• A Quilt to Crow About

    We’ve got a quilt to crow about. We liked it so much that we put it on the cover of our fall catalog. Cheryl, our amazing buyer, has a knack for knowing just what quilts our Keepsake Quilting customers will love. She’s been choosing our products for years and deciding the one quilt that will go on the cover.  See it here It’s always a big day when Evelyn, our photographer, and Patty, our stylist, go on location to photograph the cover quilt. They knew the perfect location for the “And So It Crows” quilt, this fall’s cover quilt. They loaded up Patty’s car with camera equipment, props and the…

  • Fusible Applique Is “Sew” Easy!

    Groundhog Day is here and bringing with it thoughts of springtime blooms and creatures! While the groundhog might not be ready for spring, our Woodland Creatures quilt kit is ready right now! Designed by Rosemary Makhan of Quilts by Rosemary, this 80″ x 100″ quilt is an heirloom piece you and your family will love for many years to come.When I look at the top, I think about how excited I am for warmer temperatures and all the creatures and flowers that come alive in the spring. I also think about how much work this quilt would be to make. Between that floral border and all of the adorable animals on the…

  • Create Fabric Paintings using Pre-cut Quilt Kits

    Ready to give picture quilts a try? My favorite way to create fabric paintings is to layer fabric shapes using fusible appliqué. It can be quite time consuming to iron fusible to your fabric and to cut out the various appliqué shapes. Now that laser pre-cut quilt kits are available, quilting images is easier than ever! What’s a laser pre-cut quilt kit? If you’re not familiar with these handy appliqué kits, you’re missing out! The kits include pre-cut fabrics with the fusible web already ironed in place. The fabrics have also been laser cut into the smaller, more intricate shapes required by the pattern. Small tabs keep the various cut…

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    How to Make Christmas Fabric Snowflakes

    Make snowflakes in July? Sure! What better way to get a jump on your Christmas creations? If you order your Christmas fabric projects now, you’ll be able to finish them in time to actually enjoy the holidays. So let’s start with a fun project that is one of our most popular Christmas fabric crafts, the Woven Snowflake Ornaments by Penny Marble Quilt Designs. Read on for a tutorial from Penny herself. The History of the Snowflake The Woven Snowflake from Penny Marble Quilt Designs (PMQD) is an interpretation of a classic design dating back to the 1880s. Originating in Germany, the woven stars were crafted from a variety of medium…

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    Designing a Quilt with a Tea Theme

    Welcome to our tea party! Today our theme is about designing a quilt with a tea theme, inspired by the Thirties Tea Quilt by Diane Nagle of Peddlecar Quilts for RJR Fabrics. We have some tips from Diane, a schematic for a Broken Dishes mug rug based on the quilt, and other tea-themed quilt designs. So have a seat at the table and let’s get started. Inspiration for Designing a quilt Diane’s exclusive design for Keepsake Quilting features teapots, cherries, Broken Dishes blocks, star blocks and a center design of a bird preparing a cup of tea. All are made with piecing or applique using 1930s reproduction fabrics from RJR. Diane says,…

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    Benefits of BOMs (Block of the Month Quilts)

    Do you have UFOs piling up? Do you want to make a large quilt but don’t think you have the time? Or you want to get started quilting but the thought of a big project overwhelms you? Or maybe the cost of purchasing all that fabric at once doesn’t fit your budget. What if I told you there was a way to create a quilt a little at a time, and a gentle pace, with like-minded people. There is, and it’s called Block of the Month (BOM) quilts. How Block of the Month works: You receive the materials for one block at a time each month for a period of months…

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    How to Make a Quilt Without Cutting or Math

    From the time I first became aware of quilting, as an adolescent, it’s been my dream to make a quilt in the Double Wedding Ring (DWR) pattern. I not only loved the design, but the name sounded so romantic. This was back in the 1970s, when quilting experienced a revival and hope chests were still a thing. It wasn’t too long after that that I learned two things: how to sew and that I did not have an aptitude for math. Spatial skills? Also not a strong suit. The first pillowcases and place mats went all right, but when I moved on to patterns, frustration set in. I always ended…

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    How to Use Value in Quilt Design

    Of all the quilt design principles, value is one of the most difficult to grasp. Value is the lightness or darkness of a color, from the palest version to the most intense. An easy example of value is the free paint chip strips you get at the hardware store: pick up a reddish-orange one and you’ll see 4-5 shades, from pink grapefruit to tiger lily to roasted pepper to brick cottage. The same goes for quilt fabric. It comes in a huge range of values. However, quilters often find that when they build their stash, most of the fabric falls into the middle-value range, with little at the top and…

  • We’re Tickled (Tula) Pink!

    Keepsake Quilting is thrilled to announce our new partnership with Tula Pink, everyone’s favorite illustrator, fabric designer, DIY’er, and all-around cool girl! She’s going to be doing a bunch of exclusive Tula Pink quilting patterns and projects for us: videos and kits you’ll find only at Keepsake Quilting. Our exclusive Tula Pink kits are here now, designed by Tula’s favorite quilt designers and made from her favorite fabrics. We’ve got bags of all sizes: the Adorable Tote, Cute Clutch, and Pretty Purse and projects to liven up your home: the Sunrise and Compass large floor pillows and the Palace Floor Table Runner. We’ve got six Tula Pink bed sized quilts,…

  • Introducing the RoDazzler Rotary Cutter Decorating Kit!

    Do you and your quilting buddy both have the same rotary cutter? Does she keep trying to steal yours because your blade is sharper? Do you ever find yourself at your local quilting bee, staring at all the rotary cutters but unsure which is yours? Well worry no longer, and be the envy of your quilting bee with your Rodazzled Rotary Cutter! <br> Don’t miss the newest way to personalize your rotary cutter…RoDazzle it with rhinestones! — For just 19.95, you get it all! — CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS GREAT NEW PRODUCT!!