Category Archives: textured quilt

Video tutorial: Add a smocking touch to your quilting

Video tutorial: Add a smocking touch to your quilts - 4 types of smocking you can learn in minutes

I love texture in quilts.

This is a compilation of 4 different fabric manipulations I have used in my quilts. They are all a type of smocking and they are easy to make in every instance.

You can see smocking on my textured quilt and get all the tutorials for free:

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Video tutorial: shell smocking

This block is part of my Textured 4-patch quilt. I know a lot of people think smocking is hard so I made this video to demonstrate how EASY it is.

Video tutorial: Shell smocking

Watch the video, it’s less than 3 minutes long.

Close up

Next time I will show you how to make other types of smocking as well as other fabric manipulations that you can use on your quilting to add your quilt a special touch.

Most popular tutorials of 2015

Most popular sewing tutorials - textured quilts, book cover, tablet stand, patchwork tote bag

These are my most popular tutorials of 2015. Some of them remain popular year after year.

Tablet stand or tablet pillow

This tablet stand is my most popular tutorial of all times. I have made a few different versions of it. This year I even made a video  tutorial:

Disappearing 9-patch variation block

This is my most popular block tutorial.  Learn how to make it in less than 2 minutes:

41 fabric manipulation tutorials

I have made 2 quilts using different fabric manipulations for each block.

Patchwork tote bag tutorial

I made this bag using charm squares. It is an easy bag to make and it’s very roomy. Use your creativity by mixing and matching fabrics.

Notebook cover tutorial 

Quick and easy notebook cover perfect as handmade gifts.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorials in 2015 and  you keep enjoying them next year.


My improv patchwork on the German quilt magazine Patchwork Professional

It was very exciting to receive this German quilt magazine, Patchwork Professional, on the mail today.

I don’t know if I have many subscribers who read German but if you’re interested, check out the magazine. It has an article about my work and a step-by-step improv patchwork project.