Join host Suzy Williams of Suzy Quilts and get the inside scoop on America's largest annual quilt show. Meet some of the industry's best as they share their favorite products, techniques and, of course, quilts!
Get an inside look at the world of Angela Walters: mother, quilter and the beloved host of “The Midnight Quilt Show.” This season, Angela’s living the dream at home and on the road as she travels Down Under to Perth, Australia and then Houston, Texas. Get ready for a brand new stash of quilting adventures!
Stitch a modern quilt (designed by Natalie Crabtree) with a touch of appliqué! Vanessa Vargas Wilson, aka the Crafty Gemini, shows you how. Learn to create a perfectly smooth circle edge, then sew your two-toned beauty in place. Plus get tips for spray-basting small projects, along with easy crosshatch quilting with your walking foot.
Combine English Paper Piecing (EPP) with simple sewing techniques to create three cute giftable projects. The best part? These smaller projects are easy to complete AND portable so you can work on them wherever you go!
Wondering what to do with all your leftover fabric scraps? Designer Christina Cameli shows you how to piece them together without a pattern to create a gorgeous patchwork tote. With Christina's intuitive approach to patchwork, you can have more fun and improvise as you go!
Sew a modern quilt, designed by Kristi Schroeder Larson, to dress up any space! Vanessa helps you make half-square triangles two at a time and shares tips for stress-free stripes. Learn to quickly hand-baste the layers, then top it off with straight-line quilting on your home sewing machine.
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.
All your favorite dusty, modern colors pair with classic pinwheel blocks for the cutest quilt. This kit comes with everything you need for the quilt top and binding, and the pattern provides instructions for expanding your quilt all the way up to a King size.
This popular design by Monique Jacobs is back in new Boundless Rosette florals! This charming design features basic Variable Star and Courthouse Steps blocks, in a unique, on-point setting. The kit comes with everything you need for the quilt top and binding.
Simple blocks cut from 5” squares pair up and alternate for a fun, scrappy finished look in this expand-a-quilt. It’s a stress free design that shows off beautiful prints, and the kit comes with everything you need for the quilt top and binding.
Somerset by Tiffany Hayes is abso-bloomin’-lutely timeless! Strip piecing and stitch-and-flip techniques bring these summery blocks to life. This kit comes with everything you need to make the quilt top and binding.
This eye-catching medallion breaks down to deceptively simple squares, half-square triangle units and borders. Look closely — can you see them? This bright design is like walking through a summer garden, and the kit comes with everything you need for the quilt top and binding.
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.