• End-of-Year Savings!

    As 2019 draws to a close, we’re making room for everything 2020 has to offer! That means we’re marking down kits, fabrics, precuts and more until December 31st. Flip through our digital year-end clearance catalog to find amazing deals on all the things you love. Fill your cart as you flip through each page. Here are some highlights, from vibrant kits and wall hangings to notions that you’ll adore. Our solution to getting WIPs (works in progress) to the finish line? Wide backings, our 108″ Back Packs are on SALE. Save even more with backings starting at $34.13 for 3 yards! Let’s ring in the New Year with fun and…

  • Let’s Get Our Fabrics Organized in 2017!

    OK, quilters, let’s be honest with ourselves: no matter the size, we all have a bit of a fabric stash laying around the house. If you’re anything like me, it isn’t just laying around the house: I have fabric and rulers in the trunk of my car! When meeting up with a friend recently, she mentioned how she was looking for a vintage fabric for a quilt she was making. I told her to meet me at my car. She gave me a weird look but when I opened my trunk, she understood! While storing fabric in the car might make for funny stories, it doesn’t make for effective quilting.…

  • What is batting, exactly?

    Batting is usually just an afterthought once the fun parts (picking fabric, and designing and piecing the quilt) are done. But it’s more than that! It’s the heart of the quilt: when you snuggle under a quilt, batting keeps you warm. It deserves just as much care as the rest of your quilt! So use these tips, our cheat sheet, and our size chart to pick the best batting for your quilt. Let the quilt pattern guide your choice of batting. Modern quilts generally have a more streamlined look than soft, fluffy baby quilts. So modern quilters tend to use cotton batting, which gives a flatter finish, while polyester batting,…

  • Primitive Gatherings Pinwheel Tool

    Sew you want to know how to use the Primitive Gatherings Pinwheel Tool? Meet Laurel and find out! Laurel began working at Keepsake Quilting (at her husband’s suggestion!) about sixteen years ago after spending a few years being a stay-at-home mom. At first she worked exclusively in the shop, but now you might also find yourself talking to her at the call center. When she first began at KQ, Laurel was not a quilter. Had her husband known how avid a crafter she was going to become, he probably would not have suggested the job!  She dabbled at first with checkerboard quilts before discovering a love of tools and notions…

  • Common Threads No More!

    By Alison Dea Bolt Quilters have always had a love affair with fabric. We easily succumb to its lush colors and infinite patterns, but thread? Not so much. For ages we kept it in the background; reliable cotton in basic colors, working hard, totally unnoticed—like Cinderella serving indifferent step-sisters. Not once did it demand attention or say, “Hey, without me, you’d be securing your quilt sandwich with Gorilla Glue!” Well, look around. Suddenly, we have a dizzying number of brands, fibers, and vibrant colors to prod our creativity, and we’re seeing thread in a whole new light (and sometimes in the dark). The last time I visited Keepsake, I counted…