Inside: How to Make a Perfect Churn Dash Quilt Block The Churn Dash Quilt Block is a very basic block that has stood the test of time. This popular quilt block is a very old 9-Patch quilt block pattern, originating sometime between 1800 and 1850. Its name is a result of the resemblance of the block's triangle and rectangle perimeter to a butter churn and the center square to the stick (or ... Read More about How to Make a Perfect Churn Dash Quilt Block
Inside: How to Make Fabric Alphabet Letters Sometimes 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
Inside: How to Make a Perfect Economy Quilt Block Are you familiar with the Economy Quilt Block? Perhaps you know it as the Diamond-in-a-Square Block or Square-in-a-Square Block. It's the perfect quilt block for highlighting a unique design in a fabric. But, many beginning quilters shy away from this block because they're a little fearful when it comes to attaching the bias cut ... Read More about How to Make a Perfect Economy Quilt Block
Inside: Have You Heard of the Blueberry Pie Quilt Block? Have You Heard of the Blueberry Pie Quilt Block? When I sketched out this block a couple of years ago I had no idea if it was a traditional block or even had a name. I thought I might have created a new quilt block. Of course, I'm not that naive, I just had no idea what the block should be called. So, for almost two years I called it ... Read More about Have You Heard of the Blueberry Pie Quilt Block?
Inside: How to Make a Perfect Maple Leaf Quilt Block The Maple Leaf Quilt Block is such a timely block! Perfect for fall! It is an old design and likely originated in the late 1800s. Typically made in two strongly contrasting colors, the block is constructed of 1 light and 3 dark squares and 4 half-square triangles. The stem is a strip of the dark fabric constructed diagonally within a ... Read More about How to Make a Perfect Maple Leaf Quilt Block
How to Make a Halloween Dresden Neighborhood Mini Quilt This week, I'm participating a Halloween Sewing and Craft Party with a group of bloggers (links at the end). As a group, we hope that this series will inspire your Halloween sewing projects. For my project, I chose to create this Halloween Dresden Neighborhood Mini-Quilt. I was supposed to attend a workshop for this pattern a few months ... Read More about How to Make a Halloween Dresden Neighborhood Mini Quilt