Monthly Archives: November 2012

Splendor in the Desert Quilt Show 2013

Date and location: March 15-16, 2013Community Performing Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Rd. Green Valley, Ariz. (MAP) Description: The Valley Quilters Guild of Green Valley, Ariz. presents Splendor in the Desert. There will be over 100 quilts on display, a quilt boutique, vendors, a quilt appraiser and an opportunity quilt. Contact information: or

Fantasy in Fabric Quilt Expo 2013

Date and location: March 16, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; March 17, 2013, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Greensfelder Recreation Center, Queeny Park, 550 Weidman Road, Ballwin, Mo. (MAP) Description: Thimble and Thread Quilt Guild presents our 2013 Quilt Expo. Over 300 quilts will be displayed including a special exhibit of quilts by Ricky Tims.…

The Sign in Wall is gone!

We are so thrilled to announce the sign in wall at is GONE!  If you have had problems signing into your account in the past, give it a try now, you shouldn’t have a problem. Check out one of our Bonus Patterns today, such as American Independence. As always, if you do need…

Sew Easy Diamonds (Piecing) Quilting Video

Diamonds (Piecing) Quilting Video

Pieced diamonds may seem intimidating, but there’s nothing to fear! These type of quilt units are typically found in scrap quilts or more ornate traditional patterns but that doesn’t mean they need to be scary! By strip-piecing different strip-sets of fabric and cutting on an angle, you will have pieced diamonds in no time. Cutting…


Album Cross Quilt Blocks Quilting Video & Download

The album cross quilt block is a traditional quilt block that appears in countless patterns. However, a common issue with the block that many quilters come across is having uneven “dog ears” when they make the block. In this Sew Easy tutorial, Fons & Porter Sewing Specialist, Colleen Tauke, shows you how to use the…


Stained Glass Stars

Put your piecing skills to the test when you combine bordered diamonds into a star. Setting your blocks on point makes the challenge all the more delicious! Size: 67½” × 67½” Blocks: 9 (12″) Stained Glass Star blocks, 4 (12″) Setting blocks Rating: Challenging



Designer Christine Stainbrook took advantage of a large floral print by making it the center of attraction in the Octagon Star block. Partial seams ingeniously whip the star points around the center. Size: 109″ × 109″ Blocks: 13 (15″) Octagon Star blocks,12 (15″) Compass Star blocks



Connect heaven and earth when you create sixteen eight-pointed star quilt blocks with fabrics in rich, earthy colors. Can you find two larger eight-pointed stars in the quilt? Size: 80″ × 80″ Blocks: 16 (10″) Star blocks Rating: intermediate


Gilded Butterflies

Rich gold metallic detail in the fabric creates a sophisticated statement while strip piecing makes quick work of the butterfly blocks. Size: 55½” × 73½”Blocks: 35 (9″) blocks Rating: intermediate Guilded Butterflies Digital Pattern Purchase the Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker To learn more about the designers,visit our Designers Page.


Monkey Madness

Three little monkeys, jumping on the bed … Along with pinwheel blocks and a striped border, the monkeys complete this adorable quilt-sized perfectly for a toddler. This project is fat quarter friendly. Size: 37″ × 40″Blocks: 3 (9″ × 12″) Monkey blocks 24 (4½”) Pinwheel blocks Rating: Intermediate Monkey Madness Digital Pattern To learn more about the designer,…


Chasing Chevrons

By slightly elongating the hexagon pattern, designer Kim Cairns achieved a strong vertical direction in her quilt. Using cozy flannels softens the overall effect. This quilt is fat quarter friendly. Size: 62″ × 80″ Rating: Intermediate To learn more about the designer, visit our Designers Page. Down a free size chart and cutting instructions for…


In Honor Of…

Diane Tomlinson designed an easy-to-make quilt pattern “so that as many people as possible can make a Quilt of Valor to honor and comfort a relative, friend, or even a stranger touched by war, and to let them know their service is appreciated.” Learn more about the Quilts of Valor program. Size: 64″ × 77″Blocks: 50 (9″)…


Circles for Paige

Designer Marianne Haak made this quilt for her first grandchild, Paige. Her daughter asked for a graphic, yet simple crib quilt so they dove into Marianne’s stash of fabric and this is what they came up with. Size: 40″ × 50″ Rating: Easy Circles for Paige Digital Pattern Purchase the Easy Circle Cut Template To…