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I’m so excited to share this little project I made this past month. It’s a simple little scrappy baby quilt made from part of a Moda Jelly Roll in the Baby Jane

I’m so excited to share this little project I made this past month. It’s a simple little...

Being the 25th of the month, there is a new, free quilt block tutorial in the Block of the Month series over at Jackie’s blog, Canton Village Quilt Works. This

Being the 25th of the month, there is a new, free quilt block tutorial in the Block of the Month ser...

Hello quilting friends new and old! Today in honor of the half-way point of the Splendid Sampler, I’m sharing the blocks I’ve completed so far. If you’re new to

Hello quilting friends new and old! Today in honor of the half-way point of the Splendid Sampler, I&...

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I finished the Hour-Glass block ‚€" that I originally shared here ‚€" for the quilt shop where I work. So, nope, I don’t get to keep this one, but it was fun to pla

I finished the Hour-Glass block ‚€" that I originally shared here ‚€" for the ...

Modern quilt made from traditional Maple Leaf Quilt pattern using Oakshott Rubies fabric. Perfect quilt for fall - link to free pattern included.

Modern quilt made from traditional Maple Leaf Quilt pattern using Oakshott Rubies fabric. Perfect qu...

Pre-Cut Short-Cuts Craftsy Class by Amy Smart

Pre-Cut Short-Cuts Craftsy Class by Amy Smart

Fun baby quilt make with the Thicket fabric collection - black and white prints and animal panels for a classic but modern quilt.

Fun baby quilt make with the Thicket fabric collection - black and white prints and animal panels fo...

I’m excited to share a little more about the Classic Modern Quilts book today as part of a blog tour. All of the quilts in this book are based on traditional qu

I’m excited to share a little more about the Classic Modern Quilts book today as part of a blo...

September is my favorite month ‚€" I can’t believe we’re already at the end! It’s been a gorgeous one, so I won’t complain. I’ve got a sick boy this week and as a

September is my favorite month ‚€" I can’t believe we’re already at the end! ...

A list of helpful tips, tricks and short-cuts for quilters of all levels - beginners to experienced. Lots of quilt designers share their favorite tricks.

A list of helpful tips, tricks and short-cuts for quilters of all levels - beginners to experienced....

The Modern Quilt Guild blog featured my Spectrum Half Square Triangles quilt this week. How’s that for making me feel cool? There is so much awesome inspiration

The Modern Quilt Guild blog featured my Spectrum Half Square Triangles quilt this week. How’s ...

I hit the jackpot at the thrift store one day, finding this vintage glass Christmas Tree ornaments, including Shiney Bright balls in their original box!

I hit the jackpot at the thrift store one day, finding this vintage glass Christmas Tree ornaments, ...

This pixelated heart patchwork quilt is a great project for beginning quilters. Tips for layout and making your own pixelated heart quilt.

This pixelated heart patchwork quilt is a great project for beginning quilters. Tips for layout and ...

Short cuts for squaring-up half-square triangle quilt blocks. Fast method using Quilt in a Day Square-Up ruler. Fast and easy!

Short cuts for squaring-up half-square triangle quilt blocks. Fast method using Quilt in a Day Squar...

Tips and tricks for choosing fabric for a quilt including playing with color, scale, texture to create contrast and visual interest.

Tips and tricks for choosing fabric for a quilt including playing with color, scale, texture to crea...

Today is my turn to share a new project as part of the Riley Blake Design Team. For this tutorial, I am teaching how to make a ‚€˜tumbler’ quilt ‚€" a fun variation

Today is my turn to share a new project as part of the Riley Blake Design Team. For this tutorial, I...

Quilting 101 Basics - free tutorial how to choose batting, baste and stitch the layers of a quilt together. Hand quilting vs. Machine quilting options.

Quilting 101 Basics - free tutorial how to choose batting, baste and stitch the layers of a quilt to...

September is my favorite month ‚€" I can’t believe we’re already at the end! It’s been a gorgeous one, so I won’t complain. I’ve got a sick boy this week and as a

September is my favorite month ‚€" I can’t believe we’re already at the end! ...

Someone cue the marching band: another UFO (unfinished object) is complete. Behold the the long-time-WIP (work in progress) Scrappy-Trip-along is finished! This

Someone cue the marching band: another UFO (unfinished object) is complete. Behold the the l...

A visit to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A little bit about the history of Amish quilts as well as a list of quilt shops near Lancaster.

A visit to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A little bit about the history of Amish quilts as well as...

Introducing my first fabric collection with Riley Blake Designs, Gingham Girls, inspired my late 70's childhood, wearing gingham. Perfect for patchwork.

Introducing my first fabric collection with Riley Blake Designs, Gingham Girls, inspired my late 70&...

Guest post from Sharon McConnell sharing tips and tricks for piecing curves in quilting as well as the Classic Curve Ruler to help with cutting accuracy.

Guest post from Sharon McConnell sharing tips and tricks for piecing curves in quilting as well as t...

This is quilt #2 made from Deena Rutter’s Happier fabrics.I really love the way that this one shows off the cute prints. I’m excited because this one will also

This is quilt #2 made from Deena Rutter’s Happier fabrics.I really love the way that this one ...

New version of my popular Lattice Quilt pattern using Rustic Elegance fabric from Riley Blake Designs. Soft palette and pastels create shabby chic look.

New version of my popular Lattice Quilt pattern using Rustic Elegance fabric from Riley Blake Design...

A visit to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A little bit about the history of Amish quilts as well as a list of quilt shops near Lancaster.

A visit to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A little bit about the history of Amish quilts as well as...

Finally sharing my fourth pattern from the new Gingham Girls collection ‚€" this one is called A Stitch in Time. It’s based on very traditional quilting (nine-pat

Finally sharing my fourth pattern from the new Gingham Girls collection ‚€" this one is c...

Sewing has been minimal lately. Life’s been a little full (hello December!) but I did get the Stick-Shift baby quilt quilted and bound. It was nice to have some

Sewing has been minimal lately. Life’s been a little full (hello December!) but I did ...

In the wild, happy, fun craziness that this month has been, I did not get a chance to properly show-off this quilt with it’s most adorable accessory. This is my

In the wild, happy, fun craziness that this month has been, I did not get a chance to properly show-...

I am feeling more productive than I thought I would this summer. It’s kind of a pleasant surprise. And it may not last all summer, but I’m taking it in snatches

I am feeling more productive than I thought I would this summer. It’s kind of a pleasant surpr...

Doesn’t it feel great to finish something you’ve had in the works for a while? You may remember that I made this quilt top last summer to take with me to teach

Doesn’t it feel great to finish something you’ve had in the works for a while? You may r...

Modern gray and white half-square triangle quilt. Simple instructions included.

Modern gray and white half-square triangle quilt. Simple instructions included.

Block #9 from the Patchwork Quilt Along hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop. A new, free quilt block pattern released every month.

Block #9 from the Patchwork Quilt Along hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop. A new, free quilt block patt...

I mentioned last week that I was working on a new block design. This is that block. I am both sad and pleased to announce that I will probably never make anothe

I mentioned last week that I was working on a new block design. This is that block. I am both sad an...

Glue basting techniques from Cristy Fincher - tips for basting perfect quilt points, curves and applique using washable glue.

Glue basting techniques from Cristy Fincher - tips for basting perfect quilt points, curves and appl...

Three cheers for a LONG overdue finish. This is a quilt that has been on my bucket-list for a long time. It’s based on a Sandy Klop pattern called Merry-Go-Roun

Three cheers for a LONG overdue finish. This is a quilt that has been on my bucket-list for a long t...

Baby quilt tutorial - perfect for using 5" charm squares. Learn a new quilting skill - how to sew together patchwork squares on point.

Baby quilt tutorial - perfect for using 5" charm squares. Learn a new quilting skill - how to s...

Three ways to help: Sari quilts from India for a good cause, fabric donations needed for humanitarian projects, and a reputable charity in Nepal.

Three ways to help: Sari quilts from India for a good cause, fabric donations needed for humanitaria...

We had a great trip for Fall Break last week. It was such a nice thing to get away with minimal internet or phone access for a few days. In addition to hiking a

We had a great trip for Fall Break last week. It was such a nice thing to get away with minimal inte...

You’ve probably figured out by now that I’m a sucker for old quilts. I pretty much love everything about them ‚€" the fabrics, the designs, the artistry, and the

You’ve probably figured out by now that I’m a sucker for old quilts. I pretty much love ...

Sewing time has been more scarce than usual (not to mention blogging time) with all the busy-ness of the holiday season. But I managed to squeeze in some sewing

Sewing time has been more scarce than usual (not to mention blogging time) with all the busy...

Easy, beginner four-patch quilt tutorial. Great way to use a variety of fabrics and make a quilt that comes together fast.

Easy, beginner four-patch quilt tutorial. Great way to use a variety of fabrics and make a quilt tha...

Guest post from Sharon McConnell sharing tips and tricks for piecing curves in quilting as well as the Classic Curve Ruler to help with cutting accuracy.

Guest post from Sharon McConnell sharing tips and tricks for piecing curves in quilting as well as t...

Hello and welcome to any new friends. Today is my turn to share a block tutorial for the Blogger’s Block of the Month, hosted by Jackie at Canton Village Quilt

Hello and welcome to any new friends. Today is my turn to share a block tutorial for the Blogger&rsq...

I always start the summer with grandiose plans. This is the summer I was going to teach my girls to sew, do all kinds of craft projects, make humanitarian quilt

I always start the summer with grandiose plans. This is the summer I was going to teach my girls to ...

This is entitled a ‚€œBrief‚€ recap. I haven’t had time to process the pictures I took with my real camera of the weekend in London at the Fat Quarterly retreat ye

This is entitled a ‚€œBrief‚€ recap. I haven’t had time to process the pictur...

Today I feel so lucky to be a part of the blog tour for Lucie Summer’s new book, Quilt Improv: Incredible Quilts from Everyday Inspiration. This book is full of

Today I feel so lucky to be a part of the blog tour for Lucie Summer’s new book, Quilt Improv:...

A visit to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A little bit about the history of Amish quilts as well as a list of quilt shops near Lancaster.

A visit to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A little bit about the history of Amish quilts as well as...

This is a quilt I’ve been so excited to share. I made the quilt this past fall, but I can finally show it off. It’s called Square Knots. And the reason I can fi

This is a quilt I’ve been so excited to share. I made the quilt this past fall, but I can fina...

Basic Quilting Supplies Choosing Fabric 101 How to work with quilt patterns Rotary Cutting 101 Piecing a Quilt 101 Adding borders 101 (Quick method) Batting 101

Basic Quilting Supplies Choosing Fabric 101 How to work with quilt patterns Rotary Cutting 101 Pieci...

Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog: Fast Four-Patch Quilt Tutorial

Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog: Fast Four-Patch Quilt Tutorial

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