Tips and Tutorials Tuesday

July 21, 2015

There were lots of especially wonderful tutorials that linked to last week’s Tips and Tutorials Tuesday.  I want to highlight a few of my favorites today in case you missed them.

Leslie from Seasoned Homemaker shared a perfectly written tutorial for a zippered box pouch.  I can never have enough of these pouches in my life and my sewing room!  And I love Leslie’s fabric choices and bright, pretty pictures.

Zipper box pouch my seasoned home

Jenn from A Quarter Inch from the Edge linked up a post with the best title ever… The First Cut is the Deepest.  If you’ve read Jenn’s blog before, you’ll know she’s blissfully obsessed with Kona colors.  This time she’s gone completely and brilliantly over the edge and has chopped up all her color cards?  Why??????  Click over and you will see her mad genius at work.

Jenn Quarter Inch from the Edge Colour Card Chop (3)

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl, my co-host from the 2015 New Bloggers Blog Hop (did you enter this week’s contest yet, by the way?), linked up a wonderful tutorial for her Lucent quilt, which was inspired by everyone’s favorite Swoon block.  I can’t believe she gave us the awesome, generous gift of such a thorough, beautifully written tutorial for a whole quilt! You’ve got to Pin this one.  It’s a keeper.

Quilting Jetgirl Lucent Tutorial

And Susan, from Super Mom No Cape, gave a little tip that is such a huge help!  Have you ever had your binding strips end up looking like this, even when you’ve tried to be soooo careful when sewing them together?

Imperfect Binding Strips Susan Super Mom No Cape

Susan has figured out a couple of small adjustments you can easily make that will give you perfectly joined binding strips every time.  Just like this…

perfectly-joined-binding-strip

Thank you all for linking up last week.  Let’s do it again!  Click on the LinkyTool button below to add any of your little sewing tips or your big, fantastic tutorials.


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10 Comments

  • Reply Leslie R. July 21, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Stephanie, Thanks for featuring my box pouch tutorial!

  • Reply Jayne July 21, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Love all these wonderful tips! I have always wanted to make a boxy pouch…I need to get on this! Thank you!

  • Reply Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl July 21, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Wow, I missed Susan’t tip last week; it’s great! 🙂

    • Reply Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl July 21, 2015 at 8:41 am

      Also, while the tutorial for Lucent on my blog is free, the pattern is on sale through the end of the week and has much more thorough instructions and a bonus pattern for another 48×48 quilt from the scraps of piecing! 😉

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  • Reply Robyn Miller July 21, 2015 at 9:47 am

    The Seasoned Homemaker link is incorrect 🙁 That pouch looks lovely though, I am gonna hop over to her site and look for it. Her burrito pillow case tutorial is the best, so I am looking forward to trying this one out. Seems perfect for an EPP kit!

    • Stephanie Palmer
      Reply Stephanie Palmer July 21, 2015 at 10:49 am

      The link is all fixed, Robyn! Thanks for letting me know.

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    Couldn’t resist adding the little tutorials I wrote up last week, hope it’s not spammy!

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