Posts tagged: "traditional quilts"

  1. 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” […]


  2. 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. […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. Patriotic quilts do double duty (+ flash sale!)

    Posted by on July 3, 2015

    Let this holiday weekend inspire you to make quilts that you can display during patriotic days throughout the year! Nancy J. Martin’s Bound for Glory has never been offered at this low price before. You can download it now for just $4.00. Think the classic quilt patterns in Bound for Glory can only come out […]


  7. Extreme makeover: 4 classic quilt blocks (+ sale!)

    Posted by on June 8, 2015

    Quilting captivates us because it’s both a time-honored tradition and a vibrant, living art form. If you delve into the history of traditional quilt patterns, you’ll find that some blocks are so old it’s difficult to trace their origins. These classic blocks belong to all quilters, which is a beautiful thing that unites us across […]


  8. 15 terrific twists: the Irish Chain quilt block links us all (+ giveaway!)


    Posted by on May 19, 2015

    Each month, our editorial department presents upcoming books to our marketing department. Not only does everyone get to hear about books on the way, they get to see projects up close and in person, too. When the new book Irish Chain Quilts was presented at the meeting a few months ago, it created a unique […]


  9. Inspired by antique quilts: 3 stunners + their remakes

    Posted by on April 30, 2015

    See if you’ve ever been in this situation as a quilter: you’re at the quilt show, the antique shop, or the museum. Suddenly your jaw drops. You let out an audible gasp. You cup your hands over your mouth. Your eyes quickly move from side to side, top to bottom, taking it all in. (You […]


  10. Amish quilting patterns, urban quilt style (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 22, 2014

    To many quilters, Amish quilts represent the pinnacle of traditional quilt design and craftsmanship. The bold, graphic patterns sparkle in rich solid colors, and the beautifully flowing hand-quilting stitches demonstrate a high level of skill that many of us aspire to. As traditional as they are, the drama and simplicity of Amish quilt patterns make […]