An art quilt is created out of pure imagination – no pattern required. This week I’m inspired by the image of a lone winter-chilled tree set against a pastel sky. Magical colors, fantastic contrast, and tons of room for improvisation. Join me for a dose freestyle applique that’ll rock your socks off! Click HERE for a free downloadable PDF of this quilt!
The Krystal Mandala is all about straight lines and angles; it’s even finished with straight-line quilting. This is the perfect quilt to keep your little superheroes cozy as they dream of defeating the bad guys! Click HERE to watch the vid! Click HERE for your free downloadable PDF!
Even simple traditions create lasting memories. Every December we pull out our “Skinny Santa” to deck him out with Christmas cards from family and friends. After so many years, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without him. Learn how to make your own Felt Santa Christmas Card Holder HERE! And download the free PDF pattern HERE! Click on the image to find all the supplies needed to create your very own Santa card holder!
For months we’ve been cranking out the free motion quilting tutorials. Many of you have jumped in and given it your best, and we’ve loved the pics you’ve shared of your efforts! But for those of you still sitting on the sidelines, it’s time to bite the bullet and start stitching! Jenny Doan may be the Queen of Quick & Easy Quilting, but when it comes to Free Motion Quilting, she’s a beginner like many of you! So don’t be shy; we’re all learning together! Click on the button below to watch a true beginner tackle the first hurdles of free motion quilting: sync &Read More →
Rob has a special guest in the studio today, and she’s one talented firecracker! Say hello to Ruby Appell, Rob’s favorite little sewing buddy (and daughter). This week Ruby’s taking the reins to teach us how to make a simple charm quilt for a doll-sized bed. From layout to binding, she’s got it all covered. Here’s to the next generation of quilters! Click on the button below to watch the tutorial and make your own doll bed quilt! This is a perfect gift for one of the special little firecrackers in your life!
Rob’s got a new Mandala Quilt on board, and man, is it easy! The secret? A couple of orange peel templates, fusible web, and Ombre Yardage by V & Co. for Moda Fabrics. This cool variegated fabric creates tons of dimension – all you have to do is cut and paste! You’ll also get a great lesson on using the satin stitch to finish off your applique. Click on the button below to get all the supplies you need and watch the tutorial!
If you’re itching for quilting outside the box, why not give circles a try? Rob’s new 3D Circles Quilt is an exciting departure from the expected – think of it as the love child of quilting and sculpture. It’s unique, colorful, and full of movement – totally worthy of top billing over the mantle. Click on the button below to learn how to make The 3D Circles Quilt!
Every quilter has their kryptonite. That one skill that, despite repeated practice, just never seems to gel. Me? My weak spot has always been paper piecing. Luckily, my good friend Violet Craft is basically the paper-piecing queen of the universe, and she agreed to join me in the studio for some easy-to-follow paper-piecing instruction. Join me as I conquer my fear of paper piecing, and together we’ll learn how to make something awesome! Click on the button below to watch the tutorial!
Did you know that daffodils can be made into an alzheimer’s-fighting drug, marigolds can be used as pest repellent, and sunflowers remove poisons such as arsenic and lead from the ground? Talk about flower power! And today we’re introducing you to another flower that packs a serious punch, The Strata Flower. This quilt is bold and beautiful, and combines elements from Rob’s classic strata quilt with a fool-proof method for easy applique. Click on the button to watch the tutorial and learn how to make your own Strata Flower Quilt!
I’m pretty pumped to be a special guest on the new Missouri Star Quilt Co’s quilting tutorial today! Watch as I teach Jenny Doan a simple Block and Strip quilt that is prefect for a quick project and can look completely different depending on the fabrics you choose! Click on the button to watch!