QAL Christmas Sampler

Christmas Sampler blocks on string of lights

‘Last minute’ is not usually seen in the same sentence as quilt making. But Julianna of Sewing under Rainbow is showing us otherwise by hosting a Last Minute Christmas Sampler QAL (Quilt Along). The first downloadable pattern is already published, go to Christmas Read More...

Tute: Wonky Log Cabin block

Wonky Log Cabin Block tutorial

Cut close enough, sew and trim. Repeat. That’s the measureless joy Chris, from made by ChrissieD, found creating this Log Cabin block in the wonky style. Responding to a guild challenge (NYC MQG) requiring it start with a single red square, she went on to … Read More...

Free project: Candy Christmas quilt

Christmas Candy quilt project All People Quilt

The focal point of this sophisticated decor is the red, green and gold wall quilt designed by Tammy Kelly for All People Quilt. The center circles resemble old fashioned Christmas candy set against the soft glow of candles. You can … Read More...

Tutorial: Quilted suitcase for baby dolls

quilted suitcase tutorial

Baby dolls come with lots of clothing, making this suitcase the perfect gift for the little girl(s) in your life. Ashley of Mommy by Day, Crafter by Night made each of her girls one of these patchwork suitcases, with the only difference the fabric. With … Read More...

Quick and easy table runner

Table runner charm packs

Remona from The Stitching Scientist is determined to keep things simple decorating for the holidays. Her secret weapon is a pack of charm squares. She explains they come themed and coordinated so designing is a snap. Plus, they are pre-cut squares, so … Read More...

Twister Frosty Snowman quilt

Twister SnowmanThis pattern is so cool and it’s not just because snowflakes are falling. Janeese of The Calico House started with sewing together a large, simple one patch quilt top using a clever pattern created by Becky Cogan. She then took a special acrylic … Read More...

Winner of book: Threads of Hope

Winner book givaway Threads of HopeCongratulations goes to Karen for having the winning comment for my book giveaway. She was commenter 6, selected using Random.org. She will receive a copy of Threads of Hope by Christa Allan. I’ve contacted Karen privately with the news. I want to extend my … Read More...

Winner of book: A Healing Heart

Winner book givaway A Healing HeartCongratulations goes to Sharon  for having the winning comment for my book giveaway. She was commenter 9, selected using Random.org. She will receive a copy of A Healing Heart by Angela Breidenbach. I’ve contacted Sharon privately with the news. I want to extend my … Read More...

Winner of book: A Grand Design

Winner book giveaway A Grand DesignCongratulations goes to Lea for having the winning comment for my book giveaway. She was commenter 2, selected from Random.org. She will receive a copy of A Grand Design by Amber Stockton. I’ve contacted Lea privately with the news. I want to extend … Read More...

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...