On The Fence

  One of the simplest blocks you can learn as a quilter, the Rail Fence is made from three or more pieced strips . Don’t let that simplicity fool you, though: this straightforward block creates varied and unexpectedly beautiful quilts. Rail Fence blocks can be put together to create the Roman Square, Fine Woven or Basket…

Quilting Fuel: Sweets to the Sweet

Yes, Valentine’s Day is next week, and we promise we’ll stop talking about love and hearts and delicious sweet treats after that. Wait, scratch that–we can’t promise to stop talking about sweet treats. But while we are talking about Valentine’s Day and sweets together, we have a question: Why does chocolate get to have all…

Love & Marriage

Valentine’s Day: when our thoughts turn to love, chocolate, flowers, and quilts.  Before we get to the quilt part, a little background on St. Valentine. There is more than one early saint called Valentine, but the popular story about this particular St. Valentine is that he performed marriages in secret for Roman soldiers who had been…

Puzzle It Out

Get your gear together, quilters, because we’re sending you to the mountain tops. The next entry in our Block of the Month is the Rocky Mountain Puzzle block. This block has got a lot of action going on!  All those points give create lot of movement. Needless to say, two very busy fabrics put together…

Quilting Fuel: I Say Chowder, You Say Chowdah.

Are you still recovering from all the holiday eating and sewing? All the lovely, calorie-laden dishes and special treats are gone, or waiting to be thrown out when you’re tired of looking at them. It’s the beginning of a new year, and our thoughts turn to healthy living. But winter’s still here, with its grey…

On the H Block of Quilt Street

The H Block is this month’s entry in our Block of the Month series. The H Block is  easy  for beginning quilters, but it has the kind of fun movement you find in designs using  more advanced techniques. There’s not much history out there about the H Block, but you can see that it’s based off of…

Quilting Fuel: Give it a Swirl!

We’ve just finished Thanksgiving, but the season of baked goodies is not over yet. While we were looking at recipes on the web, we came across this pie crust with a real “Wow!” factor. And even better? You make it using a refrigerated pie crust from the grocery store! It seems like a shame to…

Gifts Galore

“I just don’t know what to get!” We hear this cry for help a lot. You need a gift for your mom or sister, for someone in your bee, for someone who’s new to sewing, or even someone who’s sewn for years and has a sewing room stuffed full of notions and fabric. Never fear-the Bernina…

Among the Pines

Our Block of the Month for November is the Pine Tree Block. The history of different quilt blocks and patterns is something we love to explore, but this month we’re going to talk about a personal history. When it comes to quilting, that’s the real heart and soul of it: patterns and techniques and knowledge…