Posts tagged: "quick and easy quilts"

  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. 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 […]


  4. Every baby needs a quilt. Here are 14 adorable ideas for beginners

    Posted by on July 26, 2017

    Know a beginning quilter? Already a beginner? Want to be a beginner? Ask any quilter and they’ll tell you: a baby quilt is the perfect place to begin. And in the new book Baby Quilts for Beginners, you—or your wannabe quilter friends—will find oh-sew-sweet success on the first try! In Baby Quilts for Beginners, newbies […]


  5. ⏰ 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? […]


  6. Patriotic patchwork: celebrating the Red, White, and Blue

    Posted by on June 12, 2017

    Summer is here—hooray! We all look forward to fun in the sun, but here in the USA we also enjoy celebrating our country’s independence on the 4th of July. Picnics, barbeques, fireworks, and oh YES, a day off! If you’re in need of some new holiday decorations, a new picnic quilt, or maybe just a […]


  7. Celebrate International Picnic Day with these fun picnic quilt ideas

    Posted by on June 2, 2017

    Raise your hand if you knew that International Picnic Day was a thing. Why didn’t you tell us? We love picnics! I made a simple take-along quilt for my husband more than 15 years ago—little did I know we’d enjoy it as much as we have. We’ve taken the quilt to outdoor concerts, indoor theatres, […]


  8. Tips for choosing fat quarters (from someone who’s bundled 5,000)

    Posted by on May 15, 2017

    Got stacks of fat-quarter singles that you couldn’t resist at the store—and now you’re not sure what to do with them? If you have fat quarters that aren’t in pre-bundled form, it can be challenging to figure out how to choose the right combination of colors, values, and prints and sew them into a quilt […]


  9. Celebrating Mom: 8 handmade gift ideas for Mother’s Day

    Posted by on April 17, 2017

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner—Sunday, May 14! Remember when we were in school and our teachers would always come up with a wonderful crafty item that we could make for our moms for their special day? I know my mom always treasured those childlike (but oh, so cute) elementary-school gifts, just as I […]


  10. 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 […]