A couple of weeks ago, little Miss Ruby Appell showed us how to make a simple charm quilt for a doll bed. This week she’ll finish off the project with an easy ruffled bed skirt. This is such a great project to do with young beginners – quick, simple, and super fun. We hope it inspires you to share your craft with the kiddos in your life! Watch now!
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!
There are no words to describe the Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon each year. There are so many amazing artists and one of a kind quilts wherever you look and it’s just a great all around experience. If you haven’t been before, I’d highly recommend adding it to your bucket list! Check out these photos from the 2016 Sisters, Oregon Outdoor Quilt Show back in July. I bet they’ll make you want to make the trip next year! I’m always so thrilled to be able to hang my quilts up in this show among so many other amazing quilts and artists. Pictured with meRead More →
Stretching from the bottom of Oregon all the way past San Francisco, a 500 mile long forest of ancient redwoods towers above the Big Sur Coast. These ancient giants can grow to be 350 feet tall with a diameter of over 20 feet! Recently, Rob and his 12-year-old son spent some time backpacking through this remarkable forest, and they came back with some serious quilting inspiration! (What a awesome way to hold on to the memory of a trip like that!) And so the Sherwood Quilt was born! This is a new pattern for Rob and he is walking you through the entire process! So,Read More →
Have you ever watched a high energy caffeinated guy sit and focus closely on an important task? Well, it’s a sight to be seen, so break out your quilting gloves and slip sheet, folks, cuz it’s free motion quilting time! This week the focus is vines and leaves and it’s going to be a blast! Thanks to my friend Christina Cameli for allowing me to reference her excellent teaching materials from her Free-Motion Quilting books! You can find them in the list of supplies HERE!
Messy stitches. Loose threads. Clanking metal. Lint clogs. When you’re in the quilting groove, there’s nothing more frustrating than an out-of-whack sewing machine. Luckily, there are a few tips and techniques that can get your machine up and running in no time, and Rob is just the guy to show you how! In fact, he gets pretty excited about taking care of his machines! This week Rob has released a series of three video tutorials to guide you through do-it-yourself repair and maintenance. He’ll also help you diagnose problems that require professional attention. With over 15 years of experience as a sewing machine technician, youRead More →