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How to Make a Triangle in a Square Block

Inside: How to Make a Triangle in a Square BlockDo angled blocks scare you? Me, too. I like the design of the Triangle in a Square block, but sewing those angles always seems to be a challenge.But, that doesn't have to the case. Today I'm showing you how to simplify this block by using the V Block Ruler. This ruler is a quilting game-changer. Read more and you'll learn why!This block ... Read More about How to Make a Triangle in a Square Block

Make a Cute Library Tote From Placemats

Inside: Make a Cute Library Tote From PlacematsSummer is upon us and that means lots of free time for the kiddos. Lots of free time subsequently means lots of library time.We’re big readers and usually walk out of the library with armloads of books. Sometimes, I grab a reusable shopping bag; but those get scattered and forgotten in the car.And they’re huge and floppy, the book corners ... Read More about Make a Cute Library Tote From Placemats

How to Make a Hawaiian Quilt

Inside: How to Make a Hawaiian QuiltWelcome Shannon Brinkley to the site today. Today she is sharing a little about Hawaiian Quilts and how you can be a part of this amazing tradition!This page contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure here.Each month in my online quilt guild, Meander, we explore a different quilt-making style. In month one, we kicked things off by ... Read More about How to Make a Hawaiian Quilt

How to Make a Modern Mosaic Quilt Block

Inside: How to Make a Modern Mosaic Quilt BlockWhen looking at quilt blocks for this series I always search for something unique or special about a block.This quilt block is one with lots of names, and none of them are consistent. In my EQ8 software this block is called Mosaic #5.If you look up mosaic quilt blocks, you'll see them named Mosaic #1, Mosaic #2, etc. And none of these ... Read More about How to Make a Modern Mosaic Quilt Block

How to Make a Triangle Quilt

Inside: How to Make a Triangle QuiltToday, I'm sharing a sweet baby quilt that goes together quickly. The secret to this quilt is the Creative Grids 60-Degree Diamond Ruler because that's where the cutting magic happens.For my particular quilt I used a Rolie Polie with 2 1/2" strips, but you can skip the strip piecing and use any fabric you have which would make this quilt even ... Read More about How to Make a Triangle Quilt

Easy Sailboat Quilt Block

Inside: Easy Sailboat Quilt BlockThe Sailboat Quilt Block is such a fun block! This quilt block pattern goes together easily with some simple shapes (made with a multipurpose ruler) and our fun HST (Half Square Triangles).A Little History A very long time ago, it is said that the Sailboat Quilt Block was made to signal the presence of nearby waters or boats.There are several ... Read More about Easy Sailboat Quilt Block

What is a Longarm Computer and When You Should Purchase

Inside: What is a Longarm Computer and When You Should PurchaseOver the past few years I have certainly evolved on my longarm quilting journey. When I first started exploring the idea of purchasing a longarm I started with a simple frame and a domestic machine. This was an affordable way to test the waters and see if I even liked quilting on a frame instead of a sit-down machine.Since I ... Read More about What is a Longarm Computer and When You Should Purchase

How To Make An Easy Coin Purse

Inside: How To Make An Easy Clasp PurseHave you ever wondered how to make a coin purse with a metal frame? These little purses are so cute and it turns out they are pretty simple to make! Let me tell you how I made mine! Materials List:Qty (1) Fat Quarter - Exterior Fabric (I got some crushed velvet from my local fabric store) Qty (1) Fat Quarter - Interior Fabric (I used Kona Pink ... Read More about How To Make An Easy Coin Purse

Valentine’s Day Quilted Table Runner

Inside: Valentine's Day Quilted Table RunnerToday, quilt pattern designer and teacher Krista Moser is sharing a sweet Valentine's Day Table Runner Tutorial. With one versatile ruler this pattern goes together quickly and easily converts into a baby quilt! Learn more about Krista and her awesome ruler at the end of the post. I'm sharing a recent project with you just in time for ... Read More about Valentine’s Day Quilted Table Runner

A Modern Quilt That Uses Solids

Inside: A Modern Quilt That Uses SolidsI think people get into quilting for lots of reasons. Some are artists who display their talents in quilts. Others love making quilts to give away to family and friends. There are those who use the mathematical side of quilting to create beautiful geometric designs.And then their are those for whom quilting becomes their chosen method of ... Read More about A Modern Quilt That Uses Solids

How to Make Fabric Alphabet Letters

Inside: How to Make Fabric Alphabet LettersSometimes we need a simple sewing project that qualifies as self-care. This type of project should allow you to do some sewing but not leave you frustrated because the project is too large or complicated.It's a way to get you into your sewing space and have a quick win. If it's a great scrap buster, even better because the pressure of using up ... Read More about How to Make Fabric Alphabet Letters