Patchwork triangles and other shapes with acute (less than
angles can be tricky. The same angles that make such appealing shapes and patterns
in our quilts also unfortunately create wonky tips of fabric that are tough to
align correctly when sewing patches together. Trimming these fabric tips at an
engineered angle solves the problem and allows patches to line [...]
While rummaging through a drawer in my
studio, I find a forgotten stash of hand needles. There are long needles, short
needles, thick and thin needles, some with big eyes, tiny eyes, and even two
eyes. As I sort through the needles, I realize: I have no clue as to what these
needles are used for. My needles have [...]
Hi everyone, my name is Erin and I am one of the authors of Quilting Row by Row, a new release that came out in September. This book was a
co-creation between myself and my mother -in -law, Jeanette. We were also
creative partners for many years at a quilt shop called Piper’s, located in
Utah. We taught many, [...]
This week's free project is taken from The ABCs of Quiltmaking by Janet Lundholm McWorkman.
The School House block is one of my personal favorites. If you search the web for these blocks, you will discover an enormous variety of quilted styles, from midcentury modern to simple designs built from only four pieces. The traditional School House block featured in The Quilter’s Primer is complicated. There are [...]
Photo from The Little Spark—30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity.
Everyone’s dream job is to make money doing
something they love. The reality is that most people don’t get to do this. But
if you have a marketable skill or a hobby that you’re truly good at—say, quilting, sewing, or embroidery—you can
turn that into a real business if you [...]
Hi everyone! I did a post on my blog about my new book
back in March, but now that my book has finally released this month (!!), I thought I’d do another post with some videos and pretty project photos.
Below you can find two videos. The first is a quick two-minute overview of my book, [...]
An excerpt from Floral Abundance Quilt: 9 Blocks Plus Borders, Bonus Pillow Instructions, a pattern pack by Deborah Kemball.
Floral Abundance 1
With its central blocks of hearts and wreaths, corner olive trees, and flowing floral borders, this quilt is a delight to make. Its exuberant mix of flowers is typical of my signature style, and I love the [...]