In the latest edition of All-Access on Bluprint, join me and get the inside scoop on America’s largest annual quilt show, the Houston Quilt Festival. Inside these four exclusive episodes we meet some of the industry’s best as they share their stories, techniques and, of course, quilts!
In this step-by-step tutorial we'll show you how to add some fun flare to your quilts by sewing pom pom trim to the edges. Even though these instructions are written specifically with quilts in mind, you could pom-ify a lot of things in your life!
Before launching into your free quilted Christmas stocking pattern, let me explain why this pattern is squeaking in just five days before Christmas. It's simple, really. The first reason is that I didn't see these beautiful stockings until last week. For hours I had been on a cyber quest to find Christmas stockings for my family – which was proving to be no easy task!
We are two weeks away from December 25th! Merry almost Christmas!! Is two weeks enough time to do some more Christmas quilting? Let's see if you're up for the challenge... How important is sleep? Also, are you planning on decorating those sugar cookies you just pulled out of the oven?
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.
Making a neutral quilt comes with it's own set of challenges. With all of the wonderfully bright fabric available, it's probably not your natural instinct to limit yourself, or your quilts, to soft, low-volume colors. Why would we do that when we have talented designers like Alison Glass, Tula Pink or the ladies of Ruby Star Society creating highly saturated new fabric designs every season!?
Quilting on a budget is something we all think about. How can we stretch our money so that we still have enough to stock up on fabric and patterns? One way is to get sneaky and spend a little less on the part of the quilt that no one sees – the batting.