All posts by Evelyn

David Taylor Brings His Applique Master Class to Keepsake Quilting

What a delight to have a former Keepsake Quilting challenge winner teaching at the shop. We were first introduced to David Taylor back in the fall of 2000 when he entered our biannual Keepsake Quilting challenge contest. The judges awarded him second-place honors for his intricate foundation-pieced quilt. It was a remarkable piece of work…

Getting Ready for the Annual Summer Sale!

Summer in New Hampshire is yard-sale season. If you’ve ever had a yard sale, you know it can be a lot of time and work. First you have to gather together everything you want to sell, stick on price tags, set up tables on the lawn, and then pray for good weather. But then when…

Win Quilting Fabrics For Life from Keepsake Quilting!

She who dies with the most fabric probably won our Fabric For Life contest! That’s right: the latest top quality quilting fabrics–prints, solids, batiks, flannels, and whatever else fabric designers come up with in the future–will all be yours. The Grand Prize winner will receive a 20-year supply of fabric from KeepsakeQuilting.com, valued at $11,440!…

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Quilt Ideas for 10-inch Squares – Free Tutorial

Looking for quilt ideas for precut 10″ squares? Here are five suggestions and a free tutorial for a Nine-Patch Rearranged quilt using 10″ pre-cut fabric. Precut fabric makes quilting so much easier, because a lot of the work is done for you. Ten-inch squares are among the most versatile pre-cuts. Slice them into strips, smaller squares…

Quilt Label Tips, Tricks and More!

Labeling your quilt is an important–although often overlooked–step of making a quilt. When giving a quilt to a friend or family member, you might not think your quilts need labels. But they do! Quilt labels have helped quilt historians learn about a quilt’s origin long after the quilter was gone. They can also be a…

Fusible Applique Is “Sew” Easy!

Groundhog Day is here and bringing with it thoughts of springtime blooms and creatures! While the groundhog might not be ready for spring, our Woodland Creatures quilt kit is ready right now! Designed by Rosemary Makhan of Quilts by Rosemary, this 80″ x 100″ quilt is an heirloom piece you and your family will love for many…

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How To Make A Bargello Quilt: Four Simple Steps

For a lot of quilters–myself included–making a bargello quilt is on the “quilter’s bucket list.” If you’re not familiar with these stunning quilts, they’re the perfect blend of traditional quilting meets modern and look challenging but are deceptively easy. When you first look at one, you might think “Wow, that’s a lot of piecing –…

Let’s Get Our Fabrics Organized in 2017!

OK, quilters, let’s be honest with ourselves: no matter the size, we all have a bit of a fabric stash laying around the house. If you’re anything like me, it isn’t just laying around the house: I have fabric and rulers in the trunk of my car! When meeting up with a friend recently, she…