Tips & Tricks

Hexagon Piecing

Is it Winter where you are?  Are you spending most of your days, nights, or weekends in front of your sewing machine?  Let's get you back in the family room with easy hexagon English paper piecing.  You can cozy up in front of the TV…

Quilting Tips: Nesting Seams

Hello Quilters!  Do you feel ‘lucky’ if you have nicely matched intersections? Luck is finding an empty parking spot in front of the store on a rainy day.  Perfect patchwork takes some practice, not luck, and you will get better with time. Matching intersections can…

Quilting Tips: Seam Allowance

Hello Quilters!  We're starting a series of tips and techniques over the next few weeks. These are shared from our Quilt Blocks instructions, where so many quilters get their start. So if you're a beginner or have some experience, join us to improve your skills.…

Flannel Quilt Tips

The Recycled Denim & Flannel Quilt is one of our most popular projects ever! The design has no intersections to match, is a nice 64” x 72” size, and best of all – is made with two 5-piece fat quarter flannel bundles and denim from…

Quilt Retreats

The quilt retreat experience is all about fabric and friends.  Usually, I have the opportunity to join in three or four a year, with 6 friends at a home, 30 at a small summer camp, and 300 at a conference center-hotel complex.  If you haven’t…

Quilt Tips: Design Board

I just returned from the Quilters of South Carolina retreat. This state guild brings together quilters for communication and education; it is an amazing, creative, talented group! My class was about precision piecing and the perfect ¼” seam allowance. Our fabulous teacher made everyone in…

Butterfly Kisses Quilt Tips

Here’s a sweet little quilt using a pack of Fat Eighths and 2 1/2 yards of white for the quilt top.  This quilt will go together quickly with the help of these few tips and tricks! The quilt I'm sharing with you all today uses…

Big Stitch Quilting Project

We like to keep current with trends and learning new skills, so when we picked up on 'big stitch' quilting at the AQS Charlotte show, studio time was needed. Here's a quick 14" x 18" pillow using the Quilt Blocks French Cottage Block #7. To…