Quilting Techniques & Tips

 

Sewing a Lined Apron … the Cobwebs way!

Welcome to the Pyjama Series, a series of how to videos in my sewing room. We show you some of the little things that we do that are maybe a little different or make your life easier. Today we're going to sew a Lined Apron. Click on the video to watch the whole...

Machine Sewing Your Quilt Binding onto the Quilt

Today we're going to talk about sewing your binding onto your quilt. Doing that final bit of hand binding on the second side only works properly if you've properly done your machine binding of the first side. The binding is the last little bit on the piece of art...

Sewing Machine Maintenance – Tips for Quilters and Sewists

Sewing Machine Maintenance – Tips for Quilters and Sewists

Keeping our sewing machines in tip top shape is keen to keep us sane and sewing, and it starts with the quilting and sewing notions we use! We asked Ralph, our sewing machine maintenance expert for some tips. Thread Don’t use cheap sewing thread! The needle has to...

Quilt Borders and the Golden Ratio

Quilt Borders and the Golden Ratio

At Cobwebs and Caviar, we always hope a quilt pattern will be EXACTLY how you want it to end up. But hey, we quilters are creative! We like to make changes. Or we see a twin sized pattern that we would prefer as a queen sized quilt. So you're finishing up your quilt...

Making Half Square Triangles the Quick and Easy Way

Making Half Square Triangles the Quick and Easy Way

Do you have a pattern with several half square triangles (HST)? Are you dreading the thought of cutting and then sewing all those small pieces? Wouldn’t it be great to do several at once?! FOUR AT ONCE First, the technique…then the math. To do four at once, put 2...

Hand Sewing Your Binding

Hand Sewing Your Binding

You've finished your quilt and your binding has been machine sewn to one side....now for the final touch! Here is a 10 minute video on our tips and technique for hand sewing down that final side.

Labelling your Quilts

Every quilt has a story. And as Judy Lyons, Certified Quilt Appraiser, would say: "Your quilt isn't finished until the label is stitched in place." and these are her thoughts about labels. You can have an elaborate label or a simple label. You can photo transfer a...

Heading to the Long Armer!

Heading to the Long Armer!

Fall is a time when we’re getting quilt gifts finished and off to be quilted so we asked 3 long arm quilters – Janice Payne, Judy MacLeod, and Mary Light - the key things that you should do before you send it off. Interestingly, all three pretty much came up with the...

Piecing a Crazy Patchwork Block

Piecing a Crazy Patchwork Block

Many thanks to Carol Leather of Needlework Tips and Techniques for letting us link to her tutorial about piecing a crazy quilt block! Very useful for our Row by Row this year, "My Crazy Patchwork Fiddle". Check out her tutorial by clicking here.