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.
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.
Tuscany Bleached Cotton is specially designed to give a soft hand and even appearance in light-colored quilts. Exceptionally easy to quilt by hand or machine, it is one of the softest cotton battings on the market today.
Never lose another needle with this super-handy Needle Nanny! Made with two powerful magnets, its magnetic surface keeps up to four pounds of pins, needles and scissors securely in place — pinned right to your shirt!
You know what they say — keep your thread close and your needles closer! Never lose another needle with these super cute wooden needle minders (designed by Selina Hudson!). Whether you’re stitching at home, changing thread or taking your projects on-the-go, they’ll keep your needles close at hand. And they also make great gifts!
This compact ironing board is lightweight, great for tabletop ironing and folds in half for easy storage and travel. With its 6" x 9" Iron Caddy and folding legs, it's perfect for sewing classes, a dorm room, RV's and other small areas.
When creativity strikes, you need a tool you can count on. Luckily, there’s Your Nest Organizer. This handy storage solution keeps your must-have tools right where you need (and can find!) them. Use it to organize everything from rulers and rotary cutters to patterns, pins and more.
Ever wish you had a third hand to quilt with? Now you can! With rounded edges and a smooth, sanded finish, this lightweight quilting hoop holds fabric with the perfect amount of slack for flawless hand quilting. Comes with one wooden hoop (made of Basswood) that’s 12” or 14" in diameter, 1 ¼” tall and has 4" plated set screw.
Create a slick sewing surface for easy fabric glide with the 12" x 20" Grid Glider from Sew Steady. The ideal helper for free-motion quilting, it adheres to your free arm machine or extension table using specialized micro-suction technology — no adhesives necessary!
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.
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?
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.