Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. ⏰ 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? […]


  7. Layer Cake love ahead 💓: these squares are a piece of cake (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 19, 2017

    Have your cake . . . and quilt it too! Go beyond the style of typical Layer Cake designs and transform those yummy squares into fresh, scrappy quilts that are simple to sew and spectacular to show off. The new book A Piece of Cake will show you how. Wait until you see Peta Peace’s […]


  8. Send them to school with memories from home 🎓

    Posted by on July 7, 2017

    Graduation day is behind us, and those grown-up kids ready for college, work, or their first move from home are preparing to strike out on their own. If you look back at that time in your own life, you might remember feeling excited—but also a little anxious—about starting life beyond home, sweet home. (Do I […]


  9. Fill your home with handmade quilts – the Cotton Way (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 28, 2017

    We’re so excited that Cotton Way Classics is finally here! Bonnie Olaveson shares classic, large (read: easy to piece) blocks in her happy color palette. If you’re like us, her cheerful style just makes you smile. Bonnie has a knack for breathing new life into traditional quilt-block designs with bright, fun fabrics from her popular […]


  10. Meet the Patchwork Divas and their fantastic Feathered Star quilts 😍

    Posted by on June 26, 2017

    A common love of antique quilts and reproduction fabrics brought them together. Now, 20 years after the 19th-Century Patchwork Divas block-exchange group was formed, their book The 19th-Century Patchwork Divas’ Treasury of Quilts shares the fun and friendship that’s part of a block exchange. We caught up with queen Divas (and coauthors) Betsy Chutchian and […]