• Create Fabric Paintings using Pre-cut Quilt Kits

    Ready to give picture quilts a try? My favorite way to create fabric paintings is to layer fabric shapes using fusible appliqué. It can be quite time consuming to iron fusible to your fabric and to cut out the various appliqué shapes. Now that laser pre-cut quilt kits are available, quilting images is easier than ever! What’s a laser pre-cut quilt kit? If you’re not familiar with these handy appliqué kits, you’re missing out! The kits include pre-cut fabrics with the fusible web already ironed in place. The fabrics have also been laser cut into the smaller, more intricate shapes required by the pattern. Small tabs keep the various cut…

  • Pumpkin Blossom Project of the Month by Lynette Jensen

    A crispness has settled in the air and the leaves have begun to fall. This surely means autumn is in full swing. The season is ripe with opportunities for sewing on chilly, overcast days. Plus, there are so many wonderful projects to quilt for our homes, as gifts for our loved ones, and for ourselves. Lynette Jensen was inspired by autumn when she designed Pumpkin Blossom, a darling quilt that functions as a table topper or a wall quilt available with the Thimbleberries Project of the Month. Here she is to talk about her inspiration and to share a great tip for keeping hand blanket stitches in place: It’s always…

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    Blanket Stitch Applique Tips for Success

    Do you use applique techniques in your quilting? Adding applique may seem like a time-consuming extra step, but there are many different techniques, such as fusible applique, that make it go faster. And applique can add that little something extra that takes a quilt from good to great. Today, guest blogger Lynette Jensen offers applique tips for using the blanket stitch to add “seeds” on her Thimbleberries Watermelon Time table runner design. Blanket Stitch Applique Tips By Lynette Jensen Watermelon Time is the perfect summer time table runner.  It is bright and fresh and makes every summer day seem like a picnic is about to breakout.  The rosy red print used…