Bobbin In Quilts Blog

Making Masks - Weekly Update

100 Hospital Grade Masks
This week, I volunteered with Project Protect to make medical grade face masks for health care providers. 

What is a Walking Foot?

Walking Foot for a Brother Machine
What is a walking foot and what do you use it for?

Am I really sewing a 1/4 inch seam?

Measuring a 1/4 inch seam on my presser foot

I have heard lots of advice given about making sure you are actually sewing a 1/4 inch seam. But how do you know? Do you really know?

Today I will show you how I measured my presser feet to see where the 1/4 inch actually hits them. 

How to Make the Rising Star Quilt Block Tutorial - Technique Tuesday

Rising Star Quilt Block Tutorial

I am providing instructions for how to make a different quilt block each month. For the month of April, we have been sequestered to our homes. But I will still share with you what we had planned on learning about! This month, it is the Rising Star Quilt Block. 

How to Quilt a Large Quilt on a Domestic Sewing Machine

Quilting a Large Quilt on my Domestic Sewing Machine

Generally, people always seem so impressed that I can quilt such huge quilts on my domestic machine. It does take some maneuvering, but it is totally possible. 

Here are some tricks and methods that I use. 

Weekly Update - WIPs Finished or Quarantine Week #2

Finished Pin Wheel Quilt

We are spending a lot of time at home lately, as I am sure I lot of you are. With all this time, I was able to finish to Works-In-Progress.

My Work Space and Sewing Room

Sewing Area and Work Space

Today I would like to share my Work Space/Sewing Room. 

This room is not perfect or instagram worthy, but I love it! 

Precuts - Fat Quarters, Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, Etc.

Pre Cuts - Jelly Rolls
Fabric Precuts are a great way to get a whole set of fabric with out investing a whole ton of money into it. It's like a sample set of a whole fabric line, and they already coordinate!

How to Make the "Road to Washington" Quilt Block Tutorial - Technique Tuesday

Road to the White House Quilt Block
Again this year, for the quilt guild I am apart of I am providing instructions for how to make a different quilt block each month. For the month of March, we learned about the Road to the White House Quilt Block, which is a lot like the Jacobs Ladder block.

Weekly Update - My Four WIPs

Empty Spools and Fabric Scraps.
Sometimes, making a list of your WIPs and sharing it with others is a great way to stay accountable and on top of things!

Free Tutorial - How to Make a Thermal Rice Heating Pad with Removable Cover

Thermal Rice Bag - Heating Pad

Have you ever used a thermal rice bag? Basically, it is heating pad made of rice.

I love to use rice bags to warm up my feet in a cold bed and to soothe achy muscles.

How to Make the Spool Quilt Block - Technique Tuesday

Spool Quilt Block
Again this year, for the quilt guild I am apart of I am providing instructions for how to make a different quilt block each month. For the month of February, we learned about the Spool Quilt Block.