Month

February 2016
The density of the stitching in your quilting designs helps your design to pop forward in some places and recede in others. Instructor Jodi Robinson has a tip to help you achieve a more interesting design. Take Jodi’s class, Modern Simplicity Quilting Designs, on iquilt.com to learn how to make endless variations on ten basic...
The following is from the blog of the Quilt Alliance. We’re happy to share it as we celebrate the life and quilts of Yvonne Porcella: Beloved quilt world legend Yvonne Porcella died on Friday Fabruary 12, 2016. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends and by so many in the quilt world–her...
Take a look at three new books from AQS Publishing: App2Applique, An English Paper Pieced Sampler, and Kaleidostars. You’ll find new techniques and ideas across the quilting style spectrum! App2Appliqué! By Dianne S. Hire With a conversational tone, Dianne offers a guided trip down the quilting rabbit hole into the wondrous world of continuous appliqué...
Life is “so tweet” when you have tools that unleash your creative potential. Platinum™ and Contour™ make cutting intricate fabric shapes out even the heaviest of materials an easy and fun task. This adorable pillow featuring Spellbinder’s Contour™ “So Tweet” Steel Rule Die is simple and fun to make. Just cut the shapes from felt...
Instructor Leila Gardunia has a cool tip for finding the grain of fabric when you’re ready to cut. Just listen for the “pop!” Learn so much more when you take Leila’s class, You Can Piece! Weekend Sampler, at iquilt.com. Complete a sampler as you complete the course!
Photographer Chris Payne’s architectural background is indicative of his love of design, assembly, and the built form. He traded his pencil for a camera and the result is an insider’s view into the nearly lost art of craftsmanship and manufacturing in the United States. The photographs in his work, Textiles, capture the symmetry, hypnotic motion,...
With just one shape, you can make a unique quilt! For centuries, quilters have been switching up the colors of their pieces for a wide array of effects. AQS Vintage One-Patch Block #6 is The Apple Core Block. Have some fun with this unique shape! Block #6: The Apple Core Apple Core quilts were very...
Don’t shy away from using acrylic templates. Learn where to place your needle, how to grip, and more in these tips from award-winning quilter Lisa H. Calle. No more cracked templates and broken needles! Want to learn more? Lisa’s iquilt.com class, Divide, Design & Fill for Beautiful Quilting, makes filling spaces as easy as 1,2,3,...
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