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Remembering Sochi quilt won Best of Show in 2018 Chicago International Quilt Festival

QUILTsocial blogger wins Best of Show at International Quilt Festival Spring 2018

All of us at QUILTsocial wish to congratulate one of our very own bloggers Claire Haillot for winning Best of ...
Walking Foot Quilting Designs by Melissa Marginet

QUILTsocial Giveaway 144: Walking Foot Quilting Designs by Melissa Marginet

Enter now for your chance to win! Walking Foot Quilting Designs, by Melissa Marginet, is a collection of dozens of ...
Half Square Triangles on a Unique cutting mat to make a quilt

Playing with HSTs makes for many quilt options

Thank you for joining me today! It's been at least 3 weeks since my last confession, sorry I mean post, ...
While looking for a piece of batting for the baby quilt, I found one of mom's quilting UFOs ... must finish it after we finish the baby quilts.

7 reasons for quilting UFOs and how to overcome them

Mom and I were so relieved to have finished the two baby quilts, as it's always exciting as you know, ...
The baby girl quilt top made with propellers

In quilting, a little love goes a long way

I have to tell you, there was a lot of excitement, and panic at the same time, quilting in the ...
Quilting the tissue box cover

Making a quilted tissue box cover

Like many of you, I love to shop the big box stores. You know, the kind of store that sells ...
Orphan block with borders added

Turn your orphan block into a quilted shopping bag

The environment is a topic that comes up often in the news. Though I would never pretend to be a ...
Grid and block layout

Matching grid lines on your quilts

Living on the quilting grid There's nothing faster and easier than taking square or rectangular pieces of fabric and sewing ...
Notebooks purchased from different locations that could use a cover

The easiest way to sew up a fabric book cover

I'm old enough to remember going to school with my school book covers carefully wrapped in brown paper for their ...
Two set of pinned fabrics perfectly aligned on the edges and the points

Use quilting dog ears to match up your points

Yes. Today I'm going to talk about dog ears. No, not dog’s ears; remember, this is a quilting blog, not ...
QUILTS at the Creek Art Exhibit

Thinking outside the quilt block

Every year, I take mom and my daughter Alessia for our annual visit to the QUILTS at the Creek, an ...
The quilt top finished except for the two narrow edges. Mom wants to add a little border in alternating blue and cream patches.

A baby quilt in progress

It’s always thrilling when my door bell rings, as surely there are books at my door! Quilting, knitting, crocheting and ...
Half Square Triangles are so adorable it’s hard to cut them further into Quarter Square Triangles – right?

A precise Quarter Square Triangle block makes an impeccable quilt

After I spent a good part of last Sunday cutting squares for mom to make HSTs, so she could then ...
A variation of the checkerboard quilt block, this is a 10" quilt block with a lot more interest, using QSTs.

Why Quarter Square Triangle blocks get wonky

I have to admit, I’ve had to massage my brain a little more than I would have wanted this week ...
The blue colorway for the baby boy

Making adorable quilts for babies

Before I tell you about the next quilts mom and I are going to be making, here’s how the I ...
Pieces cut from outdoor fabric for cushion #3

No hand stitching to make a patio cushion back

Here are the instructions for another cushion to go with the ones from earlier this week. I didn't put the ...
Block diagram for cushion #2

Coats & Clark outdoor thread makes sturdy patio cushion

Yesterday I gave you instructions for sewing a cushion using outdoor fabric and Coats & Clark outdoor thread. Here's the ...
Make a diagonal cut in seam allowance of the cording.

Making cording to match your patio cushion

Now it's time to make the cording for your cushion. See yesterday's post for the cutting instructions for making the ...
Pieces cut out for cushion #1

Extend the life of your patio decor with Coats & Clark outdoor thread

Yesterday we talked about outdoor thread and fabric. Now let's get started on a cushion for your favorite outdoor space ...
Coats & Clark outdoor thread

Using Coats & Clark outdoor thread for your patio decor

One of the newest trends in home décor is the decoration of outdoor space. Now you can personalize your outdoor ...