Tutorial + pattern: Mug hot pad

Hot Pad of the Month

These hot pads are so cute they deserve a spot on mine and your to-do-list. To make them, Crafty Staci started with assorted cotton prints, quilt batting and Insul-Bright. Cutting each into a mug shape, she then stacked and sewed them together. She shares on her blog step-by-step instructions … Read More ...

10 HST Quilt Blocks

HST

HST (or Half Square Triangle) quilt blocks can be one of the most versatile block designs we have as quilters.  With a simple turn of the block, or change of color, your block can go from looking repetitive and “normal” … Read More ...

QAL block two – Sewing machine

Snapshots quilt block

Melissa of Happy Quilting shares her “make” for month two of the Fat Quarter Shop’s Snapshots Quilt-Along (QAL). Though the patterns are offered up as a free download, the research done by St. Jude’s is not. They are asking participants of this year-long … Read More ...

Tutorial: Pinwheel pillowcase

Pinwheel quilt block or pillow fleece

Angel of FleeceFun.com made this pretty pillowcase using six simple pinwheel quilt blocks. The pinwheel blades are sewn in on the long side of the triangle, leaving the other two sides open for therapeutic thumb-flipping. Perfect for kids, right?

She shares on her blog how … Read More ...

Whole Cloth Mystery QAL

Mystery QAL Lori Kennedy

Lori of The Inbox Jaunt is hosting a Mystery QAL (Quilt Along) this month focused on free motion quilting. You’ll start with a quilt sandwich made from two fat quarters (18″x22″), so she’s keeping it small. There’s no piecing so you can concentrate … Read More ...