The Maypole Quilt Pattern: A Simple Design with Bold Impact


The Maypole Quilt pattern is available for instant download!
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Even though it's currently July rather than May, I could not bring myself to name this design anything other than Maypole. The interweaving ribbons of color remind me of a painting that has hung in my parent's house for the majority of my life. 

I've spent lots of time looking at this painting because it hung in my childhood bathroom​.


A Beautiful Romance: The Double Wedding Ring Quilt


Ahhhh the Double Wedding Ring's so romantical. Looking for the next great love story? Delete that Netflix tab, because you have come to the right blog post. We’re about to dive into one of the most romantic quilt patterns ever: the Double Wedding Ring Quilt. 

Above photo by Daderot, via Wikimedia Commons


Simple Designs: Weekend Quilting Book Tour


I'm bringing you something special today, my quiltketeers. A book tour! Oh yes, and not just any book tour – it's your favorite kind of book tour – one that involves quilts and notions and many beautiful quilt photos taken by other quilters all over the world. 


The 5 Best Portable Sewing Machines


Here are the BEST portable sewing machines – cause let's face it, we like to sew errywhere. Some people bring books or magazines with them to entertain themselves when they’re on-the-go… but I bring quilting projects. Now, before you give me the side-eye, I once sat next to someone who was knitting a baby sweater in a dark movie theater, so in comparison, I’m not even that weird.


Put A Quilt On It: Modern Barn Blocks


A couple weeks ago we journeyed through rural America on a tour of beautiful barn quilts. We discovered their surprisingly recent inception inspired by historical quilt blocks. Read more in this blog post.


Sewing Thread Part I: How Is Thread Made?


How is thread made? From magical worms, rows of cotton plants, or crude oil? Possibly all of the above! Did I just confuse the heck out of you? I promise to bring clarity, so stay with me. In this two-part thread series I will explain first how thread is made (so you know which to buy) and then in Part Two - which brands are the best quality and when to use what kind of thread.