Some quilts are truly unforgettable. This is due to a variety of factors. Beautiful colors, stunning prints, detailed quilting and intricate design are a few things that might catch one's eye. The Orange Peel quilt is one of those designs that cannot be forgotten. Read more »
For as long as they’ve been around, people have been continually inspired by church buildings. No matter what type of religion, these buildings have moved people to create. An example of this in the form of quilting is the Cathedral Window quilt. This is a stunning, traditional quilt pattern that is truly unique.
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What is more welcoming than a handmade gift? Make new neighbors feel right at home with these creative quilted housewarming gift ideas from the Craftsy community. Read more »
Quilters tend to be very passionate about their sewing machines. Most have either a love or a hate relationship with their machine, and they are very adamant about it! Finding the right machine is crucial for every quilter at every level. Rather than recommending a specific brand, which is a very personal and subjective topic, let’s look instead at how to choose a sewing machine for a quilter that is just getting started. Read more »
No matter what type of sewist you are, scraps are inevitable. Whether you enjoy sewing quilts, garments or bags, bits of fabric are always leftover. What do you do with those? Some like to donate their scraps, while others throw them away. Many tuck them away in boxes and totes before storing them out of sight. There is one problem with that -- out of sight, out of mind! If those precious fabric scraps are hidden away, they are less likely to be sewn with. Read more »
Are you a quilter? Who says that those skills have to be limited to quilts? All types of accessories can benefit from a bit of pretty fabric and a touch of quilting. Here are 7 quilted accessory patterns for your stitching pleasure! Have fun sewing any (or all) of these projects for yourself and your loved ones. Each will make a truly memorable handmade gift. Read more »
Do you like to decorate your home for the holiday season? Many like to fill their homes with red and green. Others enjoy specific themes when it comes to decor, and snowman are one of those themes that continue to be present in many homes. The charming figure shows up in all forms of decor, so why not add it to our quilts? Read more »
The giving of handmade gifts can be a whole lot of fun. What do you make for the fellow quilters and sewists in your life? Handmade gifts, of course! Sure quilters and sewists can make their own projects, but they too appreciate having something handmade especially for them. Here are 7 handmade projects and patterns that will make perfect gifts for the quilters and sewists that you know.
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In the words of the popular carol, how lovely are the branches of the Christmas tree? This symbol for the holiday is beloved by many. Quilters can embrace the evergreen in their crafts, too! Decorate your home with quilted goods full of trees. Here are 7 Christmas tree quilt designs of all shapes and sizes available right here in the Craftsy pattern shop. Choose your favorite design, pull out your red and green fabrics, and get sewing! Read more »
Are you a traveler? Perhaps you're looking for something unique to give a travel-lover in your life? A travel-themed quilt project might be just what you need! Check out these fun quilts for travelers and consider stitching one for someone in your life who loves to see the world! Read more »