I enjoy quilting from a pattern, but my first love is freestyle applique. I let my imagination take the wheel as scraps of fabric are transformed into a totally unique scene.
I cannot begin to say how excited I am to share this news with you. My new Shark Applicutter rotary cutter is now available for purchase (at missouriquiltco.com)! This product has been in my head for years and I am so happy to finally be able to share it with all of you! This cutter is the perfect tool for applique and other detailed projects! The 14mm blade is the smallest available, perfect for those curves and tight angles. Watch the video to see it in action! The Shark Applicutter makes intricate cuts easier and more exact with these great features: Adapts for left or rightRead More →
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!
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!
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!
Is there anything more majestic than an eagle soaring gracefully over a pristine mountain landscape? How about waves crashing onto a rocky shoreline? A sleek cityscape silhouetted by a blazing sunset? We live in an extraordinary world, and everywhere I look, I’m inspired to create my own, unique scenery, quilting-style! In this week’s new tutorial, Eagle Over Alaska, you’ll learn how to transform the beauty of nature into a unique piece of art using Rob’s raw edge appliqué technique. Click below to watch the tutorial and get everything you need to make your own Eagle Over Alaska Quilt!
With the new Star Wars movie coming out next month, we HAD to do an outer space quilt tutorial! The Out of This World Quilt is a fun way to practice your raw-edge applique skills! Click HERE to get all the details!
They say that time flies when you’re having fun and these weeks are cruisin’ by when I’m working on fun project for you! This week’s tutorial is perfect for Halloween! Follow along to learn how to make the easiest pillow case ever that doubles as a trick or treat bag when you dress it up a little! Click HERE to watch the new tutorial and get all the details!