Posts tagged: "fabric selection"

  1. Blog hop! Find YOUR flair for fabric (+ fabric giveaways!)

    Posted by on November 18, 2014

    Quilt Market, Houston, Texas, October 2012. A group of Henry Glass fabric designers gather for a special dinner before saying their good-byes. But the table talk has nothing to do with the show. Instead, everyone’s talking about Hurricane Sandy. Everyone at the table is worried about friends and family along the East Coast, wondering if […]


  2. Quilt-value anxiety, be gone: meet the Ruby Beholder (+ special offer)

    Posted by on October 23, 2014

    If you’ve struggled with choosing fabric values for your quilts, you’re not alone. Determining which colors are light, medium-light, medium, medium-dark, and dark sounds like a cinch. But if you’ve tried it, you know it can be tricky. 
How would you order these fabrics from light to dark? Hmm… Contrast is key to creating sharp, […]


  3. Got 5 minutes + 5 fat quarters? (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 8, 2014

    How about a little quilting arithmetic to keep you on your toes today? (It’s easy, promise—we’ll even give you the answer.) …5 fat quarters + 1 background fabric = More fast fat-quarter quilts from bestselling author Kathy Brown! “Staying Focused” from Take 5 Fat Quarters Kathy’s first two “Take 5” books have inspired thousands of […]


  4. Fabric play! A challenge for us—and for you (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 25, 2014

    We love all the books we publish, but sometimes a book comes along that we’re just begging to test drive before it hits your local quilt shop. Recently a book inspired a resounding “I can do this!” response from 11 employees—that’s more than 25% of our staff! What is it about the new book Fabric […]


  5. The wonderful world of wool – fabric primer (part 1)

    Posted by on September 22, 2014

    Are you wild about wool? If you haven’t tried quilting with wool, autumn is the perfect time—cooler weather and cozy textiles go hand in hand. Wool is surprisingly fast, easy, and fun to use! But if you’re new to wool appliqué or piecing, you may be curious about the fabric itself. Is it really that […]


  6. How to make a scrap quilt sing? Go solo (+ sale!)

    Posted by on September 15, 2014

    Look at your pile (drawer, closet) of scraps. Is it a hodgepodge of colors and patterns? When you look at a quilt pattern that might be a good match for your scraps, you likely see a quilt where the colors are composed, the arrangement is balanced, and the finished design is stunning. A question arises: […]


  7. No-fail tip for colorful quilts

    Posted by on September 8, 2014

    Energetic. Cheerful. Lively. Vivid. COLOR! 
 Detail of “Bali High” from Colorful Quilts (ePattern available) If you gravitate toward using bright colors in your quilts—or if you have a stack of colorful blocks you’re not sure how to use—read on. Today’s tip will help you rein in those larger-than-life colors. When working with brights, the […]


  8. So you think you can stash?: novelty prints (+ sale!)

    Posted by on September 4, 2014

    Today we’re starting a new series at Stitch This! If you’ve got a stash of a particular style of fabric that keeps growing instead of shrinking, this series is for you! We’ll focus on one style of fabric in each “So You Think You Can Stash?” post, and offer ideas for how to cut it, […]


  9. Blog hop! How to build color palettes for quilts (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 27, 2014

    Welcome to our stop on John Adams’ blog hop for his book Beyond Neutral: Quilts Inspired by Nature’s Elements. John issued a special challenge to his blog-hop participants. The mission, if we chose to accept it: 1. Choose an inspiring photograph from nature. . 2. Use the subject or colors from the photograph to create […]


  10. Build your color confidence: take out the color (video + giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 3, 2014

    “Bee-U-tiful” table runner from Knockout Neutrals When it comes to choosing colors, value seems to be the grand enigma for quilters. We all know that value plays an important role, but Pat Wys is one of those designers who’s figured out how to choose fabric values for quilts just right, every time. And because Pat’s […]