Sometimes a simple quilt design is all you need to make a stunning quilt. There is no end to the variations that a disappearing 9-patch quilt block can be turned into. This particular quilt design has been dubbed ‘disappearing 9-patch’ because you start with a 9 patch block and then with two cuts you have four …read more….
Hearts are popular for quilts for babies, quilts made to cheer people up, Valentine’s Day quilts, quilts for people going through illness, red and white quilts or just a quilt for no particular reason other than to show a little quilted, cuddly love. Allison from the popular quilting blog ‘Cluck Cluck Sew’ has created a …read more….
Sarah Campbell, fabric designer for Michael Miller Fabrics, has a new fabric line out called ‘Melodies’. Fabric designers often have pattern releases that coincide with the fabric line release and these simple but striking patterns are designed to really showcase the fabric. In the case of ‘Melodies’, there are four new patterns for this fabric line, but …read more….
Last week we posted a curved piecing tutorial to help you conquer your fear of Drunkard’s Path quilt blocks. So this week here is a tutorial by Dani, of Knit, Stitch, Click, for the most gorgeous Wee Animal Quilt project all made with Drunkard’s Path or quarter circle quilt blocks. Isn’t that just the cutest quilt? …read more….
Rail fence quilts have always been popular because they are simple, graphic and eye catching. Here is a rail fence variation that is equally eye catching and also very simple. Debbie, from Stichin’ Therapy, has written a short and sweet tutorial about making the blocks that form this scrappy rail fence variation quilt. You could make …read more….
Sometimes a placemat is too big, and sometimes a coaster is too small. You want something that fits your cuppa and a bikkie, and looks pretty while it does it. You need a mug rug. And here is the cutest mug rug tutorial you could wish for. Nova from ‘a cuppa and a catch up’ …read more….
Do you have ugly tissue boxes strewn around your house? I don’t know why manufacturers can’t make them a bit more up to date. Seashells, flowers and dolphins aren’t everyones cup of tea! Wouldn’t it be great if your tissue box was made out of funky fabric that matched your decor? Or what about a stylish …read more….
Are your scraps becoming a little overwhelming? Sometimes you just need a quick project to knock back that pile a bit. Or are you looking for a quick make? Some mindless sewing to get you into a zen space? This bright and simple scrappy quilt pattern from Carols Quilts might be just the thing. This fun …read more….
I found a great little project to make…and then I saw it was foundation paper pieced. It seems that quilters either love or hate foundation paper piecing. It makes for precise, crisp results, but it just seems illogical and if I haven’t attempted it for a while my brain gets totally confused! So I went searching …read more….
Wow! What a striking modern quilt! The ombre herringbone quilt tutorial from Tam of Sew Dang Cute on the Riley Blake Designs blog will help you make your own beautiful version of this quilt. The herringbone design is made using half-square triangles, one of the most commonly used quilt blocks. The tutorial will tell you all …read more….