Beginner’s Corner

Are you a beginner quilter? Looking for basic quilting lessons or a refresher? Here’s where you’ll find basic quilting tips and tricks from our experts. We answer beginning quilting questions like how to piece quilt blocks, tools you’ll need to start quilting, and more.

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…

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…

Tips for Quilting With Flannel

For many of us, cooler temperatures have descended upon us and a cozy quilt is just the ticket to keeping warm! And what could be nicer to cuddle up with than a soft, warm, flannel quilt? But quilting with flannel can be tricky! It just doesn’t behave like your typical quilting cottons. Here are some…

What is batting, exactly?

Batting is usually just an afterthought once the fun parts (picking fabric, and designing and piecing the quilt) are done. But it’s more than that! It’s the heart of the quilt: when you snuggle under a quilt, batting keeps you warm. It deserves just as much care as the rest of your quilt! So use…

Quick Quarter Square Triangles

As part of our continued dedication to bringing you the best quilting content out there, we’re pleased to bring you this 12-part series from one of our sister sites, McCall’s Quilting. If you missed the prior posts in this series like Pressing Basics, Accurate 1/4″ Inch Seam Allowances, Rotary Cutting Basics, Safety & Maintenance, Basic…

Making And Using Quilt Templates

As part of our continued dedication to bringing you the best quilting content out there, we’re pleased to bring you this 12-part series from one of our sister sites, McCall’s Quilting. If you missed the prior posts in this series like Pressing Basics, Accurate 1/4″ Inch Seam Allowances, Rotary Cutting Basics, Safety & Maintenance, Basic…