Sunday, January 8, 2012

January's Demo

For January's meeting (January 21, 1-3 at the LDS Church in Billerica, MA), I am going to demonstrate how to use a specialty ruler, The Twister.  It turns this patchwork top:

Into this pinwheel/whirlygiggle top quickly and easily.

I will put specific instructions on the Big Tent site, but I wanted you to be able to visualize what we were going to be working on.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Lets start quilting!

Welcome to 2012, quilters! I've been thinking a lot about the theme for January and then I thought "every quilt needs a starting point"! So this month, I thought I would share with all of you some free patterns to get the creative juices flowing (even though most of us have about 50 unfinished projects...). I hope you all enjoy perusing the many FREE patterns. There's so much more out there, if you feel like this isn't enough for you. Also, if you have some favorites you'd like to share, please post them in the comments section. We'd love to see em. Happy quilting!


The Motherloads (these sites have TONS of patterns, from paper piecing to traditional and in between)

Forest Quilting:
Block Central:

Free patterns from designers and stores

Amy Buttler:
Free Spirit Fabric:
Hoffman Fabrics:
Pink Chalk Fabrics:
Riley Blake Designes:
Red Rooster:
(You need to look up the retired patterns for free patterns)


Fresh Lemons Modern Quilts:
Baby Quilts:
Hidden Wells Pattern:
(Ok, not the best illustrations... but I have seen this quilt shown on another website and it is phenominal!!!!! Just google it, there's tons of pictures out there.)