Sunday, October 26, 2014

HQ Sweet Sixteen Sunday - How to attach a Binding with the Sweet

I've been wanting to build up a collection of videos that show you exactly how to make a quilt from start to finish with the HQ Sweet Sixteen.

This week is the final step in every quilt, The Binding.

I do my bindings a bit differently to most, so I hope you find this technique quicker and easier.

I forgot to mention in the video that when you are hand stitching the binding down, you can also hand stitch that final 'tucked' section closed. That way your final join will look exactly like the rest.

Have fun and I'll see you next week,

Hugs Paula

PS. If there is anything you would like me to demo, please leave me a comment.... I'm running out of ideas ;)

Link to my book as mentioned in the video:!patterns-shop/ciaa

Sunday, October 19, 2014

HQ Sweet Sixteen Sunday - Tension what is it and how do I fix

Tension... its like the swear word of quilting.

It has inspired many a cranky word in my house, thats for sure!

Today I wanted to do a video that talks about what Tension is and how to fix it. Adjusting the tension on your Sweet Sixteen is a little different to a regular sewing machine and so it can be a bit tricky to get your settings just right.

So after the 200th request (not really, but there was a lot) here is a video all about how to set up the Tension on your Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen.

I hope this takes some of the frustration out of setting your tension up!

Hugs Paula

If you can't the see video, just click here to go straight to YouTube to watch it:

Sunday, October 12, 2014

HQ Sweet Sixteen Sunday - Using background Fillers to make your quilting pop

This week I wanted to show you two different quilt designs and the difference it can make to add a background filler to your piece.

A background filler is just a heavily quilted design that is a lot smaller scale than your main design.

I also wanted to show you a second flower design that can be used in a feature block.

I hope you enjoy this weeks video.

Here's the link to the video in case you have trouble seeing the video here:

Have a sweet week!
Hugs Paula