• Bunny Quilt Block

    Bunny Quilt Block from Evy Hawkins – Free Download!

    Make a Bunny Block with an applique embroidery design – free for a limited time! Evy Hawkins created this Bunny quilt block design–get the embroidery file for FREE until April 15! Evy delights in creating original and unusual designs, projects, patterns and tutorials for the wonderful world of stitching. She has had her fingers in the sewing trade since high school and began her sewing career as a couturier, soon to become a women’s and children’s wear designer. She was introduced to the wonderful world of machine embroidery while freelancing as a commercial embroidery designer and hasn’t looked back since! A firm believer in the craft of embroidery, she thoroughly…

  • Easy English paper Piecing

    Easy English Paper Piecing Quilt Block – Andy Knowlton

    Easy English Paper Piecing Quilt Block designed by Andy Knowlton Learn an easy English paper piecing method to create this pentagon appliqued quilt block. Andy Knowlton shows you how! About Andy Andy is a quilter and pattern designer who loves finding shortcuts and new techniques and sharing them with fellow quilters on her blog: A Bright Corner.  She’s been quilting since she was about 7 when her grandma handed her a needle and thread and taught her how to hand quilt a little doll quilt. She lives in Utah with her husband and sons where they enjoy camping, hiking, and playing video games together. from Andy: If you follow me…

  • Matchstick Quilting

    Matchstick Quilting Quilt Block – Kelly Nagel

    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…

  • make a batik block

    Make a Batik Quilt Block with the Sulky Block Party

    How to Make a Batik Quilt Block with Foundation Piecing   Learn how to make a batik quilt block with sharp points using Sulky thread for quality and strength. Lori Baker shows you how. Lori Baker, acquisitions editor for The Quilting Company and editor of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, has been sewing “nearly forever.” She makes garments, quilts, home decor projects, and whatever else she can dream up. Her latest adventure is co-hosting a podcast for The Quilting Company.  She’s an expert on sewing machines and loves the quilt-making process from the start to long-arming her own quilts. from Lori: Batik fabrics are great for quilt designs. Even if…

  • make a mandala block

    Make a Mandala Quilt Block

    Block Party: How to Make a Mandala Quilt Block To launch the Sulky block party, Karie Jewell shares how to make a mandala-inspired quilt block. Learn how to incorporate mandala-inspired design into your quilt from Karie Jewell. She’s been creating her own designs since a friend handed her a rotary cutter and asked her to “figure this out.” Twenty-seven years and over 80 published patterns later, Karie is still designing for every skill level, with no plans to stop any time soon. Co-founder of Two Kwik Quilters, Karie is excited to move into 2019 with a new name, new look, and new projects for today’s quilter. from Karie: I’m so excited to share…