An interview with my grandmother about her passion for quilting. Includes how she began quilting during the Great Depression, her favorite patterns, and how she managed to quilt while raising 9 children through some of the country's leanest times.
If you have ever had a question about a quilt show, then this article has the answer. It provides general information regarding quilt shows as well as pointers on entering both-juried and non juried quilt shows.
For most quilters, binding the edges of a quilt is the last major step in completing the project. But how do you bind the edges if the quilt isn't a basic straight-sided shape? Or what if you prefer to have and un-bordered look? One good answer is...
Master this clever nine-patch variation and you'll have the ket to the quilting kingdom! This simple tutorial show you how to turn a simple nine-patch block into a magnificent quilt.
If you've been storing favorite t-shirts - likely never to be worn again - create a snuggly quilt that will be used often and bring back fond memories of times gone by. This one is for our son who now lives in Berlin.
A step by step guide to making a Denim Rag Quilt. With full size pictures. This particular quilt is 60"x70" in size. And will fit a twin size bed easily, But my husband saw what I was doing and has now claimed the quilt for himself, to use in his Big truck sleeper.
Tessellation patterns are found in many quilts, with some being quite detailed and intricate. Take a look at these examples of tessellation quilt designs and learn how you can design your own tessellation quilt pattern.
This patchwork block can be made without a sewing machine and therefore it's a perfect small project to take anywhere you go. It's easy and satisfying to do and the results can be stunning.
Mug rugs are those cute little quilts that are a cross between a miniature placemat and a coaster. Quick and fun to make, follow this easy pattern and step-by-step photo guide to make your very own mug rug.
Learn how to make small quilts out of well-loved sweatshirts or fleece using a sewing machine or serger. These directions comply with the requirements designated by Operation Quiet Comfort.
Find out how to care for and store your prized quilts to ensure that they will last for generations to come.
If you are a quilter then you definitely need this useful list of 25 quilting terms. It's a glossary including their definitions, and pictures illustrating them.
Diane Rose is an amazing Texas woman. She lets very little stand in the way of her dreams, or keep her from being all that she can be! Her zest for life could be an inspiration to us all.
Create a log cabin square that can be used for either a finished pillow or a block for a quilt of any size. This is a versatile project you can make again and again.
Make these cute quilted coasters with these easy step-by-step instructions and photos provided. Coasters make the perfect house warming or hostess gift, and you can make a set for yourself, too.
Consider adding embellishments to your next quilt. Learn how with this guide that includes step by step video instructions, helpful hints and beautiful examples of embellished quilts.
Add a personal touch to your next quilt and save money by making your own quilt templates. It's fast and easy with these instructions, photos, and video tutorial.
How Is Crazy Patchwork Made? Scraps are applied to a foundation. Seamstresses would completely cover some not-so-good-fabric with scraps of velvet, satin, all sorts of 'good stuff'.
Learn how to make Sunbonnet Sue blocks just like your great grandma made! I'll show you how to trace the templates and put Sue together for your quilt.
Do you have a sentimental but tattered quilt? Is there enough of the interior that can be salvaged? My Grandma made this Dresden Plate Quilt decades ago. The edges were frayed, and the perimeter blocks were torn. I decided to cut it down, finish the edges using my serger, and have a cozy, new quilt.
Learn how to make a unique denim throw rug out of recycled denim blue jeans. It's easy with this step-by-step tutorial, complete with written and photo instructions.
To hand quilt or machine quilt...that is the question. This article provides advice on which quilting method to use and points out some of the pros and cons of hand quilting versus machine quilting.
Even if you're new to quilting, this beautiful (and free) pattern is quick and easy. It's the disappearing 4 patch.
A lot of history can be found in the art of the time. That includes quilts which was a form of utilitarian art. Changes in technology, fashion, and culture can be found in them.
This adorable candy corn patchwork throw pillow is the perfect addition to your Halloween and fall home decor. Find out how quick and easy it is to make using this step-by-step tutorial.
Learn how to make quilt binding for all of your projects. This tutorial covers cross-grain, bias tape, and continuous quilt binding as well as instructions for attaching the binding to your quilt.
If you're a new quilter, start with the basics. Master this technique and use to create all kinds of quilts. Start with a simplified Irish chain or craft a delightful disappearing nine patch.
A list of some quilts made with squares and rectangles that are ideal for a beginner quilter or an advanced quilter looking for a quick project.
Hexagon patchwork is a traditional form of making quilts. Let's investigate the many ways you can design both traditional and modern quilts from hexagon shapes.
Create cute, quirky art quilts with this quick and easy technique. Master design and assembly techniques pioneered by folks from the Chicago School of Fusing! I'll show you how!
A first patchwork quilt is a daunting project for many quilters - but it doesn't need to be! You can make a beautiful quilt quickly, by crafting your own block layout and quilting in a simple design.
A simple pieced block using three templates. One-fourth of the block is constructed and rotated. Great for samplers, as a fill-in block, or by itself. Covers pattern, color, and grain of fabric.
Of all the different patchwork techniques out there, this must surely rank as one of the fastest and easiest, yet the results can be stunning and the possible permutations are endless.