Quilting inspiration is never far away when you have a smartphone at your fingertips. Quilters know that Instagram is a hotbed of fresh ideas and fabric eye candy, and this list is just a sampling of the Instagram accounts we think every quilter should follow!
Top 5 quilting Instagram accounts
Spoonflower: Ever dreamed of being a fabric designer? Print your own custom designs on Spoonflower and incorporate them into your quilts. See what others are doing and join in design challenges on the Spoonflower Instagram feed.
Fat Quarter Shop: Quilts, quilts, quilts! Get ideas for how to use the latest fabric collections at Fat Quarter Shop's popular IG feed.
Craftsy: We may be biased, but we think the official Craftsy Instagram is a great source of inspiration. It ties together everything you love about the Craftsy blog with quilting tips, drool-worthy food, yarn crafts, cake decorating and so much more.
Cotton + Steel: Bright, happy and always on trend, the Cotton + Steel Instagram account is the first place to check for announcements on new fabric releases from the fabric designers.
17 feeds for everyday inspiration
Newer divisions like Me and You are filled to the brim with bright, modern fabrics.
Don't miss out on Andover Fabrics for quilts a plenty, and click over to Cloud 9 Fabrics for fresh ideas on how to use their organic cottons. Of course, there's lots to love at Michael Miller and Robert Kaufman.
For free-motion quilting to ooh and ahh at, follow Angela Walters.
We love Elizabeth Hartman's whimsical and fun animal quilt patterns.
Don't forget to follow Amy Gibson for her quilting projects and more.
The MQG: Click to follow The Modern Quilt Guild to get all the details you need to participate in their design challenges, webinars, QuiltCon and more. Highlights from local guilds are featured.
Book and magazine publishersEnter to win contests from book publishers like C&T Publishing and Martingale, and get a sneak peek at new release quilting books. UK-based Love Patchwork + Quilting Mag features beautiful photos of quilts and fabric from the magazine.
Need some tips on how to use the color of the year in your quilts? Check out Pantone's Instagram feed.
28 quilters we love to follow
Crisp patchwork, bright colors, and happy quilt photography is a must-see from Aussie quilter Rita Hodge of Red Pepper Quilts.
Amanda's Instagram feed is a fun place to spy fat quarter bundles, quilt kits curated by popular bloggers, and bits of the everyday quilting life at Westwood Acres.
Seattle Modern Quilt Guild member Debbie Jeske (aka A Quilter's Table) is a visionary in her unique spin on modern quilting.
U.K.-based quilter Lynne of Lily's Quilts shares a fresh and fabric-filled Instagram feed from across the pond.
Check out In Color Order on Instagram for Jeni Baker's cute pet bunny with some vintage dishes, and yummy fabric and thread.
That's not all!
Instagram is filled with quilters and industry sites we love, so we have to give a much deserved shout-out to (in no particular order):
And that's a wrap! It's really hard to pick favorites, and I'm sure there are many I've left off this list (that's why I'm following more than 800 accounts on Instagram)! Feel free to check out my full list at @lindsaysews.