Posts tagged: "scrap quilts"

  1. Scrappy fat-quarter quilts from Fons and Porter (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 2, 2014

    Fat quarters and sparkling scrap quilts: it’s a match made in quilter’s heaven! “Spin City” by Nancy Mahoney Fat-quarter count: 21 Celebrated quilters Marianne Fons and Liz Porter know the allure of fat quarters all too well. They’re easy to collect and fun to display—and that’s before we even think about cutting and sewing them. […]

  2. How to make a scrap quilt sing? Go solo (+ sale!)

    Posted by on September 15, 2014

    Look at your pile (drawer, closet) of scraps. Is it a hodgepodge of colors and patterns? When you look at a quilt pattern that might be a good match for your scraps, you likely see a quilt where the colors are composed, the arrangement is balanced, and the finished design is stunning. A question arises: […]

  3. Quilt tutorials week, day 2: scrap-quilt ideas

    Posted by on June 17, 2014

    Welcome to day two 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 […]

  4. Simple tip for improving scrappy-quilt colors

    Posted by on May 5, 2014

    Outside, Mother Nature is going bold with vibrant patches of color. Which leaves us in the mood to do the same at the sewing machine by making scrappy, colorful quilts. But what if you’re unsure how to translate that gorgeous scrap quilt in your head into reality? Picking fabrics you love is a great place […]

  5. Smart block patterns for scrap quilts (+ sale!)

    Posted by on April 14, 2014

    Whether you have a bagful, a few drawers full, or a room full of scraps, get ready to celebrate them! Today we’re sharing ideas for quilting with scraps—with one important consideration in mind: choosing blocks that are perfect for the scrappy approach. If you’ve ever wished that you could stitch scrappy blocks with abandon—without worrying […]

  6. Q&A with Kim Diehl + new scrappy quilts + fabric giveaway!

    Posted by on April 8, 2014

    It’s been two years since Kim Diehl released a collection of quilt patterns in her “Simple” series of books—and if you’ve been counting, her new book is lucky #7. This latest bunch of warm, welcoming quilts are as gorgeous as ever, and as always, they speak to lovers of scrappy quilts. “Farm-Girl Finery,” “Sprigs and […]

  7. Connect to tradition: vintage quilts, modern techniques (+ sale!)

    Posted by on March 17, 2014

    Quilting and its traditions and techniques certainly have evolved over the years, haven’t they? It’s hard to imagine that before sewing machines and rotary cutters and all the shiny, happy gadgets we have to help us with our quilting today, quilts were made entirely by hand with each precious scrap of fabric carefully cut out […]

  8. 18 tips for collecting – and using! – quilt scraps (+ sale)

    Posted by on December 16, 2013

    Fun fabric fact: the National Quilting Association won’t consider quilts made from scraps in their scrap-quilt category unless they feature a minimum of 75 different fabrics. Whoa! And although we don’t employ any quilt police here, the number the NQA suggests offers insight into what can take a scrap quilt from good to gorgeous: plaids, […]

  9. First Kim Diehl patterns back in print (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 22, 2013

    “I didn’t plan to become a quiltmaker, but somehow fate intervened and quiltmaking found me. While wandering through a sidewalk sale one afternoon, I chanced upon a sampler quilt pattern and was immediately smitten. I impulsively purchased yards and yards of fabric, assorted sewing notions, and something called a rotary cutter. I dove headfirst into […]

  10. Simplifying scrap quilting: 3 ways to choose fabrics (video)

    Posted by on August 13, 2013

    Love making scrap quilts, but struggle with deciding which scraps go where? It’s a step quilters often trip over when starting quilts from scraps. Everyone loves a scrappy look, but getting that look without feeling overwhelmed by choices can be a challenge. Frankly, in some quilters the task can bring on a cold sweat! But […]