Monday, July 22, 2019 4:04 PM
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 9:44 PM
With the 4th of July coming up soon, we all have plans in mind to go see fireworks, have a cookout, or simply enjoy the day off work. No matter what you're doing to celebrate the holiday, a patriotic quilt is something everyone needs in their life!
I just recently made a scrappy patriotic quilt and while trying to decide on a pattern I came across many favorites to share! Of course if you're going for a fast finish (like me), you can always just make a patchwork quilt from 5" squares. But if you want something a little more involved check out these quilts below!
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 3:09 PM
Just about every quilter on the planet knows how to make a basic nine-patch block. This is one of the first blocks we teach in our Beginning Quilting curriculum here at AST, and it's an extremely east block to make. However, it has a bad rap for kind of being a boring block that doesn't make for a very exciting quilt. Well think again, because today we are showing 9 Ways to Spice Up a Nine-Patch Block!
These quilts are not your basic, boring blocks but instead bring a whole new life to using a nine-patch in your projects! The source for each is tagged above the picture. Hope you enjoy!
6. All in a Row from Kim Diehl's Book Simple Comforts (Picture from Snippets of a Quilter)
Hope you enjoy these nine-patch patterns and maybe even find some inspiration for your next project!
May your bobbin always be full,
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 4:35 PM
|Source: Standout Fireplace Designs|
|Source: Rusty Jaw|
I can envision potential quilt borders in these tile designs:
|Source: Urban Home Magazine|
|Source: Wedding Services Kenya|
Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:20 PM
Here at A Scarlet Thread, we LOVE all things AccuQuilt! The AccuQuilt cutting systems are some of our best selling products, and we just love how accurate and fun it makes quilting! If you have never heard of the AccuQuilt, it is a die cutting system for fabrics, basically just like the die cutters you may have seen used in schools to cut letters out of paper. If you're asking yourself, "Why would I need one of these?," here is your answer!
For today's post I have rounded up 12 of the most stunning AccuQuilt patterns I could find that can be made using JUST ONE DIE! Many of you who have an AccuQuilt cutting system may already have many of these dies at home, because most of them are very popular. If you don't have an AccuQuilt cutting system already, stop by the shop to see a quick demo anytime and you could even take one home with you! The best thing about all these patterns is they are completely FREE, and all of them can be made using your stash of scraps at home!
(Note: To download the patterns, you have to add them to your shopping cart on the AccuQuilt website and go through the checkout process. However, you won't have to enter any payment information since they are free downloads!)
11. Christmas Wishes Quilt - Uses LeMoyne Star Die (#55453) (Technically this pattern uses two dies, but the second is just for the border so I am still including it because it's gorgeous!)
12. Stepping Stones Quilt - Uses 3 1/2" Square (#55006) & 6 1/2" Half Square Triangle Square (#55001) (This also uses two dies, but they are both small dies that are basics you may already have.)
I hope you enjoy these patterns! Let us know what you think in the comments or if you have any others to share!
May your bobbin always be full,