Finishing a Quilt – The Binding

Binding a quilt seems hard but it’s actually pretty easy.  My method requires some hand sewing but I think it creates a more finished look. These instructions assume that you have already quilted together your layers of quilt top, quilt back and batting.  I also assume that your quilt top is squared and that you’ve […]

October Table Runner – Part 1

Of course October’s quilt will have a Halloween theme.  To start, I gathered together all of my orange and black fabrics.  I decided to keep it simple and stick with just two colors this month. It turns out that I have a lot of orange fabric.  Who knew? I am cutting out triangles with my […]

September Table Runner – Part 1

For September’s table runner I started with an inspiration fabric: I love the retro colors in the fabric.  They feel like fall but are a bit unexpected. I decided to make log cabin blocks.  My blocks will be 7″ square and my finished quilt will be 14″ x 70″.  Once the squares are finished I’ll […]


This year I made a resolution to use up some of the fabric in my stash. Now that September is here I thought I should get started. As you can see, I have a lot of fabric! I took a 10 year break from quilting so my fabrics are a wee bit dated. What to […]