The end of the years brings out reflective moods and look backs, and it also reminds us that a season for making changes is just around the corner. One of our resolutions in 2019 was to try quilting trends past and present. Now we’re looking back at the Must-Try Trends of 2019.
Trend: Pictorial Blocks – Simple Piecing
What to expect: Learn to design blocks depicting objects using easy to piece 90-degree and 45-degree angles. No fancy tools needed!
Trend: Low Volume Quilts
What to expect: Select fabrics with little contrast to create dreamy quilts that bust your stash while creating a scrappy quilt with the “volume” turned down.
Trend: English Paper Piecing
What to expect: Hand-piecing lovers will find all sorts of tutorials and patterns from basic hexies to curved piecing. This is a great trend for on-the-go projects!
What to expect: Let your quilt do the talking with lettering. From piecing to applique, there are so many ways to use your voice in quilting.
What to expect: Get inspired by mosaic quilts from the QuiltWeek contest and try the trend with an easy fuse-applique tutorial.
Trend: Half Rectangle Triangle
What to expect: There are some basic units all quilters have in their repertoire—Flying Geese, quarter square triangles, half square triangles—and now you can add one more: Half Rectangle Triangles.
Trend: Foundation Paper Piecing
What to expect: Learn how to foundation paper piece with photo and video tutorials and even learn to design your own FPP patterns!
Trend: Collage Applique
What to expect: Learn to paint a picture with only fabric, fusible, and determination.
Trend: Mug Rugs
What to expect: Mug Rugs are larger than coasters, smaller than tabletoppers, and the perfect size for trying any trend.
In the new year…
We’ve had so much fun with Must-Try Trends in 2019. What quilting trend do you want to try in 2020? Is it a project or a technique? Any trend forecasts? Tell us in the comments!
Ready for more inspiration?
Check out our Must-Try Pinterest board full of trendy eye-candy to get inspired.
Have you tried this trend? Show us your creations in our Facebook group, AQS Quilting Project Parade. We can’t wait to see what you make!