Month

February 2013
If you’ve read the newest (April) issue of TQL, you know about the old quilt I bought at the antiques mall. Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns showed a pattern sort of, but not quite, like the block in my quilt, and called it Crossroads. That still seemed like only one piece of information....
Beautifully diverse! Join traditional quilt blocks to New York Beauty blocks and bring fresh life to this  grand old patchwork design. Use foundation paper-piecing for super-precise results and error-free sewing. 14 projects and several gallery quilts showcase design possibilities for everyone from beginning quilters to experienced sewers. Every block in the book can be mixed,...
Here is a video from our archives that is as helpful today as it was when Bonnie Browning first made it. Bonnie is our executive show director, an author, quilter, teacher, quilt judge, and lecturer (she does it all!). Thousands of quilts have been sent to us for exhibit at our shows through the years...
For the uninitiated, the term “selvage” can conjure up images of wrecked and decrepit vehicles languishing in a junkyard. But to intrepid quilters and sewers, lots of colorful images and fun projects materialize. Let‘s take a moment to review what selvage means to a quilter. Selvage refers to the tightly woven area that runs along...
This floral table topper designed by Pam Bono will be lovely in any decor. Fusible appliqué and template-free piecing make this project quick and easy, while hand embroidery adds a special touch. Click here for the corrected PDF of Stars in the Garden Placemats & Table Topper patterns by Pam Bono!
At TQL, we’ve heard some nice feedback from folks who’ve read “Mending Communities, One Sewing Machine at a Time” in the February issue. It’s the story of the Sewing Machine Project, an effort to distribute used, unwanted sewing machines to people who need them, here in America and all over the world. Margaret Jankowski, who...
What’s in store for Anne Brown and the Colbridge community? In The Basement Quilt, the debut novel by Ann Hazelwood, you got to know the family and friends of Anne Brown, a plucky florist whose daily ups and downs are as familiar as your own. In this follow-up book, Anne and fiancé, Sam, start house...
This DVD by Kathy McNeil will show you how to make nine different bird blocks while learning five different methods of appliqué. The DVD includes: turning edges with sizing/starch, needle turn, freezer paper, raw-edge appliqué, and machine appliqué. Watch a demonstration creating a little nest of thread embellishment. Learn how to shade your pictorial objects...
World Music is made with quilt-as-you-go construction.The basic block design is a variation on a Drunkard’s Path block, using a “quilt, cut, flip, and reattach” technique for the basic block. Click here to download your Free Pattern.
Sandra Leichner, the AQS author of Hand Appliqué with Embroidery, shows how to make your quilts come alive with the right scale of embroidery threads.
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