Saturday, March 20, 2010

Off to Quilt

Today is one of my personal holidays, National Quilting Day, so I'm taking off to join my sewing sisters to work on our latest quilt for charity. If you like to quilt, or just like quilts, here are some links to check out:

Learn more about National Quilting Day, and download a free .pdf quilting pattern from NQA here.

Sherri from A Quilting Life has posted some pics of her latest project.

Ruthann Logsdon Zaroff at Adventures in Creativity is also giving away a free .pdf block pattern to celebrate this year's event.

On YouTube, Julie Hansen shows you how to make a quilt out of recycled T-shirts.

FabTalk has some great ideas on how you can celebrat NQD by giving something back through quilting to those in need.

Moda Bakeshop has a very easy, pretty Snuggly Layer Cake Throw pattern by Melissa Mortenson that is simple and only requires one layer cake (see explanation of Moda baked goods, aka precut fabric packs, here) plus backing fabric, batting and binding.

Threads Magazine has some links up to some great quilting posts on their site.


  1. This is the perfect day for all these links for me. I have a quilt my Grandmother made, and the backside got all torn up. I've held on to it forever thinking I could find someone to fix it. but just bought myself a sewing machine to do it myself. I'm just replacing the back, but the links will be handy because maybe I'll make a new one someday.

  2. Your crazy quilt is beautiful - and I'm pleased to see you included the traditional spiders web. Great. x

  3. Sasha, preserving a family heirloom quilt is a wonderful project. I wish we could save more of them. Good luck with it. :)

    Thanks for the kind words, Elizabeth. The spider and web were inspired by a wonderful article on the tradition in the premiere issue of Quilting Arts magazine that a quilting author friend of me sent me (if you can find a copy of it, grab it; it shows some amazing examples.)

  4. Amanda W.10:00 PM

    I wish I was good at sewing and using a sewing machine... I want to make a quilt out of my son's baby clothes and blankets, but i'm afraid I'll just ruin them. Haha.

    (I found your blog while looking online for writing tips. Thank you for those. Your novel notebook is going to help me a lot.)

  5. Elizabeth7:00 AM

    Yes, I have a copy of that same magazine.It's a great article. x


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