Posts tagged: "modern quilts"

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]