Learn how to hang a quilt on a wall with a sleeve sewn to its back. It is super easy to make - no need to turn a long fabric tube inside out. I have many friends who do not like to make hanging sleeves for a quilt. Instead, they hang their quilts using other methods or tools. So, before showing you how I make these sleeves, let's explore some of the options to hang quilts on the wall. Thumbtacks and shower curtain rings I do this all the time with transparent thumbtacks and … [Read more...] about How to hang a quilt on a wall
Do you like Christmas quilting for decoration or gifts? Here is an idea to turn the blocks you have already made into a finished project! You saw this quilt before it was quilted and bound (click here for the post), where I worked with 12" blocks I had made to test quilt patterns. It has become part of my work process: test patterns using similar fabrics so that, one day, I can turn those blocks into a quilt. It reminds me of the "leaders and enders" process, where you begin and end … [Read more...] about Christmas quilting for decoration or gifts
Make this beautiful Christmas quilt pattern with poinsettias in one weekend! Display it on the wall, the table, or as a throw. However you use it, it is sure to contribute to the warm welcome you will extend to your family and friends this holiday, and for many to come! "Holiday Cheer" was just published in the November 2021 issue of the American Quilter magazine. I love this photograph so much! It provides the perfect setting for this bold, geometric design. And the colors!!! The quilt … [Read more...] about Christmas quilt pattern with poinsettias
Make a colorful quilted wall hanging to add a retro vibe to your home decor. Easy paper piecing and large blocks help you create this artwork in no time! "On Broadway" was just published in the January 2021 issue of the American Quilter magazine by the American Quilter's Society. I was inspired by the theaters on Broadway and love this photo setup! Lots of gold and bright colors, just as the ones we see as we walk the streets of Midtown Manhattan. The quilt measures 60" x 60" and the … [Read more...] about Quilted wall hanging for your home decor
This Christmas quilt with ornaments for your home decor spells Fun and Joy all in one piece! Make it in a weekend, hang it up, or snuggle under it as its size makes it a flexible accessory for the Holidays. [Giveaway now closed.] "Family Traditions" measures 54" x 56" and the blocks finish at 12". When I designed it I was inspired by memories of decorating the Christmas tree with my young sons, and their joy in carefully handling the exquisite ornaments, many of which we had purchased … [Read more...] about Christmas quilt with ornaments – win the magazine!
We've had beautiful Fall days in Utah with chillier weather, though this week the temperatures are back up into the 60s (F). This is the perfect opportunity to show you 5 creative fall quilts with applique', for those days when you decide to stay in and do some leaf-peeping of the 'let's-find-fall-leaves-in-my-fabric-stash' kind. [Edited: June 14, 2020] Lest you think I am consumed by Christmas projects, above is a mini quilt I finished last week. "Itty Bitty Roses" measures 12", the … [Read more...] about 5 creative fall quilts with applique’ and reproduction fabrics