Shot cotton is a special type of fabric that is soft, luxurious, and beautifully rich in color. If you've held a shot cotton before, you immediately knew it was different from regular quilting fabric. And if you haven't worked with shot cottons before—you're in for a treat!
Sustainability has become increasingly important and we've all been learning more about protecting the environment. As quilters, we all use different kinds of fibers sourced naturally from the earth—fabric made from cotton or flax, batting made of wool, silk, or bamboo, and tools made of wood.
Knots. Tangles. Fraying. Breakage. UGH! These are the most frustrating things that can happen while hand sewing. What can you do to prevent them? Use thread conditioner! Most thread conditioners are made with all-natural beeswax, and while using it or not is an optional and personal choice, this handy little notion has many benefits.
Supporting our communities and giving back is at the heart of what we do at Suzy Quilts. We've been donating to a wide array of nonprofits since 2020 and this year we aren't only fundraising—we're friend-raising!
That means we're supporting these nonprofits through a financial donation and doing our best to get the word out about the great things they are doing.
The Adventureland quilt pattern is here, and it's a pattern that will take you on a wild ride! Why? Because with this beginner and pre-cut friendly pattern, you can flex your creativity and stretch beyond your usual color choices. The throw and baby sizes use a jelly roll, yardage, or even scraps.
Friends, this is an intervention! Your quilt works in progress pile has gotten too big and I'm here to help. Today I have compiled SIX TIPS to not only stop your pile of WIPs—or works in progress—from growing, but to actually banish it completely!
Hello again, you wonderful quilting book worms! Here we are in Part II of the first-ever Suzy Quilts Book Club! This week, we're discussing chapters 4-6 of the quilt history book Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories, sharing our thoughts about the book as a whole, and getting all the details of an amazing IG LIVE interview with one of the exhibit's curators.