Collaborate with Polyvore

Collaborative Design with Polyvore

My daughter pinned this fabric collage on her Wee Bairn board for me to see. As the main quilter in her life, I’ll be making her baby – due in December – a crib quilt. She has a particular look she is going for, … Read More...

Free pattern: Spooky cat

spooky cat pattern

Wendi Gratz of Happy Shiny World created this pretty kitty across a patchwork ground using a fusible applique technique. Subscribers to her site/newsletter can download the pattern for free. It includes instructions for making the block into a mini wall … Read More...

Tutorial: FMQ a panel

FMQ Tutorial Panel Bear Creek Quilting

Practice is necessary to master any skill and this is particularly so when it comes to free motion quilting (FMQ). But who wants to learn on the quilt top that took them months to create? And what if that same top is going to end … Read More...

Free pattern: Fletcher chevron quilt

Fletcher Free Quilt Pattern Shiny Happy World

If you want to learn to quilt, you cannot get a better teacher than Wendi at Shiny Happy World. Of her pattern Fletcher, she explains,

Like all my patterns, it’s designed especially for beginners, with links to video tutorials teaching you

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Halloween quilt with lights

Halloween Quilt Lights

This quilt (a portion shown here) is alight with Halloween fright. Do check out the cat’s expression (bottom right), so sweet I want it to be real. It was a gift quilt for Joanna of Applique Today from her MIL (mother-in-law). Joanna says she gets … Read More...

Tutorial: Quilted placemats

SewMcCool Placemats Tutorial

Set a pretty table highlighting your favorite fabrics and dishware. Deanna of SewMcCool did just that by sewing up some placemats. The brocade trim and straight line quilting give it a polished finish. She takes you step-by-step how to make your own set. … Read More...

Winner of Zentangle book

winner

Congratulations Liz, you are commenter 34, and have won the draw for a copy of the book, Tangle Stitches for Quilters and Fabric Artists: Relax, Meditate, and Create with Rhythmic Stitches, by Jane Monk. I will send you a … Read More...

Save with kid’s washable markers

Geta's Tip Marking Quilts

Talented quilter, Geta of Geta’s Quilting Studio, now spends 33 cents on a single washable colored marker instead of 12 dollars. This is yet another example of what happens when we think outside the box marketed and labeled ‘for quilters’. Not … Read More...

The happy quilt from Caohagan

Caohagan quilt

This is a closeup of the most cheerful quilt I’ve seen in ages. Proud owner, Victoria at Fiberchick, admits she has yearned for one of these special quilts –  made on the island of Caohagan – for over ten years. When you see the … Read More...

Tutorial: Baby quilt from BlueBird Park

Baby Quilt Tutorial BlueBird Park

Anorina of Samelia’s Mum welcomed a friend’s baby into the world with this sweet quilt. Of the pattern she explains,

It’s a simple design, but in my opinion, a baby quilt doesn’t really need to be overly complicated.

Agreed. I love … Read More...

Free pattern: Fruit Ninja quilt

Free Pattern Fruit Ninja quilt pattern

Freebie alert! Download the template and instructions for this stunning quilt at Leigh Laurel Studios. Avid blogger and designer Karin, made this quilt interesting with her color choices and the way it’s stitched, especially in the white areas.

Follow the link to see the full post: … Read More...

Scrap splats yield 4 Log Cabin blocks

scrap splats log cabin block Rachael Rabbit

Dedicated scrap-keeper Rachael, of Rachael Rabbit, declares we quilters have it backwards. She explains,

Instead of waiting for projects to inspire you to use your scraps. Sew all your scraps together to create ‘fabric’ and make them work for you.

Shown here, … Read More...

Tutorial: Wildwood crib quilt

tutorial baby quilt Wildwood Challenge

Made from the Wildwood fabric collection by Cloud 9 Fabrics, this pretty in pinks and blues quilt is the work of Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts. Of the project she explains,

The pattern only requires simple patchwork sewing, using colour gradation to create all the

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DIY: Euro pillows headboard

DIY Headboard

I made this temporary headboard from a *cutter quilt top and two European-style 26″ x 26″ pillows.

If you live in the United States, you can find these reasonably priced at HomeGoods, that’s where I bought mine.

*Quilters use this term to describe … Read More...

Pretty Liberty of London top

Liberty Patchwork Top

If you are a Liberty of London fabric collector, I’m sure you keep all your scraps after wrapping up a project. Vicky of Mad for Fabric made good use of some of hers with this adorable patchwork top. She says her … Read More...