Mod Holiday (Every Time You Use Pink for Christmas, an Angel Gets Their Wings)

I think all of you know by now that I like bridging the divide between modern and traditional. There are more connections between the two than there are differences. One only has to look again. So, when Benartex asked me to curate a perfectly modern bundle of six fabrics for their Modern by the Yard e-mag, I agreed enthusiastically. That aligns perfectly with my Quilty Philosophies. By the way, this mag is loaded to the brim with modern quilt patterns! Packed. I call my bundle Mod Holiday because it's a jazzed up spin on Christmas. In the next couple of weeks, I'll be sharing a super fun and fast Christmas block that you can make into a wall...Read More

Abstract Garden Blog Hop & Giveaway Today!

Today's the day! Let's get hopping on Christa Watson's Abstract Garden! Tuesday Sherry Shish from Powered by Quilting Lee Monroe from May Chappell Wednesday Annie Unrein from Patterns by Annie Pam and Lynn from The Stitch TV Show Thursday Linda Sullivan from Colourwerx ME! HERE! Stephanie Kendron from Modern Sewciety Friday Benartex Blog – Virtual Trunk Show of Christa’s Quilts   xoxo, Tara

Blog Hop and Fabric Giveaway for Abstract Garden!

Yippee! The blog hop and FQ bundle giveaway for Christa Watson's Abstract Garden fabric starts tomorrow! You are going to LOVE the lineup for this hop. The list of hoppers is at the end of this post. To get us ready for all the delicious projects coming this week, visit the Benartex Blog for an introduction to Christa's latest designs!! Be ready to pop back here for my post on Thursday when I'll be sharing TWO project tutorials! In the meantime, here's a quick video tip (a "QVT") for you on how to get your stitch and flip corners bang on every time. Enjoy!   Tuesday Sherry Shish from Powered by Quilting Lee Monroe from May Chappell Wednesday Annie...Read More

Trimming Jagged Edges from Precuts

You know those pinked (jagged) edges on precuts? I'm not a fan. Well, I get it, they keep the fabric from fraying, and that's obviously good. But when it comes to cutting them or sewing them, I grouse around wishing for a straight edge! I thought I'd show you how I went about eliminating those jagged edges when cutting for my Churned Up quilt with a pack of Benartex 10x10s of Modern Marks. I hope these tips help you when cutting for patterns that call for hacking up precut squares with jagged edges! You'll end up with sliver-trimmed bits like these: I needed to cut the 10x10 square into a 7" piece and a 3" piece. I set two...Read More