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Get inspired to try lush and rich shot cottons on your Shining Star quilt! #quilting #sewingdiy suzyquilts.com

Make a Shining Star Quilt with Shot Cotton Fabrics

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! Whether you are hopelessly devoted to shot cottonsContinue Reading…

The Maypole design is the fastest baby quilt pattern you can make! It's beginner friendly and made using large strips of fabric. suzyquilts.com #babyquilt #quilting

The Fastest Baby Quilt Pattern!

Not only is Maypole the fastest baby quilt pattern, it’s wonderfully versatile and allows you to use all different kinds of fabric other than typical quilting cotton. Have you been curious to try out flannel, double gauze, or maybe even knits? Ooooh baby, this quilt pattern is for you! I had a moment two weeks agoContinue Reading…

The Reflections pillow is a very fast project that is perfect for using scraps of fabric! This modern quilt pattern includes instructions for an 18-inch pillow and a 30-inch wall hanging.

A Moody Blue Reflections Pillow

It’s a dreary mid-December day here in Chicago and I’m feeling all of the mellow, moody blue feelings. Even though this Reflections pillow is actually quite cheerful, I’m choosing to see it through an overcast lens. Currently I’m sipping peppermint tea and enjoying the small stretch of silence that comes with Desi’s afternoon nap. Ahhhh….let meContinue Reading…

Quilting with knits is not hard, there are just some tricks and tips to know. Learn all about how to sew with knits!

Is Knit a 4-Letter Word? How to Sew with Knits!

My quilty friends, we’ve talked about many things within the pages of this blog. We’ve covered flannel and linen fabric, cotton and poly thread; we’ve even waved goodbye to conventional wadding and ushered in a new era of bamboo, wool, and midnight-shaded batting. But there’s still one material in which we’ve barely skimmed the surface, evenContinue Reading…

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