Posts tagged: "fabric selection"

  1. How to put a rainbow in a quilt? Add a little black and white (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 3, 2017

    Wouldn’t it be fun to add all the colors you love to a single quilt, and not have to worry about whether it all “goes” together or not? Sounds impossible, right? Or maybe you’ve made a quilt of many colors and come away disappointed. But Splash of Color author Jackie Kunkel’s figured out how to […]


  2. Spectacular quilts made with solid fabrics: Rock Solid is here! (+ fabric giveaway)

    Posted by on June 14, 2017

    Got solids? Want solids? We guarantee that when you see the fresh, imaginative quilts in Rock Solid—all made with Robert Kaufman Kona Solids—you’ll want to create with every color! Whether you want to use just a few colors or paint a rainbow, Rock Solid will help you learn how to successfully use solid fabrics. And […]


  3. Tips for choosing fat quarters (from someone who’s bundled 5,000)

    Posted by on May 15, 2017

    Got stacks of fat-quarter singles that you couldn’t resist at the store—and now you’re not sure what to do with them? If you have fat quarters that aren’t in pre-bundled form, it can be challenging to figure out how to choose the right combination of colors, values, and prints and sew them into a quilt […]


  4. 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, […]


  5. 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, […]


  6. Why you need neutral quilts in your life (+ sale!)

    Posted by on May 30, 2016

    Bold. Beautiful. Breathtaking. Neutral? You may not know it now, but by the time you finish reading this blog post we’ll bet you’ll agree: you need neutral quilts in your life! Why? Let us tell you all the reasons. 1. Neutral quilts fit into any decor (traditional, modern, country, you name it). 2. Neutral quilts […]


  7. The coloring craze has arrived – for quilters (giveaway + contest!)

    Posted by on May 25, 2016

    A coloring craze is sweeping the nation! Millions of grown-ups (including yours truly) are recalling the carefree delight that coloring can bring. It’s relaxing, creative, portable—even a bit addictive! And really, who loves to play with color more than quilters? Well, get your colored pencils sharpened and your coloring hand rested and ready, because we’re […]


  8. Your fabulous fabric stash: 2 tips for using it to its full potential

    Posted by on April 29, 2016

    Some people just don’t understand. Building a fabric stash requires thorough contemplation and careful consideration. Shop to shop, show to show, online store to online store, you’ve curated a collection of fabric that’s so very . . . you. But are you using your fabric stash to its fullest potential? Designer Tonya Alexander understands us […]


  9. How to deal with that crazy mixed-up quilt stash (+ sale)

    Posted by on April 25, 2016

    I recently became an empty nester. (Yay! Or sniff!) Which means that my quilt stash, after years of living in my dining room (and other hiding places—shh!), is finally getting a room of its own. Touching every piece of fabric I own has been enlightening, to say the least. Why did I save this? Why […]


  10. Guesswork be gone: patterns for YOUR favorite fabrics (+ sale)

    Posted by on March 7, 2016

    Today we’re making YOUR favorite fabrics the focus! With the right patterns and advice, any fabric can be sliced, sewn, and transformed into a beautiful quilt you’ll be proud to display. And with this week’s books on sale, you can take the guesswork out of using fabrics in your stash that you love but aren’t […]