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August 23, 2019
A perfect picnic quilt is made of a simple quilt design from Quilt Social

Here we are at our final day of 5 Days to a fabulous picnic set.

Our baskets are full to the brim with a beautiful reversible tablecloth, double-sided cloth napkins, reversible fabric bowl covers and even a bottle of wine in its own cozy.

A variety of products from UNIQUE, Heirloom, Fairfield, Gütermann, SULKY and SCHMETZ have helped us create our fabulous picnic set. Fabric from the April Showersfabric collection has given our projects such a fresh and cheerful appearance.

No picnic is complete without a soft and cozy blanket so today we’ll finish off by making a ...

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August 22, 2019
Keeping the wine cool at the picinic with UNIQUE quilting therm fleece from Quilt Social

Yesterday I had so much fun making a set of charming reversible fabric bowl covers to go with my new picnic set. Using UNIQUE and Heirloom notions, SCHMETZ needles and Gütermann thread sure makes sewing and quilting easy.

Today I’ll add another great item to the basket as I create a wine cozy to keep my beverage chilled. Once again I’ll be using fabric from the April Showers collection by Northcott.

Let’s get to it.


A wine cozy is today’s addition to the picnic set.




  • 1 fat quarter each of two different fabrics, April ...

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August 21, 2019
What it takes to make the best reversible fabric bowl covers from Quilt Social

It’s day three of five days to a fabulous picnic set. In yesterday’s post, I had a wonderful time making a set of double sided fabric napkins. Today I’ll be making reversible fabric bowl covers.

Many traditional picnic foods need to be served in a bowl. Potato salad, coleslaw, chips and dip are just a few of the foods that add to the pleasure of eating outdoors.

The challenge of serving a meal outdoors is how to protect the food from dust, leaves and flying things between servings. In the past, we would have covered the food ...

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August 20, 2019
Sewing double sided fabric napkins for a fabulous picnic set from Quilt Social

Welcome back to day two of 5 days to a fabulous picnic set.

In yesterday’s post, I had a wonderful time making a reversible weighted tablecloth. Today I’ll continue to fill my picnic basket with supplies as I make a set of double-sided fabric napkins using notions from Heirloom, SCHMETZ needles, Sulky threads, Gütermann threads and fabrics from the April showers collection by Northcott.

I’m excited so let’s get to work.


The picnic basket is starting to fill.


materials (set of four napkins)


  • 1¼ yds each of two different fabrics; April Showers  22595-61 and 22591-61 ...

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August 19, 2019
5 days to sewing and quilting a fabulous picnic set from Quilt Social

There’s nothing quite like a picnic to bring family and friends together. No matter the weather, food always seems to tastes better and the conversation is easy. With a basket full of supplies simply add your favorite foods and you’re ready to head out for a relaxing adventure.

My picnic basket was used for my wedding pictures (with champagne of course) and has taken my family to countless places over the years. I think it’s time to give it a fresh new look.

Over the next five days, I’ll show you how to use a variety ...

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February 17, 2019
Step 5 – quilting, how and how much, add the finishing touch from Quilt Social

Welcome back. We’re at day five and have already accomplished so much!

All we gathered our supplies, did our cutting and preparation work, pieced and added borders then accented our Artisan Spirit Water Garden panel with both trapunto work and thread painting.

As an added benefit we’ve been putting our needle and thread knowledge to work by pairing SCHMETZ needles with a variety of Sulky and Gütermann threads for beautiful successful stitching.

For today’s fifth and final post in this series, we’ll put that knowledge to good use once again as we add the finishing touches ...

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February 14, 2019
Step 4 – thread painting for incredible lifelike detail from Quilt Social

I had a wonderful time yesterday showing you how I used basic trapunto techniques with SCHMETZ NeedlesSulky Thread and Fairfield Batting to add extra dimension our Artisan Spirit Water Garden heron panel.

Today I’ll use a variety of Sulky threads and SCHMETZ needles to accent the heron with beautiful thread painted detail.

Let’s have some fun!

What is thread painting?

Thread painting is a free motion quilting technique that involves using the machine needle and thread the way an artist would use a brush and paint. It can be used to add detail to applique and printed ...

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February 13, 2019
Step 3 – how to machine trapunto for added dimension from Quilt Social

Welcome back.

Yesterday was a busy day trimming the lovely Heron panel from the Artisan Spirit Water Garden, ironing the Sulky stabilizer in place, and using SCHMETZ needles and Gütermann thread to construct and attach borders to the panel.

Today I’ll use Sulky threadSCHMETZ needles and Fairfield batting to add extra dimension to our panel with easy machine trapunto.

You may remember that we used trapunto in part three of my post Say it with quilting, a designer cushion to give a raised appearance to the words and motifs.

This technique will help add extra visual depth to ...

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February 12, 2019
Step 2 – framing up a quilt panel using a patchwork border from Quilt Social

Welcome back to our continuing journey of perfect pairings for our SCHMETZ needles, Sulky and Gütermann threads.

Yesterday I listed the materials required to make a thread painted and quilted panel.

Today I’ll do some preparation work, a little bit of piecing and add borders to our beautiful Artisan Spirit Water Garden panel from Northcott.

You’ll see how the correct needle and thread make each step along the way both fun and easy.

Good preparation is the key to success when adding pieced borders to a printed panel. A tutorial on thread painting using SCHMETZ needles/ Gütermann threads / Northcott fabric
Good preparation is the key to success!

Good preparation is the key to success

I start by trimming a little bit off our panel.

I ...

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February 11, 2019
Step 1 – needles and threads for a thread painting tutorial from Quilt Social

During my previous QUILTsocial post, Perfect Pairings-needles and threads work together for successful quilting I described how to choose the best SCHMETZ needles to work with a variety of Sulky and Gütermann threads.

This week I’ll show you in 5 easy steps how to use these new skills to make a beautiful quilt from a printed panel using a variety of needles and threads.

I’m using the Heron panel from the Water Garden collection by Northcott to work with.

Let’s get started.

What you’ll need

Water Garden Printed panel DP21916-44 from Northcott

This beautiful, artistic depiction ...

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July 16, 2018
Quilting farmyard fun pot holders for the kitchen from Quilt Social


Greetings from the farm.

This week, I’ll be making some adorable farm-themed pot holders. As I work through the process, I’ll be providing some tips on various supplies, tools, and techniques that I find helpful to get the job done right.

It’s a chance to dig into my scrap bins and that always gets me excited.

Let’s check out the pattern and gather our supplies. By the end of the week, you’ll be able to gift those pot holders or you’ll be using them in your own kitchen. They’re so cute, I bet ...

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March 16, 2018
Using Stitch-n-Steam texturized fabric in your projects from Quilt Social


Yesterday I showed you how to add some texture to fabric using Stitch-n-Steam by Unique.

After sewing the Stitch-n-Steam to the back of a piece of fabric, you just hold your steam iron about 1″ above the fabric and let the steam create the texture.


Stitch-n-Steam by Unique
Stitch-n-Steam by Unique


Here are the pieces that I texturized. The one on the left, with the printed flying geese was not as successful as the others. My stitching lines were too far apart and the end result would not work well in a project. It’s important to remember to keep stitching lines no ...

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March 15, 2018
The magic of Stitch-n-Steam from Quilt Social


Yesterday I showed you to finish up the ellie mae tote bag using leftover pieces from another quilt project and HeatnBond fusible fleece as part of the lining.


My version of the ellie mae Pretty Pieced Purses pattern
My version of the ellie mae Pretty Pieced Purses pattern


Today I’ll show you another very versatile product – Stitch-n-Steam by Unique.

The package contains 1 piece of polyester fabric 18″ x 62″. Stitch-N-Steam is a steam activated product, designed to add texture to fabric. After steaming, fabrics will shrink approximately 30%.


Stitch-n-Steam by Unique
Stitch-n-Steam by Unique


Before using the Stitch-N-Steam in a project, I wanted to do some test samples just to see ...

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