Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. Do you pop your quilt-block seams? (how-to video)

    Posted by on September 15, 2017

    Last month we shared a video from Carrie Nelson that explained how to get quilt-block centers to nest together perfectly. Her how-to is a game changer! Today we’re excited to share another video from Carrie that reveals how to press quilt block seams so your blocks lay super-flat and nest perfectly together with other blocks […]


  2. National Sewing Month ideas: start with a Jelly Roll (and a sale)

    Posted by on September 1, 2017

    We’re kicking off National Sewing Month by celebrating a NEW national day of sewing: National Sew a Jelly Roll Day! On Saturday, September 16, quilters around the country will unfurl their Jelly Rolls, sew them together, and create beautiful strippy and scrappy quilts—just for the joy of it! It’s the perfect time to open that […]


  3. Civil War quilt ideas (58 if you’re counting…) + giveaway!

    Posted by on August 30, 2017

    If you love/stash/hoard Civil War fabrics, there’s just one thing you need to make your quilting dreams come true—patterns that pair perfectly with those fabrics. And boy do we have what quilting dreams are made of in the newest addition to our “Big Book” series! Fans of Civil War quilts and reproduction fabrics, this is […]


  4. Perfectly pieced Four Patches: Miss Rosie’s simple secret

    Posted by on August 28, 2017

    The Four Patch. It’s the first block many quilters learn to sew. It’s basic. It’s classic. It’s a great introduction to patchwork. Of course you know how to sew a Four Patch quilt block. But if you’re not sewing them like Carrie Nelson (aka Miss Rosie), there’s a new technique to learn! Ask most any […]


  5. Weekend-wonder quilts for the back-to-school sewing pace (+ sale!)

    Posted by on August 18, 2017

    Is your town back to school yet, or are the kiddos heading back soon? That may mean less sewing time during the week—but you can make it all up on the weekend! If your next sewing splurge is planned for this weekend (or the next, or the next), now’s a great time to do a […]


  6. Best book for beginning quilters? Pat’s where it’s at (+ big giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 16, 2017

    Think back to when you were a beginning quilter (or maybe that’s right now). Wh0 do you wish you’d had to help you as you started on this whimsical, wonderful journey? After reading the new book we’re sharing with you today, we know wh0 we wish we’d had: PAT SLOAN! If you want to learn […]


  7. Welcome to sashing school: 6 ways to sash your quilts

    Posted by on August 7, 2017

    Ever looked at a block layout and thought it could use a little extra punch? Sashing is a great way to set off your blocks and make them truly sparkle! If there’s one person we’d trust to make a sashing choice for us, it would be Donna Lynn Thomas. She’s written a dozen books on […]


  8. Free pattern: Churn Dash gets a sweet “tweetment” 🐥

    Posted by on July 31, 2017

    Who doesn’t love the charming Churn Dash block? It’s simple to make, it can sway traditional or modern, and it can be modified/altered/adapted in so many ways. Plus, it’s rumored to be Kim Diehl’s favorite quilt block of all time (and who doesn’t love Kim Diehl?). One square, eight rectangles, and four half-square-triangle units. So […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. ⏰ 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? […]