• Sewing,  Tutorials

    Bowling Themed Applique Mini Quilt with Printable Templates

    I recently participated in a quilting swap online where each participant made a mug rug for another participant’s husband.  Each woman provided a brief description of her husband’s interests, then we made a mug rug (mini placemat) that we thought he would like.  These mug rug projects are a great way to practice your skills in a mini quilt format. This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a little commission at no extra cost to you. I was so happy with who I was matched up with because her husband was interested in bowling.  I’m a league bowler with…

  • Home Decor,  Quilting,  Sewing

    How to Make a Chevron Quilt from Start to Finish

    If you have never quilted, this tutorial to create a small chevron tabletop quilt will be perfect for you. This project is small but will give you the skills you need to make a basic quilt with half square triangle (HST) blocks. You’ll learn how to do the following: cut out your fabrics assemble half square triangle (HST) unit blocks two at a time assemble the HST units into a chevron pattern assemble your quilt sandwich: quilt top, batting, and backing quilt the sandwich square up your quilt create binding from strips of fabric attach the binding to the quilt with mitred corners and hidden ends It looks like a…