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 [...]
The Irish Chain is one of my favorite classic quilts, but Jenny’s Irish Change is even better! This quilt was designed for pretty fabric. The 10-inch squares are left uncut, so favorite prints can really shine! This quilt is HUGE! At 101 inches square, it’s the perfect size for a queen bed! This quilt is delightfully quick & easy! The secret? All those criss crossing “chains” are made with simple strip sets!
A little precision is good for the soul. Neat vacuum lines in the carpet. Deep green rows of meticulously mowed grass. Quilt blocks with well-pressed seams and razor-sharp points. All that order just feels nice. If you crave a little precision, this week’s new quilt fits the bill! Jenny demonstrates how to achieve perfect points with just a touch of careful trimming. Easy peasy! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Break out the sequins and polish up your best cuff links! We’re going black tie and feelin’ el-e-gant! Our new Bow Tie Crisscross is a clever take on the classic bow tie block. Jenny used sleek shades of black and white, but this quilt would look grand with any fabric you choose! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Our dear friend Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles Quilters is celebrating a major milestone: 20 years of designing for Moda! During that time, Kansas Troubles Quilters has put out 65 different lines of fabric. That’s literally thousands of different colors & prints! What an accomplishment! Today Jenny will show you how to use the “Milestone” collection to whip up a cute little block designed by Lynne! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
According to science, you are a terrible multitasker. (We all are!) Studies show it’s best to focus on just one task. Until today, that is. Today Jenny will show you how to whip up 3 different blocks all at once: Square in a square, broken dishes, and chevron. (The secret? They’re all made from half-square triangles! Easy peasy!) Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
When it comes to tying knots, I’m all thumbs! I never can remember which end goes over and which goes around. Frankly, it’s no small miracle my shoes stay laced! But this week’s Square Knot quilt is so quick and easy, you’ll be whipping up those “knots” faster than a well-seasoned sailor! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
It’s the spookiest time of the year. Wicked witches, grinning skeletons, and…curved piecing! Just kidding! Curved piecing is nothing to fear! With Jenny’s guidance and our easy-to-use Drunkards Path template, you’ll be zipping around your Wandering Star curves faster than you can say, “Trick or treat!” (This quilt will be featured in Volume 6 Issue 6 of BLOCK Magazine. Subscribe now to receive this issue in December!)
When I was a child, my grandparents gave me a brand new stuffed bunny for my birthday. He was white with blue and purple ears and thus, I named him Jelly Bean. For many years, he was my good friend. We read bedtime stories, snuggled together for movies, and hosted the best tea parties. As I grew older, I played with him less and eventually stored him away. Today, Jelly Bean sits on a shelf in the back corner [...]
Let’s say you’ve just stitched up a nice, basic hourglass block. The ¼” seams are flawless and it’s pressed to perfection. What do you do next? Slice that block to bits, of course! Because when those pieces are rearranged and stitched back together, you’ll have a gorgeous, super-intricate block that looks like a million bucks! Click HERE to learn how to make the easy-as-pie Disappearing Pinwheel Crazy Eight quilt!