Drawing and Cutting Circles

Drawing and Cutting Circles

What do you do when the circle size you need isn’t included in a pattern? Personally, I don’t know too many people who can draw a circle perfectly, let alone do it more than once. Here are a few ways to make templates and cut small to medium circles, easily and quickly: A compass is… Continue Reading

Adding Beautiful Borders

Adding Beautiful Borders

In our brand spanking new Summer issue(out now!) Angela Walters shows how to use her new “Fragmental” panel  in a number of projects, from quilts to bags to pillow covers. It’s a versatile print, and there are a ton of good ideas for using panels! Angela says, “Adding to the panel is especially helpful when… Continue Reading

Meet Laurie Baker, Editor of Modern Quilts Unlimited

Meet Laurie Baker, Editor of Modern Quilts Unlimited

I had the opportunity to meet and chat with Laurie Baker at Spring Quilt Market shortly after she was named Editor for Modern Quilts Unlimited. I would love to share my Q&A with her where she answers questions about her quilting, what her thoughts are about the magazine, and other interesting tidbits.  Enjoy! You’ve been part of the publishing… Continue Reading

Summer 2016 – Good & Plenty by Latifah Saafir

Summer 2016 – Good & Plenty by Latifah Saafir

Good & Plenty by Latifah Saafir. Create a scrappy modern quilt with curved shapes that resemble the quilt’s candy namesake and using Grafic by Latifah Saafir, the first screenprint collection for Me + You, the modern division of Hoffman Fabrics, as seen in the Summer 2016 issue. Good-and-Plenty-quilt-pattern Continue Reading

A Simple Technique for Turning Corners

A Simple Technique for Turning Corners

Last week I talked about how to add a zipper to a pillow. In that post, I also mentioned how I trim my pillow corners with a curve when I have a quilted front, but sometimes I make pillows that aren’t quilted (I know, I know.  It’s rare, but it does happen!) The folding method… Continue Reading

Zip It Good

Over the years Modern Quilts Unlimited  has shared a whole variety of pillow projects. Many of these include directions for an envelope back, but what about adding a zipper? I still had my prototype for “Louisa May’s Ship” from the Winter 2016 issue, and thought I could show you how easy it is to do.… Continue Reading

Wedge Quilts and some Rulers to Make Them

Wedge Quilts and some Rulers to Make Them

I love quilts that use wedges. Dresden Plates and Wheels can be transformed into all sorts of interesting things: long curvy lines to half-circles and corner blocks. Michelle Muska’s  “A quilt for Baby Ida” used wedge in the Spring Issue. While our typical grid rulers can cut wedges with some fancy handling, it is often… Continue Reading