Category Archives: Informational

Scrap quilts: a new take on an old favorite

Back in the day, all quilts were scrappy. Women sewed their scraps together into the most useful and prettiest covering they could.  They traded scraps with each other and showed their finished patchwork with pride (and probably a touch of … Continue reading

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We’re Tickled (Tula) Pink!

Keepsake Quilting is thrilled to announce our new partnership with Tula Pink, everyone’s favorite illustrator, fabric designer, DIY’er, and all-around cool girl! She’s going to be doing a bunch of exclusive Tula Pink quilting patterns and projects for us: videos … Continue reading

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Star Wars Quilting Fabrics and Kits are here!

Star Was quilting fabrics and kits (including Keepsake Quilting exclusives) are here! We’ve got ‘em all: old favorites like Chewie and Han Solo, and all the new members of the Rebel Alliance like Rey, Poe, and Finn. And the adorable … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Primitive Gatherings Pinwheel Tool

Sew you want to know how to use the Primitive Gatherings Pinwheel Tool? Meet Laurel and find out! Laurel began working at Keepsake Quilting (at her husband’s suggestion!) about sixteen years ago after spending a few years being a stay-at-home … Continue reading

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KQ Quilt School – Third Class

For our June quilt class, we did strip-piecing, using that technique for 6″ Nine Patch blocks. We also combined the strip-piecing and half-square triangles for a 12″ Jacob’s Ladder block. Our final block was a 6″ Spool. What fun we … Continue reading

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Beginner’s Corner: Tools for Beginning Quilting

Have you just started quilting, signed up for a quilting for beginners class, or know someone who wants to learn how to quilt? To make sure you (or they) are properly armed for class and ready to sew, here’s a list of … Continue reading

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Making a Memory Quilt: The Ramsey Wayne Ewing Memorial Quilt

 KQ Employee Karrie was asked by her good friend, Melissa, to make a memorial quilt. This was her first time making a quilt from clothing, and since this is a project our customers often have many questions about, we asked … Continue reading

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Altrusa Festival of Trees at Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor, NH

Every holiday season, the Altrusa Club of Meredith hosts an annual Festival of Trees. This is their largest fundraiser for the year, and it has become a family tradition in the Lakes Region of NH. There are scores of trees … Continue reading

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Ladies of the Lake Guild

I recently visited the Ladies of the Lake quilt guild to find out what they’ve been up to and photograph projects that they have been working on.  The turnout at the First Congregational Church was good and things were in … Continue reading

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