Dress Shirt Quilts

Making a quilt from dress shirts, think men's button up shirts, can be tricky because you will often find yourself using many different patterns and fabric types. But, with a few little tips and tricks the stress level of this type of project decreases exponentially. First, think of starch as your friend. Starch, especially a... Continue Reading →

Free Quilt Pattern

Today I am going to be sharing with you two of my favorite block patterns. Why are they among my favorite? Well, because they both come together really fast and they are so versatile. They are great stand alone blocks, meaning they can individually be used to make a beautiful quilt, and then combined, they... Continue Reading →

Valentine Quilt

It's no secret that I wasn't a big fan of this years cupid box from the fat quarter shop. I just don't think the value of the box was quite on the mark. I also didn't think the pattern that accompanied the fabric was that great either. But, I digress. Sometimes we just need to... Continue Reading →

Spinning Flower Bed – Week Eight

Completing the quilt-a-long quilt top We are at the home stretch! I am providing a diagram to show how I sewed my quilt top together, but you can, of course, sew yours together however you feel comfortable! Layout I sewed my quilt top together in rows, then I sewed all the rows together. I used... Continue Reading →

Spinning Flower Bed – Block Seven

Here is the last block for the quilt-a-long! Next week we will piece the quilt together. Just like last week this weeks block is a very simple border piece! Materials Prep Layout Sew the border strips together and press your seams. Again, make sure you make four of these blocks! Gather all of your blocks... Continue Reading →

Spinning Flower Bed – Block Five

Wow! We are already here on the fifth block and these final few blocks come together quickly since they are border pieces. They come together so fast I actually thought about posting them all together, however, I figured spacing them out would give everyone a chance to catch up if needed. As a side note,... Continue Reading →

Spinning Flower Bed – Block One

Week one Quilt-A-Long It's week one and today we will start on block one for our quilt. This block comes together easily. You will start by cutting one large block for the center and then create some half square triangles with your background fabric and the fat quarters you selected for your diamond fabric. Materials... Continue Reading →

Finished Quilts

I can't believe it! I have finished so many quilts so far this year and I just finished three more! Completing the finishing quilting and binding has been my least favorite part of quilting! I love love love planning and piecing quilts together. But quilting the layers together I typically found very daunting. It is... Continue Reading →

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