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Friday, March 1, 2024

Tumble and Twist Quilt | Charm Squares | Rotary Cutting or AccuQuilt

Scraps, charm squares, yardage - use whatever you have to make these fun blocks. How to make them by rotary cutting or with AccuQuilt. Another lesson on using The Quilting Apps.


Thursday, February 29, 2024

New Quiltig App Added - Half Square Triangles | Find Fabric Requirements and Cutting Instructions

I just uploaded another Quilting App. This one is for cutting and piecing Half Square Triangles using the Two At A Time or Eight At A Time method. Check it out!



Friday, February 23, 2024

Friday, February 16, 2024

Stacked Squares Quilt Block Tutorial | Rotary Cutting and AccuQuilt | Quilting Apps Tutorial

This is such an easy block to make. I made two patriotic quilts at a recent retreat. Learn how to use the Quilting Apps on this blog to design a quilt and find the fabric needed to complete a quilt of any size.


Stacked Squares Quilt Block 12"

Friday, February 9, 2024

Make the Mindless Quit Using Jelly Rolls, Fat Quarters or Scraps | Free Beginner Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern

I call this the Mindless Quilt because it is so easy to make! Even beginner quilters will find it fun and easy to do. The Jelly roll pattern is free to download from Moda Fabrics.


Friday, February 2, 2024

🍍🌺🌴 The Pineapple Quilt Block Two Ways - Paper Piecing and Pineapple Trim Tool from Creative Grids

If you love the pineapple quilt block, you have two more options to piece them. Paper piecing and the Pineapple Trim Tool. Learn how to use both of these methods. Also learn how to find how much fabric you need to make a quilt any size.


Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Trunk Show of January 2024 Quilt Tops Completed | Free Quilt Patterns

Here are the quilt tops I completed in January 2024. There are full patterns or instructions for each quilt available to be downloaded. Click the image below to play video.


Friday, January 26, 2024

AccuQuilt Pineapple Quilt Full Tutorial

Use the AccuQuilt Pineapple die to make the Pineapple quilt  top in any size you desire. This tutorial answers these questions:

  • How many blocks do I need?
  • How much fabric do I need?
  • How do I cut the patches?
  • Any tips for success in piecing?




Monday, January 22, 2024

Beginner's Guide to Quiltmaking Chapter 3 Rectangles | Rotary Cutting and AccuQuilt

Learn to cut rectangles using rotary cutting or AccuQuilt. Learn how to size a quilt and how to calculate fabric requirements and cutting instructions using the free quilting apps on my blog.


Friday, January 19, 2024

Rail Fence Ripple Quilt Tutorial | Rotary Cutting and AccuQuilt | 4 Block Sizes | Infinite Quilt Sizes

Use fat quarters or yardage to make this scrap quilt. Choose from 4 different block sizes. Learn how many blocks you need for any size quilt. AccuQuilt strip cutters can be used as well and rotary cutting and the Stripology ruler.

Rail Fence Ripple 60" x 72"

Monday, January 15, 2024

Beginner's Guide To Quiltmaking - Chapter 2 Squares Tutorials for Rotary Cutting and AccuQuilt

Probably the most common patch we use in quiltmaking is the square. This tutorial shows how to cut squares three different ways. Later you will find instructions for using the Quilting Apps to determine how many blocks you need for your quilt size and how much fabric to make the quilt.

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Sampler Quilt -3 Size Options For Rotary Cutting or AccuQuilt

This sampler quilt can be made in 3 sizes and uses orphan blocks you have. Additional blocks are used to make the quilt larger. The sampler blocks were from the Block of the Day 2023 collection of 365 quilt block tutorials

Sampler Quilt - 60" x 78"

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

πŸ“πŸ“ Beginner's Guide to Quiltmaking Chapter 1A - Essential Tools For Rotary Cutting and AccuQuilt

With the abundance of quiltmaking rulers, templates and gadgets out there, it can be difficult for beginner quiltmakers to ldecide where to start. Using the concept of the 4 most common patches we learned about in Chapter 1, I give my recommendations for essential tools for the beginner quiltmaker.

Monday, January 8, 2024

πŸ“πŸ“ Beginner's Guide To Quiltmaking - Chapter 1 - Patches, Units, Grids, Blocks and Grainlines

A frequent comment I see about my videos is something like “You make a difficult quilt block look easy to do!” This is exactly my goal. I’ll let you in on a little secret. The blocks really are easy to make, but because it looks difficult, most quiltmakers move on to the next block. The Slip Knot block, made from squares, rectangles and half square triangles, is a perfect example. Follow this series of mini workshops to learn how blocks are designed and pieced and determine how much fabric you need for any size quilt.


Friday, January 5, 2024

⛰️πŸ“ Delectable Mountains Free Quilt Pattern | Layer Cake Quilt Design | AccuQuilt or Rotary Cutting

The perfect quilt project to use your Layer Cake squares. I made this quilt from 10" squares I cut myself. This quilt finishes about 60" x 81" but watch the video to see how easy it is to make the size you want!
Delectable Mountains Scrappy Quilt

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

⭐🀩 Use These Number Charms To Organize Quilt Blocks Into Rows For Piecing

For years I have been using this system to organize blocks from the design wall to the pieced quilt top. In this video I show you how to make your own set of number charms and how to use them to piece the quilt top.

All On One Ring -- 72 quilt blocks organized into 9 rows of 8 blocks

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Quilt Block of the Day 2023 | Book Four Is Ready on Amazon

The fourth quarter Block of the Day Book is ready on Amazon in the US. It will take a few days to be available in other countries.


Monday, January 1, 2024

365 Free Quilt Block Video Tutorials With Downloadable Instructions

In 2023 I produced a Quilt Block Tutorial each day. Blocks are numbered by month - 0316 is March 16. Watch the video to see a message from Carol and a recap of each block.


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