Sneak Peek at our NEW LOOK!!

Sneak Peek at our NEW LOOK!!

It’s PEEK time! We are so excited about the redesign of Modern Quilts Unlimited and cannot wait until this issue ships! And don’t forget – we have a HUGE sale going on. Get a two year print subscription for the price of one! Just use the promotion code NEWLOOK.  Order at http://mqumag.com/print/ Editor Laurie Baker… Continue Reading

Favorite Videos on Sewing Curves

When it comes to sewing curves, I would say I’m a visual learner. Such a visual learner that I need to see it actually being done! I use many different techniques for sewing curves, depending on the size of the piece I’m working on (and how patient I’m feeling). Jessee Maloney’s fantastic “Rainbow-Go-Round” (as seen… Continue Reading

Follow Our Designers for Summer 2016, Part 2

Follow Our Designers for Summer 2016, Part 2

Today I am continuing to share the social media handles and web pages for the current designers. Go give them a like and check out their sites! There are so many wonderful things to see. Toby Lischko An award winning quilter with a web site full of information, products, and patterns at Gateway Quilts &… Continue Reading

Follow our Designers for Summer 2016, part 1

We have some amazing designers who contribute to Modern Quilts Unlimited, and they are active on their blogs and other social media! If you’re looking to learn more about them, make sure to check out the links to all the places they can be found. This post will cover half of our designers from the… Continue Reading

Show Us What You’ve Got!

As I was looking for a project to make with my daughter for her first day of kindergarten, I went to my collection of Modern Quilts Unlimited. I love having access to both the digital and physical copies! Digital because it means I can take them with me without adding weight and bulk, and physical because it… Continue Reading

Mod Templates and Stencils for Quilting

Sometimes cool tools come across my radar and I just have to share, them, especially when it’s a person whose work I admire! Jodi Robinson, a quilting expert who creates stunningly beautiful quilts with a mid-century vibe, has developed stencils and rulers that are perfect for modern quilts. If you’re not familiar with stencils, they… Continue Reading

A DIY Stain Remover That May Work for Your Quilts

You know it’s happened to you: there’s a quilt you’ve made to be used, maybe for a baby or maybe not, and it’s gotten dirty. So dirty, in fact, that it’s left a stain on your beautiful fabric choices and hard work! Is there a safe way to remove it, without special treatments or harming… Continue Reading

Simple Color Schemes

Stuck on a quilt and not sure where to go next? Sometimes a little knowledge about color schemes and great color combos can be all it takes to get the creative juices flowing. Jessee Maloney’s “Rainbow-Go-Round” uses analagous color schemes in each lovely circle to create a harmonious whole. An analagous color scheme is where colors… Continue Reading

Making Tiny Circles, Revisited

Making Tiny Circles, Revisited

I’m on vacation, and as we all do when on vacation (at least, I assume we all do), we hunt down and visit the local quilt shop!  I had the pleasure of going to Jennifer’s Quilt Shop in Pinckney, MI, and found a new-to-me tool for making circles. I talked about that before here and… Continue Reading

An Easy Way to Keep Track of Strip Sets

An Easy Way to Keep Track of Strip Sets

If I had one notion I couldn’t live without, it would be my flat-head pins! Not only are they sharp and fine, but the flat head itself is incredibly useful: they come in a variety of colors, they can be used on a longarm (which I do) without making bumps on the bars, but most… Continue Reading