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MQG 2023 Sew Along – Color Resources

The opportunities are endless for color and fabric selection with the Criss Cross Chain pattern! You are welcome to use any fabric that you like. Please refer to page 5 of the pattern for fabric requirements. We partnered with Wendy Chow, the designer of the Criss… Read More

MQG 2023 Sew Along

We’re excited to host a sew along and sew with you! This year, we’re making the Criss Cross Chain pattern, the July 2022 Quilt of the Month, designed by Wendy Chow, an individual MQG member.  The sew along is open to any MQG member and kicks… Read More

Not So Square

This quilt was inspired by shadows on a bookcase. Tina designed this with simplicity and the ability to showcase large swaths of prints or custom quilting in mind. By using basic components, gentle curves, and inset circles, achieve a modern aesthetic with just a few seams. Skills you will… Read More

Toggle Table Runner

The square shape is based on the historic courthouse steps block. Piecing begins by sewing two short rectangular strips to opposite sides of a center square. Then two long rectangles are sewn to the other sides of the center square. The courthouse steps block stops after just one… Read More

Teamwork Quilt

This quilt started out as an exercise to create an improv-lite project with simple piecing and movement throughout. It’s titled Teamwork because the groupings of triangles reminded Michelle of youth soccer teams all running around the field in a cluster, chasing the ball.     … Read More

Punch Block Study

The Punch block is beginner-friendly for those who are new to curved piecing. It features a large-scale quarter circle block – larger, more gentle curves are generally easier to sew.   If you’re new to sewing curves, you can refer to Yvonne Fuch’s Modern… Read More

Echo Chamber

Explore multiple illusions with this striking modern quilt. Using only four fabric colors, play with color interactions to create a transparency effect. Create the illusion of large curves without any curved piecing. Learn to use a unique angle template and join strips of fabric at any angle. The finished… Read More

Double Bubble

“Double Bubble” is a block-based design, featuring a hot new trend in modern quilting: curves within curves. This design will challenge you to learn inset curved piecing, precision piecing where two or more curved seams converge, and how pressing direction can affect the finished appearance of pieced curves. … Read More

Tilted Tiles

Tilted Tiles is a semi-improv quilt. The pattern is a collection of approachable techniques that allow for the creation of a quilt with the look and feel of improv while allowing for the use of a ruler at every step.  The pattern uses multiple block sizes, each… Read More

Puzzle Patch Block Study

The inspiration for this block is the Half-Square Triangle (HST), the simple yet versatile building block of many quilt patterns. It keeps the diagonal seam of the HST and add other elements to each triangle section. … Read More