Our Precision Piecing Quilt-Along – Wrap Up

Before I wrap up the Precision Piecing Quilt-Along, by thanking sponsors and announcing winners, I want to let everyone know that QuiltShopGal migrated to a new (and cheaper) web hosting service.  It was supposed to have happened over a weekend, a week ago.  There was a point that I thought QuiltShopGal was going to die … Continue reading Our Precision Piecing Quilt-Along – Wrap Up

#PrecisionPiecingQAL – WorldWide Quilting Day – The Quilt Show

Today I'm sharing a variety of insights, with a common theme:  Precision Piecing.    You may already be a perfect piecer who can tackle the most challenging projects and always come out with crisp points and even seams (lucky you).  I'll confess I'm far from perfect, but I have found ways that have helped me … Continue reading #PrecisionPiecingQAL – WorldWide Quilting Day – The Quilt Show

Our Precision Piecing Quilt-Along – Official Kick Off

Today I want to officially kick off our Precision Piecing Quilt Along.  I want to recognize our sponsors: The Fat Quarter Shop has generously donated a $50 gift certificate, which will be randomly awarded to one lucky participant.  To clarify, this is open to WW participants. The Quilt Show has generously donated a TQS membership, … Continue reading Our Precision Piecing Quilt-Along – Official Kick Off

Precision Piecing: Curved Seams With Out Pins

QuiltShopGal wants every quilter to be comfortable stitching curved seams and achieves perfect piecing.  But, I realize for many of us that this doesn't happen if we don't practice.  Ebony Love of LoveBug Studios demonstrates how to sew a drunkard's path block without using pins, making this an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning/improving their … Continue reading Precision Piecing: Curved Seams With Out Pins

Quiltmaking Essentials 1: Cutting and Piecing Skills

Quiltmaking Essentials 1: Cutting And Piecing Skills, by Donna Lynn Thomas is a new book published by Martingale, to be released June 3rd.  SewCalGal was lucky to get an early review copy of this book.  Needless to say, I'm delighted  to be able to share insights with you today.     SewCalGal is an advocate … Continue reading Quiltmaking Essentials 1: Cutting and Piecing Skills

Simplify Set-in Piecing and a Giveaway

SewCalGal has been researching ways for quilters to improve their Precision Piecing skills.  I was delighted to learn that Mary Huey has a DVD for precision piecing set-in seams, which also shares insights on chain piecing!  This DVD is called "Simplified Set-in Piecing" and I'm very happy to share insights with you today on this … Continue reading Simplify Set-in Piecing and a Giveaway

Precision Piecing: Curved Piecing

Curved Piecing is a challenge for many quilters and some quilters will simply avoid such designs.  But today, SewCalGal wants to again encourage you to try curved seams and to practice till you have mastered them.  Use some scraps in your stash to practice, or consider tackling a small project, like a table runner and … Continue reading Precision Piecing: Curved Piecing