Free pattern: Rooftops quilt

Rooftops Quilt patternAmy Sinibaldi of Nana Company shares on her blog this sweet baby quilt featuring the Bon Bon Bebe fabric collection. Notice how she fussy-pieced the centers of each of the patterned blocks. Her technique can be applied to other fabrics, maybe even some from your own stash. … Read More...

Free pattern: Vulcan Greeting

FandomInStitches_Vulcan GreetingFandom In Stitches brings you “Vulcan Greeting”, a paper pieced quilt block that is no doubt a tribute to Spock. May he rest in peace. She offers this pattern as a free download, among other great looking science fiction patterns for you to … Read More...

Tutorial: Spring candys mug rug

Origami Pinwheel mug rug tutorialLeena of Creative Instincts welcomes Spring making several mug rugs. Inspired by origami paper folding, she starts her project with three types of charm squares – bright prints, color solids and neutrals. Next, she  sews them into HSTs (half-square triangles), and finishes with folding and more … Read More...

Ring-a-Roses EPP pattern

Ring a Roses EPP PatternFlorence of Flossy Teacakes made this stunning 17 1/4 x 17 1/4 inch quilt, then framed it as wall decor. She fussy-cut the floral fabrics and joined them to solids via EPP (English paper piecing). The resulting design reminds me of kaleidoscopes. She explains to those interested … Read More...

Quintuple Squares quilt…yes please

Rug_Would make a great quiltInspiration comes from many places for us quilters, not just media targeted to our needs. I found this indoor/outdoor rug, fittingly called ‘Pyramid Blocks’ today at Overstock.com. I’m going to call it ‘Quintuple Squares’. I’ve made something similar to this design as a … Read More...

March FMQ lesson + giveaway

Rachael Dorr March FMQ Lesson Giveaway

Choosing fabric and batting as it relates to free motion quilting (FMQ) is this month’s theme for Rachael Dorr’s 2015 set of lessons on this often-scary subject. In addition, she is hosting – on her blog – a giveaway to win … Read More...

Seven deadly sins of a quilter

7 Deadly Sins Quilting

Angie of Gnome Angel takes a look at quilter behavior through the lens of the seven deadly sins. Inspired by the movie, Seven, she has quilty confessions you gotta read.

Are you guilty? If the thimble fits, go to 7 Read More...

Tutorial: Utopia table runner

Utopia Table Runner AGF

This table runner makes my heart sing and I know why. It’s the vibrant fabric used and created by Art Gallery Fabrics’ (AGF), called Utopia. And with colorways like Fantasy City Fervor and Reverie City Winter in this collection, you cannot go … Read More...

Tutorial: Cuddly puzzle quilt + pattern

Cuddle Puzzle Quilt tutorial and pattern

This vibrant child’s quilt looks like a floor puzzle. To piece a top like this may seem difficult, but it’s not, according to the maker, Polly, of Pieces by Polly. She explains her secret was to sew squares, then applique the puzzle knobbies (a word she coined). As … Read More...

Quilts are ‘objects of desire’

APC Quilts Ogden Touitou

I like finding quilts where you least expect them, like the one I spied in a current issue of ELLE Decor magazine. On their “Style Sheet” page the author shows readers a modern-looking quilt and explains they are part of a collection of limited edition quilts created by Jessica … Read More...

Tips: Landscape quilts

GardenPathBlendingFabricTips

Cathy at Patchworks that Praise combines piecing, applique and painterly skills to make beautiful landscape quilts. An author as well, check out her latest book, Lovely Landscape Quilts (Dec 2014, Fons and Porter). I found on her site a tip page where she shares some of her techniques. … Read More...

Tutorial: Clothespin bag

Clothespin bag Tutorial

I have a thing for patchwork, so this is the perfect clothespin bag for me. Debbie of Sewing with Rascal not only made this, but she shared a tutorial/recipe for it at Moda Bake Shop. She explains her reason for choosing this particular project.… Read More...