Refresh your decor with two modern patchwork projects that you can finish in a weekend! Designer Meghan Buchanan shows you how to make a matching pillow and quilt top with only straight line sewing. Plus, get tips for choosing colors, assembly line sewing, and managing large projects in your machine.
Join the modern quilt movement with Fresh Quilting. Today’s most innovative modern quilters reinterpret traditional techniques with a fresh, modern aesthetic. Season 2 builds on the lessons from the first season as we give a fresh twist to traditional designs and quilting techniques to create, memorable, high-impact quilts. Using avant-garde color palettes and negative space and manipulating familiar shapes in new ways; add dynamic energy to the timeless art of quilting.
Become part of the modern quilt movement with Fresh Quilting. In this new series, innovative modern quilters reinterpret traditional techniques with a fresh, modern aesthetic. In each episode, these contemporary designers give a fresh twist to traditional designs and quilting techniques to create high-impact quilts. They design with avant-garde color palettes and negative space and use familiar shapes in new ways. By reinventing age-old concepts and techniques, they add new energy to the timeless art of quilting. You can become part of the movement, too, and create your own compelling modern quilt designs, with Fresh Quilting.
You may have seen bias tape used as an artistic accent, but in this class it's more than just a focal point; it's the star of the show! Learn all about bias-tape appliqué from Latifah Saafir, one of the modern quilting movement's most innovative designers. Latifah will guide you through two fresh quilt designs. Plus, get tips for perfect topstitching, creative colorways and a chunky binding method.
This award-winning series features everyday quilters showing you the ins and outs of quilting by machine. Learn how to complement your quilt top with machine quilting, get tips for keeping your longarm in peak shape, and explore thread, rulers and more. We'll have you "quilting it" in no time with this informative content from quilters like you.
Join our favorite midnight quilter, Angela Walters, and stitch up the Glorious Dawn quilt by Myra Barnes! We've curated three kits to fit your style — all you need to do is pick your fabric and size (throw, twin or queen). Then join Angela for tips and tricks on piecing blocks, artfully placing color, and even machine quilting so you can quilt your quilt like a pro.
Inspired by the patterns of nature, this Boundless Collage collection of intricate, hand-drawn prints is perfect for breathing life into any project. The Sorbet palette features the full rainbow palette with lighter, more pastel overtones (think pale pink and soft blues). Available in precut!
Learn how to piece showstopping patterns with our 2018 Quilt Designer Fellowship Winner! This abstract, geometric quilt has an improvised feel, but its design is actually very thoughtful and completely approachable, thanks to step-by-step instructions from the Quilt Kween herself, Arianna Caggiano. Your kit will come with all the fabrics needed for the quilt top, binding, backing, and a hanging sleeve.
Stare into this hypnotic quilt and repeat after us: “I am getting verrrrrry crafty.” Modern stripes and half-square triangles are all you need to make this surprisingly easy (and beginner-friendly) quilt. The pattern includes simple piecing methods and easy-to-use diagrams, plus all of the Boundless Stripes fabrics (in the blue colorway) needed for the quilt top and binding.
Stare into this hypnotic quilt and repeat after us: “I am getting verrrrrry crafty.” Modern stripes and half-square triangles are all you need to make this surprisingly easy (and beginner-friendly) quilt. The pattern includes simple piecing methods and easy-to-use diagrams, plus all of the Boundless Stripes fabrics (in the black colorway) needed for the quilt top and binding.
Inspired by Jacobean tapestries from the 1600, this quilt kit will have you feeling like royalty. Ten unique strip sets combine with rich, earthy hues to create a mosaic masterpiece worthy of any wall. Your all-inclusive kit comes with all of the Boundless Amethyst Isles fabrics needed for the quilt top and binding.
We’ll tumble for ya: Learn how to piece a classic tumbling block pattern using fresh, crisp stripes! Quilt designer (and math teacher) Laura Piland demonstrates two different ways to cut and piece 60-degree triangles and diamonds to create this timeless design. The kit comes with all of the Boundless Stripes fabrics needed for the quilt top and binding.
Fact: There is no pattern more classic or versatile than stripes. And with three neutral colorways and two different sizes, the new Boundless Stripes collection is the perfect basic to mix and match with your stash, or to use as a fun binding for any project. Now available in precut!
Fact: There is no pattern more classic or versatile than stripes. And with three neutral colorways and two different sizes, the new Boundless Stripes collection is the perfect basic to mix and match with your stash, or to use as a fun binding for any project. Now available in fabric by the yard!
Quilt-as-you-go breaks down your projects to make them much more manageable, making them oh-so-perfect for quick stitching. Brush up on your QAYG techniques, then break out your machine. These projects will go so fast, you can whip up any one of 'em in a single weekend.
A jelly roll, AKA a set of 2½″ precut fabric strips, is a major time saver for quilters. With the fabric already cut and coordinated, all that’s left to do is sew the strips into a fantastic quilt top! So if you have a few jelly rolls you've collected over the years, here are a few designs that'll put them to good use.
Half-square triangles, or HSTs, have to be one of the most versatile quilt blocks around. No matter how you piece 'em together (yeah, there's more than one way to make an HST! ) the result is the same: a simple foundation block made in two contrasting fabrics, that can be arranged to create quilt designs ranging from crazy simple to beautifully complex.
If you're looking for a way to show off all your gorgeous fabric scraps, this is the perfect project. Mix and match patterns and prints, or keep things simple with a limited palette. Once you've picked your fabric, things really start to speed up — simple fusing and topstitched wool felt strips add a quilted look (no piecing required!), so even if you're not super confident in your quilting skills, you can definitely pull off this project.
English paper piecing, or EPP, is a classic quilting technique that never gets old. It involves wrapping fabric around a paper piece to stabilize and form a specific shape — usually hexagons — then basting and sewing by hand. It's a fun, yet simple way to create complex quilt blocks, and it's super easy to incorporate the technique into a ton of different projects. And since many EPP projects are comprised of little pieces of fabric, they're perfect to take on whenever your fabric stash starts to overflow juuust a smidge.
If there's anything we like more than making quilts, it's got to be free quilt patterns. Which is why Angela Walters, host of our uber-popular Midnight Quilt Show series, is our quilting BFF: not only can you download her most popular patterns below (did we mention they're free?!), but you can also stitch along with Angela as she works up each quilt. The only question: Which one will you make first?!
Let's be real: we can always use more totes for grocery runs and storing sewing supplies. This stash-busting project is perfect for beginner sewists and — bonus! — it'll be done in less than an hour. Last-minute gift idea, anyone?
Get ready to become obsessed with English paper piecing (and this pillow!). Use paper templates and some simple hand-stitching to piece together the top (choose from two different layouts), then bust out your machine, quilt the top and turn it into a pillow. Before you know it, you'll be lounging in style.
Traditional double wedding ring quilts are a time-honored gift for couples getting married, but this fresh interpretation doesn't need a special occasion to shine. Bias tape appliqué is the key to the modern, minimalist look.
Before you dismiss hand quilting as something your great-grandma might have done, here's something you should know. Sewing your quilt by hand provides a soft finish that really can’t be achieved by machines. And nothing beats the zen of sewing something with needle and thread.