Posts tagged: "modern quilts"

  1. 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 [...]

  2. 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 [...]

  3. 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 [...]

  4. Modern Christmas quilts (from a traditional quilter) + giveaway!

    Posted by on August 27, 2013

    Christmas always brings a mix of old and new. Year after year, familiar ornaments hang from the tree, favorite dishes are prepared, stories of Christmases past are shared, and time-honored traditions are kept. And yet the year’s changes—growing children, new additions to the family, new jobs, new homes, new friends, new pursuits—merge into our established [...]

  5. Classic to modern: table-runner patterns! (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 30, 2013

    For a new challenge, a perfect gift, or a stress-free sewing spree, a table runner is a great go-to project. What other type of quilt turns out such a quick, versatile, decorative, pretty, and practical result? You can hang them on walls and doors, drape them over couches and cupboards, adorn the foot of a [...]

  6. Amazing quilts for men (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 16, 2013

    Quilts-for-guys patterns seem few and far between, don’t they? Sure, in theory you can take any quilt pattern and make it in typical masculine colors. But we quilters want our work to amaze and astonish. And if your goal is to get that kind of reaction, finding just the right quilt for men in your [...]

  7. You’re invited: a baby-quilt blog tour! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on April 18, 2013

    You’re right on time! So glad you could make it to our Modern Baby baby shower—a blog tour featuring sweet, cuddly quilts for babies on the way (or those who’ve just recently arrived). Follow along for the next two weeks as some of today’s hottest designers share their favorite baby stories, introduce you to their [...]

  8. A quilt-tip scavenger hunt (+ giveaways!)

    Posted by on February 25, 2013

    Ready to go on a quilt-tip hunt? Bestselling author Amy Ellis has invited Stitch This! readers to be a part of the blog hop for her new book, Modern Basics II. But wait—this is no ordinary blog hop! Instead, Amy has dreamed up a very special cyber scavenger hunt for you. Here’s how it works: [...]

  9. Beautiful quilts from top bloggers (+ 19 giveaways!)

    Posted by on January 22, 2013

    (Right: “Lanterns in the City” by Audrie Bidwell) Pair simple modern quilt designs with the internet’s best modern quilt blogs and what do you get? A fresh, innovative—and at times downright daring—approach to quiltmaking. Today we’re celebrating the release of Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe, and it’s a delight to introduce you to the [...]

  10. Simple modern quilt designs (no art degree required)

    Posted by on January 15, 2013

    Modern and traditional styles of quiltmaking continue to ebb and flow into one another, and Amy Ellis designs quilts from both ends of the spectrum. But what many of Amy’s fans love best is her knack for making chic, graphic quilts that are just plain easy to sew. In short, her simple modern quilt designs [...]