Quilting Row by Row

Excerpt from Quilting Row by Row: 27 Skill-Building Techniques by Jeanette White and Erin Hamilton. A few years ago, we made a beautiful row quilt with a group of students as a class. The group worked on one row a month, with the goal to finish the quilt by the end of the year. Many of our [...]

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Can These Blocks Be Saved?

Hi! I'm Rayna Gillman and if you know me, you know how I work. If not, you need to know that I ditched the patterns 30 years ago and have been working improvisationally (no patterns, no rules, and mostly, no rulers) since then. I never know what the result will be when I start playing (yes, my work is [...]

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I Am a Fussy Cutter

“I delight in cutting fabrics with intent—using prints and patterns to inject humor, boldness, and interest in my work. I love surprising people by using the unexpected and elevating novelty fabrics from something typically used in kids’ projects to components of sophisticated projects for adults. This is the lens through which I see my world. I am [...]

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Scrap Challenge of a Lifetime!

I am so very excited to introduce this exciting opportunity. You can have a quilt in the International Quilt Festival in Chicago in 2018! That’s right, and there are fun prizes to go along with this. We are rolling this out now, because believe it or not, 2018 is not far away. The deadline for your entry form [...]

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Choosing a T-Shirt Quilt Theme

Shortened book excerpt from The T-Shirt Book by Lindsay Conner and Carla Hegeman Crim: The theme may be very specific or reflect a broad mix of interests and activities or relate to a single time or place. The quilt can even tell a life story and include shirts from special events and activities of all kinds. Lindsay Conner Sports: [...]

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The Quilt Treasurer Tells Her Story

Lori Lee Triplett and Kay Triplett's new book, Pioneer Quilts, joins fictional pioneer Esther Heinzmann as she tells the tales of the prairie settler life… September 1867 This week, I’ve more than earned my nickname, Quilt Treasurer. The traveling peddler, or seller of quilts as I like to call him, came through our town again. He seems to visit [...]

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Quilted Architecture

In her fourth book, Fabulous Facades, Gloria Loughman turns her attention to architecture. Recreate your own real or imagined buildings in fabric, starting with small sections that are easy to work with. Use raw-edge appliqué to attach the sections to a base, and voilà, you’ve created your own masterpiece.  Learn the art of color and perspective while [...]

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Modern Quilt Trend: Improvisation

We've been noticing a new trend simmering in the modern quilting movement, and we think it's about to reach a boil. Maybe you've been noticing it too; improvisation certainly seems to be everywhere these days. Improvisation has always been a part of quilting, so it's no surprise that modern quilters searching for inspiration would turn to [...]

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Pioneer Quilts: Birthing the Baby!

Last year, my sister and I (aka The Triplett Sisters) were thrilled to submit our fourth quilt book,  Pioneer Quilts, to the C&T editor. (Although we’ve never called our book a baby, trust me, there are similarities.) We were excited to have another book completed and enthusiastic that we’d included the instructions to make the “showcase” quilt of the [...]

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Evolution of a T-Shirt Quilt

This is Lindsay Conner, and I'm happy to be a guest on the C&T blog today! Along with Carla Crim, I am co-author of The T-Shirt Quilt Book, a book with classic and innovative T-shirt quilt designs, plus techniques to design your own. Along with the other talented contributors, I was excited to share my [...]

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