Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. How to string piece scrappy blocks (video)

    Posted by on April 24, 2017

    Got lots of leftover strips or Jelly Rolls? Aren’t sure what to make with them? Then we’ve got a fun little video tutorial for you today! String piecing is a fast, fun way to transform your stacks of strips into beautiful quilts and more, like this Live Simply Pillow (above) from Sew This and That!. […]


  2. 60 strip quilts for Jelly Rolls, stash strips, and scrap strips (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 19, 2017

    In all the strip-quilt pattern books you’ve seen, we bet you’ve never seen one packed with this much sewing fun—ladies (and gents), it’s time to get stripping! Gather your stockpiles of strips for the 13th book in our “Big Book” series: The Big Book of Strip Quilts! For scrappy strips, stash strips, and the Jelly […]


  3. Repro lovers, assemble! 182 twists on Civil War–style quilt blocks (+ fabric giveaway)

    Posted by on March 15, 2017

    Reproduction-quilt lovers, are you ready for a decidedly different quilt-block book? Save your scraps, pile up your precuts, and iron your yardage—The 4″ x 5″ Quilt-Block Anthology is a BIG quilt-block book that will inspire you for years to come! If you’re like us, you’re “long”ing to stitch these one-of-a-kind rectangular blocks—the unexpected shape is […]


  4. Spring cleaning (of your stash): try these 3 simple categories

    Posted by on February 20, 2017

    If you break into a sweat when you think about the state of your sewing space… You might need a spring cleaning. If towers of fabric teeter as you dig for just the right color and print… You might need a spring cleaning. If you’ve ever sighed as you stood knee-deep in fabric… You might […]


  5. 🐮Miss Rosie’s stitchin’ at the farmhouse!🐴(+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 15, 2017

    When Miss Rosie puts needle to fabric, magic happens. That’s why so many quilters are in love with Miss Rosie—she’s also known as best-selling author Carrie Nelson. And we can’t wait to give you a few peeks inside her latest book, Miss Rosie’s Farmhouse Favorites! Carrie’s quilts are chock-full of familiar blocks that quilters love, […]


  6. Kim Diehl + Jo Morton = a simply spectacular friendship 👭 (+ big fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 8, 2017

    What could be more fun than making quilts? Making quilts with friends—and with quilting superstars Kim Diehl and Jo Morton by your side! The wait to share this book with you has been almost unbearable for us. We are sooooo excited that today is the day we can reveal the beauty of a very special […]


  7. Scrappy Nine Patch quilt block tutorial (+ the one clever step you’re missing)

    Posted by on February 3, 2017

    Once in a while we come across a piecing technique we hadn’t heard about before—just goes to show that even after 40 years, there’s always something new to learn! We’re excited to share this little tweak to a technique you’ve likely used many times before: chain piecing. The video below focuses on a scrappy version […]


  8. Meet the quilter who made 366 quilt blocks in a year (spoiler alert: she’s awesome)

    Posted by on January 30, 2017

    Meet Patricia Bryant—Australian quilter extraordinaire who gave herself a challenge: make every block in Debby Kratovil’s Quilter’s Block-a-Day Calendar. That in itself would be a feat. But Patricia went one step further: she decided to sew a block for 366 days in a row. One block for each day in 2016. And guess what? SHE […]


  9. What makes a spectacular scrap quilt? 7 designers share their secrets

    Posted by on January 27, 2017

    It’s a mystery to many quilters: how do you make a scrap quilt that doesn’t turn into a muddled mess? In her book Modern Heritage Quilts, Amy Ellis asks her superstar quilting friends to share what they think makes a great scrap quilt. Today we’re sharing some of their answers. If you’re drowning in scraps, […]


  10. New Year’s resolution: use up those scraps!

    Posted by on January 23, 2017

    Did you make any quilty New Year’s resolutions this year? I asked several of my quilting buddies and got many different answers. The top four were: finish up UFOs, get my sewing space organized, learn a new technique, and use up my scraps! If using up scraps or paring down your stash is at the […]