Tutorials & Tips

Here are some of my block tutorials, tips & tricks.   Just click on the photo and it will take you to where you need to go.


wonky star block


urban chicken finished


tweezer action


Bee Blocks


Scrappy four patch

9 thoughts on “Tutorials & Tips

  1. hello i write to you from a small village in france.i am new in the quilting but i love what you do and the colors you use it is different on what i have learned in my club.thank you for your beautiful paterns and excuse my bad english.see you soon on the web.christine

  2. SO PRETTY QUILT!!! Thanks very much! Cath, I love you so much for sewing such pretty quilts, I always dream that I become a creative and fashional sewer, then I will enjoy quilts sewed by myself.

    I will have a lot of disposable time. I do admit that I’m a beginner, but I love quilting very much, and I often find some tutors about how-to-make-A-quilt by Internet such as http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Quilt, or http://www.wikihow.com/Hand-Sew-a-Quilt .etc

    At beginning, I used an old manual sewing machine, and then I have troubles on how to use it effectively and comfortably . Some day ago, an old sewer gave me an advice that I should have a user-friendly computerized sewing machine.

    But how to choose a suitable machine troubled me again, and then worked hard for several hours on google, so I finally find a clear comparison chart among all kinds of sewing machines on the site http://www.bestsewingmachinereviewspro.com and select one which is best for me.

    It is very helpful to me, and I am happy to share my trouble of growing up to a fashional sewer.

    Many beautiful quilts Made by myself are waving to me in my dream, I will keep going for be a pretty sewer.

    Thanks again for Cath! We all love your cute forever!

  3. I am doing you neon star as a block in my guild yearly challenge. I have never done paper piecing before, I think I’m in love. I have one question, how do I get my sections to nest properly? They don’t and my points are off a bit. Any help is appreciated and thank you so much for such great stars

    • Laura the best way to get your pieces together accurately is to use a pin. The technique I use is to stick a pin straight through one of the points on a block piece that needs to be aligned and then find the matching point on the other block piece I am going to sew and stick the same pin straight thru it. You end up with a pivot point for your pieces which you use to align them. I then will grab a more pins and pin the pieces together the traditional way to make sure the pieces I am going to sew do not slip. Let me know if this makes sense, if not I can photograph what I am talking about or find a link.

  4. That makes sense. I finished what I was working on and I love the ease of the paper piecing (once figured out the working from the back and front) and will do more. I have several people ask where I got the pattern from and I have referred them to you website. Thank you so much for putting it out there for us.

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