Quiltologie | Urban Trellis Mini Quilt

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Our Quiltologie summer series is in full swing and this week, the Urban Trellis mini quilt expanding our quilting techniques with a simple setting option. The Quiltologie Urban Trellis mini quilt kit is made by Fabric Editions and comes complete with all fabrics needed to complete. Including: white on white print for ground blue, purples, turquoise & blue geo prints … [Read more...]

Quiltologie Mini Mania | Stepping Up

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Happy Friday, it's time for this weeks installment of our Quiltologie Mini Mania summer series. We are Stepping Up our quilting techniques with this weeks design! The Quiltologie Mini Mania Stepping Up quilt kit is made by Fabric Editions and comes complete with all fabrics. Including: white on white print for ground pink, yellow, turquoise and gray prints background … [Read more...]

Dresden Plate | Sewing Term & Quilting Shape

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Dresden Plate noun A circular quilt pattern dating back to the late 1920s and 30s featuring small scraps of fabric. When fabric was becoming scarce during those times, resourceful seamstresses used whatever scraps they could find (like old aprons, tablecloths, handkerchiefs) to create these beautiful blocks. The Dresden Plate is named after Dresden, Germany and may also be referred to as … [Read more...]

Free Motion Pebbles | Starry Night Sampler

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Wow, I can hardly wait to finish up my Starry Night Sampler Quilt! Today, I'm gonna show you how I added free motion pebbles to my project on my regular sewing machine. For those of you that think you need to have a fancy machine to quilt your projects, I say no way. Check out my tips below. Free Motion Pebbles Tips   Take your time and do the prep work. Meaning no wrinkles, … [Read more...]

15 Quick Quilt Patterns | Easy to Make

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It always feels so good to finish a project on time.  To keep keep that spark alive I've rounded up 15 super quick quilt patterns to make in a flash. Don't let these quilts fool you. They might look complicated but I promise, they are simple. Most stitchers like to have a few go to quick sewing patterns in their back pockets to make as gifts. So, I’ve rounded up 15 easy to make patterns to … [Read more...]

Starry Night Quilt Backing Details

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Last month we stitched together the blocks in our Starry Night Sampler and now, it's time to make the quilt backing.   For me there are two different types of quilt backings: whole cloth and pieced. The differences are pretty straight forward and I am over on Fairfield World's Blog today sharing my thoughts along with the pro's & con's of each. Quilt Backing … [Read more...]

Mini Log Cabin Pattern | Scrap Buster

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Sometimes we just need to clear out our scraps and make something fun and this mini log cabin pattern is perfect. These mini log cabins are easy to make and since they are made from scrap fabrics, I consider them free!   Mini Log Cabin Pattern This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: scrap fabric 6" square of lightweight interfacing or … [Read more...]

Splendid Sampler Block Progress Update

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Like many others, earlier in the year I started working on the Splendid Sampler Block patterns. I had high aspirations of turning this amazing fat quarter bundle box of Cotton & steel fabrics into something beyond words.   I got to block 2. Life got busy and my best intentions fell to the way side. Well, last week on Instagram I shared this photo and officially announced that I am … [Read more...]

2017 Sewing Retreats | A Stitch in Time

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Sewing retreats are a wonderful way to rejuvenate, and inspire our minds and bodies. Not only do you get to learn new techniques in a new setting, but meeting new friends is always exciting! Whether you are looking for a short retreat close to home or an extended stay far away, 2017 is shaping up to have a little something special for everyone. 2017 Sewing Retreats Quilts & … [Read more...]