Posts tagged: "design a quilt"

  1. This video makes it SO easy to choose colors for your quilts 🎨

    Posted by on October 23, 2017

    You’ve carved out a few hours to quilt, and you want to start something new. Whoo-hoo! You pore over your books and peruse your patterns. Ah-ha! You found the perfect quilt to get started. Now, time to choose colors. You approach your stash, start pulling fabrics . . . and all of a sudden you […]


  2. Step-by-step: how to create the perfect quilt for your space (so fun!) + video

    Posted by on July 10, 2017

    Sometimes we make quilts for others; sometimes we make quilts just for fun. But sometimes, we want to make a quilt that blends perfectly with our surroundings—a bedroom, a living room, an office space. And when you want to do that, there’s one person who’s ready to show you how to take the leap into […]


  3. Memories of making a memory quilt (get the tissues)

    Posted by on June 23, 2017

    In March, PaperGirl (aka Mary Fons) put out a challenge to her followers: write about the last quilt you made. Our director of marketing (aka Karen Johnson) was up for the challenge. You see, Karen was in the midst of making a very special quilt. A quilt for her parents’ 60th wedding anniversary. A quilt […]


  4. Repro lovers, assemble! 182 twists on Civil War–style quilt blocks (+ fabric giveaway)

    Posted by on March 15, 2017

    Reproduction-quilt lovers, are you ready for a decidedly different quilt-block book? Save your scraps, pile up your precuts, and iron your yardage—The 4″ x 5″ Quilt-Block Anthology is a BIG quilt-block book that will inspire you for years to come! If you’re like us, you’re “long”ing to stitch these one-of-a-kind rectangular blocks—the unexpected shape is […]


  5. Quilts don’t match your home? Try a Zen Chic approach (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 22, 2017

    Do you have a stack of quilts stashed away because they just don’t “go” with anything in your living spaces? (Hands raised here.) There’s nothing more disappointing than creating a quilt you like and then realizing it doesn’t quite look right anywhere your home. But wait, put those tissues away: Germany-based quilter, Moda fabric designer, […]


  6. What makes a spectacular scrap quilt? 7 designers share their secrets

    Posted by on January 27, 2017

    It’s a mystery to many quilters: how do you make a scrap quilt that doesn’t turn into a muddled mess? In her book Modern Heritage Quilts, Amy Ellis asks her superstar quilting friends to share what they think makes a great scrap quilt. Today we’re sharing some of their answers. If you’re drowning in scraps, […]


  7. T-shirt quilt patterns for beginners: how to stabilize a T-shirt for sewing (tutorial)

    Posted by on January 16, 2017

    There’s a reason why T-shirt quilts are an all-time favorite—they’re simple, they’re personal, and they’re filled with memories. T-shirt quilts are a wonderful way to say congratulations, thanks, and I love you to graduates, sports fanatics, music lovers, and more. One question most quilters have—since we work primarily with woven fabric—is how to cut and […]


  8. A hexie break for the holidays: just add color (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 21, 2016

    The craze of coloring books for adults shows no signs of stopping, and we know why. It’s calming, quick, creative, and fun. Not to mention stress-free. Just add color! Example from The New Hexagon Coloring Book Amid all the gift making, cookie baking, tree decorating, snow shoveling, eggnog sipping, and family gathering this time of […]


  9. YOUR turn to design quilts (hand-holding available) + sale!

    Posted by on September 12, 2016

    One of the things I love so much about quilting is the fact that there is something for everybody. Some prefer to purchase kits—which takes choosing fabric out of the equation—so they can get right to the cutting and sewing. Some prefer to start with a pattern and put their creativity into choosing fabrics and […]


  10. Tame those tees! How to make a t-shirt memory quilt (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on March 23, 2016

    The T-shirt: it’s a classic American collectible. Most everyone owns a stack of tees they can’t bear to part with. And why would we? So often, the logos and images on t-shirts capture events or times in our lives that are precious to us. T-shirts are filled with memories! So we beg you—DON’T say goodbye […]