Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. Scrap shrinker! How to make a Log Cabin quilt block (video)

    Posted by on July 24, 2017

    The Log Cabin block is on the favorites list of so many quilters—is it among your faves? The variations are virtually endless. Plus, Log Cabin blocks are super scrap-friendly! Scrappy Courthouse Steps by Lissa Alexander We wondered where Log Cabin blocks originated, and we found a little history about the design via the American Quilter’s […]


  2. ⏰ Flash sale! Pick 5 fat quarters and . . . 😍

    Posted by on July 21, 2017

    We’re starting out with a little quilting math today, a story problem. (It’s a snap, promise—we’ll even give you the answer.) Jane chose 5 fat quarters from her stash; then she chose 1 background fabric to coordinate. How many different quilts will Jane make using the same formula again and again? The answer: 15. Why? […]


  3. Layer Cake love ahead 💓: these squares are a piece of cake (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 19, 2017

    Have your cake . . . and quilt it too! Go beyond the style of typical Layer Cake designs and transform those yummy squares into fresh, scrappy quilts that are simple to sew and spectacular to show off. The new book A Piece of Cake will show you how. Wait until you see Peta Peace’s […]


  4. Send them to school with memories from home 🎓

    Posted by on July 7, 2017

    Graduation day is behind us, and those grown-up kids ready for college, work, or their first move from home are preparing to strike out on their own. If you look back at that time in your own life, you might remember feeling excited—but also a little anxious—about starting life beyond home, sweet home. (Do I […]


  5. Fill your home with handmade quilts – the Cotton Way (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 28, 2017

    We’re so excited that Cotton Way Classics is finally here! Bonnie Olaveson shares classic, large (read: easy to piece) blocks in her happy color palette. If you’re like us, her cheerful style just makes you smile. Bonnie has a knack for breathing new life into traditional quilt-block designs with bright, fun fabrics from her popular […]


  6. Meet the Patchwork Divas and their fantastic Feathered Star quilts 😍

    Posted by on June 26, 2017

    A common love of antique quilts and reproduction fabrics brought them together. Now, 20 years after the 19th-Century Patchwork Divas block-exchange group was formed, their book The 19th-Century Patchwork Divas’ Treasury of Quilts shares the fun and friendship that’s part of a block exchange. We caught up with queen Divas (and coauthors) Betsy Chutchian and […]


  7. 🏡 A house quilt-block pattern for every home (must see, sew cute) + giveaway!

    Posted by on June 21, 2017

    Do you love House blocks? We love House blocks so much, we put one in our logo! That’s why we want you to make yourself at home as we introduce the fourth book in our "Block-Buster Quilts" series: I Love House Blocks! Create quaint cottages, smart schoolhouses, trendy townhouses, big barns, and even houses in […]


  8. Anything but pointless: how to keep triangle points pointy 🔺🔻🔺

    Posted by on June 19, 2017

    If you struggle with keeping the points of your triangles pointy when sewing them into your quilt blocks, Pat Sloan has a simple solution for you—and it works for any type of triangle piecing. Union Square quilt from Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Sew Triangles All you need are two pins and Pat’s triangle tips […]


  9. Spectacular quilts made with solid fabrics: Rock Solid is here! (+ fabric giveaway)

    Posted by on June 14, 2017

    Got solids? Want solids? We guarantee that when you see the fresh, imaginative quilts in Rock Solid—all made with Robert Kaufman Kona Solids—you’ll want to create with every color! Whether you want to use just a few colors or paint a rainbow, Rock Solid will help you learn how to successfully use solid fabrics. And […]


  10. Celebrate International Picnic Day with these fun picnic quilt ideas

    Posted by on June 2, 2017

    Raise your hand if you knew that International Picnic Day was a thing. Why didn’t you tell us? We love picnics! I made a simple take-along quilt for my husband more than 15 years ago—little did I know we’d enjoy it as much as we have. We’ve taken the quilt to outdoor concerts, indoor theatres, […]