9 Simple Patchwork Churn Dash Quilts

401churndashOne of my first quilts was a Churn Dash quilt. This traditional block is an easy block for beginners and also a great block for more experienced quilters.  I’ve found some more Churn Dash patterns and wanted to share them with you!

Modern Churn Dash Quilt Pattern

401 Churn Dash Quilt Pattern

Vintage Churn Dash Quilt Pattern

Liberated Churn Dash Quilt Pattern

scappychurndashScrappy Churn Dash Table Runner

Nested Churn Dash Block

Dash Around The Churn Quilt Pattern

Your Turn to Churn Quilt Book

Happy Churn Dash Quilt Pattern

Happy Quilting,




P.S. If you order a pattern from any of the links above, I do receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund!




Display Your Quilt with The Craftgard Co. Quilt Stand

Hanging a quilt is not always an easy task. I have found an easy hanging stand that allows you to easily hang your quilt anywhere! Here are some places where this quilt stand would work very well:

Quilt guild meeting
Quilt Shows
Vendor booths
Photographing your quilt

This stand is so easy, I was able to set it up in minutes the very first time I tried right out of the box. I’m planning on using mine in my video studio as well as taking it with me to quilt shows. It’s lightweight and easy to bring along. I don’t need tools to set it up, and I can set it up myself. The Craftgard Co. knows these things are important to quilters and they’ve kept us in mind when designing this quilt hanging stand.

I highly recommend this stand from The Craftgard Co.

Happy Quilting,




P.S. The Craftgard Co. sent me this stand so that I could try it and review it for you. I only bring you reviews of products I love and really use. I love this stand and will be using it in future videos when I need to hang quilts quickly and easily!


Flower Basket Quilt Block

This Flower Basket Quilt Block is part of the 2013 Craftsy Block of the Month Video Class Series. Each block has its own video with instructor Laura Knownes. Laura does a great job of walking us through every step of making this block.

I recommend this block for beginners who would like to try their hand at applique. There are two different styles of applique shown so you can choose which one you would like to try.

I use the following products in making this Flower Basket Block.

EZ Quilting 882670050 No Melt Mylar Template, 12-Inch by 18-Inch

Mary Ellen’s Best Press Clear Starch Alternative 16 Ounces-Tea Rose Garden

Happy Quilting,




P.S. If you purchase from the links above, I do receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.

10 Diamond Quilt Patterns

DiamondAffairI just finished quilting a pink,red and yellow diamond quilt that I pieced over a year ago.  The quilt turned out so well, I’m thinking of doing another one. So I’ve been looking at other diamond patterns. I’ve discovered there are lots of ways to piece diamond quilts  to make many different patterns.  Here are some patterns I’ve discovered that you might want to check out. And some are free!

Diamond Affair Quilt Pattern

Dizzy Diamond

Harlequin Diamond Quilt

DiamondsintheStripDiamond in the Strip Quilt

Rainbow Diamonds Quilt


Diamond Patch Quilt

Calico Diamond Quilt

Diamond Fire

Leila’s Diamond Quilt

Winter Trees Diamond Block

Happy Quilting!




P.S. If you purchase a pattern from the links above, I will receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund!








Best Sewing Machine Carrier by Tutto.com

When I saw this set of quilters luggage at the quilt show, I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I’ve had my current machine carrying case for over 15 years.  It’s a little too small, and not made of the best stuff. So when I saw what was available from Tutto, I knew I had to give it a try.

I am happy to say that the luggage is exceeding my expectations.  Not only is it sturdy and made very well, but it also collapses so that when I’m not using it, I can put it away in my studio without taking up so much room.

I ordered the large sewing machine on wheels and matching embroidery project bag.  They travel very well together and allow me to bring all of my supplies with me and keep them organized as I sew at quilt camp.

You can find out more about Tutto sewing products at their website.

Happy Quilting,




P.S. Tutto sent me these to try out and review. I only recommend products that I think are top quality and that I use myself.  I am thrilled with the quality of these carriers and I know I will be using mine for a very long time.

November Give-Away – Beam N Read LED 6 – Deluxe Hands-Free Light


Quilt Show News is happy to announce its November Give-Away!! You can be entered to win the Beam N Read LED 6 simply by leaving a comment below on this blog post. Tell us, if you were to give this light to a friend, who would you give it to.

This is one of my favorite Quilters Tools!!! I use mine every time I’m doing hand sewing and quilting.

Quilters who comment before midnight Eastern time on November 25th will be entered to win. We do not ship prizes internationally, so this contest is open to United States quilters only.

Happy Quilting!




P.S. if you would like to order a light for yourself, and can’t wait for the Give-Away, I don’t blame you!  Go here to order yours today.



10 Patchwork Scrap Quilt Patterns

scrapsgaloreOne of my favorite types of quilts to make is a scrap quilt. I love the idea of using up what I already have and making the most of my stash. I also love the look of a good scrap quilt. They have a warmth and charm that happens without any extra effort on my part. If you’re looking for some good patterns to reduce that stash, here are 10 to choose from, and some are free!

Happy Quilting
P.S. If you purchase a pattern from these links, I do receive a small commission. Thank you in advance for contributing to my fabric stash.

How to Make a Quilter’s Fan Quilt Block

We are continuing our 2013 Block of the Month Class from Craftsy. This class is completely free. Simply sign up for Craftsy and put this free class in your shopping cart. When you check out you will be charged $0.00.

The Quilter’s Fan Block is one that is easy for intermediate quilters.  Because the videos are so good, it is also for beginners.  If you follow along step by step as Laura Knownes builds the block, you too will be able to construct the block with no problems.This one includes a little bit of machine applique that is shown very nicely in the videos.

Happy Quilting




PS: If you sign up for a free Craftsy membership, I do receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund!


Patchwork Quilted Table Runners for Every Occasion

winter rose table runnerQuilted table runners make wonderful small projects that you can finish successfully in a fraction of the time it takes to make a quilt. For this reason, they are very popular gifts you can make for friends and family.  If you’re planning some future Christmas or Birthday gifts, here are some  quilted table runner patterns to get you started, and some are FREE!

Winter Rose Table Runner

Patchwork Heart Table Runner

ReversibleTableRunner_5Reversible Table Runner

Windmill Table Runner

Simple Nine-Patch Table Runner

Spring Bunch Quilted Table Runner

Love Knot Table Runner

Twirling Quilted Table Runner

Happy Quilting,




P.S. If you order a pattern from the links above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.









Make Fast Bias Binding For Your Next Quilt

When it’s time to put binding on a quilt, I find it a chore to cut the bias binding. First I have to figure out which angle on my ruler to use, then where to place it on the fabric to get started.

Cutting bias binding just got easier with this new bias tool ruler!  I tried it and I will never go back to the old way of cutting bias binding.  TQM Products makes a ruler that takes the work out of cutting bias binding.  Watch the video to see how fast and easy it is!  I’ve used the tool for two quilts already and will never bind a quilt without it again!  And an added bonus is that it folds in half so I can easily pack it for traveling!

Click here to order your own Bias Tool!

Happy Quilting,


P.S. TQM Products gave me the Bias Tool to review.  I only bring you reviews of products I use and know are going to be really valuable to you and your quilting. This is one of those products!