Technique tutorials


Piecing Tutorials:

How to check and adjust for a 1/4″ seam allowance from

Let’s talk seam allowance from Quiltmaker, Quilty Pleasures.

Binding Tutorials:

Binding and Blind Stitching Tutorial from Quilting in the Rain.

Binding and Blind Stitching Tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts

Continuous Quilt Binding Tutorial from Heather Bailey (link to a page where you can download a pdf).

Quilt Binding Basics from Jaybird Quilts (includes links to several different types of binding).


Turning Small Softie Pieces out the Right Way from Matching Pegs (Me)

Turning Softie pieces out the right way

Turning Softie pieces out the right way


Needle Turn Applique Basics from Kim McClean, Glorious Applique

Off the Block Applique Construction

Off the Block Construction from Matching Pegs (Me).  A technique where 2 or more layers of the applique are joined, before the resulting unit is appliqued in place onto the “Block” or Quilt top.

Marking the centre of an applique block with stitches from Matching Pegs (Me). for accurate positioning of the applique pieces onto a block or quilt background.

The Front-Basting method of needle turn applique from Cathy of Cabbage Quilts on Glorious Applique.


Here is a video on how to separate 6 strand embroidery floss…

How to make a starting knot in the end of your thread tutorial – from Heather Bailey.  A knot for hand sewing, quilting, embroidery.

Below is a video on how to back-stitch…I would suggest that kids start with the method where you stab each stitch through, in two separate movements per stitch, rather than one.

Finishing knots  from Instructables.  I like the third version myself…