Monthly Archives: August 2012

Linda McGehee is coming to NSQG

Date and location: Oct. 18, 2012Concorde Banquets, 20922 North Rand Rd, Kildeer, Ill. (MAP) Description: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Linda McGehee, owner of Ghee’s mail order sewing and notions company has over 40 years of sewing experience and will lecture “Putting the Icing on the Cake” at the meeting of the Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild at…

Sew Easy Half-Square and Quarter-Square Triangles Quilting Video

Half-Square and Quarter-Square Triangles Quilting Video

Learn how to make Half-Square and Quarter-Square Triangles with ease! With the Fons & Porter Half & Quarter Ruler, you can easily cut half-square and quarter-square triangles from strips of the same width. About Half-Square and Quarter-Square Triangles Suggested Quilt Patterns Using This Technique: Hurry Home Quilt, Red Tails Quilt Pattern, Sunflower Abundance Quilt Pattern, Good Day…

Sew Easy Hourglass Quilt Units Quilting Video

Hourglass Quilt Units Quilting Video

Try our quick and easy method to make hourglass quilt units without cutting triangles. Normally, it’s traditional to start with triangle units in order to make an hourglass shape. But with this method, you don’t need to – you can get right to making your hourglass units. This saves both time and effort – helping you…


Tropical Sorbet: Scrappy Quilt

Scoop up a heaping helping of fabrics in luscious colors and playful prints to make a quilt that’ll forever put you in a vacation state of mind. Size: 60″ × 72″Blocks: 30 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate For more information about Ann Lauer, visit our Designers Page.


Masters 2 — The Coolness of Art Quilts

I recently purchased a copy of the very beautiful, very heavy! second collection of art quilts selected by the Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA) for publication. The book is called “Masters Art Quilts Vol. 2” and I have to tell you…it’s gorgeous. I have not always felt drawn to the art quilt, but I refuse…


Happy Howling: Halloween Scrap Quilt

It’s fun to use a collection of holiday-themed prints in your quilt. Designer Florence Moy made this quilt using Halloween prints, but her pattern would also work well for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or even a birthday celebration quilt. Size: 51″ × 61″Blocks: 80 (4″) blocks Rating: Easy For more information about Florence Moy, visit our Designers Page.


Stripes of Summer: Scrap Quilt

Precut 2½”-wide strips are tailor-made for this happy-go-lucky quilt. Check out all the strip sets and packs available at the moment and start stitching! This quilt includes size options for Crib and Twin sizes. Size: 52″ × 66″Blocks: 40 (8″ × 6″) blocks Rating: Challenging Purchase the Fons & Porter Half & Quarter Ruler at…


Puss in the Corner Quilt

After Lynn made three-fourths of the quilt blocks she put them on her design wall to decide what else the quilt needed. She says, “When making scrappy quilts just about anything works. The individual quilt blocks have contrast in value, but the values are not consistent across the quilt.” This quilt is Fat Quarter Friendly. Size:…


It’s Like Sleeping with My Stash Quilt

Evelyn Young loves working with large numbers of fabrics. This quilt contains over 550 different prints, but no shopping was required. It was all right there in her stash! This quilt is Fat Quarter Friendly. Size: 99″ × 99″ Blocks: 404 (4″) blocks Rating: Challenging Find the It’s Like Sleeping with My Stash quilt pattern in the…


Urban Spaces: Easy Scrap Quilt

A collection of fabrics in neutral colors and stylized prints inspired Jean’s quilt. Easy to piece, you can finish it quickly with a simple geometric quilting design. Size: 63″ × 84″Blocks: 12 (21″) blocks Rating: Easy For more information about Jean Nolte, visit our Designers Page.


Golden Harvest Quilt

Use the Fons & Porter Half & Quarter Ruler to cut squares and triangles from the same 2½”-wide strips. This quilt is fat quarter friendly. Size: 60″ × 76″ Blocks: 12 (16″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Find the Sassy & Scrappy quilt pattern in the Scrap Quilts Fall 2012 issue! Purchase the Fons & Porter Half & Quarter…


Blackford’s Beauty Quilt

Designer Nancy McNally chose reproduction fabric prints to make her variation of a beautiful historic quilt block, Blackford’s Beauty. With rotary cutter in hand, she says, “Ready, Set, Go! Create!” This quilt is Fat quarter rriendly. Size: 81½” × 95″ Blocks: 30 (12½”) blocks Rating: Intermediate Find the Blackford’s Beauty quilt pattern in the Scrap Quilts…


Berry Thicket: Hourglass Unit Scrap Quilt

This elegant throw is made of easy-to-piece hourglass units and a touch of machine appliqué. Refer to our Sew Easy: Quick Hourglass Units link below for a fast and simple method to make the units with contrasting squares. Size: 51″ × 57″ Rating: Intermediate Sew Easy Lesson: Quick Hourglass Units For more information about Susan McDermott, visit…


Jack & Jill: Scrap Quilts

Double the fun! Jack’s quilt is bordered with sailboats floating on rickrack waves — a sweet flower vine graces the border on Jill’s quilt.  Size: 42½” × 53½” Blocks: 14 (4″) Pinwheel blocks, 14 (4″) Bow Tie blocks Rating: Intermediate Sew Easy Lesson: Double Prairie Points. For more information about Karen DuMont, visit our Designers Page.