My kids and I love being creative together. We often spend time hiking, playing music, building with LEGO bricks, and, of course, creating in my sewing studio. Sometimes we even get a little silly! This project will delight the inner child in you and may even inspire you to do something out of the ordinary. Have you ever wanted to add a dapper touch to your wardrobe? Create a fun bow tie to add that extra something. Then, go even bigger and make it clown-sized for even more excitement! Being the guy I am, I got a bit carried away and created an extra largeRead More →
Are you looking for some quilt-spiration each and every day of the year? Look no further! Rob has offered his talents to help raise money for one of the most exciting quilting events of the summer, the Sisters’ Outdoor Quilt Show, by donating a quilt and posing for The Men Behind the Quilt Calendar! The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is the world’s largest outdoor quilt show with more than 1,300 quilts representing artists and designers from across the globe. It’s an amazing event in a beautiful town overlooking the majestic Three Sisters wilderness. If you have the opportunity to go, we highly recommend it! EveryRead More →
A picture is worth a thousand words. So, what does your tote bag say about you? Do you have the coolest cat in the universe? Are your grandbabies undeniably cuter than all your friends’? Are you the parent of the best little leaguer in the state? Prove it with a totally unique Photo Transfer Tote Bag! In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to make an easy tote using fabric photographs that are printed on a regular printer using EQ Printables Inkjet Fabric Sheets.
Earth Day is April 22nd and it’s a holiday I can really get behind. I love any opportunity to celebrate our Mother Earth! My kids are really growing up fast and I am so proud to share with you how my daughter Ruby and her friend Cooper are trying to make a real difference in the world by supporting a threatened species. Every year, National Geographic hosts a Geography Bee. This competition is designed to inspire and reward the curiosity of students across the globe for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic Bee Champion! This year,Read More →
You can’t build a house from one stick of lumber. You can’t make soup with a single potato. You can’t grow a lumberjack-style beard with a lone whisker. But you can sew an entire skirt with just one yard of fabric! This week I’m demonstrating a quick and easy way to construct a circle skirt or square skirt out of one yard of batik rayon. These skirts are a hit with my twelve-year-old daughter and they wash up great, too! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
In 1969, Jimi Hendrix electrified Woodstock with his rendition of the national anthem. He was playing a white Fender Stratocaster. In 1964, Keith Richards rocked out on his Les Paul at the Rolling Stones’ very first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. And in 1992, Eric Clapton strummed an acoustic Martin as he recorded his smash hit, “Tears in Heaven.” These guitars are as iconic as the stars who played them. I’m such a superfan, I couldn’t help but capture their cool, classic lines in quilt form. Click HERE to learn how to make my Unstrung Hero quilt. (Great news: This project is available asRead More →
Love at first sight. You’ve seen it in the movies, but has it happened to you in real life? You’re strolling through the rows of your local quilt shop, when all of a sudden, a fantastic new precut catches your eye. The colors. The prints. It’s almost too wonderful to be true. My Steps & Stones tutorial features a great new fat quarter bundle, “Gleaned” by Carolyn Frielander for Robert Kaufman. Truth be told, I fell in love with this fabric long before this quilt began to take shape. Click HERE to see how I transformed those little pieces into a cool, modern quilt!
When the sun sets over the ocean, you get a magnificent burst of color – but it only lasts a few moments. Today I’m stitching up an Island Sunset that will remain brilliant for years to come! This quilt was inspired by Missouri Star’s Disappearing Pinwheel. It’s a project that looks complex, but the truth is, it couldn’t be easier! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Rob demonstrates how to make a mermaid tail blanket out of fleece. He uses Cuddle Embossed Dimple Minky Yardage by Shannon Fabrics and Soft Cuddle Stone Aruba Yardage by Shannon Fabrics. Click HERE to watch the full tutorial and get the supplies! Click the button to watch the full tutorial!
String quilting is a quick & easy type of foundation piecing. Strips are stitched to a fabric base, and you can get a little crazy with angles and skinny pieces because the foundation keeps everything nice and pucker-free. This week’s quilt was inspired by the incredible fabric designs of Kaffe Fassett, so of course it’s all about color and movement. I chose to create half square triangles by sewing my strips diagonally on one half of each foundational block. How cool is that? Click HERE to watch the tutorial