I met a young quilter whose mother was diagnosed with cancer. Right away, this sweet daughter began to put together a special “chemo quilt.” Each of the kids and grandkids contributed a block. The quilt was completed the day before the first treatment, and this brave grandmother was able to face her new journey wrapped in the love of her family. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jenny designed a gorgeous “From the Heart” quilt. This pretty little heart [...]
They say there’s more than one way to skin a cat. (Ew, right?) I prefer to say there’s more than one way to set quilt blocks on point! Last week Jenny taught one quick and easy way to set a quilt on point; this week, she’s demonstrating another simple method! She starts with an easy-peasy bear paw block and stitches it up with setting triangles. It’s the perfect pattern for your favorite 2.5 inch strips, and it comes together like a [...]
Do you remember your first cartwheel? It was probably a little wobbly. Maybe you didn’t land on your feet. But chances are, before the recess bell rang, you could cartwheel your way across the playground without stopping! Jenny is not turning cartwheels this week. (Wouldn’t that be a sight!) But … she IS turning quilt blocks, and that’s even easier! The Simple Squares method of setting quilt blocks on point is so quick and painless, you’ll be turning blocks like [...]
Would you like to make a diamond? Here is my recipe: Add 725,000 pounds of pressure to ¾ cup pure carbon. Bake at 2000° for one million years. That’s it! Pro tip: If you’re short on time, stick with fabric diamonds! Jenny’s Rhombus Gemstones quilt is made with yardage, 2.5 inch strips, and the Missouri Star Large Rhombus Template. This pretty pattern is quick, easy, and absolutely dazzling!
How does the poem go? “A quilting tool with many uses is a joy forever!” The Binding Tool was invented for bindings, but that’s not all it can do! (Jenny has an entire collection of Binding Tool quilt tutorials HERE!) This week Jenny has whipped up yet another Binding Tool masterpiece! Starstruck is a gorgeous pattern with big star blocks made out of 2.5 inch strips. Click HERE to watch the video!
What’s so magical about Circle Magic? Plenty! Jenny’s Design These clever templates are designed for quilt-as-you-go circles. That means the top, back, and batting are stitched together all at once – no raw edges! Misty’s Design Join those finished circles together and your quilt is complete! Natalie’s Design The Circle Magic template comes in two sizes: One for 10” precuts and one for charms.
Have you ever made a disappearing pinwheel block? It’s easy! Simply stitch up a basic pinwheel, slice it to smithereens, rearrange the pieces, and sew it back together! This week, Jenny is taking things one step further by spreading those lil’ pieces all across the quilt! The Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel is an intricate sea of half square triangles, bar blocks, and itty bitty pinwheels—and it all starts with easy-as-pie pinwheels! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Talking about flying geese can be tricky. Is it one flying goose or one flying geese? Jenny’s Design Two flying geese or two flying…geeses? We may never know! Misty’s Design But you know what’s not tricky? Quilting with those pretty little geese! Natalie’s Design This week’s Triple Play tutorial features three new flying geese quilts from Jenny, Misty, and Natalie. And these goose…er…geese blocks are as fun and easy as it gets! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
If I asked you to draw a cactus, you’d probably choose the most cactus-y cactus of all, the saguaro. (You know, the tall fella with upstretched arms.) But let’s not forget, there are nearly 2,000 different types of cactus, and we love ‘em all! This week Jenny is stitching up a desert garden out of 10 inch squares. She’s using several of our favorite templates – orange peels, tumblers, and a cute little petal – to create a dazzling variety [...]
Jenny wasn’t always a quilter; she was a costume seamstress! But when she took a class to learn the log cabin block, it was love at first stitch! Before the class was over, she had completed 12 quilts—and she hasn’t slowed down yet! During those early years, there was one pattern that always seemed too daunting: the dresden. She finally gave it a try, and guess what? It was an instant favorite! Click HERE to learn how to make a [...]