Accurate Piecing Basics from BERNINA: Cutting

We’re privileged to pass along this illustrated tutorial from our friends at BERNINA. It’s the first in a series called Accurate Piecing Basics. Cutting is the first step in the long process of creating a quilt and perhaps the single most important step. After all, you’re never going to accomplish beautifully pieced blocks if you start…

FREE Pattern: Tulip Stars Quilt

Ahh, springtime! Doesn’t your heart feel just a little (or a lot) lighter with the changing of the seasons? Often our fabrics choices lighten up, too, with inspiration from blooming flowers and fields of green. It’s time to use your colorful collection of small scraps to make this perfect spring/summer quilt. Make it with a…

Three new books from AQS Publishing!

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…

AQS Free Quilt Pattern: Buoyancy

This month’s free quilt pattern is Buoyancy. You’ll enjoy making the half square triangle blocks that pop color and design in to a sea of square blocks. Place the blocks randomly; there’s no order to the glittering waves on the ocean! The quilt measures 54″ x 54″ with 4½” finished size blocks. Our example features…