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August 28, 2019
Video Tutorial: How to Quilt a Butterfly from Quilted Joy

I am so excited to share the latest APQS video tutorial with you. This time we’ve mixed it up a bit and we’re going a little more pictorial. Who wants to learn how to quilt a butterfly?

In this video tutorial, I break down the steps for how to quilt a simple butterfly border with a cute little flower design too!

Start with Practice!

My number one piece of advice for quilting Betty the Butterfly is to practice, practice, practice. Before I even thought about quilting this, I practiced on paper first. I’m always telling my students ...

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July 18, 2019
Video Tutorial: How to Quilt the Artichoke Hearts Border Quilting Design from Quilted Joy

Today I’ve got another APQS longarm quilting video tutorial for you! If you love modern quilting designs you’re really going to love seeing how to quilt the Artichoke Hearts Border!

The artichoke hearts design uses a simple serpentine quilting line that’s easy to stitch. Watch the video below to see how to quilt it!

Doesn’t that look like fun? I love the easy going vibe of this design.

How to Quilt the Artichoke Heart Border Design

It is super simple to quilt the artichoke heart border. It’s just a bunch of S-curves or serpentine lines ...

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June 17, 2019
Video Tutorial: How to Quilt the Curly Clover Border Quilting Design from Quilted Joy

I’ve got another fun quilting video tutorial to share with you today. I’m calling this border design the Curly Clover. Watch the video below to learn how to quilt the curly clover border!

How to Quilt the Curly Clover Border

The Curly Clover border design is really only comprised on one element – a curl. I love quilting with curls. They’re really simple and very effective. And, with just a slight change to your backtracking your curl can have a dramatically different look!

If you’re going to quilt the curly clover in a border or sashing space ...

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June 1, 2019
Video Tutorial: How to Quilt the Lazy Daisy Border from Quilted Joy

Who doesn’t love a sweet daisy design? They’re super easy to quilt and they look so cute! In my latest video tutorial for APQS I’m showing you how to quilt the Lazy Daisy border design. Take a look at the video below.

Sweet, easy, and cute! The Lazy Daisy is a great free motion design for a beginner because it only has a few elements. Start with a curl, and be sure to give that curl a nice puffy head. As you come out of the curl, start quilting petals around it. The number of petals is ...

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May 28, 2019
NEW YouTube Series - AGF Fabric Haul Videos from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

 

Are you a fabric fanatic? Can you remember the first time you were introduced to the magic of fabric and creating something out of it? How did you feel?

I don’t know about you but I don’t think I could be without fabric or give up the process of making something out of this precious material. Creating with fabric for me is just as important as food, fresh water, and shelter. It has become a basic necessity in my life and I know many of you feel the same way.  Which is why I am so excited to ...

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April 29, 2019
SUMMER IS CALLING- How to Sew a "Gentle Breeze" Quilt Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Friends, 

What are your favorite things about Summer? Having BBQ’s with family and friends, chilling poolside reading a good book, or the longer days of sunshine? Whatever it may be Dana Willard has recreated the Summer season into a great modern fabric collection perfect for all apparel markers, quilt makers and crafty DIYers!  Today I want to share with you the “Gentle Breeze” Block I sewed up using some of my faves from Dana’s collection.

How-to-Sew-a-Gentle-Breeze-Block--Tutorial

My new favorite way to make HST’s is the four at a time method. All you need is two squares of ...

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April 18, 2019
Video Tutorial: How to Quilt a Curled Scallops Border from Quilted Joy

If you’re looking for a fun border design, check out my latest video tutorial for APQS. In this video, I’ll show you how to quilt a curled scallops design in the border. Take a look at the video below!

Doesn’t that design remind you of Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast? He’s inviting us to be his guest.

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March 7, 2019
Video Tutorial: How to Quilt the Windy Pebbles Design from Quilted Joy

In my latest video tutorial for APQS I shared a fun border design with lots of curvy movement. Watch the video below to learn how to quilt the windy pebbles design.

I really love swirling and curling quilting designs. They’re so elegant, romantic, and free flowing. And they’re fun to quilt too! The windy pebbles design really fits nicely into my longarm quilting happy place!

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January 15, 2019
Video Tutorial: How to Audition Paper Pantographs on Your Quilt from Quilted Joy

There are tons of ideas for how to audition quilting motifs on your quilt top, but what about auditioning paper pantographs on your quilt tops? There’s so much information included on a paper pantograph, it can be a little hard to picture what it will look like stitched out. In my latest video tutorial I’m showing you how to audition paper pantographs on your quilt. Take a look at the video below.

In the past I’ve shared how I digitally organize and search through my thousands of quilting designs. As Quilted Joy has grown and changed, I ...

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December 8, 2018
How to Quilt Feathered Arches – Video Tutorial from Quilted Joy

I’ve got another fun longarm quilting video tutorial for you. This time I’m showing you how to quilt feathered arches. Take a look at the video below.

Feathered arches are a very elegant and formal quilting design. I’m demonstrating how to quilt feathered arches in a border or sashing space. But I can also see them in the melon shape of a double wedding ring quilt.

If you’re going to quilt these in a border like I did, you’ll want to grab your favorite chalk pencil or fabric marker. I added tick marks every 4 ...

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October 27, 2018
How to Quilt Twin Tulips – Video Tutorial from Quilted Joy

Are you ready for a new longarm quilting video tutorial? You may remember the last video showing how to quilt the Daffodils design (if you need a refresher, click here to watch the video again). My newest design, called Twin Tulips, is a variation of those simple elements. Check out the video below.

In the video, I was quilting inside a 2 inch sashing space. Within that space, I used my mechanical chalk pencil to add lines every 2 inches. This created a series of 2 inch squares within the sashing. I like adding these registration marks to keep my ...

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September 27, 2018
Bewitched by Half Rectangle Triangles from Life in the Scrapatch


 The Bewitching hour is coming soon! 

This seasonal quilt was




Sewing the Half Rectangle Triangles have given me some trouble.
I have researched online and tried a few methods.

The one that has worked best for me is this ... 


using the 

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There is a video tutorial and a free pattern from the

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to help with learning how to use this ruler.

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Creative Grids is my preferred type of ruler.
The markings are easier to read ...

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August 11, 2018
Video Tutorial: Daffodils Quilting Design from Quilted Joy

If you’re looking for a sweet floral design for your next baby quilt, you’ll love the Daffodils quilting design! In my latest video tutorial for APQS I’ll walk you through the steps to quilt this adorable little design.

I quilted my daffodils in a 2 inch border or sashing space. If you’re quilting this in a border or sashing, I highly recommend grabbing your favorite chalk pencil and marking a line every few inches. In the video I added a line every two inches so that I created little two inch blocks. I like marking these ...

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June 20, 2018
Video Tutorial: Daisy Love from Quilted Joy

In my last video tutorial I showed you how to quilt the Daisy Brambles design. In this video tutorial we’re going to start with that same daisy motif and add a sweet heart to it. This design is so romantic and delicate, I think it would look perfect on a wedding quilt or a baby quilt. Depending on how large your daisies and hearts are, it will also quilt really quickly too! Take a look at the Daisy Love video below and give it a try!

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May 6, 2018
Video Tutorial: Daisy Brambles from Quilted Joy

You guys are really going to love this super cute quilting design I have for you in my latest video tutorial for APQS. I’m calling this edge to edge design Daisy Brambles. It has adorable daisies with a little curly cue branching off from them. It’s flowy, fun, and very romantic. Take a look and give it a try on your next quilt!

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April 15, 2018
Video Tutorial: Decorative Beadboard from Quilted Joy

In my last video tutorial for APQS I showed you how to quilt beadboard or piano keys in your borders. Now that you’ve had time to practice adding those to your quilts it’s time to dress them up a bit! In this video tutorial I show you three different ways to decorate your beadboard border designs. Watch the video below and let me know which one is your favorite in the comments!

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March 16, 2018
5 Tutorials for National Quilting Day from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers!

I hope everything is great! The weekend is here so it’s the best time to grab your sewing machine and work on all your WIPs. Better yet, you can even go visit your LQS because Saturday, March 17th is National Quilting Day! Yes, you read right… it’s a special day to celebrate the art of quilting.

National Quilting Day happens every third Saturday in March as a day to recognize quilters, along with the time, effort, and love that is put into each quilt that’s made. To help you celebrate this day with a bang ...

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February 17, 2018
Video Tutorial: Beadboard from Quilted Joy

For my latest video tutorial I thought I’d share how to quilt one of my go-to border designs – Beadboard! If you haven’t already tried beadboard or piano keys I highly recommend you give it a try. It’s super easy to quilt and it looks so nice. You’ll also get to see how I use a ruler. Never forget the first rules of ruler work: always use your ruler base and a ruler foot. For APQS machines, the ruler foot is that high profile, closed toe foot that came with your machine. Of course, you don’t ...

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January 13, 2018
Using the Laser Light on the Front of your APQS Machine from Quilted Joy

You may have seen a laser mounted to the back of a longarm machine when using a paper pantograph but did you know you can use the laser from the front of an APQS machine too? In this video, Dawn Cavanaugh shows you how easy it is to use the laser for block designs when doing custom quilting. If you can trace… you can quilt!

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December 31, 2017
Video Tutorial: Stones on the River from Quilted Joy

For my latest APQS video tutorial I wanted to play with piano keys and bead board a little bit. If you haven’t tried quilting either of these designs in a border yet, I recommend you give them a try! It gives your borders a really beautiful look and they’re super easy to quilt. In the video, I show you how to quilt a variation on bead board I’m calling Stones on the River. This uses wavy lines instead of the traditional straight lines and pebble embellishments. This would look great on a contemporary or modern quilt! Check ...

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