Posts tagged: "wonky quilts"

  1. Guest Post from Carrie Nelson: "Quilt Recipes" You Had Me at Hello….

    Posted by on November 12, 2021

      Join us for an insightful guest post from author and designer, Carrie Nelson, as she shares her first impression of Jen Kingwell’s new book, "Quilt Recipes."   Do you remember the movie Jerry Maguire?  One of the famous lines is: “You had me at hello.” "Quilt Recipes."  As soon as I saw the cover… […]

  2. Want to make creative quilts? Expand your comfort zone (+ sale!)

    Posted by on October 12, 2015

    Could your creativity use a jolt? Maybe you’re running a little low on inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! When you’re in need of new and creative quilt ideas, sometimes the best thing to do is venture a little (or a lot!) beyond your usual repertoire. Trying out a new technique or a different […]

  3. Slice-shuffle-slide with a Stack the Deck quilt pattern (+ sale!)

    Posted by on June 1, 2015

    Along the quiltmaking road, many of us encounter “stack-and-whack” or “Stack the Deck” quilts—but have you tried making one? It’s a fun, liberating way to experience the unexpected. There are a lot of different ways to stack squares, cut them apart, and sew them back together. Karla Alexander introduced her stack-slice-shuffle-and-sew technique in Stack the […]

  4. Secrets for improv quilting: start with a road map (video)

    Posted by on July 30, 2014

    Sew two pieces of fabric together and see where it leads you. Think that defines improvisational quilting? For some, that approach may feel like a safe place to start. But if you’re like many quilters, no matter how cool an improv quilt may look, the thought of rules-free quilting can seem overwhelming. But what if […]

  5. Slip and slide? New technique for Stack the Deck quilts (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 22, 2014

    Eight-time author Karla Alexander has amassed quite a few quilting fans through her topselling “Stack the Deck” books—and if you ask those fans, the reason is simple: her Stack the Deck method is fast and fun! Now she’s back with a new twist—actually, it’s more of a shuffle—for a perfect balance of carefree cutting, simple […]

  6. American quilt revival 2: modern quilts (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 31, 2013

    Have you been bitten by the modern-quilting bug? Been curious about its development? Or have you simply brushed the bug aside? Regardless of where you piece yourself into the quiltmaking spectrum, the modern-quilt movement is big—and it’s quickly becoming known as the second American quilt revival (the first occurred as part of our country’s bicentennial […]

  7. Beautiful quilts from top bloggers (+ 19 giveaways!)

    Posted by on January 22, 2013

    (Right: “Lanterns in the City” by Audrie Bidwell) Pair simple modern quilt designs with the internet’s best modern quilt blogs and what do you get? A fresh, innovative—and at times downright daring—approach to quiltmaking. Today we’re celebrating the release of Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe, and it’s a delight to introduce you to the […]

  8. How to make a wonky quilt block

    Posted by on November 5, 2012

    Hey, it’s National Candy Day! Well, really, it was yesterday. But there’s nothing wrong with continuing a celebration of the sugary stuff today—particularly if you give yourself the sweet treat of making a candy-inspired quilt. “Wonky” may not be an orthodox term in the quilting world, but you know a wonky quilt when you see […]

  9. Learning to Stack the Deck

    Posted by on September 3, 2012

    I have a confession. Although I’ve read every one of designer Karla Alexander’s bestselling books, I’ve never made one of her quilts. It’s not that I don’t think they’re fabulous, I just didn’t think the stack/slice/shuffle/sew method was for me. Maybe it’s because I’m a traditionalist. Maybe it’s because I’m a stickler for precise piecing […]