Tips and Tutorials On The 22nd #14 (#TTot22)

Time is flying by – we’re ready for February’s Tips and Tutorials and while I did not blog last week, I am feeling a little panicked about all that I should do before the end of my time in Maine on Tuesday and a downsizing move and some blog commitments. Nonetheless, we are here and you deserves some great Tips and Tutorials!

For this month, I am doing tips about learning during covid times. We may be seeing some changes as vaccines are getting distributed but normal will take some time. Here are a few places that you can learn a lot of new things.

On Point Quilter (free newsletter, paid classes)
Sign up for Kari’s newsletter and start learning Electric Quilt. You receive a weekly email, usually with a video lesson, and some fun and timely topics. I looked up one I thought might be fun for March – Celtic Knot. Moreover, she is offering her Shoot for the Stars class for $30. It is a great way to get a big overview fast of making a complex quilt in a group of lessons for 10 minutes a day.

Batting Super Sale (free zoom workshops)
Lyn Heilman at Batting Super Sale is a delight to work with – she knows her batting so if you have any question about the look/performance of a batting she knows Hobbs, Quilters Dream, Mountain Mist and her own Stitch In Time Label. I like what she has offered and learned a ton about batting from Stephanie of Hobbs. Also, Lyn’s shipping is prompt and there is a link on my sidebar and here* to get to her shop. My affiliate link helps support my blog and is always on the sidebar.

Lyn is sponsoring another free workshop, so feel free to sign up and learn something new. The next one is “Batting: What’s Inside Matters!” with Stephanie of Hobbs, on March 3rd at 6:30 pm Central Time and you can Sign Up Here.

Sulky (free and paid)
I am Sulky products and focusing a bit on embroidery. My new machine can do that, so I want to learn a little more about it. Check out their resource page for thread, stabilizers, longarm quilting. They also have an Education and Events section that lists lots of opportunities here.

Shannon Fabrics (free)
Shannon makes two fabrics that I like for babies – Cuddle (minky plush) and Embrace (double gauze). I enjoyed the free classes and Facebook videos I have watched their tutorials and used their free patterns. Lots of great information that makes a strange fabric (cuddle) for quilters, much friendlier to be used in your sewing projects.

You Tube (free and subscriptions)
Wow – there is so much out there. I will tell you a few I subscribe to and you can also tell me if you have a favorite in the comments.

Adam Sew Fun – Handiquilter Educator
Bernina – my sewing machine and embroidery
Featherweight Shop – my sewing machine
Handi Quilter my longarm machine/frame
ProStitcher Computerized quilting system videos
Sew Can She Sewing & quilting projects of all sorts

And last but not least…I have learned at lot at shows, Quilt Con, being the most recent. Admission fees often include trips to the vendors websites with freebies and coupons. This website listed quite a few shows, that are apparently happening, but I have highlighted two virtual ones below. Not sure when I am planning on a quilt show, but it will be a little bit from now.
Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival (2/24-27)
SMP Spring Quilting Festival (3/15-20)
Minnestoa Quilt Show (6/10-12)

Please link up your quilting (sewing) tips and tutorials here. The party isn’t any fun without your help!

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In case you missed last’s month’s entries here they are. I loved Rebecca’s design principles for quilting as well as the no show binding tutorial! Older contributions can be found here Tips and Tutorials Menu OR Pinterest Tips and Tutorials Board.

Design Principles for Edge 2 Edge Quilting
No Show Binding Tutorial
Sewing curves
Turning a Sweatshirt into a Jacket
Flexi-Fuse Fusible Web Review
Using the Swath Tool in EQ8

Theres a great blog hop – Show Your Stripes that begins today, too. Lots of stuff to see. I have the list of bloggers here for you:

Monday, February 22nd

Just Let Me Quilt |DayBrook Designs |VroomansQuilts|Ms P Designs USA|
Storied Quilts|Den syende himmel|thatfabricfeeling|Sew Many Yarns

Wednesday, February 24th
MooseStashQuilting |selina quilts |Quilting Gail |
Karen’s Korner |Kathleen McMusing |Food For Thought |The Joyful Quilter |Beaquilter

Tuesday, February 23rd
Life in the Scrapatch |Stitchin At Home |Websterquilt |Homespun Hannah’s Blog |Karrin’s Crazy World |Quilt Schmilt |That’s Sew Kerry |
SameliasMum |Annie’s musings
Thursday, February 25th
Becky’s adventures in quilting and travel | Patchwork Breeze|Kathy Kwilts and More|Elizabeth Coughlin Designs|Cynthia’s Creating Ark|
Inflorescence: Starting to Bloom by Choosing Joy|QuiltFabrication|Stitch and Quilt|Creatin’ in the Sticks|

Coming Up on the Blog:
Show Your Stripes Blog Hop – 2/24
Hosting TGIFF – 2/25
Dust Off A Quilt Book – 3/5
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd – 3/22
Sand and Surf – 3/24

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  1. February 22, 2021 / 9:12 AM

    Well, this date snuck up on me! How can it be the end of February already?! Thanks for sharing these links; I need to check some of them out. Hope your move goes well!

  2. February 25, 2021 / 12:01 PM

    I hope that you were able to get everything done you wanted and that your move is going well, Kathleen. And every time I think we are good to go, Bloglovin stops picking up our posts again (grumble grumble). Thank you for hosting this linkup!

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