Posts tagged: "quilt reference"

  1. Types of sewing-machine feet: a guide for the baffled

    Posted by on April 17, 2014

    How many presser feet do you own? Not sure? Is that because you shy away from everything but an all-purpose presser foot? Or is your sparkly, much beloved collection of specialty feet so vast it’s simply hard to keep track? If everything but your all-purpose foot is gathering dust, now’s the time to learn what [...]

  2. 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 [...]

  3. Should you join a quilt guild? Answer 3 questions to find out

    Posted by on March 20, 2014

    East Side Quilters, Castleton, New York Do you quilt alone—but not always by choice? Are you wondering if there are quilters like you right down the block, or just across town? Are you surrounded by good-intentioned family and friends who just don’t get the work you put into that quilt you gave them? If you [...]

  4. Making a quilt sandwich: step-by-step tutorial

    Posted by on March 4, 2014

    In a recent Quirky Question we asked what one quiltmaking skill you’d like to get better at—and we were surprised when so many of you chose the same thing! Can you guess what so many quilters want to improve upon? If you guessed quilting your own quilts, you’d be as right as a 90-degree angle. [...]

  5. 501 quilting design motifs + 8 ways to mark a quilt (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 27, 2014

    If you quilt by hand or machine—or if you’re one of many quilters who is ready to try her hand (or machine) at quilting your own quilts—you simply must get to know our #1 bestselling book on the art of quilting. Why now? Because it’s finally available in paperback for a new low price! Whether [...]

  6. 14 awesome quilting tutorials—from our authors!

    Posted by on February 25, 2014

    In nearly two years at Stitch This! we’ve put together quite a few quilting tutorials (see a roundup of 52 of them here). But we’ve yet to share one massive network of helpful, clever, eye-opening tutes from a group of true pros: our exceptionally talented authors! From how-to-make-a-quilt basics to smart ideas for specific projects, [...]

  7. How to sew a quarter-inch seam – perfectly, every time – in 5 steps (+ sale)

    Posted by on January 13, 2014

    No matter what kind of quilter you may be—traditional, modern, art, country, beginner, expert, and every kind in between—there’s something we all need to master: the art of the ¼" seam. In their bestselling book The Simple Joys of Quilting, popular designers Mary Hickey and Joan Hanson share a foolproof method for getting a perfect [...]

  8. 7 quick, low-cost fixes for your quilting space (+ sale)

    Posted by on January 6, 2014

    Do you have a quilting studio? A room? Half a room? A corner? No matter how much (or how little) room you’re able to dedicate to quilting, it can work beautifully—with the right setup. If the stress of space constraints, time limitations, and budget restrictions have stopped you from creating the quilting mecca of your [...]

  9. How to make a quilt sleeve—quick! (video)

    Posted by on September 24, 2013

    Mary Burns, marketing coordinator, readying quilts to hang in the Quilt Market booth, Fall 2012. Your quilt is finished—and you want the whole world to see it! Beyond a bed, a perfect place to show off a quilt you’re proud of is on a wall. No matter the size, quilts on walls instantly offer a [...]

  10. Japanese fabric: quilt patterns, motifs, sashiko, more

    Posted by on August 26, 2013

    Have you ever come across quilts made with Japanese fabrics? If not, you’re in for an elegant treat. Today we’ll shed light on three time-honored approaches to making Japanese-style quilts, where fabrics, motifs, and stitches combine for a dramatic look. First: discover the fabrics! You’ll learn how authentic Japanese fabrics—like indigo, kasuri, and yukata—are made [...]