How To Care For Your New Quilt

Step by step how to care for a new quilt. Are you giving a quilt away? Easy instructions and a printable card on how to wash and care for a vintage and new quilt.

Giving away a quilt? You're so sweet and generous! Do your friends and family know how lucky they are to have you in their lives?? As you give your incredibly fortunate loved one the gift of a new quilt, make sure you give them the gift of knowledge as well… the knowledge of how to take care of it!

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How to Edit Colors of Quilt Mockups Using Adobe Illustrator

If you are a planner, or maybe have trouble picking fabrics for a quilt, check out this video tutorial showing you how to edit digital quilt mockups to test out various colors and swatches. This is an Adobe Illustrator tutorial.

This video tutorial on editing colors of digital quilt mockups is specifically geared towards Adobe Illustrator CC. You may be able to apply some of these tips to other color changing programs or apps, but I couldn't say for sure. If you are unfamiliar with Adobe Illustrator CC, read below for a quick explanation.

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3 Fun & Fresh Quilted Pillow Patterns

3 fun and fresh quilted pillow patterns for a modern look. Easy to follow patterns that are fat quarter friendly or use up scraps!

I come to you today as a fun and fresh 32 year old, but in a matter of hours, I will be an old, wisened 33 year old. You see, tomorrow, December 20, is my birthday. And something I have discovered over my almost 33 years here on earth is that quilting...well...it takes a lot of time.

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24 Instagram Accounts to Inspire Your Personal Style

24 Instagram accounts to inspire your personal color and style!

Although this post can be skimmed for a fantastic list of Instagram accounts to inspire your creativity, at the heart of it I'm going to attack one question I get asked regularly, "How do you pick colors?"

I'm a textiles designer with a background in graphic design, so "picking colors" is something I've been doing for most of my life.

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6 Tips for Straight Line Machine Quilting (a.k.a. Matchstick Quilting)

Learn the 6 simple steps to straight line quilting, or as some call it, matchstick quilting. This is a great beginner quilter tutorial!

Straight line machine quilting is a clean, modern style that is incredibly satisfying… when done well. If you dive in with all of the knowledge and tools you need, there’s no chance your next project won’t be fabulous! You supply the tools.

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Sugar POP Quilt Pattern

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps. It's also perfect for hand quilting.

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is now available! Join in on the crazy quilt pattern sale that is sweeping SQ Nation!! Currently quilt patterns are 30% off and Sugar POP will slide in at 20% off. Wahoo!! Hit play on your favorite holiday hits playlist and shop, shop SHOP!

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Hiring a Longarm Quilter: An In-Depth Guide

Do you have questions about hiring a longarm quilter? This in-depth guide answers all of those questions from fabric to price to turnaround time.

Quiltettes, I bring you something very special and exciting today. Although I like to pretend that I know all there is to know about this quilty world of ours, the truth is there are some avenues in quilting that I know very little about.

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6 Ways to Tackle Your Fear of Wasting Fabric

6 Ways to tackle your fear of wasting fabric. Have you ever been crippled by indecision because you're afraid to mess things up and waste fabric? These techniques will help.

Before talking about my freshly grown fear of wasting fabric, I want to give you some backstory. As some of you already know, I'm currently pregnant with my first baby. In the years leading up to this life change, I had naively assumed that I would take after the women in my family and be a champion of all things prenatal!

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Meet a Fabulous Fiber Artist: Judith Scott

Judith Scott was a fiber artist who overcame immense obstacles throughout her life, only to be made stronger and more creatively-driven by them. She designed and made mixed media sculptures now seen all over the world.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this Fab Fiber Artist series as much as I've loved researching and writing it! Be sure you get caught up with our other talented artists: Nancy Crow, Faith Ringgold, Marti Michell and Rachel Clark.

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