Posts tagged: "traditional quilts"

  1. How to quilt a patchwork quilt just like Civil War–era quilts

    Posted by on March 8, 2017

    We know we have just a few (ha!) fans of reproduction quilts out there—so today we’ve got something special to share with you! If you’ve ever wondered how to choose a quilting design for your reproduction quilts, one that’s authentic to the era, Julie Hendricksen is the perfect person to ask. She’s made a career […]


  2. New Year’s resolution: use up those scraps!

    Posted by on January 23, 2017

    Did you make any quilty New Year’s resolutions this year? I asked several of my quilting buddies and got many different answers. The top four were: finish up UFOs, get my sewing space organized, learn a new technique, and use up my scraps! If using up scraps or paring down your stash is at the […]


  3. A Divas’ guide to antique quilt-block patterns (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 16, 2016

    We took this new book to Market—and the response to it was tremendous! But why wouldn’t it be, with the Patchwork Divas at the helm? A common love of antique quilts and reproduction fabrics brought them together. Now, 20 years after the 19th-Century Patchwork Divas’ block-exchange group was formed, they’re celebrating—by letting YOU become an […]


  4. 4 tips for getting an authentic look in your Civil War quilts (+ sale!)

    Posted by on October 3, 2016

    It’s no secret that Civil War–style quilts are mega popular—and we bet we can tell how much you love them by the colors in your stash. If your stash resembles a spread like this: We’ve got some fun tips for you today! Some of our most popular books about reproduction quilts are on sale—this week […]


  5. Got a special place in your 💛 for vintage quilts? Don’t miss this! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on September 21, 2016

    If you fall head over heels whenever you see a vintage quilt, we’ve got a new a book that’s tailor-made for you: Preserving History. From Preserving History How do we know it’s just your style? Because author Julie Hendricksen falls head over heels for vintage quilts too. In fact, as a collector of antique quilts, […]


  6. A quilter’s coffee-table book: Gwen Marston’s A Common Thread (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 10, 2016

    Today is a grrrrreat day! We’re feeling delighted, excited, and proud to share with you this sneak peek of our latest coffee-table book for quilters: A Common Thread: A Collection of Quilts by Gwen Marston. You may know Gwen Marston as a living legend in the quiltmaking world. Perhaps you followed her illustrious “Liberated Quiltmaking” […]


  7. 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. […]


  8. How to make a scrappy quilt: 2016 is your year to learn! (+ sale)

    Posted by on January 4, 2016

    We checked the quilting calendar—2016 is the year of the scrap quilt! Okay, so maybe we made that up. But starting off the year with scrap quilts is smart. Why? So you can use what you have in wonderful ways—and make room for all the new fabric that’s coming to your local quilt shop in […]


  9. Got Civil war reproductions? See quilts worth cutting them for (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 9, 2015

    Calling all Civil War fabric collectors, 1800s reproduction devotees, antique quilt lovers, and Red Crinoline Quilts fans: This book’s for you. From Tributes and Treasures For the first time in book form, the design team known as Red Crinoline Quilts shares a jaw-dropping collection of vintage-style designs. You’ll learn the techniques they use to create […]


  10. 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 […]