Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. Quiz: how many of these quilt-block designs have you made?

    Posted by on April 10, 2014

    Today we’ve got a quilting query for you: how many classic quilt blocks have you made? We’ve scoured the ultimate resource for traditional quilt blocks, 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks, in search of the some of the most timeless, classic quilt blocks we know. And now we want to know if you’ve sewn these pretty pieces [...]

  2. YOUR turn to design: start with easy quilt-block patterns

    Posted by on February 13, 2014

    When designer Katy Jones released her first book, 25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks, she inspired thousands of quilters to ask, “What can I do with quilt blocks—but no quilt pattern?” Katy convinced them: plenty! Now Katy’s back with 25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks Volume 2, featuring even more ways to play. Blocks from 25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks [...]

  3. Single-block quilts – with a twist! (+ sale!)

    Posted by on December 9, 2013

    What do you think of when you hear the phrase “single-block quilts”? Boring? Repetitious? Too traditional? I certainly fall into that trap at times, but when I look through some of our books, I realize that it simply isn’t true! Detail of “Nine Patch Jewels” from Favorite Traditional Quilts Made Easy This week’s sale books [...]

  4. On-point quilts with zero math? Learn how (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 12, 2013

    Quilts from On-Point Patchwork by Donna Lynn Thomas Ever passed on a pattern because of on-point units, blocks, or borders? If there’s a math-related puzzle that’s plagued quilters since quilting began, it’s how to set quilt blocks on point. Perhaps you’ve heard of the quilter’s magic number: 1.414 (more on that number here). If you [...]

  5. Folded corners (and other painless piecing tricks)

    Posted by on August 5, 2013

    Looking to spice up your quilting life, but want to keep things simple? Now’s the time to get started! Today four talented designers share their favorite quilt-piecing tricks with you. From stitching Cathedral Windows quilts by machine (!) to perfecting a prairie-points quilt border; from creating versatile folded-corner quilts to making two-at-a-time triangle blocks without [...]

  6. Quilt sandwich tips + patchwork plenty!

    Posted by on May 6, 2013

    Ah, treasure! That’s what I think when I see a big, heavy book loaded with patchwork quilt patterns. Twenty different quilts? Think of the possibilities! Twenty-six quilts, each with directions for multiple sizes? How versatile! How about 101 different patchwork designs? With that many quilts, you know there’s gonna be plenty to like. We’ve rounded [...]

  7. Gotta see it!: amazing strip-quilting designs (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on April 16, 2013

    What happens when traditional strip quilts meet up with a textile artist? In Susan Purney Mark’s case, the result is Accent on Angles, a clever and beautiful book that takes straightforward strip-quilting designs and updates them with bold accent strips to achieve a refreshingly different look. I was thumbing through my very large collection of [...]

  8. New quilt book series – inspired by you

    Posted by on March 21, 2013

    You talked. We listened. Now it’s time to reveal the creations that came from our conversation. Meet the latest releases from our new booklet series! Below you can get a first look at new booklets that speak directly to what you’ve been asking for: quick-and-easy pattern collections from a variety of designers—all at a price [...]

  9. Swing your fabric: Square Dance quilts!

    Posted by on December 20, 2012

    I’ve always loved patterns that look difficult or time-consuming but turn out to be so ingeniously simple that you get hooked on making them over and over again. Add to that my fondness for pinwheel patterns (they’re fairly simple and always charming), and you’ll see why I get really excited about Square Dance quilts and [...]

  10. Showy quilts to shrink your stash

    Posted by on December 13, 2012

    Most of us patchwork quilters would agree that after the pieces are sewn, the layers are quilted, and the binding is bound, one thing can make or break a quilt: the fabric. And for all the fabric we buy, collect, and stack in our sewing spaces (anyone okay with hoard?), sometimes it seems nearly impossible [...]