Blogging the Belinda Quilt: Selecting Fabrics
Jun27

Blogging the Belinda Quilt: Selecting Fabrics

We’re coming up on a year since we launched our digital quilt pattern line, and I wanted to spend some time revisiting one of my favorites, the Belinda giant hexagon quilt. This pattern was originally designed as a layer cake quilt, using all 42 10″ squares to make the giant hexagons.  What I love about it, though, is that you’re not tied to a layer cake to make the quilt; Lynn and I have both recently used fat...

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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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The Stitch TV Show – Episode 210
Jan13

The Stitch TV Show – Episode 210

In episode 210 of The Stitch TV Show, Pam and Lynn talk about (read: disagree) about how you define neutrals in quilting, Lynn’s design process for the “Diamonds are Forever” quilt hanging behind us (part of the fat quarter challenge we did this year), tips for choosing fabrics,and wrap up with some quilting history talk. Tips and links for this episode: The quilt hanging behind us is the Diamonds are Forever quilt,...

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The Stitch TV Show – Episode 209
Dec30

The Stitch TV Show – Episode 209

In episode 209 of The Stitch TV Show, Pam and Lynn talk about the new Pantone color of the year, “Greenery“, Pam’s design process for The Nope! Quilt hanging behind us (part of the fat quarter challenge we did this year), and what you need to know about sewing machine needles. Tips and links for this episode: The quilt hanging behind us is The Nope! Quilt, a fat-quarter friendly quilt! The pattern is available in...

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Free Friendly Snowman Pillow Tutorial!
Dec20

Free Friendly Snowman Pillow Tutorial!

We interrupt your normal “Sewing Better” quilting tips blogs to provide a short and sweet tutorial for a 16″ pillow that you can whip up in an evening for a quick gift. Which I know, because I did! It’s charm square friendly, and if you have a 60-degree triangle ruler, it’ll go even quicker. To make the friendly snowman, you’ll need these materials: 6 – 5″ white or cream squares 30...

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The Droid Quilt Now Available in Our Pattern Shop!
Nov14

The Droid Quilt Now Available in Our Pattern Shop!

If you’ve been looking for a good Star Wars quilt pattern to celebrate the movie series or an enthusiastic fan in your life, check out the Droid Quilt pattern! We originally ran this as a quilt-along in 2015 to celebrate the release of The Force Awakens, and it’s now available as a PDF pattern in our pattern shop. The quilt comes in two sizes, twin (66 x 90″) and lap size (66 x 70″, and it’s three color...

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