Grab a friend and some of your favorite block units such as flying geese, hour-glass quarters and 60 degree triangles to stitch together the stunning Les Amis Block of the Month Quilt! Our exotic, floral-inspired collection, Collage by Boundless Fabrics, is perfect for an easy strip-pieced Irish chain that sets off your blocks. And to ensure your project is a success, we've included all the fabrics you need, plus printed and digital versions of the pattern and 6 FREE companion lessons from Shelley Cavanna!
The world of quilting brings together a colorful patchwork of perspectives and people. And much like a top, no two are exactly alike. In our five-part series Patchwork Nation, we dive into the seams of that colorful community, connecting with five talented, artistic quilters — each with very different takes on quilting, creativity, and as it would turn out, life.
Take your creativity along for the ride with these portable cutting mats! Self healing and specially designed for use with Olfa’s super-sharp Splash rotary cutters, they protect your work and extends the life of your rotary blades!
The perfect tote for all your crafting supplies, this cork bag is eye-catching and a go-to for any mobile maker. With its roomy interior, zipper closure and three pockets, your supplies have all the space they need.
Inspired by the Indonesian landscape, our Boundless Batiks are individually hand-dyed so each one is a work of art. The Flutter colorway features pastel hues over a delicate array of tropical flowers, dots and leaves. Transport yourself somewhere magical with these stunning precuts.
Make your desert dreams a reality with this quilt by Elisabeth DeMoo. This approachable, skill-building project brings together three distinct block styles and the desert-inspired prints of Boundless Collage Cactus Flower for a wow-worthy quilt. Plus, you’ll learn how to make half-square triangles the classic way or to create grids for nine at a time. This kit comes with all of the fabrics needed to complete the quilt top and binding.
Add some festive flair to your kitchen with the cutest mug rug and tea towel. They whip up in a flash, especially with our printable PDF template. Just follow the cut-outs, piece 'em together and do some simple stitching!
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.
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.