Machine quilting is simple when you've got the right tools for the job. Join designer Kelly Ashton as she walks you through everything from batting, basting and marking to sewing machine feet. Then, look at the ins and outs of how your sewing machine works, and what tools to use so you can quilt your next project with ease.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Why will you love these quilted bowl cozies? Let us count the ways. Not only are they cute and totally customizable (meaning they'd make a great gift), but this pattern is also microwave-safe, reversible and can cover all sizes of bowls. Plus, it's so easy to make!
Once the tree is decorated, it's time to turn your attention to another area of the house that's always in need of a little holiday flavor: the kitchen table. After all, a table runner makes a great centerpiece for your family's holiday meal. These patterns stitch up quick, so you can make 'em in a weekend and have them done well before the big day.
Potholders are the perfect project — they're quick and easy to stitch up, they make great gifts and you can use scraps left over from larger projects. Follow this tutorial and you'll have some ready to present in no time.
Did you know you can make a charming, super cozy quilt without putting in a ton of time or — wait for it — even really knowing how to quilt? It's shocking, but true, thanks to one quickie weekend project: the rag quilt.
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.