How to Enjoy English Paper Piecing Without Making 1,000 Patches

All Points Patchwork
[Today's guest post is from author, quilter and crafter Diane Gilleland. She will be visiting the store this Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm for an English Paper Piecing demonstration and we hope to see you there! More info here.]
 

English paper piecing (or EPP for short) is one of my...

Spring 2015 Quilt Market Recap

We're back from Quilt Market, full of ideas and inspiration and fabric orders. While we get that all organized, we wanted to share some of our Quilt Market: Minneapolis fun with you. Here's just a sampling of all we saw (there's so much more!), kicking it off with Brenda Ratliff's Schoolhouse...

This Just In: Natural History by Lizzy House

Natural History by Lizzy House

The newest collection from Lizzy House is a bit like a walk through the Museum of Natural History, which makes its name so perfect for this combination of dinosaurs, stars, gems, and butterflies. 

The Natural History prints work well with Lizzy House's previous collections, especially in her...

Come see the Kona Quilts

kona quiltsIn honor of Kona Cotton's 30th anniversary, Robert Kaufman Fabrics asked 30 quilt designers to create patterns using any (or all!) of their 303 Kona colors. The result was a beautiful collection of quilts that range from very traditional to super modern. 

This month we are lucky enough to be...

Get to Know: Sam of Hunter's Design Studio

Hunter's Design Studio Patterns
Are you familiar with Hunter's Design Studios? Sam Hunter sews and designs from her studio in Portland, Oregon and 
has designed dozens of quilts, written a book on paper piecing the alphabet, Quilt Talkand has taught quilting for more than 20 years nationwide. We wanted to get to know her a...

How To: Sewing with Minky

minky stuff
This super soft and supple fabric is great for blankets, scarves, stuffed animals and much more, but its characteristic softness can also make it a little more challenging to work with. Here are a few tips and tricks to make it easier to sew with minky fabric:

It's Time for Spring Sewing and Crafting

Easter fabric
Spring is finally here and the sun is beginning to peek out a big It's the perfect time to sew and we have some great projects for you! 

Join Sam Hunter to Make a Big Block Tumble Quilt

 Big Block Tumble

Join local pattern designer Sam Hunter, of Hunter's Design Studio, for a fun-filled day of quiltmaking. She'll be here in-store, to teach her deceptively simply Big Block Tumble pattern.  The blocks are made from only three fabrics (a light, medium and dark) with clever construction to avoid...

Let's Make: Mixed Up Hexies

Mixed Up Hexies quilt

Sometimes when we're scrolling through Instagram (you follow us @fabricdepot, right?), we come across designs that we just love. When Elaine saw a half hexie quilt made by @nightowlquilts, she knew we needed to give it a try, too!

 

Sew Circles with the Punch Drunk Quilt Kit

Punch Drunk Quilt Bright colors and a solid background lend a modern twist to the traditional Drunkard's Path quilt block in this fun quilt. But do the curves scare you? If you're like many quilters, there's a little trepidation when it comes to those rounded edges, but with a few tips and techniques, you'll be...