Christmas is fast approaching, which means Christmas quilt season is in full swing. If you haven't picked your holiday project yet, we have holiday quilts of all sizes and styles to help you feel the festive spirit.
We can't get enough of this design by Arounna Khounnoraj — it's cute, trendy and easy to knock out in a weekend. Plus, it's a great way to use all those yarn scraps you have lying around. Let's get punching!
Let's be honest: making quilted gifts can be just as much fun as creating full-size quilts. So if you're looking for homemade gift ideas, consider these beauties for the best peeps on your list.
Hey crafters, this basket is a lifesaver. Make it in a day, paint it to match your personality, then use it to store all that yarn you've got laying around. Of course, these baskets can be used in all kinds of ways (cute plant cozy, anyone?).
Expand basic piecing techniques. Author and designer Anna Maria Horner shares ideas for combining piecing with appliqué techniques. Free-motion quilting artist Christina Cameli stitches Lazy Eights. Textile artist Sarah Sharp adds interest and color to solid blocks with pieced strips.
Precision is key to creating stunning quilts. Violet Craft puts her technology experience to work as she builds quilts using foundation piecing. Marine scientist and quilter Sylvia Schaefer finishes off her quilts with multicolored binding that perfectly matches the piecing in the quilt.
For special effects, look through the design or use big stitches. Aviator and quilt maker Yvonne Fuchs uses transparency as a design element. Learn to work with a virtual quilt group to create a quilt for charity. Modern quilter Riane Menardi combines hand quilting with machine quilting to create high-contrast designs with depth, texture and movement.