You’re at the local fabric shop when inspiration strikes – but wait, you’d like to make a coverlet instead of a full bedspread, or your brother has a California king and you don’t know what that really means. Every quilter loves fabric, but there’s no point in buying far too much – or worse, not...
Even though I can’t wait to start cutting fabric, I’m going to do something really important first – starch the heck out of the fabrics. Yes, that’s a technical term meaning “make it stiff as a sheet of paper,” and it will help so much where accuracy is concerned. Cutting the patches with the grain...
Once again, I had to control myself. Though I was so excited to get started, I made a paste-up of two sections of the quilt. I’m glad I took this extra step because I quickly realized I couldn’t use all 10 fabrics, at least not in a quilt this size with fairly large patches. But...
Can’t knit? No problem! Here’s a new way to machine stitch a tote bag and shoulder purse that look hand knitted. Start with chunky yarns, mix in some fluffy mohair or eyelash, then sew it all together using Jennifer Amor’s Knit-Not technique described in the Winter 2006 issue of American Quilter. Click here for the...
Debra Lunn and Michael Mrowka’s quilt Artisan Star (the pattern in the June TQL that inspired Stockholm Star) is stunning. I knew right away I wanted to make the pattern, but I wanted to see how it would look in different fabrics. A line from Robert Kauffman caught my eye. Stockholm reminded me of home...
This pretty wallhanging is from the pattern Morning Glisten by Rami Kim.  It features sets of mirror-imaged, beaded, continuous prairie points that are used to create flower blossom bundles and border embellishments.  You’ll have fun and learn how to manipulate your fabric using a traditional technique with a modern twist. Click here to download your...
Pat Holly and Bonnie Browning discuss her quilt which won the Moda Best Wall Quilt Award at the 28th Annual AQS Quilt Show in Paducah.
Bonnie Browning visits with Judy Woodworth, winner of the 2012 APQS Longarm Workmanship Award.
Cheryl See, winner of the 2012 AQS Hand Workmanship Award, visits with Show Director Bonnie Browning.  
The 28th Annual AQS Quilt Show was opened today with the largest AQS Quilt Show Flash Mob. The Paducah Tilghman High School Drum Corps led the way as the Quilters on Parade showed off their quilts. Nearly 400 quilters gathered at the Food Tent just before 9 a.m., and when a few rain drops made an...
Show Director Bonnie Browning visits with Sue McCarty, winner of the 2012 Janome of America Best of Show in Paducah, Kentucky.
This week’s quilt of the week has a lot of heart. In fact, this award-winning quilt made by Aie Rossmann is made of nothing but hearts! The quilt is appropriately named “Affairs of the Heart.” The inspiration for this quilt came from Burmese Temple murals from Aie’s native Burma. Watch the video and see how...
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