Hello, friends, and happy Friday! Today I’m sharing the Sewcialites Quilt Block 31 which is the “Noble” block by Susan Ache. I’m also sharing the Sewcialites Quilt Block 7 by Bonnie Olaveson, “Kindred” that I made this week as part of my catch up process for this quilt along. Slowly, but surely, I’m getting caught up! Oh, and be sure to read to the end of the post for a quilt book giveaway!
Sewcialites Quilt Block 31
Block 31 is actually even easier than it looks–at first glance it looks like it might be pieced with triangles. However, it’s comprised entirely of squares (2) and half-square triangles (7). I used triangle paper which saved a lot of time for this one, too.
Sewcialites Quilt Block 7
Sewcialites Quilt Block 7, on the other hand, is made with lots of triangles. But my block went together smoothly. I did trim a couple of the sections just slightly before putting it all together. And several of the seams nested which also helps the block to be more flat.
Sewcialites Quilt Block Links
Find the links to the free PDF patterns below:
- Get this week’s Sewcialites Block 31 PDF pattern here (or click the button below). You’ll also find all of the previous patterns at this link.
- Find the Happy Days fabric I’m using for my blocks here (I’m using just the navy prints from the collection along with tone on tone backgrounds).
- And find the introductory information on the Sewcialites sew along with a fun pattern binder and key charm here.
Simple Whatnots II Quilt Book Giveaway…
My friends at Martingale recently sent me two copies of Kim Diehl’s Simple Whatnots II. I have absolutely loved going through the pages of this beautiful book–enjoying the photography and reading all of the wonderful tips and tricks. I want to make all of the lovely small quilts and projects in the book and have several bookmarked for when things slow down a bit this summer. As always, I love the photography from Martingale and have appreciated all of the fun tips from Kim. To enter to win a copy (US residents only), please leave a comment about what topic you most would like tips on for quilting. Good luck! Giveaway is open through Sunday, May 16th.
Thanks so much for stopping by…happy quilting!
Garrett Kilgore says
I love hearing shortcut tips!
Sue Peschke says
I would love your thoughts on how you organize a quilt project to complete it as quickly as possible.
Alice ho says
I would like the most help with piecing small blocks .
Gail S says
I would like tips for making and quilting tiny/mini blocks. I love mini blocks, but they are so hard to piece accurately.
Julie Rhees says
I would like tips on how to make my seams line up correctly
Cheryl L Howard says
I would like tips on fabric choices for a block or quilt. Thanks!!!! I love your youtube videos!!!!
Jody Smith says
I would love tips on hand appliques. Especially from your patterns. ?
The topic I would like tips on is that I get stuck when the patterns says “Quilt as desired.” Any tips on quilting patterns vs block size?
Cynthia L Donnell says
What size you make your binding.
What topic I would most like tips for quilting: more delightful bag ideas – like your quilted pouch. I have used it for dozens of gifts for friends! Also – hand backs of bindings – tiny stitches? blind-stitching? How to make the hand-sewn part of the binding beautiful!
JANET G says
I am always in love with scrap quilrs. I appreciate any suggestions for a cohesive quilt that uses small pieces from my scrap bin
Sarah Polete says
I would like tips on how to be consistently accurate with tiny pieces/small blocks. I have stayed away from blocks with little pieces because they are SO intimidating! I am a fairly new, self-taught quilter with really no areas around me offering quilting classes, so I learn most everything online or from my Grandma!
Kathleen Mason says
I would love ? tips on the how to cut fabric and how it affects the accuracy of your blocks. Thanks.
II really would like to learn how to select an alternate background Color. I always seem to be drawn to white background. I do love it when people use gray in our projects.
Carol Murry says
I would like to more about how to mix the large, medium, and small prints in a quilt so that they go together and one doesn’t overwhelm or underwhelm the quilt.
Sarah Polete says
I would like tips on how to be consistently accurate with tiny pieces/small blocks. I have stayed away from blocks with little pieces because they are SO intimidating! I am a fairly new, self-taught quilter with really no areas around me offering quilting classes, so I learn most everything online or from my Grandma.
Renè Puskas says
I am always looking for better ideas on more exact 1/4 inch piecing. Also, best ways to press and get flat blocks.
Kathleen Iadonisi says
I’d like more demonstrations on using specialty rulers. I love your tutorials, finding them very helpful for a newbie!
Joellyn Partyka says
I’d love some more ideas for table toppers and table runners or small quilts made from small blocks. When you see a new fabric line that you love and want to add some of it to your stash, how much is a good amount to buy so you have enough?
Kim Poper says
I too would love tips on cutting – I seem to struggle getting everything accurate.
Pati Christian says
I would love to learn a little more about how to accurately measure when adding borders. I’ve seen the instructions to measure in several places average the result, and make the border that length. My dilemma is the part about accurately measuring. It seems that I am stretching the fabric or something as I try to measure the finished quilt along several places. I don’t have a huge table to work at, but it’s not small, and I have high quality tools. So I’m not really sure what’s going wrong. Anyway, I would love a copy of this book. I love the color scheme on the cover.
Karen McMahon says
I would love tips on sewing with scraps and also sewing with precuts. Thank you so much.
Kathrine Davis says
I would like tips on how to make oversize blocks so I don’t lose my points!
I need tips on accurate piecing. Thank you. I really enjoy your YouTube videos. I have trouble following the blog because I read on my phone and the pop-up ads and videos make it difficult to follow the thread.
Shari Tuttle says
I would like tips about how to choose a quilting pattern, once your top is pieced together.
I’m interested in tips for choosing the correct needle for my machine. I have just recently become aware if “Microtex”, “universal”, “quilting” needles and don’t know when to use which one. Thanks!
I would love more tips on cutting accurately. It is my biggest challenge.
Schaefer Elizabeth says
Would love more on binding as well as how to. Ideos
Pam Reim says
Accurate piecing, especially for 6 inch & under blocks!
Sue Younts says
I would like tips on how to complete the backing for a quilt.
I would love to see a how to on how to make your nine patch table runner.❤️
Love your blog and I love your fabric collections!
PS – I am also a McConnell. ?
Mary Forst says
I’ve never done any appliqué in my quilting, so I’d love tips on incorporating appliqué into future projects.
Ann West says
I truly enjoy reading your delightful posts every day. I have learned so much along the way. You do such a good job of coming up with iips and tricks to pass along to your loyal followers. I really don’t have any other suggestions for you except to keep up the good work. Thanks!
Nancy Combs says
I would like some tips on making accurate flying geese blocks. ( my least favorite cause so many times they end up wonky)
Sherry Maybury says
I would like to see tips on selecting fabrics and sewing room organization. Thank you.
Laurie Benson says
I simply love reading your posts everyday. I would love some tips on starching to get accurate cutting, especially when doing tiny quilts which are my absolute favorites.
Nelda Shumway says
I would love more tips for accurate measurements. Thanks for all the tips you give!
I am getting into paper piecing quilt blocks. Have you done a video on how to do that correctly? I haven’t been able to find it if you have. Once I’ve seen and you do/explain how to I have easier time with it. Thanks for your help.
Lisa McQueeney says
Choosing a pattern is my hardest challenge! I get all these pretty fabrics and can’t decide on what to make to best highlight all the pretties. I’m struggling with cutting into Balboa still!
Nancy Thone says
I’d love tips on use of color – your blocks always look so well put together!
I have two things I would like tips on. First would be anything appliqué. I am just really feeling confident enough to try more appliqué as I’ve only done a tiny bit on a quilt I recently did. It went “ok” but I know I could do better. Second would tips on adding decorative borders on quilts. I recently saw someone add a decorative border around a quilt that was not in the pattern and I thought it was beautiful. That would be fun to have tips on as well.
Would love more tips about choosing great color combinations from our stash or the fabric store when planning a quilt. And, more ways to use our scraps in projects. (loved the leftovers idea)
Frances Occhiogrosso says
I would like more tips and patterns for using charm packs and mini charm packs. I purchase those precuts because they are so affordable. Thanks for a lovely blog to visit and a wonderful podcast to listen to.
Dana Hinson says
I would like tips on piecing smaller blocks. Accuracy is so key and difficult that I rarely even try!
Tammy Schmitt says
I would like your option on what to look for in a pattern that best suits using scraps.
Tammy Schmitt says
It was supposed to say “opinion” not option (ugh)
How to use charm packs, especially when there are low volume prints. Do you usually use multiple sets and separate low volume prints for a different project?
Susan Anderson says
I would like info on free motion quilting, patterns, and how to get started. I know it takes practice and I would like to start with pillow tops or table runners and would like something with swirls and/ or loops and not just straight line or diagonal lines. Is that reasonable? Also more information on batting and finishing a quilted pillow top. I’m a very new quilter and have a tendency to avoid starting projects or only take them as far as I feel comfortable. Not a great “it’s only fabric,” or you can’t fix anything if you don’t do it to start with!”.Thanks for your blog, your videos, and your live stream. They are great. I’ve learned a great deal.
Catherine Peck says
I’m interested in applique and English Paper Piecing. Tips on either would be nice.
I would like tips about accurate borders and quilting ideas afterwords. But. .I always like all of your ideas!
Stephanie Z Hironimus says
Hello Sherri. I have absolutely wanted this book ever since I saw Lisa Bongean do a trunk show on YouTube…
For tip ideas, I have absolutely avoided curves for years. I tried Moda Blockheads curved block and gave up (& did the alternate block). Any advice for starting with something simple would be great.
Rita Wilson says
I would like tips on selecting quilting designs for the quilting of the quilt. I always get stopped there.
I would like tips on quilt storage when not in use. I’ve been making them for46 years,that’s a lot of quilts!
Colleen Basile says
I would love tips on making mini quilts.
Kimberley Rose says
I would like tips on squaring up your quilt once it’s been quilted (and before you add the binding.). I have lost points, etc., in this final step!
I would love more tips on cutting accuracy
Kaye Mattson says
I would like tips on how to make nice points and inner curves when doing turned edge applique. I enjoy listening to your podcast while I am sewing!
Dawn J Reid says
I would like tips on how to increase the size of quilt patterns, particularly how to know how many additional pieces to cut to cut. Is there a percentage that we can use to increase the pattern pieces? Thanks.
Karen Deviney says
I would love to k ow my choices on binding these mini quilts.
Bev F says
I always appreciate tips on how to piece more accurately and about making scrap quilts. Love Kim’s books. This looks like another great one.
Sue M says
Love your tips and Kim’s book, too. I need to get ready for a quilt retreat, yay. Do you have tips for packing for it?
sherri McConnell says
See the post above…can’t wait to be able to head to a retreat again myself!
Suzy M Arsenault says
I would love tips on finishing projects. Borders,backing and binding. I stitch my bindings and not crazy of the look. Finish hand stitch seems to be the next item. Also, would love more small projects, things I can work on in a couple of weekends like table runners.
Would love to see different setting ideas for blocks. Thanks!
I would like more tips and suggestions on selecting fabric for quilts… I always seem to struggle with that if I don’t use pre-cuts.
Charald Comeau says
I would like tips on choosing colors for a quilt.
Joanne Lee says
Would love to have tips on color placement and machine quilting
Rae Reid says
I would like tips on sewing blocks with many pieces accurately, especially blocks with bias pieces; also tips on sewing smarter, making the best use of my time cutting and sewing. I watch 2 toddler grandchildren during the week and I need to make the small amount of sewing time I have become really productive. 🙂
Melanie Taylor says
As I read through the comments being posted by others I was amazed at all the suggestions! All of them are tips I’d like to see! But what do I have the most difficulty with right now ?I think it’s finding a scrap quitl that fits my need. Small pieces, not needing a specific ruler, easy but looks good, so many issues to hurdle through. Maybe the book will cover this & the other sugge stion! Love your blog ,& pattterns. Thanks for giving all this to us !!
Andrea C Bault says
I would love more scrappy quilt ideas. Especially how to coordinate fabric from different sets.
Melissa Melchert says
I started to learn how to quilt in January with your block of the month. I find your instructions easy to learn. Thanks for sharing your passion! More topics on table runners would be nice. Being a beginner quilter, I find the smaller projects not so overwhelming.
Jane L Myhre says
Love all the toys and tricks I do hear. I would love to do more with top quiltingv on my domestic machine.
I love all your tips and progects don’t know how you get so much done. I would like more info on backing and binding. Would love to win the new quilt book!
I would like tips on resizing quilt patterns and tips on color selection. I tend to use only precuts because I’m not confident in choosing colors for a quilt.
I would like tips on how to determine the size of coping strips.
I would like to know which design is good for large flower patterned fabric can’t quite Invision it
Kathryn Holden says
I would like some more information about using triangle papers. Looks like it would make my wonky blocks more accurate.
I would like more ideas and patterns for using the Creative Grids 30 degree Triangle Ruler and other similar products.
Stephanie Sparks says
That book looks wonderful. I’d like advice on piecing curved edges. Thank you!
Christine Day says
I would like to know about organizing and prepping for large quilt projects. Do you cut it all at once? Do you cut as you go? I just start too much and don’t finish!
Susan Koscielak says
I would like tips on making mini quilt hangings. I also would like any tips on machine quilting them with a walking foot.
Ann Richardson says
I would love beginning quilter ideas as well as how to quilt a finished quilt top.
Sorry if this is a duplicate post – I don’t think it hit the right button 🙂
I would love to see a post or video about picking fabrics for a scrappy quilt
Mary K says
I would like tips on choosing a quilting pattern. That’s the most challenging task for me.
I would like tips on English paper piecing and hand sewing quilts.
Davida Sanders says
I would like tips on the most appropriate and best way if you piece a backing. I just love your blog and videos.
I continually struggle with a consistent 1/4” seam, especially at the beginning and end of the seam. The shorter the seam, the more this occurs. My seam ripper gets a workout!
Susan Fraser says
I love watching all your videos. Tips on curved piecing would be super helpful.
I would like tips on how and when to starch fabric before cutting and/or before sewing.
Patty Bertrand says
Thank you for the opportunity to win that cool book.
The Quiltung tip that I think that would help me most , and I’ve been Quilting for a long long time is what do you find the best way to not start so many projects I have so many projects and I’ve made lists and things like that but you seem really and I’ll have to go back to listening to one of your Saturday episodes but you seem really on task about finishing things I have good intentions and I’m like I prioritize and stop but then something to come up all hear about a birthday or a death and then I’m whipping up something new for a complete stranger and then whoa is there anyway to reign that in and I know we’re all guilty of it.
Same with Fabric but I have to have sincerely yours so I got to go to the website now thanks bye
Carol Nelms says
I guess quilting with precuts, I always need ideas.
I would like tips on choosing color in a scrappy quilt.
Carolyn Scarbrough says
I would like to find out how to stretch the backing, batting, and top tight enough so when you quilt at home the back doesn’t look all puffy. It seems so simple but I wondered if there are some tricks. I have used sprays but would like some different techniques. .
Kathy B says
I would like tips on how to hand quilt a small quilt instead of sending to have quilted.
Regina Harris says
The area I struggle with most is deciding which quilting design, achievable on my domestic machine, to use for my quilt.
Being a new quilter, I am open and appreciate all tips and tricks I have learned from not only watching all the tutorials I can, but also from reading the blogs and comments from the those blogs and other experienced quilters.
Stephanie Smith says
When sewing binding onto my quilt, I always have trouble gauging the 1/4” stop point from the edge. Is there a trick or a mark on the foot to help as you move towards the edge? This perplexes me every time. Do you eye it, mark it?
I am new to quilting. I love scrappy quilts, like my great grandma made. I have trouble putting different prints and colors together.
Laura Crosby says
I would loved tips on applique and machine-sew binding. Thank you.
Kim Poper says
Cutting tips and choosing fabrics and colors. Thank you!
Tamara Nothstine says
I would also like tips and tricks for piecing smaller blocks. No matter how hard I try, when making smaller blocks, they do not come out the correct size.
Susan Greer says
Would like to see tips on how to place striped fabric when cutting various rectangles, squares, etc. Do you follow the grain of the fabric or a line on the fabric when the design is printed and not woven.
Always enjoy your videos and pod casts. Take care.
Tips on calculating and cutting corners and setting triangles would b appreciated.
I would like tips on machine quilting applique quilts
Therese Bishop says
I would love to get some tips on appliqué! I’m a fairly new quilter, and never thought I’d say that. My edges always look funny ?. I’d live your tips
Cathy Arceneaux says
I am inspired to be come a quilter. I have watch many videos. A quilting life , fat quarter shop, stitch with Lisa, Corianderquilts, Lori holt ,Vanessa G and the list goes on.The quilts are amazing.I always say some day….
But first I have to start quilting ?Any tips on how to jump in and start with out it seam so overwhelming with putting a quilt together.?
Dee Kraemer says
Sherri, I enjoy your videos so much and enjoy seeing all your beautiful patterns and fabrics! Absolutely stunning! I do have an area of concern with my piecing when seams become bully at intersecting points. I know there are some tricks out there to overcome some of this bulk. Any tips or notes would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Glenda Sue Shelnutt says
I enjoy your blog and pod cast very much. I would like to learn more about applique.
I would love actual quilting tips so I dont have to send out to longarmers always.
Donna Hamill says
thank you for all your wonderful tips and tricks! would like some tips for binding with a facing.
Kari Schaufenbuel says
Always love tips on making my seams more accurate.
L. Guitreau says
I would like to know how to not get wavy borders. I have tried measuring and taking the average, not measuring, etc. Nothing works for me. Help!
Audrey Huntington says
Binding, binding, binding!
I would like to know more about borders and backings. Is there a standard do”s for sizes of borders relating to size of quilts. When is it best to use one or two borders and should the borders coordinate with the back or do most designers feel anything goes? Thanks!
Jane Licata says
I would love tips for lining up blocks with folded corners where both blocks have a folded corner. I carefully pin mine and most of them are still a little bit off. Ugh….
I would like to know more about choosing quilting designs.
I love tips on finishing, because I find it the most intimidating! After all that work I hate to mess it up in the end!
I would like more tips on scrappy pieced backings and labels.
I would love tips on how to keep my seams straight when sewing. I nest and pin and still end up having to seam rip and re-sew.
Lori Collins says
I would like to see some tips on projects to use up scraps on. I really liked your quilted bag video.
I would like to see information on how to choose a quilting pattern for a pieced quilt top.
Susan Stark says
I would love tips on accurately cutting and piecing small quilts. I would also love tips on using my stash for scrappy quilts.
Lisa England says
I am always interested in scrap quilts and ideas for unique block settings.
Linda F. says
I would love tips on getting points to align more accurately 🙂
Sherry Shockley says
I would like every tip you can give me all the help you can give would make me so happy thanks. Sherry
I would like tips on hand applique. I am not always happy when I do applique and need a little help.
Brenda King says
Two things I have yet to attempt are setting blocks on point, and making scalloped edges. Any help with these issues will surely boost my confidence! Thanks for all you’ve shared thru the years, and all you have taught me! I’d love to receive the new book! Thanks!
Phyllis Long says
Information on machine applique and different types of fusible materials. also cost verses quality of protuct
Kelly Kunzman says
I would like tips on how much material is required for a backing. So many quilts are different sizes and I always am afraid I will under buy the amount I need for a backing.
I would love tips on hand applique!
I would like tips on how to choose colors for a quilt when using fabrics from my stash, and then pulling together the right combination of small, medium, large fabric prints to create balance in the finished product. Thanks!
Lisa Machado says
Tiny 3″blocks fascinate me. I would love to learn more
Pamela S Miller says
I would love to hear more about machine quilting and how you design your fabrics!
Cecilia McConnell says
I like to learn tips to save time.
I would like tips on curved piecing.
Susan Demers says
I would love to learn some tips on adding borders. No matter how hard I try my corners seem to always curve in instead of staying square. Thanks for all of your beautiful patterns (Chelsea’s too).
Esther G says
Basting(or how to avoid it ?)
I would love more info on picking a quilt design after the top is all pieced together
Kathleen Blakey says
I’m not sure if it’s even possible, but I have a lot of scraps that don’t necessarily go together and I would love to see new ways (or anyway) to make a hodgepodge type of quilt where it will all just work in it’s crazy way.
Thank you for all your help!
I’d like tips on piecing those tiny three inch blocks with half square triangles. I just have no success with them, so avoid them whenever possible.
Nancy Icardo says
I would love tips on fabric selection and organization when making a scrappy quilt.
Francine Fagan says
EPP PROJECTS, ESPECIALLY SMALLER PROJECTS. LOVE ALL YOU DO FOR THE QUILTING WORLD. ENJOY YOUR YOUR WEEK-END.
I would like tips for using up scraps
Jane McDaniel says
I would love to hear about your iron maintenance process. I just invested in a higher price iron but do not know anything about cleaning procedures or what I can do to extend it’s life.
Helen Baunhuber says
I like the tips on fabrics you use in making fun and homely quilts.
I would love tips on smoother cutting and binding that won’t cause my anxiety to soar.
Rosemary Lightbown says
I would love tips on how to organize my scraps…so many…!!
Sylvia Martinez says
I really need tips on the different methods of walking foot quilting and of quilt as you go methods to finish the quilt
Maria L Zook says
I always appreciate tips on how to choose batting for a project. there are so many different types and I never know if The one I choose will give the desired result.
Julie Mirdoch says
Alice Karr says
I would like tips about how to best mange scraps. I can’t seems to keep up with them. What are sign it’s time to get rid of scraps without feeling waste full?
Anita Ritchie says
Tips on what to do when your quilt squares aren’t the same size.
Kathy Martus says
I would love to see a tutorial on how to decide what fabrics go together well for a quilt and what would not work well and why!!
Robin L. Davis says
I would like to have a tip on making a 3 inch finished star block. The flying geese are difficult. Thanks!
Fireside Quilter says
I really needs tips on how to cut blocks for quilts accurately so that sewing them together is perfect.
Gail L Piper says
I buy fabrics because I like them, then have trouble picking a pattern with which to use them – tips for that would be appreciated. Also, I would like to do some scalloped borders/bindings, so I would love it if you would share some tips for that too.
Betsy S. says
I really like reading all your tips about all types of quilting and finishing of quilts, etc.
Barbara Russell says
I love Kim Diehl’s books.
Tios on English Paper Piecing and pressing small blocks.
Judith Williams says
I would love tips on how to block a completed quilt giving it a professional finished appearance.
Dawn K says
I would like some tips on pressing my quilt blocks when they are completed. Do I use steam or no steam. Do I press the seams open or to one side or the other? Thank you. Kim’s new book looks beautiful and I would love a copy.
Linda DeCoursey says
Paper piecing and machine appliqué instructions would help advance my quilting skills. I am addicted to quilting.
When making small blocks, I continually struggle with 1/4” seams, especially starting and stopping. My seam ripper and I have a very strong bond-lol!
Nancy F Lambert says
Tips on the Binding at the corner of the quilt.
sherri McConnell says
Just filmed a video on that today…look for it in a week or two 🙂
I would love some tips on curved piecing. I love the look, but I struggle with this on a machine. I usually resort to hand piecing instead.
Cindy Bannon says
I would appreciate tips on organization of fabrics.
miriam Slaugh says
I would love tips on how to make perfect flying geese.
Leigh Ann says
What the best way/method is to deal with sewing on the bias!! Sometimes due to the bias things get Wonky!!
miriam Slaugh says
I would love tips on how to make perfect flying geese and accurate pieces complicated quilts
Teresa DeVos says
I would love help with more beginner quilt blocks and machine quilting my own quilts. I’m just starting out making quilts and I absolutely love it. If I could I would spend 24/7 sewing. Thank you for inspiring me with your quilt block designs. Oh and I’m hoping I can buy the shelving units you have in your sewing room. They’re amazing!
My town doesn’t have a quilt guild. Do you belong to a guild and/or do you have any tips for starting one? I feel like I’m a lone quilter , and I’d like to find a community of quilters near me . Any suggestions?
Martha Merder says
I’d like some tips on keeping up with BOMs. I’ve got several started but always fall behind. I get side tracked by other projects. Maybe I’m trying to do to many at a time? How do you keep up?
Sally Morton says
I would like some suggestions regarding creative labeling for the backs of quilts. I have some woven labels with my name but what about adding the year and a dedication? Thank you!
Linda Valentino says
I need more tips on matching points…
Karen Bullard says
Tips for sewing binding on by machine that looks good on both sides 🙂
Betty Ann Colangelo says
I’d love to learn how to apply borders so that they are not wavy.
Jeanine Ford says
Love “A Quilting Lffe” !! Always glean something to refgcus on in your videos. A refresher in sewing small blocks might be helpful. Thanks for all you do!
I have found that my cutting and piecing became more accurate when I started starching my fabric. I could really use some tips on the best ways to starch and tips on how to avoid gunking up my iron. Also, advice on the types of starch available and how to use each. I’m using spray starch from a can. I’ve heard various quilters on tutorials speak of liquid starch that they either soak the fabric in, or put it in spray bottles, and I wonder how the spray bottles don’t get stopped up.
I’m interested in submitting a quilt for magazine publication. Any tips on how to start would be helpful.
linda Noel says
I would like tips on hand quilting- big stitch on finished tops, please!
Debby Norris says
Thanks for all your Tips and Tricks Sherri!! I learn so much from you!! I could use some help with trying a Bias Binding. Any Tips on that would be great!!! Thanks for all you do!!! 🙂
Shannon Baker says
I would love more tips for beginners. When you explain anything, always think of those that are brand new to quilting and add more information to help!
Joanna McMurry says
I really enjoy you blog, podcasts and videos and can’t wait for your new book! I would like tips on curved piecing and scalloped edges on quilts.
Tips on piecing small pieces & foundation paper piecing would be great!
Machine appliqué still has me frustrated. Any tips or a video would be great! Love your work, Sherri!
I am trying to use up some stash from ages ago. I would like tips for quick scrappy projects. Not only quilts. Thanks!
Barb Craft says
I would like tips on doing 3 and4 inch mini blocks. I have such a difficult time with keeping them squared up and matching seams.
I would love tips on hand quilting ?
Brenda Powers says
I would love tips on machine binding. Sometimes there just isn’t enough time to do it by hand.
I would like tips for adding binding on with the sewing machine. It’s hard to make both sides look neat and tidy.
Marcia Platt says
I would love tips on choosing fabrics and tips for working with small blocks/pieces.
I so enjoy your blog, your tutorials and your videos with Chelsi! I always learn something new that I can use in my quilting journey! I would love any additional tips on piecing accuracy. I’ve gotten so much better in the past year, but there’s room for more tips to ensure consistent accuracy!
Patricia Wallace says
Would love hints and tricks on small piecing…thank you for offering this special give-away. I am learning and can use all the help I can get!
I would like to see tips on how to update patterns that do not call for new notions (such as the triangle paper). Math is not my strong point, so I need all the help I can get on refiguring fabric requirements!
Elizabeth McCall says
I would love tips on applique. I have not tried it yet but I really love the way applique adds to a quilt. I also love little quilts that you could display on a table or countertop.
Mary Two says
I would love tips on mixing different styles of fabric in scrappy piecing.
Annie Rego says
I love everything you do and enjoy your blog and podcast with Chelsea. I would like to learn more about quilt designing, how to get stared in choosing a design, where to look for inspiration etc.
I would love ideas on making scrappy quilts with random scraps and small pieces that don’t seem to coordinate with anything (or even with each other). I’m always amazed how people pull from their stash and get perfectly curated bundles to make beautiful quilts. 🙂
Dana Flanders says
Bridget Wideman says
I would like to see tips on various ways to mark quilt tops for quilting. Thanks for the giveaway; the book looks like a good one!
Beverley M says
I would love tips on flip and stitch piecing. My units never turn out accurate, they are always wonky. Also, love your podcast! I have learned so much. I watch it on YouTube while sewing or cutting fabric.
Marion Womble says
I would love tips on scalloped borders – they really scare me – also putting the border on other rounded edges..
Susan Demers says
I would like to see more on adding borders for accurate finishes.
Cindy Brunstein says
Hi Sherri! I would like tips on various ways to make quilt labels for the quilts we make. I would like some fun ideas that are as fun as making the quilt, but don’t take too long.
Barb Brockevelt says
I would like to learn more about mixing fabrics from my stash for scrappy quilts and how to hand bind a quilt. I am a fairly new quilter, having made baby quilts primarily. I machine-bound those but would like to hand-bind others. Thank you!
Kresti A Lyddon says
Accurate cutting – I am confused by some instructors who say to position the ruler inside the line, and others who say to place it jsut outside the line. I’d like a final ruling, please
Kathy Sipe says
I would love tips on what ways you can make a pieced backing. Love your blog and your You tube channel. I learn so much from you and Chelsi. Your fabric collections are so beautiful!
Seren Belle says
I’d like tips on buying extra pieces of the hero prints to add to my usual fabric purchases of layer cakes and jellyrolls. I can rarely afford fat quarter or larger bundles so collect the smaller precuts. But it’s frustrating to find that while a precut includes every print in a collection and usually doubles or even triples of some prints, they most often include only one piece of the prettiest hero prints. Why is that? I’d really appreciate tips on how to go about economically buying extra of main prints to add to the smaller precuts sets that are going into my stash until the right pattern/inspiration comes along I’d love it if I could just buy all the fabric I love but I can’t. It would be great to get some tips on buying fabrics for my stash, and in particular how much to add to precuts so it’s affordable. Thank you
I’m excited about learning anything new with Quilting. I just need more hours in the day!
Sabrina Buoniconti says
I would love tips on how to make mini blocks.
I would love tips on combining piecing and applique.
Martha Large says
I would like tips on deciding how to quilt finished tops
Leigh OToole says
I’d like guidance on the best way to cut from yardage. I find myself randomly picking a place to cut it down initially and often that leads to wastage. Then what’s the best way to quickly, accurately cut/sub-cut? With my next project I’m going to try my stripology ruler for making more than a hundred 3×5.5 units. Eager to find the most accurate and efficient way to cut large numbers of initial pieces.
Donna M says
I would like tips on having flatter seams at intersections
I always love your tips on organizing the quilting space and time management for quilting.
Melissa Tonn says
I would love tips on accurate cutting!
Accurate cutting (should the ruler line be on top of the fabric or on the right edge) and how to hand bind with speed. Thank you for all of your great tips!
Ruth Tacoma says
I love all of your tips for getting the best seams and accuracy in sewing/piecing/quilting. I also love your organization ideas. I am a quilter who was fully immersed in the quilting community and took a 15 year break (life does that sometimes) and I have noticed that so much is directed toward making quilts & projects with pre-cuts now. I have put books back on the shelf in quilt stores because they do not include measurements for someone using yardage. Do you have any ideas for translating those into yardage without spending hours re-configuring an entire pattern?
Babette Schmitt says
Love scrappy quilts! What tips can you offer about making scappy borders?
Kathy B says
I would love tips on how to quilt on a budget
Janice Zelasko says
I would love tips on organizing blocks to design a quilt
Karen C. says
I would like ideas on how to use Moda Scrap Bags. I love homespun plaid fabrics and would like suggestions on how to incorporate them into quilts.
I’m interested in the ways you choose to layout a scrappy quilt, especially when you have made your quilt with random blocks rather than a pattern.
Your posts are always so inspiring — thank you for taking the time. I would be very interested in hearing about your quilt tips on how to decide what designs to use when you are ready to actually quilt a project. How do you know what will look best?
Eileen N. says
I would love beginner, easy applique tips and strategies!
Sue Hoover says
Any & all quilting tips are appreciated. I think I would like tips on machine binding a quilt. Somehow I can’t get it to look nice on both sides.
Amy Ostendorf says
I would like tips on to starching vs not starching.