When Henry Ford implemented the assembly line, he cut the production time of the Model T from twelve hours to just two and a half! The car was the same. The parts were the same. But putting it together assembly-style was so much faster! The same is true in quilting! The Diamond Terrace quilt is made of dozens of little pieces, but they come together lickety-split with chain piecing! Click HERE to learn how to make this quick and easy [...]
Have you ever given up on a quilting project? You’re not alone! Wavy blocks and unmatched seams have frustrated quilters since the invention of needle and thread! As a result, unfinished quilts are commonly found in antique shops, and quite often, they are Morning Star quilts! This pretty star is certainly breathtaking, but all those Y-seams and tiny bias-cut diamonds have caused many a quilter to call it quits. Lucky for us, the magnificent Tara Faughnan designed a modern Morning [...]
The shoofly block is a 19th century classic. It’s so easy, it was used to teach children their very first lessons in quilting. Now that’s my kind of block! This week Jenny is transforming that easy block with our favorite “disappearing” magic trick, and the results are simply dazzling! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Social distance. It’s a new phrase – and a new way of life – for most of us. But I think it’s a bit of a misnomer. Because even though we’re separated physically, we aren’t really alone! From video chats with grandkids to friendly greetings from across the street, there are a million ways to connect every day, and I’m sure grateful for that! One little girl spent hours decorating the sidewalk with chalk. She drew a hopscotch that [...]
Have you heard? Once a month, Jenny, Misty, and Natalie combine forces to demonstrate 3 new projects using classic MSQC blocks. Jenny’s Design These new Triple Play tutorials are packed with 3x the fun! Misty’s Design This week our talented trio is working their magic with the 3D Pinwheel. Natalie’s Design Click HERE to learn how to create a texture-rich wall hanging, a colorful pillow, and a patriotic table runner—all with easy 3D Pinwheels!
This week we’re showing off the 2nd place quilt from the 2019 Birthday Bash Sew-Off. (Don’t tell “Team Jenny,” but I think it’s just as pretty as the winner!) Learn how to make this super-simple pattern designed by “Team Me & My Sister.” Ground Cover is the perfect project to show off your favorite 10-inch squares, and it’s so easy to make! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
The same tune can be played by a 70-piece orchestra or a honky-tonk band. The melody is identical, but boy, oh boy! It sure sounds different! The same goes for quilts, you know. This week’s new quilt is classically pretty with the sunflowers of “Jardin Dy Soleil” by Lola Molina for Wilmington Prints. But guess what? If you use solids instead, the pattern instantly becomes fresh and modern! The possibilities are endless! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Rumor has it that in 18th century Japan, kites were totally banned. The reason? Folks were having so much fun flying kites, they weren’t getting any work done. I have to admit, I can relate. When I get excited about a new quilt, everything else fades away. The dishes can pile up in the sink, the lawn can grow knee-high, but I’m happy as a clam in my sewing room with a stack of freshly pressed quilt blocks. This [...]