Posts tagged: "modern quilts"

  1. Modern, but basic: easy quilts to try (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 21, 2014

    Curious what it’s like to create a “modern” quilt? Amy Ellis will soon release her fourth book, and each one makes dipping your toe in the modern-quilting pool easy and fun. Once you stitch a quilt with Amy, you’ll want to dive in head first to start another. Amy’s gift? Giving classic foundations a modern […]


  2. Craft Book Month blog hop! A quilt goes viral

    Posted by on September 10, 2014

    Practically every Monday around here is show-and-share day. When we complete something over the weekend, we bring our projects to the office to share with each other. Usually there’s squealing and “where’d you get that fabric?” chatter. When Karen Burns, our acquisitions editor, brought in her finished quilt top from the book Modern Quilts from the […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. Blog hop! Revamp a room with a single quilt (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 21, 2014

    Is a room in your home ready for an update? It can be overwhelming to think about redecorating an entire room—so don’t! The softness of a simple quilt or the punch of a colorful pillow can instantly infuse a so-so space with fresh personality. In the new book Sew a Modern Home, author Melissa Lunden […]


  5. Secrets for improv quilting: start with a road map (video)

    Posted by on July 30, 2014

    Sew two pieces of fabric together and see where it leads you. Think that defines improvisational quilting? For some, that approach may feel like a safe place to start. But if you’re like many quilters, no matter how cool an improv quilt may look, the thought of rules-free quilting can seem overwhelming. But what if […]


  6. How to design your own quilt? 4 ways to begin (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 10, 2014

    Have you dreamed of designing your own quilts? Maybe you’ve wondered where other quilters get their ideas. If there’s one thing for certain, it’s this: Every quilter has a designer inside, waiting to come out and play. So, how can you coax her out? Dreaming up one-of-a-kind quilts seems second nature to designer and popular […]


  7. How to be brave with quilt colors: moving beyond neutral (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 20, 2014

    “Cape Lookout” What inspires you? For popular “Quilt Dad” John Q. Adams, inspiration strikes with one step outside. He’s stitched the sunrise, mimicked the flight of a flock of birds, and captured nature’s many wonders in his new book, Beyond Neutral. His designs purposefully sidestep neutrals in favor of the intense colors that nature’s elements […]


  8. Slip and slide? New technique for Stack the Deck quilts (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 22, 2014

    Eight-time author Karla Alexander has amassed quite a few quilting fans through her topselling “Stack the Deck” books—and if you ask those fans, the reason is simple: her Stack the Deck method is fast and fun! Now she’s back with a new twist—actually, it’s more of a shuffle—for a perfect balance of carefree cutting, simple […]


  9. Easy quilts to sew in a weekend

    Posted by on December 19, 2013

    Picture this: “You have a wide-open weekend coming up with nothing on your schedule. No chores to do, no errands to run, nowhere you need to be, nothing to do but…sew. Ah, bliss!” That’s the inviting scenario described in Easy Weekend Quilts. So let’s make that blissful quilting-only weekend your reality. We’ll get the ball […]


  10. American quilt revival 2: modern quilts (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 31, 2013

    Have you been bitten by the modern-quilting bug? Been curious about its development? Or have you simply brushed the bug aside? Regardless of where you piece yourself into the quiltmaking spectrum, the modern-quilt movement is big—and it’s quickly becoming known as the second American quilt revival (the first occurred as part of our country’s bicentennial […]