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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.
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Explore quilting essentials as you make a quilt from start to finish.
Christa Watson
Christa Watson
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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.
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From decorative stitches to fusible appliqué, designer Anna Maria Horner shares her best tips and tricks for fuss-free quilting on your home sewing machine.
Anna Maria Horner
Anna Maria Horner
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Take one look at this dreamy quilt and we guarantee there'll be major stars in your eyes. The good news: You only need to master two different blocks and a (gorgeous) border technique to create the intricate design.
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hands quilting matisse inspired applique quilt
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Let's be honest, with so many amazing fabric artists all over Instagram, it's impossible to pick favorites. But that doesn't mean you can't try! Here are five very different artists we're loving seeing in our feeds.
Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
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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.
Angela Walters
Angela Walters
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Say hello to a gorgeous, modern quilt design! Bias tape appliqué creates a colorful focal point on this project, but the technique itself has a lot of flexibility. Once you learn it, you can explore all kinds of motifs.
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Half-square triangles get a modern makeover with bright colors and a graphic layout. Use precut fabric and knock out your half-square triangles eight at a time for quilt that's ready before you know it.
  • Show off your soft side with this heart-shaped, beginner-friendly design. Comprised of charm squares, this twin-sized quilt makes the perfect gift for sweethearts young and old.
  • This ultra-modern Double Wedding Ring quilt uses modern brights to light up any room. Designed by Latifah Saafir, this quilt is a great way to practice making and using bias tape applique—and Latifah’s coordinating class on Bluprint walks you through the technique!
  • If you’ve been seeking a fun and unique way to use your 10” squares, this piece-friendly pattern is your answer! Squared Off, by Callie Works-Leary, uses blocks that perfectly frame the gorgeous Rhapsody prints from Boundless, and with Expand-A-Quilt, you can pick the size that works best for you! This kit comes with all of the fabrics you'll need to complete the quilt top and binding.
  • The Cloth Parcel’s exciting new design features dynamic, vibrant prints from Boundless Looking Glass with patterns inspired by honeycombs, florals, and constellations. You’ll practice piecing on point and using setting triangles in this perfectly manageable project—with outsized results!
  • At first glance, this Heartfelt quilt looks tricky, but its cornerstone 2.5” strips help you quickly construct log cabins—and then you get to alternate solid block units with some fun machine quilting and unique pieced setting triangles. The kit features our Boundless Rhapsody collection and comes with all of the fabrics needed for the quilt top and binding.
  • This is less a quilting kit and more a work of art. The Negative Space design from Angela Walters is minimalist and modern, and with generous background space, you can show off all of your favorite quilting motifs. The kit comes with all of the Boundless Solid fabrics needed for the quilt top, plus scrappy binding.
  • If you’ve always eyed the boho-chic patchwork bags you see bobbing on shoulders at the local farmer’s market, this one’s for you! The Ava Bag, designed by Callie Works-Leary, is unbelievably easy to make—all it takes is one charm pack and one yard of fabric lining (all included in this kit).
  • This quilt comes alive with dynamic shapes and movement, and yet it’s a surprisingly easy effect to create—the pattern only uses half-square triangles! The modern, magnetic design pairs perfectly with the contemporary Forever Mod fabric collection from Lily & Loom.
  • All hand dyed, the batik collection of Boundless Rhapsody designs features a dynamic range of moods, colors, and tones. With Awaken, there are fresh greens and blues that interplay with a variety of pinks—think of nature at its most vibrant. Now in precut fabric!
  • Lightweight, flexible and soft, Warm & Natural's cotton batting can't be beat! Made from 87.5 % cotton fibers and 12.5% Polypropylene, each piece is needle punched to prevent tearing, shifting or migrating. Choose from a range of sizes, and use this high-quality batting for quilting, crafting and anything else you can dream up!
  • This collection of mod, mid-century fabrics boasts a perfect range of blues, just like your favorite jeans. Inspired by the timeless and multifaceted styles of denim, each pattern feels familiar, classic, and oh-so-cozy. Now available by the yard.
  • Dreamt up during a walk through the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Boundless Collage Aurora collection is inspired by flora and fauna with unusual shapes and textures. These precut fabrics come in rich jewel tones of blues, greens, and purples, bringing a bold statement to any quilting project.
  • These royal rotary cutters are as cute as they are in high quality! Featuring a contoured handle for comfortable cutting, grooves to help prevent finger slippage and a 45mm blade, this radiant cutter is a must for your stash.
  • Make it modern! The new Modern Musings collection from Boundless Solids features a contemporary spectrum of dusty pastels, deep jewels, and bright citruses that, collectively, are about as cool as it comes.
  • Craftsy Pima Thread 50wt Spool 1200 Yards
  • Protect your work area and extend the life of your rotary blades with Olfa Rotary Mats! Choose from four sizes and enjoy the convenience of these handy mats, which feature bright yellow guidelines and a non-slip back to make cutting easier and safer.
  • You can’t go wrong with solids! This expertly curated color bundle is made with premium quality cotton. Mix and match these super-saturated rainbow hues with each other or with prints from your stash—or just keep on hand in case of a colorful emergency.
  • Boundless Blenders Botanical pulls inspiration from all the colors found in nature—from light and subtle, to fresh and bright, to deep and dark. The hues are expertly curated so you are guaranteed complementary dimension and movement. This Wave collection features beautiful shades of blue that range from sea breeze to the depths of the ocean.
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