Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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, […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. Scrap smarts: how to build a stash + how to organize said stash (giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 14, 2016

    We’re thrilled to welcome back Martingale author Kathleen Tracy and to spread the word about her beautiful new book, Small and Scrappy! You know Kathleen from her popular books, including The Civil War Sewing Circle and Remembering Adelia. Her style is traditional, sentimental, and oh-sew scrappy. Her quilts will whisk you back to an era […]


  6. 7 easy quilt patterns to whip up in a weekend 💨

    Posted by on December 12, 2016

    This week we’ve got some sweet little stocking stuffers for you—but you won’t need a stocking. The stocking is your computer, and YOU can be the Santa! Right now you can grab seven of our most popular whip-up-in-a-weekend ePatterns at a steal: just $1.99 each. Instantly downloadable ePatterns mean you can start stitching right away, […]


  7. Churn Dash: a fresh face, a mod makeover, and a GIANT twist (+15 giveaways!)

    Posted by on December 9, 2016

    Along with the celebrated Nine Patch and Log Cabin, Churn Dash is a beloved quilt block that tops many quilters’ lists as an all-time favorite. What’s the allure? Perhaps you love its versatility, its simplicity, or its history. We can honestly say that we’ve never seen a Churn Dash quilt we didn’t like! Whether you […]


  8. 5″ scraps or 5″ precuts? Take your pick in Sew Charming (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 30, 2016

    Do you need new inspiration for your charm squares, or new inspiration for your scraps? Say hooray—the new book Sew Charming has you covered both ways! From Country Threads—the best-selling authors of the “Charm School” and Civil War quilts series—comes a fresh approach to making quilts with 5″ squares. You’ll find the freedom to sew […]


  9. Grab a 12-pack ✂ let’s make some fun fat-quarter quilts! (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 18, 2016

    Got a dozen fat quarters? Got a dozen times that many fat quarters? Got fat-quarter bundles? Whether you’re a collector, a connoisseur, or an unapologetic hoarder of those yummy fabric cuts, the new book 12-Pack Quilts is the perfect quilting companion for you! Me and My Sister Designs—authors of the best-seller Simple Quilts from Me […]


  10. A Divas’ guide to antique quilt-block patterns (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 16, 2016

    We took this new book to Market—and the response to it was tremendous! But why wouldn’t it be, with the Patchwork Divas at the helm? 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, they’re celebrating—by letting YOU become an […]