How to Bind a Quilt using Double Fold Binding ~ We All Sew

Double Fold Binding Tutorial : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Last week I shared my tips and tricks for pin basting a quilt. Thank you all for your kind comments! I’m glad to have given even the experienced quilt makers some little new techniques to try.

Double Fold Binding Tutorial : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Today I’m over at BERNINA’s We All Sew blog with my double fold binding tutorial. If you’ve ever wondered how to get that perfect finish to your quilt binding by connecting it all up where the ends meet, I have lots of pictures. I hope you will go check it out!

How to Pin Baste a Quilt ~ We All Sew

How to Pin Baste a Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Last week when I posted my Mayflower quilt, I mentioned I created it as the base for a new set of tutorials I wrote for BERNINA’s We All Sew blog. Today I’m happy to share the first with you, How to Pin Baste a Quilt.

How to Pin Baste a Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

If I’m being totally honest, I’m always a bit nervous to post technique tutorials. There are probably as many ways to baste as quilters, but I hope you enjoy seeing what works best for me. If you are new to quilting, it’s a great way to start down your journey. If you are an experienced quilter, you may see something new to try!

Star Bunting Tutorial

Star Bunting Tutorial by Fresh Lemons Quilts for BERNINA's We All Sew

The 4th of July is one of the most popular holidays in our family. It may have something to do with the heat finally arriving in Chicago, our annual trip to northern Michigan or the anticipation of watching small town fireworks over the lake. Last year at BERNINA’s We All Sew blog, I shared directions to make my Summer Sparkler Quilt. This year I’m continuing the tradition of decorating for the holiday, with instructions to make your very own 4th of July Star Bunting.

This tutorial is easy to whip up, scrap friendly, and will add an extra pop to your holiday celebrations! Or change the colors and use for birthdays and other special events. Just click on over to BERNINA’s We All Sew blog and make one of your own.

Scrap Plus Week 2 ~ A Quilt Along at We All Sew

Scrap Plus Quilt Along : Fresh Lemons Quilts

For those of you following my Scrap Plus Quilt Along/Tutorial over at BERNINA’s We All Sew (Week 1 and Week 2), I hope you have been enjoying digging through your scraps and making some blocks. This week I’m talking about the quilt top assembly and quilting.

Scrap Plus Quilt Along : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I mentioned last week that these are 12″ finished blocks. Scrappy blocks are always great for quilting bees and group charity quilts.

Another fun and creative quilt idea for using the layout…since these blocks are a standard size, you can easily swap them out and use nine of your own 12″ block designs. I’m such a fan of stars and modern samplers, I think this layout would make a beautiful sampler with some of the blocks from the Solstice Stars Series and Summer Sampler Series.

Scrap Plus Quilt Along : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I hope you will go check it out at BERNINA’s We All Sew! I’d love to see what you make.