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Gambit Quilt: January 2022

The Gambit quilt pattern is made up entirely of strip piecing! You will start off by creating large stripped units and then trimming them down to 2″-wide strips that you will use to piece together each block. This pattern is a great way to practice using a scant seam allowance and… Read More

Buckled Up Quilt: February 2022

This pattern is based on a traditional block called “Children of Israel.” Modifying the block and then extending the lines that reach to the edge creates an interesting woven design with a sort of buckle that holds the ribbons of color together when only a few blocks are set in… Read More

Seffarine Stars Quilt: March 2022

This paper-pieced pattern is based on a traditional Moroccan zellige (tile mosaic) pattern found in many historic buildings around the country, among them the Seffarine Madrassa in Fez. This stunning quilt comes together with a block-based assembly, combining three different blocks, and is finished with a pieced border. ​… Read More

Make-It Take-It: Pinwheel Coasters

Perfect for a guild retreat, sewing with friends, or sewing to gift, these coasters are easy to make – instead of just one, these instructions will make a mirrored pair! In this Make-it-Take-it series, Sue will provide everything you need to know to make a few items for yourself, as… Read More

Mexican Tile Study: January, February, March 2022

Inspired by Mexican tiles, this block study is a wonderful way to play with color! Try it in a two-color version or use a wider palette to experiment with color placement. You’re sure to enjoy the variety this block has to offer. 04_Q1-22_Mexican-Tile-header-1.jpg ​… Read More

Flyover Quilt: October 2021

Flyover is a traditionally-pieced quilt that plays with the idea of overlaid circles and squares to create depth and texture. The repeated block is a mix of straight and curved piecing and comes together quickly. With so many “layers,” Flyover lends itself to fun customization and creative quilting. We can’t… Read More

Night Bloom Quilt: November 2021

Night Bloom uses Foundation Paper Piecing to create its precise points and mathematically correct octagons. The octagonal points of this geometric quilt are inspired by Easter cacti which bloom only at night. ​… Read More

Staggered Lines Quilt: December 2021

Experiment with a singular block by manipulating it directionally or with color to create an illusion of six individualized blocks in the Staggered Lines Quilt. A dark or contrasting background make the staggered lines a focal feature. ​… Read More

Backpack Tote

The Backpack Tote is a fun bag pattern that can be worn as a backpack or as a tote. Plus, it’s the perfect way to repurpose your favorite pair of worn-out jeans. Whether you grab your scraps and leftover blocks or fabric from your stash, you’re sure to love your… Read More

Whorl Block: October, November, December 2021

Are you ready to put your quarter-square triangle skills from this quarter’s Modern Fundamental to practice? Add a partial seam to the mix with the Whorl Block for a great way to practice techniques without a lot of stress. 04_Q4-21-Whorl-1-820×600.jpg… Read More