Wasn't that so fun? We love how the center star burst looks like applique! There are so many possibilities with this quilt pattern; what colors will you choose? We can't wait to see! Share your photos with us on social media #doublewidedresden.
Tune in at the same time tomorrow for a little video on the Beach Ball pattern!
Since we love all-things Sew Cherry, we decided to join in on the quilty fun of Lori Holt's Quilt Along featuring the Sweetie Pie Quilt Kit! The kit includes the Sweetie Pie Quilt Pattern and 23.25 yards of Sew Cherry 2 fabric for the quilt top and binding.
Each month, Lori will be sharing tips and tricks every Monday for 8 weeks, starting today, for all of us to follow along with the Sweetie Pie quilt! We used the awesome Pie Ruler to make the first block!
If you're looking for some tips with this ruler, check out our demonstration video!
We can't wait to see what Lori brings us for the next block! Share your block progress with us on social media and be sure to keep track of your project with your Scrappy Project Planner and accessories!
Did you catch our behind the scenes videos and photos on Instagram when Barb and Mary of Me & My Sister Designs joined us in the studio? If you've been anxiously awaiting these video surprises, you're in luck! Today, we're kicking off a week of quilty tutorials with these two!
All great projects start with great tools and fabric! For each project this week, you need the Double Wide Dresden Rulerfrom
Me & My Sister Designs. This is the traditional dresden ruler that you know and
love - but better!
The Double Wide Dresden Ruler is 36 degrees and has 10 wedges! It's less work and even more fun!
This week, you'll get to see four videos of brand new patterns, each showcasing the Double Wide Dresden Ruler!
The day is finally here! We're so excited to get started on a year full of quilty fun for such a great cause! If you're just joining us, don't worry! Find answers to all those FAQs here, grab your Patchwork Quilt Kit and Backing Set, and let's get started!
Check out our easy-to-follow video for some tips and tricks on this first block!
We have some wonderful quilty friends joining along for this great cause! Be sure to check out their blogs every month to watch their process, and to see what fun fabric collections they have selected!
*Psst! The designers of the quilt's fabrics - Bonnie & Camille - are sewing along, too! Fun!
We're back with Flashback Friday featuring Barbara Brackman! We've talked about oranges, blues, and reds, and today we're going to touch on some green hues! Read on to learn more from the master!
print designers know that applique artists looking to create red and green
masterpieces are on the lookout for greens. Not just any green. We hope to find
a green with a slight yellow cast.
quilt from about 1860
classic look came about more by accident than design. Mid-19th-century green
cottons were usually over-dyed -- dyed once with a blue and once with a yellow
dye. Results: medium green. But the blue dye was not so colorfast as the yellow
and a little laundering could shift that green towards yellow. A little more
laundering and the green becomes lime green as the blue dye fades away.
mills and the customers just called these prints "Green." Quilters
sometimes call these Poison Green, but the real poison green was a more minty
shade, a single-step green dyed with arsenic -- bad idea!
applique - about 1850
greens aren't over-dyed and they don't fade away. You can go with a medium
green to echo the quilt just off the frame or a yellow-green to capture a
time-worn look. Check out a few in stock at Fat Quarter Shop that are accurately colored to reflect an old-fashioned look!
We're onto block five of the Applique All Day series with Anne Sutton from Bunny Hill Designs! This week, Anne designed a darling block that reminds us of a popular nursery rhyme! The Teapot block and the rest of the blocks in this six-part applique series are exclusive to Fat Quarter Shop and are free to download from our free pattern page!
This block design is perfectly composed of a fabric collection that reminds us to cherish handmade items -- Handmade by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics. The variety of large and small prints makes the Handmade collection extremely versatile for projects, and adds so much charm!