Appliqué is really quite simple with today’s embroidery machines. With the right tools and techniques, what once took hours to complete by hand can be stitched in minutes by machine. Now, even beginners can stitch like the pros! Read more
The Dresden Plate is a classic quilt block that continues to thrive in popularity. It can be effectively made in both traditional and contemporary fabrics. Patchwork and appliqué work together to create stunning works of art. Here's a brief background on the versatile quilt block and a few beautiful projects that showcase its numerous possibilities. Read more
If you are lucky enough to have a quilter in your family history, you probably already cherish the handmade pieces that are passed down from one generation to the next. But imagine if you ran across a folk art quilt made more than 150 years ago? When you are able to see and appreciate folk art quilts in their historical context, and read some of the tales of the people who made them, the storytelling blocks and imagery come to life!
Quilts are functional pieces of art that can be used every single day. Having these objects dispersed throughout the home to be seen and used brings joy to many sewists. It's often said that the kitchen is the room most frequently used in the home, so why not fill it with quilted items? Think mini quilted place mats, runners, trivets, oven mitts, wall hangings, aprons and more! Read more
Are you intimidated by the idea of appliqué quilting? Get inspired with these quilt designs and patterns aimed to help you create stunning designs with needle-turn and machine-finished appliqué. Read more