Shining Stars

Let your stars shine in your next quilted project. Star patterns in quilts have a long and varied history. Seen in traditional quilts, art quilts, and even modern quilts, stars can be found adorning quilt patterns the world over. We’re celebrating the stars and sky this week, so we pulled together a few of the…

Okrahoma, OK!

Ricky Tims had a great time encouraging his Facebook fans to help him come up with punny names for his entry in the August TQL Cookoff. (Recipes for this issue’s cookoff had to be inspired by stage plays!) The ideas his FB friends suggested are pretty funny, proving once again what a clever and creative…

Inspired by Love

Meet Cindy Garcia. Her quilt, GOD’S GREATEST GIFT TO ME WAS DAD, took home the first place prize in the Small Wall Quilts: Pictorial Category sponsored by Horn of America at AQS QuiltWeek™ – Paducah, Kentucky 2013. Her father, pictured in this award-winning piece, was the talk of Quilt City USA® this April. Viewers were…

Clear Sailing

Foundation Piecing – It’s a Breeze Reprinted from American Quilter Magazine By: Marci Baker CLEAR SAILING, 47-1/2″ x 64-1/2″. All quilts by Marci Baker I’ve always been intrigued by the foundation piecing technique, sometimes referred to as paper piecing. However, I was frustrated that the construction method I used didn’t guarantee success. Occasionally fabric pieces…

Liberated Log Cabins

Have fun building a Liberated Log Cabin Block with the help from the foundress of Liberated Quiltmaking. This easy guide comes from the book Liberated Quiltmaking II by Gwen Marston, and we’re presenting the tips to you free this week. Step-by-Step: Liberated Log Cabin Block Cut a square or “squarish” shape by eye (see fig…

Organizing Your Quilting Space

Organization tips for quilters by Linda Griffith Do you ever avoid quilting time because of the mess in your sewing space? As a professional organizer and avid quilter, I travel the country helping others organize their sewing spaces for optimum efficiency. I’d like to help you too! Preparation Start by understanding the space you have…