Tips, Tricks, and How Tos

Snow Crystal Wreath Recipe

Snow Crystal Wreath Recipe

Just by adding a few more ingredients to our Fold'n Stitch Wreath, namely appliques and some pearl beads, we have created a whole new "recipe" for this ethereal table confection!

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Color Wheel Bloom

Color Wheel Bloom

Color wheels and quilting – they just go hand in hand – I carry a paper color wheel in my purse for fabric shopping!

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Roundabout Textures with 12wt

Roundabout Textures with 12wt

We've had some fun adding texture to bags with Aurifil's 12 wt cotton - join me! First, I wanted to make a quilted panel with a bold quilted crosshatch pattern. I fused a Cotton Couture magenta solid to one side of Bosal In-R-Form Plus (a double sided fusible foam). Then I fused quilters grid interfacing to the other side. The quilters grid is just a very light interfacing that is pre-marked in 1” increments. Quilting grid is manufactured by Bosal Foam and Fiber as well as by Pellon. Ask for it at your local quilt shop! I filled my bobbin...

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3 Hand Stitching Needles for Project Success

3 Hand Stitching Needles for Project Success

There are many different hand stitching needles on the market today. I would like to focus on 3 types of needles to keep in your toolbox that will work with Poorhouse Quilt Designs’ projects! Poorhouse Quilt Designs patterns focus on using support materials other than 100% cotton quilt batting. We like to use foam, nonwoven interfacings, and stiffeners. You might encounter thick layers and your general sewing needle isn’t up for the job.   What should you consider when choosing a hand stitching needle? Type of Point Characteristics of the eye Needle length Needle diameter Your choice of needle is a...

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Twin Needle Texture

Building a Better Bag

Twin Needle Texture

Do you love adding texture to your projects? Poorhouse Quilt Designs is starting a new exploration of texture with Bosal products.

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