Quick Mother’s Day Gifts
We’ll keep this brief because there’s not a lot of time to spare: Mother’s Day is right around the corner. If you’re lucky, you may have more than one woman in your life who deserves to be honored for the way she’s nurtured and cared for you. If you still don’t have a gift to show her (or them) how much she means to you, don’t fret—we’ve got you covered. And with the current state of the world as we navigate this pandemic, it's more important than ever to express how we feel about those that…
Adjustable-Size Pleated Face Mask
Have you been making handmade masks for others but worry about them fitting? This pattern solves that problem by allowing the elastic to be adjusted for the wearer.
Quick Gifts for Quilters: Felted Wool Pincushions
When I’m looking for easy gifts to make, I often turn to projects with felt. Because the edges don’t fray, you can often skip several finishing steps and felt makes a lovely base for hand embroidery. We put felt-friendly fiber artist Jamie Fingal on the case, and this is what she told us: But do you use felted wool–or wool felt? Is there a difference? “Well, the thing that is the same is that they are both wool-based. And in both, the edges will not ravel. After that, the difference is…
Recipes for Strip Rolls: Cooking Up Quick Summer Quilts!
Hands down, the most popular pre-cuts are 2-1/2” strips. Those yummy little rolls of fabric strips are so enticing—all those sweet prints and colors swirled together in a tasty collection… The basic recipe for a standard roll of strips—whether you call it a Jelly Roll, Roly-Poly, or Roll-Up—doesn’t change much. In each roll, you’ll get 40 strips of fabric, usually from one collection or pre-selected from multiple collections to work together, which are along the width of fabric (WOF), which…
Half-Square Triangle Quilts to Try
Whether you’re quilting style is traditional or modern, half-square triangles (HSTs) are a quilting staple. I’ve been reading a lot about them and watching several videos over the past few days in an attempt to find the “best” half-square triangle method as I gear up to start a new quilting project that features the block. If you don’t know how to make half-square triangle blocks or are looking for an efficient method for making them, we have a tutorial on the website with easy-to-follow…
Despite its ultra simplicity, designer Christine Barnes’ Module Quilt packs quite a punch with vibrant hues set against a neutral background fabric. Christine designed the 52' square wall or lap quilt with low-volume prints and charming plaids that highlight the beauty of the basic grid pattern and underscore why the Nine Patch has remained popular for generations. Not only is it a great block for new quilters, but it is also incredibly versatile. For maximum color impact when choosing…
The Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting eBook
Sisters-in-law and teachers Liz and Elizabeth Evans approach quilting and sewing with the same contagious charm that has made their Simple Simon blog so incredibly popular. In this beginner-to-intermediate guide to quilting, the two step readers throug
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