Tag - Tutorials

Stars & Stitches Quilt

Your sewing machine is probably capable of oodles of decorative stitches…but have you ever used them? Now is your chance to take those flowers, hearts, and loop de loos for a spin! We’re working on a project inspired by Jenny’s favorite antique crazy quilt. And like a traditional crazy quilt, Stars and Stitches is just begging for some fancy stitchin’! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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Hopscotch Quilt

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 [...]

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Make a DIY Face Mask in 12 Easy Steps

Learn how to make an easy, washable, and reusable face mask with Jenny. WATCH THE TUTORIAL What you’ll need: 2 pieces of 6” x 9” fabric  (1) 6” x 9” piece of iron-on interfacing (optional) 2 pieces of ¼ inch elastic cut to 7” each Cut out two pieces of fabric to 6” x 9” each. Cut out one piece of interfacing to 6” x 9” and iron it onto the back of one of the pieces of fabric. Cut [...]

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Beat the Learning Curve – 5 Quilt Projects with Curves

Adding curves into a quilting project has generally been considered a daunting task reserved only for the most skilled and experienced quilters. Curves don’t have to be a challenge anymore though! Jenny has stitched up some beautiful projects that include curves, but as always she has made them easy, approachable and fun! Push your quilting skills a little farther and challenge yourself with some of these lovely projects, all of which feature curves that will make your quilt stand out [...]

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“Home is Where the Quilts Are” – Behind the scenes of BLOCK Magazine Volume 7 Issue 2

Writing to you from the comfort of home is a privilege in this fast-paced world. I often find myself between places, driving long distances or flying to far-off locations to visit quilters around the world. It can be hard to feel comfortable in such circumstances, but I’ve found out something incredible about the quilting world. No matter where I go, as long as I can find a quilt shop, I feel right at home. After all, home is where [...]

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Triple Play! Drunkard’s Path Tutorial

We’re quilting with curves, but don’t you worry! The Drunkard’s Path block has just one simple seam, and when you master that curve…the sky’s the limit! Jenny’s Design For this month’s Triple Play tutorial, Jenny, Natalie, and Misty each designed a brand new Drunkard’s Path quilt. (I can’t wait to hear which is your favorite!) Misty’s Design These gorgeous projects are made with charms, yardage, and our new Drunkard’s Path template. Natalie’s Design Three tutorials and three different takes on a [...]

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Look at Things Through a New Light – 5 Quilt Ideas with Dark Background Fabric

Quilts are an incredible thing. Whether they’re hanging on the wall or tucked safely upon a bed, they add an artistic flair to the room. Clean, colorful quilts with plenty of white space can brighten up the room, but sometimes a darker touch can really add a comfortable and cozy ambiance. Quilts that utilize bold color choices complimented by black and dark space aren’t just for the Fall season! These beautiful quilts draw attention and focus to the complimenting colors, [...]

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Stretched Periwinkle Quilt

The periwinkle plant is so resilient, it can survive extreme heat, drought, pests, you name it! Those pretty little flowers just bloom and bloom—even when life isn’t perfect! So here’s my new motto: be like a periwinkle! Don’t give up if your stitching isn’t straight! Don’t despair if the seams don’t match up perfectly! Just do your best, and have fun creating your own Stretched Periwinkles with Jenny! Click HERE to watch the tutorial! (Psst! Watch all the [...]

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Quilt Your History – 5 Favorite Vintage Quilts

They don’t make them like they used to. Many of us were fortunate enough to have learned the art of quilting from our ancestors; parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles have long since been the best teachers to pass on the gift that is quilting. They stitched differently, as limited resources required more time and perseverance with each block. Each stitch was made with love though and the quilts survived, being passed down as family heirlooms for generations to come. [...]

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Irish Change Quilt

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!

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