Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hands2Help - Tips, Tutes, and Tasty Things!!

Hi, all!

Sunday has rolled around again and you know what that means!  It's time for a little more H2H fun!!  Today is your chance to link up and share - your favorite quilting tips (or tips that give you more time to quilt!), your favorite quilting tutorials, or your favorite recipes - snacks, or great meals that you use when you need more time to quilt!  You can write up a new post, or you can link to someone else's, particularly for tutorials and recipes.  I'm always looking for great ideas - aren't you?


So here's my favorite tip - at the age of 45 I finally learned how to correctly use a seam ripper - and discovered one of my favorite bloggers, too!  Here's a link to Karrie Lyne's (Freckled Whimsy) blog and her tutorial about how to use a seam ripper.  And here's one more reason to check out Karrie's blog - she's one of our sponsors for H2H this year!!

And here's a few of my favorite tutorials…

This is a new one to me, but I'm so glad I found it - a great tutorial about squaring up blocks I found at From My Carolina Home!

And Beth over at Love Laugh Quilt has a great tutorial about making continuous binding..

And this tutorial from Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts for making a chevron quilt without using half square triangles!

And have you discovered using Pinterest for recipes?  So much goodness there - but this is one of my favorite crock pot recipes - it makes the best, juiciest pot roast around!  (Just a hint - if you can't find pepperoncini peppers, I have used fresh banana peppers and they work great!)


And now it's your turn - link up your favorite





Or even all three!  

I can't wait to see all the new-to-me stuff!



PS Be sure to check out the new Hands2Help Flickr group - there's some really pretty stuff showing up there!  Join the group and link up your progress and finished quilt shots!


  1. I will need to check out how the seam ripper is supposed to work and see if I am doing it right - I have posted a great quilting book today.

  2. I used that chevron tutorial to make my youngest grandson's big boy quilt back in 2009-10. I bookmarked that tutorial but didn't realize until I went to the link you shared that it'd been lost. I'm glad I was able to edit my bookmark.

    I'm wondering now if it couldn't somehow be adapted to create the herringbone quilt my daughter has asked for. This might be the time when EQ would come in handy. ha! Oh well, there's always graph paper! ;-)

  3. I love this Quick Triangles Baby Quilt tutorial (in fact, I think I'll be using this pattern to make the donation quilt for Quilts of Compassion).

  4. Thanks so much for a great post today!! I loved the seam ripper thing, I loved the chevron quilt thing (got list made for Hobby Lobby already), I loved the binding thing, and I loved the pot roast thing! GREAT! THANKS!

  5. Thank you so much for featuring my square up tutorial! I am having a lot of fun with your link parties and your blog!

  6. I didn't make the tutorial, I just followed it - the link is in my blog post for the fabric baskets. They are so quick and easy, and a lot of fun. Glad to help spread the cheer!

  7. Thanks for sharing all these good tips and projects


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