Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. 11 simple quilt blocks you can make in 10 minutes

    Posted by on April 15, 2015

    Work, school, after-school activities, appointments, shopping, cooking, cleaning…whew! Do you sometimes feel you’ll never find time to quilt? We feel that way too, so we set out to find ways to squeeze a little quilting into small chunks of time. Do you know what we found? A surprising number of easy quilt blocks that you […]


  2. Free quilting tutorials roundup, day 2: smart techniques


    Posted by on March 10, 2015

    Welcome to day two of QUILT TUTORIALS WEEK! This week—all week!—we’re sharing free quilting tutorials from the past year. Bookmark them, pin them, however you save them—but keep this week’s posts handy for the times when you need them! Today’s quilt-tutorial roundup topic: smart techniques 
 Tips for sewing quickly, accurately…and piecefully. Stop by tomorrow […]


  3. Double your choices, double your fun: quilts two ways

    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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]