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 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 ...

Free pattern: Naruko quilt


This quilt has an edgy modern feel but if you look closer you’ll see sweet motifs make up the non-pieced squares. It’s the Kokeshi novelty print collection designed by Suzy Ultman for Robert Kaufman. At their site you can download the Naruko quilt pattern for free and start your own sophisticated, yet … Read More ...