Posts tagged: "quilt tips"

  1. Got orphan quilt blocks? There’s a pincushion collection in your future

    Posted by on July 17, 2017

    Raise your hand if you’re a Kim Diehl fan! I know that there are a LOT of you out there joining me as I wave wildly. As if Kim’s beautiful patterns aren’t enough, her books have the added value of her “Pin Point” tips sprinkled throughout. If you can’t have Kim in the room with […]


  2. How to put a rainbow in a quilt? Add a little black and white (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 3, 2017

    Wouldn’t it be fun to add all the colors you love to a single quilt, and not have to worry about whether it all “goes” together or not? Sounds impossible, right? Or maybe you’ve made a quilt of many colors and come away disappointed. But Splash of Color author Jackie Kunkel’s figured out how to […]


  3. Anything but pointless: how to keep triangle points pointy 🔺🔻🔺

    Posted by on June 19, 2017

    If you struggle with keeping the points of your triangles pointy when sewing them into your quilt blocks, Pat Sloan has a simple solution for you—and it works for any type of triangle piecing. Union Square quilt from Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Sew Triangles All you need are two pins and Pat’s triangle tips […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 7 creative ways to hang a quilt on the wall

    Posted by on May 8, 2017

    Large, medium, or small: when it comes to quilts, we love them all! But when it comes to smaller quilts, what’s the best way to display them? You can drape quilts over tables, chairs, and dressers; tuck them into baskets and shelves; and even fold and stack them in nooks and crannies throughout your home. […]


  6. De-stash! 2 smart ways your stash can help you finish your quilts

    Posted by on May 5, 2017

    Ah, fabric stashes, we love you! You inspire us, you motivate us, you make our quilting dreams a reality. Sometimes. And then other times, we look at you and think: okay, you’ve gotten a little out of control here. Today we’re sharing two simple ideas for shrinking your stash—they’ll simultaneously make a dent in your […]


  7. ⏰ Flash sale! Cut and piece with precision (instead of frustration)

    Posted by on April 28, 2017

    No matter your skill level, no matter your style: every quilter needs a foundation of sewing skills that clear the way for creativity and inspiration, not frustration. So today we’ve got a step-by-step guide to developing piecing perfection—and you can get it for a super-sweet deal! Download Quiltmaking Essentials 1 by Donna Lynn Thomas for […]


  8. Kim Diehl’s 5 tips for perfectly centering your appliques

    Posted by on April 10, 2017

    If you have a question about appliqué, you look to the pros for an answer—and when it comes to appliqué, Kim Diehl is the pro-est of the pros! Appliquéing oodles of beautiful quilts through the years (while writing 11 best-selling books and counting), Kim’s perfected her appliqué techniques and shares them all in her book […]


  9. How to display quilts on a wall? Try a mini-quilt gallery!

    Posted by on April 7, 2017

    Mini-quilt mania is upon is! In our last post we shared six tips from Moda All-Stars: Mini Marvels for making mini-quilts. But one question we often get asked is: once you have a stack of mini-quilts, how do you display them? Answer: make a mini-quilt gallery! We love the mini-quilt gallery idea so much, we […]


  10. Sew ’em small, sew ’em all: 6 mini-quilt tips from Moda designers

    Posted by on April 5, 2017

    Mini-quilts are BIG right now! They’re fast to finish, they provide an easy way to try new techniques, and let’s face it—they’re adorable. Plus, you can display them in so many ways: Spread, tucked, hung, or framed—mini-quilts can shine almost anywhere! Sewing minis can mean a more quickly completed quilt—but there are a few tips […]