Friday August 29th 2014

‘The Quilt Life’ Archives

Teflon vs. what?

Teflon vs. what?

Recently AQS posted this tip on Facebook. “Parchment paper works every bit as well as a Teflon pressing sheet, and it cools off faster.” You made  lots of comments, and you wanted to know more. Here’s the story: Quilters who do fusible appliqué know that a Teflon [Read More]

For the record

For the record

Are you a record-keeping quilter? I wish I were. How cool would that be to have a notebook, or a spreadsheet, with every detail of every quilt you’ve made in one neat place? I know quilters who keep track of everything, from each spool of thread and how much they paid [Read More]

How cool!

How cool!

Do you know what really happens when you step on the foot pedal of your sewing machine? Until just the other day, I did not. Then someone sent me a link to this great little animation. If you’re not so mechanically inclined, and you’ve ever wondered about how a [Read More]

Happy 2014

I am in a clean-out-closets-and-other piles kind of mood today. Maybe it’s the start of the new year. I’ve also been thinking about “Quilt Studio on the Move,” an article Carol Newby wrote for the February TQL. Carol is a veteran of many a household [Read More]

Quilts as Art

Quilts as Art

It’s always exciting when an art museum──not a quilt museum, but a major, mainstream art museum──decides to showcase the visual power of antique quilts. That’s why I’m very happy to tell you about “Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection”, opening [Read More]

What’s On Your Christmas Wish List?

What’s On Your Christmas Wish List?

Have you made out your Christmas list? I know it always helps to drop a few hints here and there—or in some cases to make out a list. Here are some things you might want to add to your Christmas list or maybe get as gifts for your quilting friends: *An AQS [Read More]

Christmas Star Block Pattern

Christmas Star Block Pattern

Here’s a pattern for a Christmas star with a ribbon-like design. It will shine when you make it in dazzling reds and greens with a silver border! Thanks to The Quilt Life for sharing this holiday beauty from the December, 2013 issue! Click here for the Christmas Star [Read More]

Ho ho ho

Ho ho ho

Last year right around this time, Jennifer Rounds decided she wanted something new for her Christmas dinner table. She jumped in with both feet and started a paper pieced, quilted Santa table runner. After Thanksgiving! Her friends thought she was nuts. But if you have read [Read More]

Jennifer and Santa are at it again

Jennifer and Santa are at it again

Our frequent contributor to TQL Jennifer Rounds has an adorable table runner pattern, Santa’s Coming!, in our December 2013 issue and a full-quilt version, Santa’s Forest, on the TQL website. But wait till you see the latest Santa project Jennifer’s come [Read More]

Outtakes

Outtakes

I’m not a huge fan of winter, but there is one thing I like when the weather turns nippy―I get to take my River Trees quilt out of the closet and enjoy it until spring. Even though it’s red and green, the quilt is not so Christmassy that I get tired of looking at it [Read More]

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