Posts tagged: "fabric selection"

  1. How to make a scrap quilt: 3 wonderful ways (+ flash sale!)

    Posted by on May 20, 2015

    Are you sew very happy when you make quilts that are scrappy? Today we’ve got three reasons to celebrate scrapaholics—a spectacular sale on a trio of eBooks filled with scrap-quilt ideas and patterns from some of the best in the business. Right now they’re only $6 each! Sale ends May 21 at noon (PST), so […]


  2. One goofproof way to choose quilt colors (+ sale)

    Posted by on April 13, 2015

    If you’ve ever wished that quilt color combinations would come to you via instinct, intuition, or a reoccurring series of color-splashed dreams, you’re not alone. Let’s face it: some quilters have a natural gift for choosing colors. And then there’s the rest of us! Lessons in color theory are helpful, but there’s no substitute for […]


  3. 5 fast, fat-quarter friendly quilt patterns

    Posted by on April 6, 2015

    Fat quarters are so fun and tempting to collect. When they’re tied into perfectly folded, coordinated bundles with matching ribbon, they’re nearly impossible to resist—even when you have no idea what kind of project they might become. The bundles fit very neatly into your shopping bag, but they begin to pile up in the sewing […]


  4. Classic or modern quilts? Have cake, eat too (video + giveaway!)


    Posted by on November 25, 2014

    Can’t decide whether you love classic quilts or modern quilts more? Why choose—you can have the best of both worlds! Join past and present as you update classic quilt blocks with fresh, modern fabrics in the new book Vintage Vibe. Newcomer Amber Johnson shares sweet, pretty quilts to make—all ooh-and-ahh inducing for traditional and modern […]


  5. Double your choices, double your fun: quilts two ways

    Posted by on November 24, 2014

    Why limit yourself to just one color palette—or just one craft? In this week’s featured eBooks, you’ll find two ways to create every design you see. Get ready for some delightful double vision! Double Take: Quilts with that Hopscotch Twist by Heather Willms and Elissa Willms A mother-daughter team create their own quilt challenge: start […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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, […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]