Month: May 2015

How to Find the Best Thimble

Jake Finch, publisher of Generation Q Magazine, stops by with a comparison of various thimbles. Learn all about the important characteristics of thimbles and discover which thimbles were popular with the Generation Q testers. Find your best thimble!

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The Fabric Design + Printing Process

Becca Jubie, co-owner of the online fabric store Quilt Sandwich Fabrics, fills you in on the fabric design and printing process. Becca interviewed industry leaders to give you insight into every step in the process of traditional fabric manufacturing. Quilt Sandwich Fabrics is also giving away fat quarters from Lotta Jansdotter’s Follie collection!

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By the Block Quilt Tutorial

Siobhan Rogers, author of By the Block: 18 Surprisingly Simple Quilts, shows how you can mix and match certain aspects of patterns, taking basic designs up a notch with just a few changes. Siobhan’s tutorial pulls from two different patterns in her book, with a little extra twist. If you love the look, you’ll love By the Block!

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Scrappy Flower Coaster Tutorial

Diane Gilleland of CraftyPod has a new book out next week! All Points Patchwork takes you beyond hexies to English paper piecing with diamonds, triangles, octagons, pentagons, curved-edge shapes and more. Download your free PDF excerpt from the book about basic EPP sewing techniques, then have fun with Diane’s Scrappy Flower Coaster Tutorial. You can also comment for a chance to WIN All Points Patchwork

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Home Quilting Tips: Free Motion + Straight Lines

Jessica Skultety from Quilty Habit is an accomplished quilter and has lots of important Home Machine Quilting Tips for Free Motion + Straight Lines. She covers everything from making a practice quilt sandwich to sharing specific designs with corresponding resources you can try right away. Read her advice and practice, practice, practice! You’ll be a free motion pro in no time…

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Horseshoe Pillow Free Pattern + Tutorial

Shelly Morgan and her best friend Jennie work together at Coral & Co., sharing some of their favorite tutorials and great southern style. Shelly grew up with horses, her dad is a jockey and she was born in Lexington, Kentucky! She made this Horseshoe Pillow Pattern and Tutorial so you can make one for your favorite horse fan…

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Top 10 Reasons to Sew Ruler Free

Sherri Lynn Wood’s Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting, and Living Courageously presents a new approach to modern quilting. Ten frameworks or “scores” guide quilters to create innovative, improvised modern quilts. Check out Sherri Lynn’s Top 10 Reasons to Sew Ruler Free, peek at an exclusive gallery of some of the test quilts for the book and comment for a chance to win a copy of the book!…

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