22 Best Quilted Jacket & Coat Sewing Patterns (2 FREE!)

Quilted jackets are great projects for garment sewers who want to try quilting, and quilters who want to try garment sewing. I hand-picked 22 of the best quilted jacket, vest, and coat patterns. Here’s all the information you need to choose the right pattern for you, like sizing, design details, fabric recommendations, and beginner-friendliness. Contents … Read more

DIY Double Oven Mitt: FREE Professional Pattern & Tutorial

I wanted to learn the best way to make double oven mitts, so I went to big department stores to see exactly how professionals make them. I even bought 3 mitts and deconstructed them! This tutorial and free pattern (download pattern here) are based on this research. I’ve also included lots of tips to help you achieve … Read more

32 Quilting Supplies for Beginners & Beyond (Tested)

Here’s a list of essential tools for machine and hand quilting. These have been tried and tested by the quilting community and are widely recommended. I’ve explained each item for complete beginners. And as a bonus, I’ve included other nice-to-have supplies that you may want later in your quilting journey. Essential quilting tools for beginners: … Read more

How to Cut Fabric into Accurate Squares for Quilts (4 Ways)

If you’re about to start your first patchwork quilt, you’ll need to learn how to cut fabric yardage into accurate squares. I’ve described multiple methods based on what tools you have (rotary cutter or scissors), and how many squares you want to cut. Contents list: How to prepare your fabric: wash and dry it (optional), … Read more