattern designs? What is the inspiration?
I’m really enjoying your podcast.. what a great idea.
I have a question. When you gift a guilt, mini quilt wall hang , etc. do you pre wash them before gifting or even for your use too? Thanks
I really enjoy seeing yours and Chelsi’s quilts displayed during the podcasts. You have such beautiful fabric collections. My just for fun question to you both is do you have a favourite block that you like making more than any other? Thanks
Podcasts are so fun to listen to as I enjoy hearing you both talk and share. You are a great team!
Love the topics.
Wondering if you could share how you deal with PRESSING blocks. Seams open or to one side. How do you know when to press open? That has always been a frustration for me.
Jan Weicksel says
I enjoyed watching your podcast this morning with my coffee! Lots of information and tips… beautiful quilts… and I love that you are with your daughter!
Debora Miller says
I love your Podcast! My only regret is not finding your blog sooner. I am anxiously awaiting the fall quilt along! Your teaching style is so welcoming and kind. I could listen to you all day. Thank you for all of your hard work to put this much content out for us. You are amazing.
sherri McConnell says
Thank you so much!
Kathryn Trask says
Hi Sherri really enjoying your podcast. Well I enjoy any quilting podcast. I have been making your Flowers for Emma quilt I think its called and it has a scalloped edge. In the pattern you mention putting on a single layer binding. Any chance of a tutorial on that?! Also a question about the fraying of fabric as you work to sew a quilt top. Mine seems to fray whatever I do. Do both of you have any hints around that?
Love listening. Lots of things to buy from this episode.
One question for Chelsi- which Juki model do you have? They have a few straight stitch machines.