Make Your First Quilt with Alex Anderson Video

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Let Alex Anderson show you the many possibilities of the Arkansas Crossroad block in the video above and in her new book, Make Your First Quilt with Alex Anderson!

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Free-Motion Square Motif from Shape by Shape, Collection 2

This design, from my book Shape by Shape, Collection 2, is all about the echoing, making it a really forgiving design. When in doubt, just add more echo lines. The dense quilting is perfect for drawing your eyes to the blocks you want to highlight. It doesn't matter if you are quilting larger or smaller blocks; [...]

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Interview with Emily Breclaw

Please welcome Emily Breclaw to the blog! She's the amazing author behind Adventures in Hexagons, and we're so excited to share her interview answers with you. Where do you find your quilting inspiration? I'm inspired and challenged by Japanese and Australian quiltmakers. Their attention to detail and willingness to tackle challenging quilt blocks amazes me. Who has inspired [...]

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Rosettes are such a versatile embellishment, and now you can learn to make your own in this incredible video with Christen Brown. Christen also shows you all the amazing features of her book, Ribbonwork Flowers! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Free Project: Round Bowl from Favorite Fabric Bowls, Boxes & Vases

This wonderful project is great for a novice to learn satin stitching and machine quilting. Get ready—sharp-looking curves ahead! What You’ll Need • 2 fat quarters of complementary fabrics • 5˝ scraps for bases (optional) • 1 yard of fusible web • 1/2 yard of unwashed heavyweight canvas • Thread to match or contrast with fabrics • Round dinner plate • Compass • Basting [...]

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Peek Inside Fantastic Stash Quilts in this Video!

Watch Joyce Dean Gieszler share what inspired her to write Fantastic Stash Quilts in this video! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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On Finding Inspiration

I find inspiration everywhere. Since all my work begins with a photograph (almost always my own) I carry my camera around and snap whatever interests me. For every shot I get, there are five I didn’t snap fast enough, and the image is lost to me. I am a very visual person; if I don’t [...]

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Free Project from Make Star Quilts

We're so excited to share another free project with you! This one is called Seeing Stars, by Alex Anderson, and is from Make Star Quilts.  FINISHED QUILT: 48 1/2˝ × 54 1/2˝ FINISHED BLOCK: 6˝ × 6˝ TOTAL NUMBEROF STAR BLOCKS: 27 I love Star quilts, so I guess it’s no surprise that I would include one in this book. [...]

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Interview with Wen Redmond

We're so excited to share today's interview with Wen Redmond! She's the author of Wen Redmond's Digital Fiber Art, which combines photography, printing, and stitching, and all-around intriguing artist, as you'll find out below.  Where do you find your quilting or sewing inspiration?  I find my inspiration in the outdoors, in poems, on Pinterest, and at museums Who has [...]

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Ready to Enter Shows? Here's Your First Step

This is the first of a series of articles that will appear in this blog addressed to emerging art quilters who are ready to move from hobbyist to more serious artist. It isn’t hard … if you know the ropes. Maybe you have been making art quilts for a while and are ready to start entering juried shows. [...]

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