Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. Miss Rosie’s trick for a perfect pieced-border fit 👍🏻

    Posted by on August 20, 2018

    Carrie Nelson—a.k.a. the clever and talented designer behind Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company—does amazing things with pieced borders. Cracked Pots from Miss Rosie’s Farmhouse Favorites—this quilt features three pieced borders surrounding a center of Courthouse Steps blocks A pieced border is like a picture frame: it adds structure, balance, and beauty to the main attraction. When […]


  2. How to check 1/4″ seam allowance: Pat Sloan’s simple trick

    Posted by on August 17, 2018

    Raise your hand if it’s happened to you: you’re happily sewing along, creating a pile of pretty patchwork blocks. They look perfect—until you press and compare them. One block is too big, another is too small, and the rest are somewhere in between. How did this happen?!? Best-selling author Pat Sloan will tell you: it […]


  3. Little reproduction quilts, distinctly quirky style (+ big giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 15, 2018

    Get ready for delightful little quilts from the past. Perfectly imperfect. Mismatched blocks, make-do colors, planned mistakes, and happy surprises—it’s all good in Temecula Quilt Company—Quirky Little Quilts! Inspired by quiltmakers of the 1800s, author Sheryl Johnson shares 15 petite patchwork quilts and invites you to play with reproduction fabrics in quirky ways. Try asymmetrical […]


  4. 📹 How to choose colors for a scrap quilt: an Aussie’s simple approach (video)

    Posted by on July 16, 2018

    How to choose colors for a scrap quilt is a question many quilters ask our authors. Do they study color theory? Do they use the brown-bag method? Do they say a little prayer or cast a quilty spell over their fabrics before they begin? Martingale authors use many different methods to create their scrap quilts, […]


  5. 📹 A true beauty: LeMoyne Star quilt-block pattern (free how-to video)

    Posted by on June 29, 2018

    Oh my stars—we have a new Star block video to share with you today! The LeMoyne Star block is at the top of many a quiltmaker’s list of favorites. But when it comes to sewing, the block’s got a bad rap! Known for its diamond-shaped pieces and set-in seams, the design has acquired a reputation […]


  6. 📹 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, […]


  7. Fat-quarter piles overflowing? 13 stash-worthy patterns ahead (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 15, 2018

    Fat-quarter fans: start your sewing-machine engines! Find fun ways to use MORE of your fat quarters in Fat-Quarter Favorites, featuring an all-new collection of fat-quarter-friendly designs. Take your fun little chunks of fabric in fantastic new directions, trying fresh spins on classic quilt blocks such as Jacob’s Ladder: Step in Time by Samantha Dorn. Fat […]


  8. Sawtooth Star quilt-block pattern, step by step (video)

    Posted by on May 28, 2018

    Star blocks have been around as long as quiltmaking itself. There might be enough different Star block patterns to populate a whole galaxy! One of the most iconic star motifs in quilting is the basic eight-pointed star, and there are dozens of variations. As with many other common blocks, you can take your pick of […]


  9. International Picnic Day is June 18 🌞 choose an easy picnic quilt to make!

    Posted by on May 11, 2018

    Are you ready for summer? Outdoor concerts, seasonal festivals, county fairs, picnics at the park, Fourth of July fireworks, trips to the beach . . . aaah! We can hardly wait! There’s one essential item you can sew that’ll make all of your outdoor summer adventures more comfortable and colorful—wherever you celebrate summer, you’ve gotta […]


  10. Together again 💗 patchwork + embroidery (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 25, 2018

    Best-selling author Gail Pan has two questions for you: Do you love patchwork? (Yes!) Do you love embroidery? (Yes, yes!) Then you’re going to love Gail’s all-new collection of projects that are a delight to sew and a dream to embroider! An abundance of sweet motifs in Patchwork Loves Embroidery Too, inspired by Gail’s daily […]