WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR QUILT SIZES I have always believed that quilt patterns are more of a suggestion than a rule. Whether you want to design your own quilt top from start to finish or alter a quilt pattern to a new size, first you need to know the purpose of your quilt.
Half square triangles (HST) are a staple in the quilting world. I hear lots of quilters say they are afraid of them or that they take too long. Using the right method for your design can minimize the fear and time. I use one of two methods for making my HSTs. Two at a time
Flying geese are the staple of a great number of quilt patterns. When I first began quilting, I convinced myself they were hard and time consuming. As my confidence in quilting grew, I needed a challenge. I sat down to make them, and I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly they come together. They weren’t
Welcome to Week 1 of the Crooked Christmas Tree Mini Quilt Sew Along! The image above is what we will be making together. It is an expanded version of the basic Crooked Christmas Tree pattern, as it adds a scrappy inner border and a smaller outer border. I am delighted you are here and excited
Okay, so today, like all days, I traveled for my work, and I had way to much stuff. Usually I just stuff it into one bag, but thanks to some careless, I mean carefree, roller-coaster riding on vacation, I decided to divide and balance on both shoulders. My Tarlov Cyst symptoms did NOT like the
Whether you are designing your own raw edge pattern or using a purchased pattern, fabric choice is critical to loving the result. I have found in my own design journey there are times when fabric choice is a struggle, and quite frankly, will prevent me from starting that project. At best, it will delay it.