Posts tagged: "quilt history"

  1. Efficient quilt techniques for remaking antiques (+ sale)

    Posted by on April 11, 2016

    Authentic antique quilts inspire us—and they inspire many of our authors too! With help from our authors, you can remake vintage quilts into your own heirlooms. Simply follow the streamlined techniques of the popular authors we’re highlighting this week. Their eBooks are 40% off through Sunday, April 17. Take a look at the gorgeous quilts […]


  2. Deeply devoted to Civil War fabrics? Don’t miss this

    Posted by on February 22, 2016

    We know there are some of you out there who are deeply devoted to Civil War reproduction fabrics. And when we say deeply, we’re talking knee-deep. You know what we mean. The tiny prints, the touch of history, the timeless look of quilts awash with those colors—poison greens, madder reds, double pinks, cheddar yellows. Irresistible. […]


  3. Inspired by antique quilts? How to re-stitch the past (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 20, 2015

    If you’re inspired by antique quilts, you’ll find an instant connection with author Julie Hendricksen. As the owner of J. J. Stitches Quilt Shop in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Julie’s been collecting antique quilts for more than 30 years. Her favorite period? The late nineteenth century. (Raise your hand if you concur!) Old and new: “Petite […]


  4. Who’s the Quilters Hall of Fame inductee for 2015? (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 10, 2015

    Who’s the Quilters Hall of Fame inductee for 2015? Let’s see if you can guess: She started out with a dream to write a single quilt book. That first book has sold nearly 250,000 copies and is Martingale’s best-selling book of all time. She’s written 15 more books during her career. . She’s a master […]


  5. Great Depression patterns + scraps: a perfect pair (+ sale!)

    Posted by on May 25, 2015

    The first 1930s reproduction fabrics appeared in the late 1980s. Within 10 years, they were seemingly everywhere, along with authentic 1930s patterns to use them in. Even now, many fabric companies include a ’30s collection in each season’s new line. That means that quite a few of you have a ’30s stash to be proud […]


  6. What to write on a quilt label (+ free quilt labels to print)

    Posted by on May 6, 2015

    Picture it: It’s the year 2115. Your great-great (great?) granddaughter is all smiles: she’s spending her day discovering old treasures inside a hope chest she came across in a family attic. She finds a beautiful quilt inside. She carefully unfolds the quilt and drapes it over a nearby chair. It’s held up well through the […]


  7. Inspired by antique quilts: 3 stunners + their remakes

    Posted by on April 30, 2015

    See if you’ve ever been in this situation as a quilter: you’re at the quilt show, the antique shop, or the museum. Suddenly your jaw drops. You let out an audible gasp. You cup your hands over your mouth. Your eyes quickly move from side to side, top to bottom, taking it all in. (You […]


  8. Quiz: how many of these quilt-block designs have you made?

    Posted by on April 10, 2014

    Today we’ve got a quilting query for you: how many classic quilt blocks have you made? We’ve scoured the ultimate resource for traditional quilt blocks, 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks, in search of the some of the most timeless, classic quilt blocks we know. And now we want to know if you’ve sewn these pretty pieces […]


  9. Cheer up! 1930s quilt blocks come back to life (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 21, 2014

    Does nostalgia leap into your heart when you see a 1930s quilt? When you think about it, it’s astonishing that such cheerful beauty emerged from such a challenging time in American history. The style, colors, and motifs of 1930s quilts are instantly recognizable and full of fun, and they can just as instantly make us […]


  10. Four decades of quilts: a quick history

    Posted by on October 24, 2013

    How long have you been quilting? How have your quilts changed over time? What kinds of tools did you have at your disposal when you started—and what did you do without? Today we take a stroll down memory lane with two popular authors as they tell us about a new presentation they’re taking on the […]