Most people take a quilt class to improve their skills and
to spend time with friends. Both are excellent reasons to take a class, but
there’s another, often-overlooked reason to take a class: you get to see how other
quilters approach the design. And it’s not just the students in my classes who
enjoy this—I do too!
Not long ago [...]
The best thing about appliqué is that there's so many ways to do it! It can be modern or traditional, pinned or fused, raw-edge or turned under. Teeny and cute or big and bold, combined with piecing or shining on its own, embellished or plain... the possibilities are endless. But it's also all too easy [...]
Let paper-piecing queen Carolyn Cullinan McCormick show you how to tackle her Trees, Trees and More Trees quilt with ease! For even more patterns, check out her book, In the Pines—A Forest of Paper-Pieced Quilts. Follow my blog with Bloglovin
We absolutely adore the color golden yellow, so we've chosen it to be the star of its own color theme of the day! In its many tints, shades, and tones—a selection of which you can see below—golden yellow ranges from a pale peachy color to a deep rich, brown, from a buttery yellow to a [...]
Can you believe that August is here already?
Here in North Carolina, autumn will soon be upon us with all that we look forward to: back to school, cooler temperatures, the changing of the seasons, and the turning of leaves into glorious colors.
Summers are busy for many, and sometimes quilting takes a backseat during the [...]
Lately it seems as if everyone is always on the go and crunched for time, trying to fit in a little sewing between finishing work and making dinner or while waiting in the doctor's office or at the bank. Maybe that's why portable handwork has become so popular again—from wool appliqué to English paper piecing [...]
Have you ever heard of the phrase, “Even a blind squirrel gets a nut sometimes”? It pretty much sums up my quilting career. Like most professionals in the quilting industry, I didn’t set out to be a professional quilter. It’s not as though that option is in the list of potential careers.
I didn’t grow up with family members [...]
Hi Everyone! We are thrilled to be kicking off the blog tour
for our book
Illustrated: 35 Charming Fabric & Thread Designs: 16 Zakka Projects
here on the C&T blog. We’ve lined up an all-star group of
designers/bloggers to share the projects they have chosen to make from the
book. We are on the edge of our seats to [...]