February Block of the Month

I hope you all are having as much fun with the Quilt Addicts Anonymous Block of the Month as I am. Nearly 1,500 of you downloaded the January block, and I can’t wait to see how everyone’s fabric and color choices make the pattern come to life in a different way. But now it’s time […]

February Block of the Month

Some fun behind the scenes news. I got new lights for shooting the video tutorials. That means really clear video for you, and I can shoot at night after the baby goes to sleep. I hope you enjoy this month’s tutorial. This month we are making eight blocks. It is the most we’ll make in […]

April Block of the Month

It’s that time of the month and I’m technically posting the block design on the first Monday of the month. I’ve got seven minutes left! This month is a nice easy break from the complicated blocks we’ve been doing so far this year. Made almost entirely of half square triangles, this block looks complicated because of […]

How to silk-dye Easter eggs

Note: This post was originally written in March 2016 and was updated in March 2018 to include a video tutorial. In the intervening years my daughter grew old enough to help with the task, so I had her on as a special guest to help me show you all how to silk dye Easter eggs. […]

April Block of the Month

Welcome back to the Quilt Addicts Anonymous Block of the Month! This month we’re getting started on the first pieced border. There are 20 blocks, to make, but they’re easy and just 6-inches finished so the piecing goes fast. As always, I’m making the quilt in two colorways just in case the pinks and purples […]

November Block of the Month

We’re almost to the end of the 2014 Block of the Month. The November block includes three different techniques. We’ve done them all before, so this will be a good refresher of all we’ve learned this year. Make sure to come back next month, because I’ll be hosting a contest and giving away some free […]

Demo Day March 2018!

Last weekend we celebrated the first anniversary of our brick and mortar shop in Rock Island, IL, with a big Demo Day! We packed the day with free demos every hour and we filmed four of them for you to watch at home. Scroll down to see FREE videos on paper piecing, ruler work on […]
How to sew a mitered border
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How to sew a mitered border

I just LOVE a good mitered border. This is the king of all borders in my opinion, reserved for the most striking patterns and fabrics. I choose to use a mitered border for two reasons: The quilt is put together on point and it would just look weird to all of a sudden have a […]