Hanging Your Quilts: Sleeves, Rods, Magnets, Racks, and More

Hanging Your Quilts: Sleeves, Rods, Magnets, Racks, and More

Seven free videos covering the many techniques, tools and tips for hanging quilts! Featured Quilt: Fish in the Sea Quilt by Janet Harris Magnet-Ficent Invisible Quilt Hanger by HeirloomCreations Quilting Basics – Hanging A Quilt by Missouri Star Quilt Company Sew Easy Lesson: How to Add a Hanging Sleeve to your Quilt by Fons & Porter How to Make a … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Brother Sews Redefines

Brother Sews Redefines “Traditional Quilting” – Free Video Series

This free sewing series from Brother and Its Sew Easy TV features traditional sewing in all its forms with a focus on quilting.  Brother encourages us to get ready to redefine the words “traditional quilting” as they integrate some basic quilting techniques and principles into fashion accessory and garment sewing with modern and stylish results! Sewing Projects: … [ Read More at SWN! ]

My First Quilt - a free video lesson series featured at Sew Whats New

My First Quilt – A Free Video Series with Sara Gallegos

Are you ready to start planning your first quilt but aren’t sure where to start? Or maybe you want to help someone with her or his first quilt but could use some guidance and assurance. The “My First Quilt” from QNN gives us the information and inspiration that helps us to successfully plan, cut, and … [ Read More at SWN! ]

St. Patrick's Day Mug Rug

Lucky St. Patrick’s Shamrock Mug Rug – Free Quilting Tutorial from The Way I Sew It

A free tutorial for a quilted St. Patrick’s Day mug rug by The Way I Sew It that coordinates perfectly with your drink of choice, be it Irish coffee, Guinness, or minty green milkshakes for the kids!  The Irish flag, a shamrock, and a nine-patch block is incorporated into this Lucky St. Patrick’s Shamrock mug rug.  Step-by-step quilting … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Eight Fat Quarters   Meerkat Shweshwe   Three Cats Shweshwe

Shweshwe Fabrics – The Denim or Tartan of South Africa

Seshweshwe is a printed fabric widely used for traditional Sotho (South Africa & Lesotho) clothing. Originally dyed indigo, this fabric is manufactured in a variety of colors and printing designs characterized by intricate geometric patterns.  Due to its timeless popularity, shweshwe has been described as “the denim, or tartan, of South Africa”.  From Wikipedia, the … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Not Your Granny's Quilt: Textile Art for the Modern Home

Not Your Granny’s Quilt: Textile Art for the Modern Home

Check out Not Your Granny’s Quilt: Textile Art for the Modern Home by Cori George at Mode by Cori George Move over, calicos and plaids. There’s a new quilt in town! These designs are bold, modern, and unexpected. Any seamstress or craft aficionado will appreciate the incredible time and elaborate handiwork that goes into turning … [ Read More at SWN! ]

5 Quick + Easy Quilts - Free Tutorials, Techniques and Tips

5 Quick + Easy Quilts – Free Tutorials, Techniques and Tips

I chose these five videos because I felt they demonstrated clearly, and offered a variety of styles, quilting techniques and personalities! The playlist is automatically sorted by popularity through Youtube.  Choose one and make it all your own! Fold and Sew Quilts from National Quilters Circle Easiest Quilt Ever – The Coin Quilt with Fons … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Winter Snowflakes Applique Wall Hanging or Pillow - Free Pattern + Video

Winter Snowflakes Applique Wall Hanging or Pillow – Free Pattern + Video

Leslie and Lynn share the GO! Snowflake die featured in the GO! Snowflakes wall hanging or pillow pattern! Subscribe to the AccuQuilt Newsletter.  AccuQuilt offers quilters, fabric crafters and retailers a premiere line of fabric cutters, dies, quilting patterns and other quilt and fabric cutting solutions that help quilters quickly and accurately cut shapes for quilting … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sew a Rainbow Chevrons Wallhanging or Mini-Quilt

Sew a Rainbow Chevrons Wallhanging or Mini-Quilt

Using half-square triangles and the method demonstrated by Jenny Doan in this video at SWN, I put this mini quilt together.  The quilting follows the diagonal lines, rather than the 5″ squares used to construct, and the sashing is quilted with narrow lines, or “match stick quilting”.  The binding is applied using this very simple method (and free … [ Read More at SWN! ]