Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. New video! Make an easy Churn Dash quilt block

    Posted by on October 30, 2017

    Did you know that the Churn Dash block dates back to the early nineteenth century? It’s made from elements—usually half-square-triangle units, rectangles, and a square—placed in a Nine Patch–style grid. The simplicity of the layout makes the Churn Dash block a favorite among many quilters (including Kim Diehl!). There are LOTS of fun variations on […]


  2. Flawless Flying Geese: a flip-and-trim technique (new video!)

    Posted by on October 27, 2017

    Flying-geese units are a staple in quiltmaking, and there are lots of ways to make them (here are four ways—the four-at-a-time method is pretty cool!). But if your ¼" seam is just a smidge off, it can cause those geese to fly off kilter when it comes time to sew units together. And that’s no […]


  3. twinkle twinkle – a stellar salute to star quilt blocks (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 29, 2017

    The fifth book in our “Block-Buster Quilts” series has arrived—and it is STAR STUDDED! If you’re familiar with our “Block-Buster” series of books, you know that each book is chock-full of quilts inspired by one beloved block (check out our “Block-Buster” books on Nine Patches, Churn Dashes, Log Cabins, and House blocks here). In our […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]