Innova Long Arm Machine Tutorials

June 28, 2018







Innova long arm instructional videos are here:

These videos are helpful for other brand long arms and some are good for sewing machine quilting.

Sponsored by TheQuiltShow.

Connect Binding Ends Easily

April 14, 2018

I never get the two meeting ends of the quilt binding sewn together  to lay flat and fit “just right.”  I have tried  different ways to do this.  I just bought the binding tool  that will help me accomplish this very easily.

For the instructions, go to YouTube’s:    

There is also another YouTube tutorial:

With these as a guide and the binding tool, connecting the binding ends is a piece of cake.

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Easy Wine Bottle Bag Tutorial

November 12, 2017

Bernina’s We All Sew has a tutorial for making an easy wine bottle bag at:  


Wine bottle gift bag tutorial

Photo is Bernina’s.

How Much Fabric do You Need for Your Quilt Back?

May 9, 2017

Here are instructions  to figure how much fabric is needed for the quilt back:


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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s Finishing Tutorial

April 21, 2017

Here is a New FREE tutorial from Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry at:

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How to Make a Chenille Quilt Using Panels – Easy Tutorials

January 28. 2017

Laura Coia at SewVeryEasy shows you how to make a chenille quilt using four identical panels at:

Another easier quilt using a panel is:

Laura has this tutorial for using a panel:

Tutorials for Paper Piecing

November 6, 2016

Never tear out stitches again with paper piecing. has a good tutorial at:

Here is a paper piecing tutorial if you are new to using this technique:

Tutorial: Adding a Border to a Quilted Quilt & Other Tutorials

June 15, 2016

Here is a tutorial by Sharon Pederson on how to add a border to an already completed quilt from TheQuiltShow:

Want to see more of Sharon’s videos?

Easy Machine Quilting Tutorials with Lori Kennedy

May 22, 2016

Lori Kennedy has machine quilting tutorials at her site:

Here is Lori Kennedy’s easy machine quilting designs for filling in backgrounds:


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Sewing Set-In Seams of an Eight-Pointed Star with Edyta Sitar

December 24, 2015

Here is a very good visual and explanation of how to make a beginner eight-pointed star by Edyta Sitar, which shows how easily the set-in seams can be sewn into the corners of the star.

How to Sew a Beginner Eight-Pointed Star Quilt Block :

All Machine Binding with Flange Tutorial

October 25, 2015

“Susie’s Magic Binding”  by Aunt Marti is a You Tube  tutorial  at:

The tutorial shows a totally machine stitched and applied binding with a flange that looks like a piped binding…really cool!

Here is the tutorial done with photos and printed instructions on Aunt Marti’s blog: 

Spray Basting Quilts on the Design Wall Tutorial

October 5, 2015

Have you tried spray basting your quilts on your design wall?  Patsy Thompson, sponsored by The Quilt Show, shows you how and answers all your questions here:

I will be using this method with my two quilts that I will be completing for our Guild Show, which is in October.


Julie Cefalu – Binding Tips Part 3 Tutorial – Tips, Tricks & Techniques

September 3, 2015

Sometimes we need to machine apply binding; here Julie Cefalu shows us how.









Part 3:

This tutorial is presented by The Quilt Show.


Tips, Tricks, and Techniques with Julie Cefalu: Binding Basics 1 and 2 Tutorials

 August 25, 2015

Join Julie Cefalu for her tips on binding a quilt.  She shows you tips and techniques for bindings in Part 1, and  how to make that perfect mitered corner on your binding and  how to join the ends of your binding using a 45-degree angled seam in Part 2.

Part 1:









Part 2:










Go to Julie’s classroom for more tips, tricks, & techniques.

The videos are sponsored by The Quilt Show.

Online Tutorials by Moda Bake Shop

July 30, 2015

Moda has some great tutorials for quilts at:             Go to the site and scroll down, where you will see photos of the quilts. Click on continue reading and the tutorial for that quilt photo will come up.

Some of the tutorials:

Layer Player Quilt:

It’s All Black & White:

Dancing in the Stars:


Cover ArtPhoto is Moda Bake Shop’s

Tutorials for Filler Quilting Designs by APQS

July 6, 2015

APQS has seven free motion filler quilting design tutorials with Angela Huffman.  These are long arm tutorials, but they are fine for use on mid arm and home sewing machines.   My favorites are flame meander, pebbles and marbles, daisy meander, swirls on a string, and meander with hearts and leaves.

Missouri Star Quilt Company’s Online Tutorials

Where to see all the MQSC’s tutorials:

Quilt Binding: Flange Binding by Machine

McCall’s Quilting has this video of making quilt binding with a flange – all by machine:

Sherri Bain Driver demonstrates how to create and apply an all-machine-sewn flanged binding. Add a touch of extra color to your quilt binding plus save time with this  machine-sewn technique.

Completed 358px Tuesday Tutorials: Flanged Quilt Binding by MachinePhoto is McCall’s Quilting Editor’s Blog

I will be using this technique in my next quilt.  I love it!

Tutorials of Ruler Work for Quilting on Mid-arm and Domestic Machines

February 22, 2015

Patsy Thompson has some excellent tutorials; some of which are about ruler work for quilting on a mid-arm or a domestic machine.  Others are for free motion machine quilting.

Part 1 is creating designs for ruler work:

Part 2 on filling in the designs is at:

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Whimsey House Art Quilt Instructions

January 9, 2015

Here’s a well done tutorial on making a Whimsey House art quilt designed by Jamie Fingal on Bernina’s blog We all Sew.

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Tutorial for Binding an Inside Corner

September 27, 2014

 Julie Cefalu, on her blog, “The Crafty Quilter,” has a good tutorial for binding an inside corner at


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binding an inside anglePhotos are Julie’s.

Christmas Tree Table Runner Tutorial

September 10, 2014

Here’s a pretty Christmas tree table runner tutorial at:               

designed by Christen on Love by Hand on the  Sewmamasew blog.  As you know, it’s not too early to start on Christmas.


Photo is Sewmamasew’s.


Jelly Roll Race 3.0 Quilt Tutorial

August 31, 2014

I’ve posted about the Jelly Roll Race to make some fast, easy, and pretty quilts.  There’s Jelly Roll Race 1, then 2, and now Jelly Roll Race 3.0 has just come out. Jenny of the Missouri Star Quilt Company  has done it again!

NEW MSQC Tutorial: Jelly Roll Race 3.0

Click on: NEW MSQC Tutorial: Jelly Roll Race 3.0

Quilt Tutorials by Christa Watson

August 20, 2014

Christa Watson has some great tutorials for quilts on her blog “Christa Quilts” at:

Here is one where she uses one  jelly roll:

Jolly Jelly Roll Quilt

Quilt Making Calculation Information and Instructions on Lily Street Quilts Web Site

June 1, 2014

Great instructions on calculating fabric needs for a quilt making project, info on bed sizes, border planning, and binding application are on Lily Street Quilts web site.  Here are the locations for each:

WSJ Article about Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company

February 2, 2014
The Churn Dash Tutorial

Nice  Wall Street Journal article about Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilts, who does You Tube tutorials about quilt making at:

To see a list of her tutorials, go to:

I think the Jelly Roll Race, about which I had posted previously, is her most popular tutorial:      

with almost a million views.

Here’s one that I want to try: The Disappearing Pinwheel, just released,  check out the video by clicking here!

Quilt Care Information

American Quilter’s Society has quilt care information:

Part 1 is on Light in quilt care at:

Part 2 is about Cool, Clean and Dry:

And Part 3 is Quilt Storage:

Bobbie Aug is an expert on quilt appraisal and quilt care, and she was a member of the American Quilter’s Society’s AQS Appraiser Certification Program Committee.   Here is a YouTube video by the American Quilter’s Society of Bobbie demonstrating the folding of a quilt.


Free Online Tutorials for Lone Star, a.k.a. Star of Bethlehem Quilts

August 6, 2013

More tutorials!  These three are for making the Star of Bethlehem, a.k.a. Lone Star quilt.

For a 60″ piece with appliques in corners, here is the tutorial by Janome:

Links for the other sizes are:

70″ star on Angelfire at:

15″ star on Hopeful Homemaker at:

These tutorials were written about in the August Craftsy online newsletter.

Two antique Star of Bethelem a.k.a. Lone Star quilts on display:

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