Tag: How To Quilt

When Did You Learn How to Sew?

How old were you when you learned how to sew? I asked this question to our Facebook fans and I was blown away by the responses! Some of us learned how to sew before we were in school and others began quilting once retired. We’ve learned from mothers, grandmothers, teachers, or have persisted in teaching…

Quilt Lessons: Choosing Your Quilt Batting

What is quilt batting? We all know it’s the filling of your quilt sandwich and the part of the quilt that keeps us warm, but what is it made of and how do we choose one type over another? For some reason, choosing batting has always been a struggle for me. I get overwhelmed standing…

QuiltCon Magazine 2017

Produced by the editors of Modern Patchwork in close collaboration with the MQG, QuiltCon Magazine will inspire and delight modern quilting enthusiasts worldwide! Celebrate the fourth annual QuiltCon, the international conference and show created by and for the Modern Quilt Guild. 2017 brings the show to Savannah, GA, and the excitement is palpable. This magazine…

Top 10 Tips for Domestic Machine Quilting

Like many of us, I machine quilt on my domestic sewing machine. As much as I’d love to own a longarm machine, I don’t have one yet. Of course, sending quilts to professional longarm quilters is a fantastic option that yields magnificent results. Unfortunately, I’ve never left myself enough time to make that happen before…

Anatomy of Machine Quilted Feathers & Troubleshooting Tips

Feathers are one of the most popular free motion quilting motifs around. Learning how to machine quilt this design takes patience and practice; expert advice can also be very helpful. Get started on your journey to mastering machine quilted feathers with insights from quilt instructor and fiber artist Ana Buzzalino. She wrote an entire series…

Modern Patchwork Magazine Winter 2017

Stoke the fires of your creativity with the latest issue of Modern Patchwork magazine. Featuring brand new quilting projects from top designers, this issue has a wealth of techniques, ideas, and projects just waiting for you! From graphic quilts for the beginner, to more challenging projects for the seasoned sewist, you’ll find plenty to keep…

Free-motion Quilting Feathers: Tips & Tricks

There is something about free-motion quilted feathers that makes a quilt stand out in a crowd. This machine quilting motif is one of the most difficult to master, but with patience and practice, along with a few tips and tricks, any quilter can quilt them! Just like a fingerprint, no two feathers are alike; each…

English Paper Piecing: The Basics

Do you English paper piece? This is one quilting technique that I’ve wanted to try, so I’ve decided to take the plunge. “What is English paper piecing?” you ask. It’s a patchwork technique that uses fabric covered templates to create geometric patterns. Fabric is stitched around the templates, oftentimes made of paper or thin plastic,…

Quilt Designs: The Value of Value

After choosing fabrics, piecing blocks, and quilting everything together, even the most beautiful quilt designs can make for lackluster quilts. Why is that? Most of us are quick to name color choice as the culprit of our (dare I say it) boring quilts, but commonly value, not color, is the offender. To avoid this outcome…