Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. Double your choices, double your fun: quilts two ways (+ sale)

    Posted by on November 24, 2014

    Why limit yourself to just one color palette—or just one craft? In this week’s featured eBooks, you’ll find two ways to create every design you see. Get ready for some delightful double vision! Double Take: Quilts with that Hopscotch Twist by Heather Willms and Elissa Willms A mother-daughter team create their own quilt challenge: start […]


  2. Skip triangle math with strips: try Twosey Foursey

    Posted by on October 15, 2014

    If you’ve been around the quilt block a few times, you know about mathematical formulas for figuring seam allowances. They go like this: The more you cut, the more math you have to do. It can get downright complicated! Author Cathy Wierzbicki isn’t a fan of mind-numbing math. She’s such an anti-fan, in fact, that […]


  3. Strip piecing gets spectacular: must-see quilts (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 7, 2014

    Spectacular geometrics. Mind-bending curves. Brave, bold designs. Sound like a best-of-show winner in a national quilt competition? Here’s a little secret about the quilts in the new book Remarkable Rectangles: “Robin’s Butterfly” They’re 100% strip pieced. Author Robert DeCarli’s quilts are graphically stunning, featuring illusions of curves, diamonds, and more. Upon first glance—or even after […]


  4. One quilt block, so many possibilities: day 3, Maple Leaf (+ sale)

    Posted by on August 6, 2014

    Welcome to our final day of one-block wonders! This week we’ve covered resourceful Snowball and Nine Patch blocks. Today’s block is more versatile than you might think: the Maple Leaf block. It’s not just for autumn anymore! “Twist and Turn Leaves” If you’ve struggled with sewing accurate half-square triangles—which Maple Leaf patterns rely on for […]


  5. One quilt block, so many possibilities: day 2, Nine Patch (+ sale)

    Posted by on August 5, 2014

    We’re back with more one-block wonders! Yesterday we showed off the versatility of Snowball blocks. Today we’re talking about what may be the most-made quilt block ever: the humble Nine Patch. From The Blue and The Gray The term “Nine Patch” refers to the tried-and-true quilt block pattern, but did you know it also refers […]


  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. An all-in-one ruler for quilters? It exists!

    Posted by on July 9, 2014

    Rotary rulers. How many do you own? It seems like there’s a different ruler out there for every cutting task. But did you know there’s one ruler designed to do the job of many? It proudly proclaims its mission in its name: the All-in-One Ruler™. The ruler measures 6″ x 18″—no bigger than many rectangular […]


  8. Making half-square triangles? Never skip this step (+ sale!)

    Posted by on June 2, 2014

    Look—half-square triangles surrounded by half-square triangles! How many ways can you make a half-square triangle? Quilters have dreamed up loads of techniques for stitching this humble little unit. Some methods focus on simplicity, while others focus on accuracy. But it’s no wonder that there are so many homages to this simple building block: it’s the […]


  9. Sew hexagons, diamonds, more—by machine! (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 22, 2014

    Drawn to quilts with hexagons, diamonds, and triangles, but fear an uphill battle when it comes to making them? You may think you need to be an A+ student of geometry to create 60° shapes in quilts. But when a self-proclaimed math geek supplies the answers to all of your questions—and shows you how to […]


  10. 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 […]