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We’ll keep this brief because there’s not a lot of time to spare: Mother’s Day is right around the corner. If you’re lucky, you may have more than one woman in your life who deserves to be honored for the way she’s nurtured and cared for you. If you still don’t have a gift to show her (or them) how much she means to you, don’t fret—we’ve got you covered.   Here are some lovely (and quick!) projects you can whip up for the special moms in your life!

Quick Mother’s Day Gifts

We’ll keep this brief because there’s not a lot of time to spare: Mother’s Day is right around the corner. If you’re lucky, you may have more than one woman in your life who deserves to be honored for the way she’s nurtured and cared for you. If you still don’t have a gift to show her (or them) how much she means to you, don’t fret—we’ve got you covered. And with the current state of the world as we navigate this pandemic, it's more important than ever to express how we feel about those that…

Have you been making handmade masks for others but worry about them fitting? This pattern solves that problem by allowing the elastic to be adjusted for the wearer.  Check it out:

Adjustable-Size Pleated Face Mask

Have you been making handmade masks for others but worry about them fitting? This pattern solves that problem by allowing the elastic to be adjusted for the wearer.

Making handmade gifts, especially quilt gifts, are my favorite. Whether it’s for the holidays, birthdays, or special occasions, I enjoy giving something I’ve made with love. 💘💘  If you’re looking for an easy or last-minute quilted gift, give these Gift Card Wallets by Julie Herman a try:

Quilt Gifts: Easy Gift Card Wallets

Making handmade gifts, especially quilt gifts, are my favorite. If I'm short on time, I turn to these Gift Card Wallets. Here's how you can make them too:

Felt can make for an easier project because you can skip many of the finishing steps as the edges won't fray. Check out this quick and easy Felted Wool Pincushions project:

Quick Gifts for Quilters: Felted Wool Pincushions

When I’m looking for easy gifts to make, I often turn to projects with felt. Because the edges don’t fray, you can often skip several finishing steps and felt makes a lovely base for hand embroidery. We put felt-friendly fiber artist Jamie Fingal on the case, and this is what she told us: But do you use felted wool–or wool felt? Is there a difference? “Well, the thing that is the same is that they are both wool-based. And in both, the edges will not ravel. After that, the difference is…

Hands down, the most popular pre-cuts are 2-1/2” strips. We love them so much, we went strip mad in our July/August issue of Quilting Quickly and added NINE projects for your strip rolls. Check it out here.   #QuiltingQuickly #Quilting #StripRolls

Recipes for Strip Rolls: Cooking Up Quick Summer Quilts!

Hands down, the most popular pre-cuts are 2-1/2” strips. Those yummy little rolls of fabric strips are so enticing—all those sweet prints and colors swirled together in a tasty collection… The basic recipe for a standard roll of strips—whether you call it a Jelly Roll, Roly-Poly, or Roll-Up—doesn’t change much. In each roll, you’ll get 40 strips of fabric, usually from one collection or pre-selected from multiple collections to work together, which are along the width of fabric (WOF), which…

Half-square triangles (HSTs) are a quilting staple, traditional or modern. We have tutorials for those just learning and, for HST veterans, we have adventurous and exciting quilt patterns to try!

Half-Square Triangle Quilts to Try

Whether you’re quilting style is traditional or modern, half-square triangles (HSTs) are a quilting staple. I’ve been reading a lot about them and watching several videos over the past few days in an attempt to find the “best” half-square triangle method as I gear up to start a new quilting project that features the block. If you don’t know how to make half-square triangle blocks or are looking for an efficient method for making them, we have a tutorial on the website with easy-to-follow…

Despite its ultra simplicity, designer Christine Barnes’ Module Quilt packs quite a punch with vibrant hues set against a neutral background fabric. Christine designed the 52″ square wall or lap quilt with low-volume prints and charming plaids that highlight the beauty of the basic grid pattern and underscore why the Nine Patch has remained popular for generations. Not only is it a great block for new quilters, but it is also incredibly versatile.

Module Quilt

Despite its ultra simplicity, designer Christine Barnes’ Module Quilt packs quite a punch with vibrant hues set against a neutral background fabric. Christine designed the 52' square wall or lap quilt with low-volume prints and charming plaids that highlight the beauty of the basic grid pattern and underscore why the Nine Patch has remained popular for generations. Not only is it a great block for new quilters, but it is also incredibly versatile. For maximum color impact when choosing…

Quilts often tell a story about the era in which they were made and the women who created them. Over the years, countless quilt block patterns have been designed, but the  humble Nine Patch has remained a constant. Through size, color and fabric choices, Nine Patch quilts like this one by Liz Evans and Elizabeth Evans continue to not only provide warmth, but also a history of the time in which they were created.

The Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting eBook

Sisters-in-law and teachers Liz and Elizabeth Evans approach quilting and sewing with the same contagious charm that has made their Simple Simon blog so incredibly popular. In this beginner-to-intermediate guide to quilting, the two step readers throug

Made with Flying Geese blocks, this Duck, Duck, Goose Mini Quilt uses just two main colors to let your fabrics shine. Find the pattern in Weekend Quilting by Jemima Flendt.

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Our publications include the best quilting magazines including Quiltmaker Magazine and more as well as the best quilt books from modern, traditional and more!

This fun-to-piece koala Patch Pal makes an adorable nursery wall quilt or playmate for a little one. Make it easy and get the quilt kit (while supplies last)!

Aussie Patch Baby Quilt Kit

This addition to the Patch Pal collection is a simple beginner pieced quilt kit.

Summer is a versatile quilt that can be  made as simple or as complex as you  like. The corner triangles add detail, so  you can add as few or as many as you  like—or leave them off entirely. Using bold color choices can make even the simplest designs sing, so have fun picking out your fabrics.

Books

Our publications include the best quilting magazines including Quiltmaker Magazine and more as well as the best quilt books from modern, traditional and more!

Adorable baby quilt alert! A simple, staggered arrangement of colorful pinwheel quilt blocks frames a sweet ensemble of appliquéd birds. Two different bird appliqués give you the option to create you own custom flock on your quilt top. Get the quilt pattern or the quilt kit and quilt backing while supplies last!

Twitter Quilt Kit

Create a fun little birdie family wandering among a bunch of floating pinwheels in this delightful baby quilt.

The square is the fundamental building block of most quilt tops. And this Plus One Quilt from Quilt with Tula and Angela uses them to great effect. When the sewing is this easy—simply joining squares and rectangles—a successful quilt is all about the fabric. Go modern for a fun twist on a classic design.

Books

Our publications include the best quilting magazines including Quiltmaker Magazine and more as well as the best quilt books from modern, traditional and more!

Half-Square Triangle blocks are great for beginners. They're simple to piece and can be striking on their own—or used to make different patterns by simply rotating the block as seen in this gorgeous Hearts on Fire Quilt from Weekend Quilting by Jemima Flendt.

Books

Our publications include the best quilting magazines including Quiltmaker Magazine and more as well as the best quilt books from modern, traditional and more!

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