Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Is a quilt retreat in your future? 5 more reasons to attend Quiltstock

    The wait is over! What good is a waiting list if you can’t get in? Good news, if you thought you’d missed your chance to go to the Quiltstock retreat this summer, we’ve opened a second session. Space is limited, but you can still join all the fun. This epic five-day retreat is happening July […]


  2. NEW! A quilt book with a love story to share: inspired by the Civil War

    An old-fashioned love story comes alive in quilts inspired by authentic Civil War letters in Quilts of Love and Valor. Touched by the real-life letters of Jacob and Emeline Ritner, a husband and wife separated by the Civil War, author Becky A. Wright shares quilt patterns based on captivating stories the couple shared. Tales of […]


  3. Quilt history books share stories – here are three fascinating tales from the past

    Are you a history buff? We covet quilt-history books, and we’ve published several books about quilt history, one with the help of our friends at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, American Quilt Treasures. We want to know all we can about our sewing sisters from the past! Most of the […]


  4. Welcome to laid-back quilting – with Layered Patchwork (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Make quick quilts and love them lots: that’s living the prairie life! With Lynne Hagmeier’s new book, Prairie Life, you can eliminate some common pitfalls of conventional piecing, including tricky points, mismatched seams, and bulky seam allowances. How? Easy—with Lynne’s Layered Patchwork technique! Cutting shapes and topstitching them to a base fabric will help you […]


  5. These fun little quilts will have you seeing double! New from Jan Patek (+ giveaway!)

    “Turnabouts” are darling little quilts that do double duty. Drape them over items to see two delightfully different sides! In Tabletop Turnabouts, you’ll find that one end of each 12″ x 24″ quilt shows off a single block, while the opposite end features a four-block arrangement. Simply turn the quilts this way or that to […]


  6. How to make a 60-degree triangle quilt: Pat Sloan’s tips! (video 🎬)

    Triangles, triangles, triangles—they make the quilting world go ’round! There are half-square triangles and quarter-square triangles, the bedrock of many quilt blocks. But have you experimented with 60-degree triangles, otherwise known as equilateral triangles? It may look complicated on the surface, but once you know how to make a 60-degree triangle quilt, you’ll find the […]


  7. Amazing Layered Patchwork technique: must see, sew easy! (+ video)

    Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro when it comes to making quilts, we can all agree on one thing: we’d all love to have more time to make all the things! Sometimes challenging techniques or even the sheer size of a quilt can make the finish line seem as far away as the […]


  8. 2nd session for Quiltstock retreat open now (grab your seat, filling up fast!)

    Thought the QUILTSTOCK 2019 retreat was sold out? It was . . . But YOU asked and WE listened! We’re taking reservations NOW for a SECOND SESSION* of Quiltstock July 31–August 4, 2019! Learn all about the sewing stars you’ll meet, the projects you’ll make, and the fun you’ll have (not to mention the S-W-A-G) […]


  9. Going, going, gone! Mark your calendar: 19-HOUR blowout book sale May 7

    Mark your calendar. Set an alarm. And tell a quilty friend! We’re hosting a 19-HOUR BLOWOUT BOOK SALE for your creative library on Tuesday, May 7—you’ll definitely want to have a look! We adore the books that are a part of our sale next week, but we have only a few copies left of each—all […]


  10. Kim Diehl quilt-along coming soon – get the details and join the fun!

    Kim Diehl’s created a very special (and pretty!) mystery for you to solve. In stitches! She’s hosting a mystery quilt-along based on her second book with Jo Morton, Simple Friendships II. Why? Because Kim’s celebrating nearly 25,000 followers on Instagram! (If you haven’t seen her Instagram feed, visit it now—get ready to swoon.) Each week […]