Posts tagged: "bestsellers"

  1. What’s new with The Splendid Sampler? L-o-t-s! Big reveal ahead 🎉🎉🎉

    Posted by on April 18, 2018

    BIG NEWS about The Splendid Sampler is here! What’s the news? Is it that more than 28,000 quilters are now a part of the Splendid Sampler community on Facebook? Nope. Is it that The Splendid Sampler has been a best seller since it was first published in April of last year? Nope, it’s not that […]


  2. Free-motion quilting around appliqués: Pat’s got your back! (video) 📹

    Posted by on April 6, 2018

    Perhaps you mastered stitch-in-the-ditch machine quilting . . . Then you moved on to walking-foot curves . . . And now you’re playing with your free-motion foot: loops and curves are looking good! So, what’s next? In her book Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt, Pat’s mapped out how beginners can start machine quilting […]


  3. Snow day? Sew day! 8 projects for winter’s final weeks

    Posted by on January 19, 2018

    How’s winter been treating you? For some it’s been a season similar to winters before . . . but we’ve watched others endure frigid temperatures, mountains of snow, and a chilly case of the winter blues. For those going through it, we send you our warmest wishes—and we want to help you send those winter […]


  4. Announcing YOUR top 10 quilt books of 2017 (+ big BIG giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 22, 2017

    Christmas is almost here. We want to wish you all the merriment and happiness you can handle this season! Whether you’re wrapping gifts, baking goodies, or doing a last-minute sewing sprint, we want you to know how honored we are to be a part of your creative life. Thank you for staying connected with us, […]


  5. Flawless Flying Geese: a flip-and-trim technique (new video!)

    Posted by on October 27, 2017

    Flying-geese units are a staple in quiltmaking, and there are lots of ways to make them (here are four ways—the four-at-a-time method is pretty cool!). But if your ¼" seam is just a smidge off, it can cause those geese to fly off kilter when it comes time to sew units together. And that’s no […]


  6. Do you stay stitch your quilts? Pat Sloan says . . .

    Posted by on October 13, 2017

    Have you heard of stay stitching? Many quilters stay stitch their quilt tops before machine quilting. But what is stay stitching, and why would you do it? Essentially, stay stitching is simply sewing around the edge of your quilt top to stabilize seams. It’s particularly helpful when there are a lot of patchwork seams on […]


  7. Halloween humor: cute quilts and more for the not-too-scary season

    Posted by on October 6, 2017

    A little fright can be fun on Halloween—but there’s a sunnier side to the holiday too. Kids in hilarious getups, school costume parades, and of course, the candy. Oh, the CANDY! Today we’ve rounded up several Halloween-themed projects that capture the less-scary side of Halloween. Start stitching one today to add a little beauty and […]


  8. Best paper for paper piecing? 3 choices to make before you sew

    Posted by on September 27, 2017

    What’s the best paper for paper piecing? There are several choices out there, and choices are great—it’s fun to experiment to see what works best for you. That’s exactly what Scott Hansen, owner of Blue Nickel Studios and one of the designers featured in The Splendid Sampler, was exploring when we met him at Spring […]


  9. Do you pop your quilt-block seams? (how-to video)

    Posted by on September 15, 2017

    Last month we shared a video from Carrie Nelson that explained how to get quilt-block centers to nest together perfectly. Her how-to is a game changer! Today we’re excited to share another video from Carrie that reveals how to press quilt block seams so your blocks lay super-flat and nest perfectly together with other blocks […]


  10. National Sewing Month ideas: start with a Jelly Roll (and a sale)

    Posted by on September 1, 2017

    We’re kicking off National Sewing Month by celebrating a NEW national day of sewing: National Sew a Jelly Roll Day! On Saturday, September 16, quilters around the country will unfurl their Jelly Rolls, sew them together, and create beautiful strippy and scrappy quilts—just for the joy of it! It’s the perfect time to open that […]