Posts tagged: "quilt reference"

  1. Best ways to cut, sew, press: this quilter knows. Do you?

    Posted by on November 20, 2014

    Lots of quilters have posted reviews of Martingale books on our website. But once in a while a review comes along that is so in-depth, we couldn’t have described the book better ourselves! That’s the case with a review that was recently posted for Donna Lynn Thomas’s book, Quiltmaking Essentials 1. The reviewer, Rebecca Rumpf, […]


  2. How to sew borders on quilts: free how-to download

    Posted by on October 14, 2014

    Some of my quilting friends think I’m a little odd because I love to put the binding on a quilt but absolutely HATE adding the borders. Isn’t that a little backward, they’ll ask? I’ll even offer to trade—I’ll sew the binding on someone’s quilt, including the hand stitching, if they’ll do my borders.  Maybe you […]


  3. How to quilt: all the answers, one place

    Posted by on September 17, 2014

    Looking for a quilting reference that has it all? Trust the skill-building chapters, how-to instructions, and patchwork-packed pages in The Simple Joys of Quilting to guide you toward becoming a better quilter. Whatever your skill level, there’s something new to learn—and a timeless quilt pattern to fall in love with—in this beautiful eBook by celebrated […]


  4. 5 reasons to spruce up your sewing space

    Posted by on August 20, 2014

    Does your sewing space inspire you? Or do messy fabric stacks, toppling tools, and piles of unfinished projects send your creative muse into hiding? Clutter, inefficiency, and a simple lack of space can build barriers between us and our creative pursuits. But what if you had a guidebook at your side that could help you: […]


  5. Quilt tutorials week, day 4: how to finish a quilt

    Posted by on June 19, 2014

    Welcome to our final day of QUILT TUTORIALS WEEK! We’ve organized some of our most popular quilting tutorials from the past year into a week of posts that you can refer to again and again. Bookmark them, pin them, however you save them—but keep these posts handy for the times when you need them! Today’s […]


  6. Quilt tutorials week, day 3: skill-building techniques

    Posted by on June 18, 2014

    Welcome to day three of QUILT TUTORIALS WEEK! We’ve organized some of our most popular quilting tutorials from the past year into a week of posts that you can refer to again and again. Bookmark them, pin them, however you save them—but keep these posts handy for the times when you need them! Today’s quilt-tutorial […]


  7. Want a lifetime of happy quilting? Know these basics (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 5, 2014

    All quilters know it’s true: it only takes a few threads to knock a quilt block off its game. Muddled cutting and sewing can quickly have a domino effect. One block is too small, another is too large, and all of a sudden no block wants to play nice! But here’s the good news: When […]


  8. Making half-square triangles? Never skip this step (+ sale!)

    Posted by on June 2, 2014

    Look—half-square triangles surrounded by half-square triangles! How many ways can you make a half-square triangle? Quilters have dreamed up loads of techniques for stitching this humble little unit. Some methods focus on simplicity, while others focus on accuracy. But it’s no wonder that there are so many homages to this simple building block: it’s the […]


  9. Machine quilting feathers – easier than you think

    Posted by on May 27, 2014

    Machine quilting a straight line is pretty simple. That’s why so many of us love to stitch in the ditches of our seams. When we go beyond straight lines and try free-motion machine quilting, we might attempt a looping allover fill. Again, fairly simple. But what if your lovely patchwork demands an equally elegant quilt […]


  10. Sew hexagons, diamonds, more—by machine! (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 22, 2014

    Drawn to quilts with hexagons, diamonds, and triangles, but fear an uphill battle when it comes to making them? You may think you need to be an A+ student of geometry to create 60° shapes in quilts. But when a self-proclaimed math geek supplies the answers to all of your questions—and shows you how to […]