X and O Quilt Block

There are lots of versions of X and O quilts out there on the web to oogle at, but I think I’ve found the simplest tutorial so you make your own X and O quilt block.  What’s even better than being simple, is that it’s such a great video; fun, fast and comprehensive. [youtube id=”37U0EOcabYM”] The …read more….

Free Quilt Block Pattern

Beautiful  quilts start with beautiful designs, and the simplest unit of design in a quilt is the block. Many traditional blocks are incredibly lovely, but when you take a closer look at the construction, you’ll find scary y-seams and funny trapazoid shapes. Historical quilt makers were hand or English paper piecing and were able to …read more….

Firecracker Quilt

I love this gorgeous Firecracker quilt from Coriandar Quilts. The Fat Quarter Shop has made a video showing how to make the quilt. It uses 2 jelly rolls and a background fabric, a 30 degree triangle ruler and a 6 1/2 square ruler. If you only have 1 jelly roll, Corey suggested you could add some coordinating …read more….

Crazy Quilt Block Tutorial

The crazy quilt first became fashionable around the 1880’s.  Quiltmakers began breaking the rules of traditional patchwork and incorporating random scraps of treasured silks and velvets, odd shapes, and as many different embroidery designs and techniques as they could. The Quilt Alliance is an organisation dedicated to documenting, preserving and sharing information about quilts and they …read more….