Free Pattern: The Modern Fox block

Who else loves foxes? After the bat the fox is another one of my favorite animals. In fact, my first traditionally pieced quilt was a fox quilt that I made for my eldest daughter’s baby blanket. A couple of months ago I was playing around in my quilting program and designed this cool modern fox…

Bat of the Month: September- Strip Bat

What is Bat of the Month? Bat of the Month is a series of quilt block patterns I began when I joined a group of pattern designers who, each month, take a traditional quilt block pattern and reimagine it in their own style. This sounded like such a great way to expand myself as a…

The Poe Quilt: Chapter One

The Edgar Allan Poe Quilt Pattern is available now in both individual blocks or all 12 blocks at a discount. Find them here. As all main characters in a book need a good background story, so does a quilt. I knew as I began my small shop, I was not  interested in making just any…

FOUNDATION PAPER PIECING TUTORIAL: SEWING YOUR FIRST BLOCK

STEP ONE: CUT OUT THE PATTERN Once you have printed off your pattern, you will want to cut out the pieces. More often than not, patterns you will make will contain multiple sections that will need to be joined together, but the pattern we will be working with in this lesson will only contain one…

Foundation Paper Piecing Tutorial: Getting Started

WHAT IS FOUNDATION PAPER PIECING? Foundation paper piecing. or FPP, is a technique used to piece quilt blocks. Unlike the traditional method (where pieces of fabric are individually measured, cut, and sewn together) and English paper piecing (where fabric is wrapped around paper templates and sewn together bu hand), FPP is a method where a…