Quilting Blog

Trend Alert! Handmade Ornaments

By Stefanie Japel
Handmade Holiday OrnamentsHandmade ornaments are a wonderful way to decorate your tree with meaningful adornments. Whether sewn, knitted, or crocheted, they are beautiful, and they even make great gifts! Read more »

Christmas Quilts: A Craftsy Trend Alert!

By Stefanie Japel
Christmas quilts on Craftsy!Even though they're during the winter, the Holidays are the warmest time of the year. It makes sense, then, that Christmas quilts are so popular! Check out the great quilts on Pinterest and right here on Craftsy. Read more »

Win Your Wishlist

By Craftsy
Win Your Craftsy WishlistYou can now share your Craftsy wishlist with friends and family so they can get you exactly what you want. For every person you email your wishlist to, you'll receive an entry into a Craftsy giveaway where three lucky members will win all the classes on their list, up to $250 worth! Read more »
Strip pieced diamonds tutorial

How To Get Perspective On Your Quilting Designs

By Craftsy
How to get perspective on quilt designsEven if you're in a small room, you can still view your quilting projects from a distance when you follow this wonderful advice from Craftsy quilting instructor Jan Krentz. Viewing your projects from a distance helps you to make crucial color and fabric choices. Read more »

Social Media Tips for Indie Designers & Makers, Pt 1: Facebook

By Craftsy
Social media tips for pattern designersLooking for tips to promote your indie pattern designs, craft business or just get more social on social media? We're kicking off a series of blog posts to help you get started on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. We'll take a look at how to cater to your audience and start a conversation! Read more »
Finished Log Cabin Block

Meet Judith Trager, Craftsy Art Quilting Instructor

By Craftsy
Craftsy Instructor, Judith TragerHere, Judith Trager (instructor of the online Craftsy class, Art Quilt Backgrounds) tells us a bit about herself. Learn where her influences come from, find out about her process, and how she loves to layer. In this free and insightful video, we hear not only an expert quilter speak, but a true artist. Read more »

Meet Craftsy Machine Quilting Instructor, Kimmy Brunner

By Craftsy
Meet Craftsy quilting instructor Kimmy BrunnerKimmy Brunner is the instructor of the online Craftsy class, Machine Quilting with Templates: Creating Design Perfection. In that class, she shows you a range of valuable techniques and easy tips for creating flawless designs and patterns by machine quilting with the help of various templates. But here in this free video, we get to know a little more about Kimmy herself: when she fell in love with quilting (and other crafts), and why quilting is so much more than just making projects. Read more »

Free Video Tip: How To Quilt a Secondary Curve In Your Border Design

By Craftsy
How to quilt a secondary curve in your border designKimmy Brunner teaches the interactive Craftsy class, Machine Quilting with Templates: Creating Design Perfection. Filled with tons of invaluable information about how to use multiple templates to create flawless machine quilted designs, this class makes complex quilting simpler. Take a peek at what you'll get in this exciting class by checking out this free video tip. In it, she demonstrates how easy it is to make an elegant curving spine design, which you can complete with feathers, leaves, or anything else! Read more »

How To Quilt Square Borders Using Templates

By Craftsy
How to quilt square borders using templatesHere at Craftsy, we've got a great new class called Machine Quilting with Templates: Creating Design Perfection. It's led by Kimmy Brunner, who teaches you to create a multitude of stylish and classic designs so that they come out clean, neat, and wonderfully precise. Her secret (and it will be yours, too, after you see all they can do for you): templates. Kimmy teaches you exactly how to use them with your machine in her class, as well as this awesome free video tip. Check it out now, and learn to create the crowd-pleasing hanging square border (perfect for all kinds of different quilts). You may be surprised at just how easy it is to make even squares! Read more »