The whole concept of an online stitchalong is pretty simple, much easier than it sounds. I announce what quilt project I will be making, and invite you to make it with me!
These happen throughout the year and are always held in my Wise Craft Quilts Facebook Group, although details are announced blog post style here on the site. There is no required materials to participate in these (although its awfully nice if you support me by buying my book in my shop or on amazon, and leaving me a review on Amazon). I create a scheduled series of Facebook Live videos within our group that you can tune in and watch me work through some part of the project in an instructional way. By doing it live, you are able to ask questions and get information from me in real time. These sessions are also available for viewing later if you are not able to watch live.
I stress that these are meant to be casual, fun, and go-at-your-own-pace type of projects. Sometimes its just much more fun to sew together! Follow me on Instagram for updates, and post your work anywhere on social media using the hashtag #wisecraftstitchalong.
Scroll down to see all the ones we’ve done so far!
Based on a project in Wise Craft Quilts, this #wisecraftstitchalong was all about the basics of EPP (English Paper Piecing), making a framable wall hanging project from the book. Replay of the videos available in both my Wise Craft Quilts FB group or on my YouTube Channel. Get the EPP templates needed to create this project in my shop.
We settled in during the drippy Seattle winter the season we learned Sashiko, a time-honored Japanese decorative hand stitch, and made a set of 4 coasters, each with its own distinctive stitch pattern. Read the original post with details, watch the replay of all the videos in the Wise Craft Quilts Facebook Group or on my YouTube Channel. Get supplies to stitch in the shop.
We practiced lots of different types of hand embroidery stitches and techniques for this #wisecraftstitchalong. Original blog post with details here. The original project pattern is for a banner. But in the stitchalong, I stretched my new version over a store-bought canvas to make a framed piece. Replay of the videos are available in the Wise Craft Quilts FB Group and on YouTube. Original pattern available as a PDF in the shop. Find some useful supplies in the shop as well.
Another project from Wise Craft Quilts, this #wisecraftstitchalong covered the basics of needle-turned appliqué and Hawaiian quilting while remaking the MuuMuu quilt from my book. During our stitching sessions, I made a brand new version using men’s dress shirts a created a larger, four block version of this quilt. I also explained how to create your own template from newspaper, how to secure the motif to the base fabrics, as well as how to stitch down the motif. Replay of the videos available in the Wise Craft Quilts FB group. I carry some of my favorite supplies (mentioned in the videos) in my shop.