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Category: Tutorials & Instruction

This is an archived listing of articles published on the Scissortail Quilting blog that provide how-to’s, tutorials and instruction for sewing and quilting techniques.

How to make a French Linen Bread Bag

Hello, friends. Today I’m sharing a tutorial for how to make a french linen bread bag. I whipped up a bunch of these a few weeks ago and have thoroughly enjoyed using the one I kept. Before I get into the tutorial, let me catch you up on…

5 Things to check when your Sewing Machine Acts Naughty

Usually sewing time is a blissful affair. You sit down with your favorite beverage, maybe fire up a good movie on Netflix, grab some fabrics and start feeding them through your machine. But I must admit that occassionally there are days when my sewing machine decides she does not want…

How to Clean and Maintain your Sewing Machine

Basic Sewing Machine Maintenance. Welcome back! Today’s post is on a topic I have wanted to write about for a VERY long time. In fact, I started this post over a year ago. Yes, I admit I’m a bit pokey on these posts, but this is…

Vintage Quilt Repair: Techniques used to repair a 30’s Apple Core Quilt

If you love old quilts, this is the kind of story that will break your heart. I’m stitching along with my quilting group when my phone rings. The woman on the other end sounded completely desperate as she explains how she got my number and asks if I could…

A Change of Pace: How to get started with English Paper Piecing

This month I am changing gears a bit and have taken on a few large-scale English Paper Piecing projects. I’ve done a bit of English Paper Piecing in the past, but nothing very intricate or fussy. A few friends have shown interest in the topic and so…