A bed runner is a decorative throw for the foot of the bed that helps protect a fancier full-size quilt or bedspread. Sit on it or stretch out and place your feet on it. We used ours to show off some pretty patchwork and quilting.

With a rag quilt, you want your seams to sew. After washing and drying, the exposed seams gently fray or ‘rag,’ producing a very soft and cuddly feel – perfect for babies. Our design features unique scalloped outer edges.

Thanks to the pre-cut 10" squares of a pretty layer cake bundle, we whipped-up this cute and cozy lap blanket in a single afternoon. If you are brand new to sewing or are teaching someone to sew and/or quilt, this is a very beginner-friendly project. The patchwork is about as basic as you can get,

Wrap up your favorite someone in this snuggly rag quilt with its special “secret admirer” heart appliqué. A rag quilt is sewn together so the seams show on the outside. After washing and drying, the seams begin gently fray or rag.

We based our tutorial on the words we hear whenever we receive questions about this topic: "How do you figure out how much fabric you need?" "How do you cut all the strips?" "How do you sew all the strips together?" "How do you put it on your project so it looks smooth and pretty?"
On the "Quilting Easy-ness Scale," the rag quilt ranks right at the top. It's sewn with the seams exposed, and the whole idea is to create a softly rumpled, very cuddly, wrap-me-up-now result. If you have someone heading off to school, this is a wonderful blanket to send along to remind them of the warm
Our Blooming Florals Quilt is a throw size with an expanding half square triangle design that is echoed in the throw’s unique angled corners. We selected and positioned delicate floral colors and motifs, perfectly positioning them from the center out to simulate a flower opening up to the sun.  We used 10” layer cake squares
This gorgeous quilted table runner was originally designed to feature the Downton Abbey fabric collection from Andover Fabrics. However, the traditional patchwork star design is one that would work well with any number of current quilting cotton collections – especially ones that feature a similar palette of both dark and light colors and a selection

A cheater quilt is one in which the top fabric is pre-printed with a patchwork design, allowing you to skip the piecing. It’s super fast and easy! As a fun twist, we used a soft piped edge rather than traditional binding.

Flying geese blocks, combined with the fabric’s vintage motifs, give this beautiful quilt its name. The variety is a quilter’s dream. You can isolate and piece together these interesting little bits into a wonderful collage.

Technically, quilting is a subset of sewing. But if you're one of the thousands who've been bitten by the quilting bug, you're unlikely to let it take second position to anything. Here at S4H, we don't claim to be part of the quilting elite, but we are good at making things easy. So when we
As we enter the final phase of making a quilt, you should be proud of all you've learned thus far. If you think back to Part 1 of this Series, you may have been skeptical about adding "how to quilt" to your sewing toolbox of skills. Now you can see it was simply a case
We're back for the second half of our piecing tutorial – part Four of our Five-part Quilting Basics series. Quilters are very resourceful and innovative. You can see this trait revealed in some of the popular quick-piecing methods that have been developed over time. The mindset behind each is to save thread and/or time. They
In quilting, there are special techniques used to sew patchwork pieces into blocks, then assemble those blocks into a quilt. The precise execution of these techniques is paramount to a beautifully finished quilt. It's similar to putting together a puzzle; each piece has to fit perfectly in order for the larger picture to come into view.
You saw the appropriate tools and other stuff needed for basic quilting in Part 1. You leaned how to properly (and safely) rotary cut your fabric for patchwork piecing in Part 2. Now, you get to discover how to use those pieces you cut (squares, rectangles and triangles) to create some of the most popular
Quilts start out as lots o' little pieces. So it makes sense the first thing you should learn about in quilting is how to cut your fabric! If you ask any quilter what she/he feels is the best cutting tool for the job, the answer will be: a rotary cutter. Many compare it to a
The word "quilt" or "quilting" has many different meanings. It's a special word because it can be both a noun and a verb. Quilting can describe the overall craft itself. What type of sewing do you like? I like to quilt, or I like quilting. It can also mean the act of quilting, which is
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