Posts tagged: "country quilts"

  1. 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: […]

  2. Blissfully simple sewing: wool appliqué (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 3, 2014

    It’s a dream of many quilters: to create an heirloom quilt to be cherished for generations. “McMillan Court” If you long to sew that masterpiece, we invite you to bring your dream to life with an easy appliqué technique that will lead to you to an heirloom quilt in record time. With reproduction fabrics and […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. Country-cottage style: 9 tips for getting it with quilts (+ sale!)

    Posted by on April 7, 2014

    Exposed bricks on interior walls, vintage wooden-plank floors, a cobblestone pathway leading to the front door…oh, the charms of a country cottage! It’s no wonder the style is eternally popular: it’s relaxed, cheerful, and instantly invites you to make yourself at home. From Quilting in the Country Fortunately, you don’t need to own an aging […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. Welcome to quilt country: creating a rustic look

    Posted by on July 1, 2013

    What makes a quilt “country”? If you’ve tried to make a country-style quilt and it didn’t turn out quite as country-fied as you would’ve liked, you might believe it takes a hand-whittled magic wand to get it right! But even the best country-quilt designers started with a learning curve, testing which elements resulted in a […]

  7. Decorate with quilts: tips to use today (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 4, 2013

    Blend the beauty of tradition with a dash of today’s trends—that sums up the modern-country style. One design duo that’s perfected that blend of old and new in the quiltmaking world is Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks. The “cake” of their designs is classic patchwork—simple, scrappy, and charming—and the “frosting” is their signature (fusible) chunky […]

  8. Free patchwork download from Kim Diehl

    Posted by on May 30, 2013

    Detail of “Buttercream Twist” (free quilt pattern download below) When Kim Diehl and Laurie Baker combined their talents to write Homestyle Quilts, their goal was simple…literally. They aimed to present you with simple patterns (13 + 2 bonus projects), simple techniques (like Kim’s invisible machine appliqué), and simple recipes to fix and forget (to leave […]

  9. Precut-friendly scrap quilting: meet Deanne

    Posted by on January 10, 2013

    When it comes to scrap quilting, one word comes to mind for designer Deanne Eisenman: serendipity. She admits to pulling quilt-scrap fabrics from her stash, thinking there’s absolutely no way one fabric could coexist with another in the same project. But as she lays the fabrics out on her cutting table, the possibilities begin to […]

  10. Kim Diehl ePatterns: available for the first time!

    Posted by on August 24, 2012

    If you’re a fan of Kim Diehl’s stunning scrap-quilting style, it’s time to celebrate—she’s gone digital! For the first time, a dozen of Kim’s scrappy quilts are now available as ePatterns. Portable, printable, instantly stitchable—download and enjoy a pattern in a matter of minutes! These newly released ePatterns come from the best-selling book Simple Comforts: 12 […]