RV Boondocking for Beginners – Quilting on Wheels

Camper PillowsImage by Melissa Gutierrez via flickr A Beginner's Guide to RV Boondocking and Textile Art Exploration   Introduction to RV Boondocking Traveling is about discovering the unknown, exploring new cultures, and stepping outside your comfort zone. But what if you could make it even more enriching? Welcome to the world of RV boondocking, a unique [...]

Rag Quilts

When closets become so overstuffed the doors won’t close, it might be a good idea to turn some of that excess fabric into rag quilts. When the kids have outgrown the clothes that looked so cute on them just last year, this might signal a good time to turn some of those clothes into rag […]

Rag Quilt

There was a time when using rags to make a quilt was a sign of economic woes but, with the emphasis today to reuse, recycle, and refurbish anything and everything possible, making a rag quilt can almost seem like an ecologically noble thing to do. Just because it’s make from scraps of fabric that have […]

Quilting Pattern

When dreaming up a new quilting pattern, the avid quilt maker will undoubtedly take inspiration from some of the traditional patterns that have been used for many years. Many of them are reproduced and published for consumer use but even the concept of mass marketing doesn’t mean hand-made quilts will ever seem mass produced. People […]

Quilting Kits

Want to make a quilt but don’t know where to start? In times past, we could simply spend some time with an older female member of the family and pick up all her tricks and secrets of quilt making. Quilting, however, has become a dying art and most of us don’t have a quilting-savvy family […]

Quilting Fabrics

Quilting fabrics run the gamut from the luxurious to the mundane. What’s so very interesting about quilts is that, while the choice of fabrics is certainly important, it’s the quality of the work itself that provides the true beauty of the piece. Throughout the ages, people everywhere have gleaned raw materials from their environment to […]

Quilt Shops

Anyone interested in learning more about quilting might consider spending some time visiting some of the many quilt shops that dot the countryside. For the sake of inspiration, there is almost nothing that can top the enthusiasm usually exhibited by the proprietors of these shops, which sometimes blur the line between museum and retail shop. […]

Quilt Making

Some people have the misperception that quilt making involves a whole team of seamstresses and a frame as big as a Cadillac. This communal way of making a quilt can be lots of fun but it’s also possible to make a quilt at home, alone, with no frame at all. Quilting bees may epitomize the […]

Quilt Designs

Perhaps the most fun part of quilt making is developing pleasing quilt designs. There are many printed or printable quilt patterns designed by seasoned quilt makers but many quilters enjoy designing their own. Many factors go into developing quilt designs and it’s probably the endless number of factors that can be incorporated into a quilt […]

Quilting Blocks

We’re all familiar with the acronym, KISS, which tells us to Keep It Simple, Sweetheart, or some variation of that same theme. Confronting the idea of making a quilt may seem like a very daunting task to many, especially to those of us who are unsure of our abilities, but when we KISS and consider […]