Modern Marks Meets The Stitch TV Show
Nov29

Modern Marks Meets The Stitch TV Show

We showcased our new pattern Into the Groove a few weeks ago, featuring the Modern Marks fabric line by Christa Watson for Benartex.  We get to take another look at it and share some of the quilting prep tips with you today! As a reminder, here’s the whole quilt: As with most quilts, we had the option to either do an all-over quilting pattern or quilt “to the block”.  To keep it interesting, I did a jagged stipple...

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Blog Hopping with Christa Watson and the Kites Quilt
Aug28

Blog Hopping with Christa Watson and the Kites Quilt

I’m very excited that our friend Christa Watson has a new book, Piece and Quilt with Precuts! Christa is an awesome teacher and all around great cheerleader for quilting and modern quilts. Her new book focuses on both using precut fabrics of all sizes and how exactly to quilt those quilts. Taking the guesswork out of that step can be quite liberating, as we’ve seen on our “How Should I Quilt This?” episodes of...

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Stitching Stars Blog Hop: Poppy Power
Apr05

Stitching Stars Blog Hop: Poppy Power

There’s a group of sewists that attended Sew Pro last year who do regular blog hops, and our theme for Spring was “Blossom”. I was hesitant to sign up to participate since I had a lot going on in first quarter between work and pattern design for The Stitch, but one productive Saturday I threw this little 12″ gem together. I may have a thing for poppies, although I can’t really say why.  I have this...

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Introducing the Sportsball Quilt!
Mar15

Introducing the Sportsball Quilt!

Between the two of us, Lynn is decidedly a bigger sports fan, so it is with sweet, sweet irony that I (yes, PAM) presents our latest pattern: SPORTSBALL! Yes, I made a sports thing! Lynn is an avid fan of the Tennessee Vols, both for college football and women’s basketball. You’d know that Lynn designed this quilt if all the colors in it were orange, but because they are not, hey, another clue that I designed it! And of...

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My Little Tagger: Resistance is Magic
Mar04

My Little Tagger: Resistance is Magic

When BadAss Quilters Society announced the Urban Bright challenge, I was in the middle of some sort of fit of Challenge Entry Fever. I cannot figure out what gripped me given all the deadlines we have and knowing that my day job is bananas in the first quarter. But there I was, buying some fabric from Frond Design Studios for this graffiti quilt challenge. Then the fabric arrived and I looked at it and … I had nothing. I was so...

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Saying Yes to The Nope! Quilt
Feb05

Saying Yes to The Nope! Quilt

When I was designing The Nope! Quilt for our challenge, I knew that although I was designing for a solid panel in the middle of the quilt, I really wanted to see a version with a print fabric in the middle. Granted, the real reason for that was to minimize the need for Super Fancy quilting like I did with the challenge fabric.  Generally I’m not a fan of marking anything, and all the “no” signs required a lot of...

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