Posts tagged: "fabric selection"

  1. Author Guest Post: Susan Ache on "Sampler Spree," Sorting Scraps, and a Quilt-Along!

    Posted by on May 6, 2021

    Today, we’re excited to let author Susan Ache take over the blog and share the scoop on "Sampler Spree," sorting scraps, and an upcoming quilt-along! Heeeeere’s Susan: I am a creature of habit, and it isn’t something new nor is it something I change from year to year.  Back in the days when I worked […]


  2. HOT NEW BOOKS: Reproduction Quilts, a Sampler Quilt, and Hand-Embroidery Projects

    Posted by on April 22, 2021

    What types of projects are next on your to-make list? We’ve covered a lot of the bases in this trio of recently released books. • Are you yearning to learn how you can re-create classic quilts? Check out "Time-Honored Traditions" by Annette Plog. She’ll show you how to curate your fabric stash so you can […]


  3. How to choose fabric for a scrap quilt (the easy way) 👍

    Posted by on July 5, 2019

    You’ve seen them—glorious scrap quilts with tens, or maybe even hundreds, of different fabrics. Each piece seems like it floated effortlessly into place. But if you’ve ever made a scrap quilt, you know that choosing where each fabric goes isn’t quite as easy as it looks! Leave it to a pro to offer some sound […]


  4. Sew it, shrink it! Ten quilts to reduce your fat-quarter stash

    Posted by on August 6, 2018

    We know, we know . . . you see a fat quarter you love and you simply MUST have it. Never mind all the other fat-quarter singles (and bundles with their pretty ties and tags) you already have at home! Sometimes a fat quarter is so perfect, folded just so, prints a-peeking, that we just […]


  5. 📹 Video: improv piecing (use EVERY scrap you own!)

    Posted by on June 25, 2018

    Scrap collectors, gatherers, accumulators, and hoarders—today’s video is going to inspire you to dive into those bins, boxes, and drawers (closets?) full of scraps and DO something wonderful with them, once and for all. This is THE reason you’ve been saving them! The technique? It’s called improv piecing. Now, you might’ve heard that term before, […]


  6. 10 great scrap-quilt patterns for beginners

    Posted by on June 22, 2018

    Aren’t scrap quilts wonderful? They’re an all-time favorite and present a terrific opportunity to play with fabric. If you’re a beginner, the idea of a scrap quilt might be somewhat daunting. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered! Read on for a collection of scrap quilts that are beginner-friendly, with pieces that are mostly squares […]


  7. Oh, Scrap! 😜 Don’t miss this scrapalicious blog hop (+ a OOAK giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 26, 2018

    We’re thrilled to be a stop on Lissa Alexander’s blog hop for her new book today! Oh, scrap—after all the buzz, all the anticipation, and all the teases and sneak peeks, Oh, Scrap! is finally here! Lissa Alexander is a wife and mother of five, a quilter since 1980, the curator of the “Moda All-Stars” […]


  8. Can you imagine quilts in different colors? 5 examples to explore (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 16, 2018

    Have you ever fallen head over heels for a quilt pattern but found it hard to envision the design in your favorite colors? It can be a challenge, but imagining quilts in different color palettes is worth learning how to do—the patchwork possibilities are endless. Three-time Martingale author Christa Watson understands those color predicaments, and […]


  9. Fresh vintage style, precut ease: 10 beautiful quilts for your bundles (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 31, 2018

    Give your precuts a happy home—in a quick quilt! We’re SO excited that Sue Pfau’s third book, Easy Quilts from Precut Fabrics, is finally here! Sue’s whipped up gorgeous quilts featuring classic quilt blocks—and you’ll get to the finish line fast using time-saving precut fabrics. No need for stockpiles of scraps; all those small cuts […]


  10. Scrappy makes happy: fun two- and three-color scrap quilts (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 17, 2018

    Pick just two or maybe three . . . now choosing scraps is SEW easy! Create lively, colorful quilts with three-time author Kate Henderson—and say bye-bye to stressing over color choices. With this collection of two-color and three-color quilt patterns, choosing colors is a snap. Plus, you can use up every scrap! Start with yardage, […]