How to Foundation Paper Piece the Easy Way

Foundation Paper Piecing is one of my favorite techniques for making quilts. To help you get excited about learning (or maybe re-learning) Foundation Paper Piecing, I've put together a step-by-step video tutorial.

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Happy Adorable Halloween

The first Halloween I can remember, Minnesota had a blizzard for the history books. Over the next four days, snowfall accumulated to an unbelievable 37."

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How I Choose a Quilt Block Layout

Have you ever pieced together an entire quilt top, stepped back to admire your work, and then asked yourself, "Why did I put those two blocks together?" Or "Why didn't I rotate that corner block?" Or "Why is that one row of star points up-side down??"

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Back to School with 37 Free Quilt Block Patterns

My boys don't realize it yet, but the start of the school year is just around the corner -- a time of fresh starts and new challenges. I'll start talking to them about school soon, but for now I want them to enjoy these carefree days.
To help you get excited about back to school, I've teamed up with some other pattern designers to give you 37 school-themed quilt block patterns for free!

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Black Lives Matter: How I'm Responding to Racial Injustice

The death of George Floyd marked a national crisis inside a pandemic. While I've been working on figuring out life with COVID-19, the events in Minneapolis have made me rethink my values and actions.

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Quilting Through the Quarantine

I am here to help you finish your quilts during the COVID-19 crisis. To support social distancing guidelines, I have a new procedure for you to safely send me your quilt tops.

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Free to Wander

Until today, I'd known this quote only as "not all who wander are lost," a pretty phrase lettered above a camping design on a throw pillow.

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Colorful Toddler Oasis

My niece has outgrown her crib, so my sister turned it into a toddler canopy bed, and asked me to sew a cover for it.

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Quilt Care Instructions

Share these images with your family and friends when you give them one of your beautifully crafted quilts, so they know how to care for it with confidence.

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Nobuko's Garden

Some gardens take time to bloom. Nobuko and her tiny dog brought me this quilt top she started years (decades!) ago.

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