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Looking for an easy directions to make a professional-looking 4" quilt sleeve to hang your quilt? This sleeve (with just a bit of give in it to accommodate a rod or slat) is the one required by most quilt shows. Pass it on to your quilt guild’s new quilters when it’s time for the quilt show! 
This is my favorite technique for finishing the edges of an art quilt. Why? Unlike a binding, it doesn’t create a frame around the quilt, so it looks more like a piece of art. It’s also very clean and professional looking. The non-mitred corner version here is easier, and just as nice looking as the mitred corner version below.

This facing technique is very similar to my non-mitred version, but produces a nice diagonal seam at the corners on the back. A bit trickier than the non-mitred version.

The pillowcase turn is the fastest and easiest technique for finishing an art quilt. I call it my “quick and dirty” method. The batting is basted down so it stays in place before you turn the piece inside out before quilting. It doesn’t always give you the most professional results, but it is super fast!
Have a small piece of fiber art that might look puny hanging on a wall? Want to protect it from dust and spills? Need an easy way to hang it up? Framing it is a great answer. This tutorial shows how to stitch a piece of fiber art to an acid-free mat, then frame it in a shadow box.
I wear aprons a lot, because I make lots of messes. I do a lot of surface design on fabric before I stitch it into art quilts, I dabble in other sloppy crafts, and I dig in the dirt (garden). I designed this apron to cover most of my clothing, but still be comfortable and utilitarian. It’s easy to customize it to meet your needs, and make you look fabulous! Free tutorial on Bernina's blog We All Sew
I love decorating my home for Halloween, baking spooky goodies, and preparing to greet the trick-or-treaters in my witch’s hat. Halloween is also about community; it’s a time to meet your neighbors and celebrate autumn’s bounty. And best of all, Halloween is about CANDY! Here’s an easy project to satisfy your sweet tooth…without any calories at all! Free tutorial on BERNINA's blog We All Sew
These ribbon rosettes are a great way to make someone feel special, or to decorate a package. You can attach a pin-backed button at the center, or make them into prizes. They go together easily and quickly. A pink rosette for the Sweet Sixteen birthday girl. An all-black version with an “Over the Hill” birthday button. A lacy version for the bride-to-be. A rosette for the winner of the first prize quilt. Simply change the color and style of the fabrics, and you have a lovely hand-made gift that is way spiffier than store-bought versions. Free tutorial on BERNINA's blog We All Sew
These pennant banners are a fun way to decorate for a special occasion (think baby shower, Easter, graduation, Fourth of July or Halloween). Decorating with them lends a festive air to any space. I’ve made them for my daughters’ graduation parties, and then given them to them to decorate their dorm rooms. You can make them in different sizes, too.  Tiny ones would look darling in a baby’s nursery. Free tutorial on BERNINA's blog We All Sew
This quilt was designed for Aurifil thread in 2010, the year I was one of their featured designers. The leaves and berries are stitched using needleturn appliqué. I used Aurifil Cotton Mako 50-weight thread for the appliqué, piecing, and quilting. 

This 18"-square quilt “On the Run” quilt was designed to showcase Jamie Fingal’s fabric line called “Sewing 101.” It features a pair of scissors, hand stitching with perle cotton, and machine echo quilting that adds a sense of motion, like the scissors are running. 
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