INSIDE: What is a Longarm and When Should You Buy One When I first began searching longarm quilting machines I was rather disappointed by the lack of basic information. I still remember when I heard the words longarm quilting machine and didn't know what it meant. This sent me searching the internet for information which left me empty-handed and a little disappointed. All I wanted was basic ... Read More about What is a Longarm and When Should You Buy One?
INSIDE: How to Make a Perfect Sawtooth Star Quilt Block The Sawtooth Star has many names! Some may call it the 8 Pointed Star Block, while others call it The Evening Star Block. How to Make a Perfect Sawtooth Star Quilt Block Whatever you decide to name your block it is certainly one that has stood the test of time. In this tutorial, I will show you how to construct this block by making ... Read More about How to Make a Perfect Sawtooth Star Quilt Block
INSIDE: Easy Scrap-Busting Quilt Project You Can Make Right Now Make this fun wall hanging while practicing your piecing skills. The QUILT Quilt is the perfect scrap buster because it uses 2.5” squares and a few half square triangles to create a fun lettering quilt. It’s an ideal beginner quilt project that uses techniques such as half square triangles and walking foot quilting. If you can ... Read More about Easy Scrap-Busting Quilt You Can Make Right Now
INSIDE: How To Make A Perfect Valentine Star Quilt Block I originally set out to make a heart block for February's quilt block. While it's always a good thing to know how to make a perfect heart quilt block, I chose a different block that has a Valentine's look without being a heart. For those set on making a heart block, I have a Bonus block below. As I've been planning out the monthly ... Read More about How To Make A Perfect Valentine Star Quilt Block
INSIDE: Affordable Longarm Quilting Machines The minute I saw a longarm quilting machine I was in love. Until I saw the price, then I was aghast. This happened at Quilt Market eight years ago. In a blink I realized that these machines were for people who desired a longarm quilting business and I was wanting to dabble. The whole idea was dismissed once I saw the prices. Moving along; nothing ... Read More about How to Find an Affordable Option for Longarm Quilting
INSIDE: How To Make A Perfect Ohio Star Quilt Block I first met the Ohio Star Quilt block at QuiltCon 2015. I was attending Heather Jones' lecture and she was sharing slides of her most popular quilts. When she stopped on this one (affiliate) I fell in love with quilting, quilt blocks, modern quilting, and the Ohio Star Quilt Block. That's all it took. One image and I was undone. And that's ... Read More about How To Make a Perfect Ohio Star Quilt Block
The 10 Best Craftsy How to Quilt Classes Are you wanting to learn to quilt but don't know where to start? As a long-time fan of Craftsy classes, I have purchased a large collection of their courses , including the monthly membership. If there's one thing I've learned, it's this: Anyone wanting to learn a new craft can get overwhelmed by choices. When you visit the Craftsy catalog, you'll ... Read More about The 10 Best Craftsy How to Quilt Classes
Conquer the Basics of Color in Quilts Has this ever happened to you? You see a fabric and know that it must have been designed for you. It's like someone read your mind and said, "I know what she wants. She wants this!" That's how I felt when I saw Alison Glass's Chroma* fabric and accompanying pattern collection. It felt like Alison had seen my thoughts and then turned them into fabrics ... Read More about Conquer the Basics of Color in Quilts
INSIDE: American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast Have you ever had one of those moments? You know the kind I'm talking about. Where one minute you're doing an everyday task then something happens that changes everything. A few weeks back I was sitting on the sofa twirling my hair in my office working hard to bring you the best content ever! At no particular moment in the day I decided ... Read More about American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast
Inside: Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern I've never been one to over-decorate my home for Christmas. Instead, I prefer setting out things with sentimental value. Last year, I realized my Christmas Tree Skirt lacked both sentiment and style. Instead of a beautiful, festive skirt that wrapped around my tree, I had a serged piece of black fabric. We're talking seriously ugly and completely ... Read More about How to Make a Christmas Tree Skirt You’ll Love
Inside: The Best Insulated Casserole Carrier Patterns You Can Make When the temperature drops and you're tasked with bringing a dish to a potluck, don't arrive with a cold casserole. Instead, make a simple insulated casserole carrier that conveniently stores your dish so it will arrive warm and ready to serve. Take it a step further and combine one of these patterns with stylish fabrics that ... Read More about The Best Insulated Casserole Carrier Patterns You Can Make
Are you like me? You have a long list of quilting and sewing projects you are excited to begin. Maybe you've purchased the fabric and plan to spend all day Saturday on your project. Then, life gets in the way, the project gets shoved into a closet, and there it sits forgotten and unfinished. I'm here to tell you that there is a better way. I know because I am finishing more projects than ever ... Read More about The Quilter’s Planner
INSIDE: How to Sew the Perfect Quilting Seam Allowance. When piecing a quilt it is a truth universally acknowledged that all seam allowances must be exactly, precisely, and perfectly one-quarter-inch. Has This Happened to You? Your 12" x 12" quilt block measures 11.5" x 11.5" Seamlines don't match up on your quilt top. You can never get triangles to sew together ... Read More about How to Sew the Perfect Quilting Seam Allowance
INSIDE: The Best Sewing Supplies for Beginners I learned to sew when I was 12 years old. My journey began Christmas morning, 1970 when I received a humble Singer sewing machine alongside a wicker sewing basket filled with a pair of Gingher scissors, a seam ripper, needles, a yellow tape measure, and a few other notions. I was fortunate because my mother and grandmothers were all seasoned ... Read More about The Best Sewing Supplies for Beginners
INSIDE: Quilting beginners will love this roundup of The Best Quick & Easy Christmas Quilt Patterns. I love the idea of making Christmas decorations because these are the things that families treasure and pass down through the generations. When I started looking at Christmas Quilt Patterns I found so many ideas it was difficult to sort through. I decided to narrow it down to simple projects ... Read More about The Best Quick & Easy Christmas Quilt Patterns
INSIDE: How to Get Perfectly Straight Fabric Cuts Every Time My first quilt was a high school graduation gift for my baby sister. With naive optimism, I used cardboard templates and scissors to cut out the individual quilt pieces. The quilt boasted an assortment of country blue sawtooth star blocks offset with cream-colored sashing. I was certain Country Living would want to know about this ... Read More about How to Get Perfectly Straight Fabric Cuts Every Time!