• Starline Quilt Block

    Starline Quilt Block – Jacquie Gehring

    Starline Quilt Block Create this Starline Quilt Block and use heavyweight thread so the quilting really pops. Combine the blocks into a starburst for a truly striking work of art. designed by Jacquie Gehring Jacquie is a passionate modern quilt designer, maker and teacher. She is known for her innovative designs, striking message quilts and unique style. Jacquie co-authored Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts and her book, Walk: Master Machine Quilting With Your Walking Foot is a comprehensive guide to all things walking foot quilting.  She is a leader in and advocate for the modern quilting movement. The International Association of Creative Arts Professionals named her Quilt Teacher of the Year for…

  • Matchstick Quilting

    Quilt Block Party: Matchstick Quilting Quilt Block

    This matchstick quilt block is named as such because of the matchstick quilting it features, which really calls attention to the brightly colored thread used on a neutral background. Matchstick quilting is basically straight line quilting but a bit wonky. The stitching lines are placed about a matchstick-length apart, and just like a burned matchstick, the lines aren’t perfectly straight. For this quilt block, we’ll take matchstick quilting one step beyond and use the negative space in the quilting to spell out a name. This process is easy with Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch. Stick ‘n Stitch is a water soluble sticky back stabilizer that is a great tool for straight…

  • Easter Egg Quilt Block

    Easter Egg Quilt Block + Free Stitching Templates

    An Easter Egg Quilt Block is a great addition to a pillow set, table runner or quilt (of course!).  You could also bind the quilt block and use it as a potholder or decorative place mat for Easter. Combine free-motion stitching with paints and learn from Eric Drexler how to create your own Easter Egg Quilt Block work of art. This Easter Egg Quilt Block combines free-motion stitching with custom paints for a truly unique block. If you’re new to free-motion stitching or need a refresher, Eric takes takes you through the process in his video course, Fearless Free Motion. If you want to learn more and have virtual hands-on…

  • Amy Ellis Scrappy Stella Block

    Scrappy Quilt Block by Amy Ellis

    Amy Ellis shares her tutorial for the Scrappy Quilt Block in today’s Sulky Block Party installment. About Amy Amy Ellis is an author, designer, quiltmaker, co-founder of Curated Quilts, and host of #IGQuiltFest on Instagram.  Her books include Modern Basics, Modern Basics II, Modern Neutrals, Think Big! and Modern Heritage Quilts. She blogs at AmysCreativeSide.com and is always busy with a new project. AmysCreativeSide.com instagram.com/amyscreativeside facebook.com/amyscreativeside CuratedQuilts.com Scrappy Quilt Block Learn how to make Amy’s Scrappy Stella Quilt Block for a new twist on an old favorite! From Amy: I love taking a recognizable block and updating it with a twist, like made-fabric instead of using a single fabric in…

  • quilt block party

    National Quilting Month + Quilt Block Party Kickoff

    Yay! It’s National Quilting Month and we’re having a Quilt Block Party! For the inaugural quilt block party, we’ve invited some of our favorite quilters, and non-quilters, in the industry to participate. In the first-ever Sulky Block Party, we’ll bring you a variety of quilt blocks that celebrate every type of quilter: modern, traditional, hand-or machine-quilters, art quilters and more. Each block will represent who the quilter is as a designer and what products they love to work with most. I’m confident the Block Party inspiration will fill you up and have you itching to create a quilt, whether it be your very first or one of thousands. The fun…