Tag: quilt kits

Squaring Wall Quilts with Lynette Jensen

Lynette Jensen is back with another lovely quilt pattern from the Thimbleberries Project of the Month Club! This wall quilt (or holiday table topper) is called Winterscape and it’s an easy project that looks great all winter long! Here’s what Lynette had to say about it… How fun to have a small, easy project for…

Create Fabric Paintings using Pre-cut Quilt Kits

Ready to give picture quilts a try? My favorite way to create fabric paintings is to layer fabric shapes using fusible appliqué. It can be quite time consuming to iron fusible to your fabric and to cut out the various appliqué shapes. Now that laser pre-cut quilt kits are available, quilting images is easier than…

designing a quilt tea

Designing a Quilt with a Tea Theme

Welcome to our tea party! Today our theme is about designing a quilt with a tea theme, inspired by the Thirties Tea Quilt by Diane Nagle of Peddlecar Quilts for RJR Fabrics. We have some tips from Diane, a schematic for a Broken Dishes mug rug based on the quilt, and other tea-themed quilt designs. So have…

river rock block of the month

Benefits of BOMs (Block of the Month Quilts)

Do you have UFOs piling up? Do you want to make a large quilt but don’t think you have the time? Or you want to get started quilting but the thought of a big project overwhelms you? Or maybe the cost of purchasing all that fabric at once doesn’t fit your budget. What if I…

flying geese stars cheddar quilt

Why Cheddar Quilts are Popular Again

Whether you like bright orange or hate it, you have to admit, cheddar quilts are striking. As with any color or style of quilt, cheddar quilts have had their moments in the sun, and the last few years we’ve seen their popularity grow once again. So what are cheddar quilts and why are they called that?…

pre-cut quilt kit

How to Make a Quilt Without Cutting or Math

From the time I first became aware of quilting, as an adolescent, it’s been my dream to make a quilt in the Double Wedding Ring (DWR) pattern. I not only loved the design, but the name sounded so romantic. This was back in the 1970s, when quilting experienced a revival and hope chests were still…

mary's scrap bag quilt pattern

Top 10 Reasons Why We Love Quilting

Today is National Quilting Day! Here at Keepsake Quilting we’re celebrating with the Top 10 reasons why we–as a nation of quilters–love to quilt. We asked you on our Facebook page why you like to quilt, and your answers helped us make this list. Read, enjoy, and let us know what you think. Reason 1:…