For your best quilting results, finding a correct and consistent quarter inch seam is essential. In this video blog, Lisa tells you why you should and how to do it.
There is no single blueprint for the quilt design process. What a quilter sees inevitably drives the process. Since every quilter sees things his/her own way, the process is individual to each quilter. Sometimes I’m driven by a certain block design and choose the fabrics later in the process. Our Bring Your Own Color series is being developed this way. However, sometimes the fabric drives my creative process. This post describes how a stack of fat quarters grew into our new pattern: Cape Cod Crazy. (You can find the pattern in our store.)
A friend was interested in making a crazy quilt. I pointed her to Buggy Barn Crazies (http://www.onesisterdesigns.com,) an easy technique that uses up all those leftover fat quarters in your stash. Then I was given a stack of clean-looking blue and white fat quarters that were too pretty to stash. I quickly stacked and cut them and wound up with 16 crazy blocks of my own….
You’re putting a lot of time and fabric into your quilts, you need to put good thread into it, too. Not all thread is the same, and many are surprised to learn that thread can go bad over time. Today we’ll show you how to determine if your thread is good.
In the beginning, there were flour bags, old clothing and scraps from new clothes. These made up the quilting fabric. Remember the labyrinthine crazy quilts of the Victorian era, and the flour sack quilts that started popping up in the 1920’s? Frugal has been part of quilt making since the beginning, but, with the cost of fabric today, can we be frugal quilters? Importantly, should we be frugal quilters?…