Don’t Miss Out! Quilt as Desired Club Enrollment Opens Soon!

Are you ready to take your quilting journey to the next level? The Quilt as Desired Club is your golden ticket to a world of quilting wonders, and it’s almost time to unlock the doors! The highly anticipated QAD Club Membership Enrollment is set to open its doors on October 2nd, and you won’t want to miss out. But act fast, because this opportunity will only be available until October 8th!

Why Join the Quilt as Desired Club?

  • Discover the Savannah Block of the Month: As a QAD Club member, you’ll gain access to the current Block of the Month (BOM), and it’s a beauty! Meet the Savannah BOM and embark on a creative journey like no other. Learn new techniques, explore fresh designs, and create stunning quilts right alongside fellow enthusiasts.
  • Unlock Previous BOMs: Your creativity knows no bounds, and neither does your access to knowledge. With QAD Club membership, you get full access to previous BOMs, allowing you to catch up on missed projects or revisit old favorites.
  • Free Lessons and Tutorials: Ever wished you had a quilting mentor? Look no further! Blair, the mastermind behind Wise Craft Handmade, offers free lessons and tutorials exclusively to QAD Club members. Elevate your skills, learn insider tips and tricks, and take your quilting to new heights.
  • Exclusive Monthly Zoom Calls: Imagine chatting face-to-face with like-minded quilters, sharing stories, and getting answers to your burning questions. QAD Club members enjoy the privilege of exclusive monthly Zoom calls, offering a chance to connect, learn, and grow within a supportive community.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Interviews: Gain insights and inspiration from exclusive interviews with industry experts and crafting aficionados. QAD Club brings you up close and personal with these creative minds, offering a unique perspective on the world of crafting.

Don’t Miss Out – Join the Quilt as Desired Club Today!

With membership enrollment opening on October 2nd and closing on October 8th, the clock is ticking. The Quilt as Desired Club is not just a club; it’s your gateway to quilting excellence, a community of passionate quilters, and a wealth of exclusive resources.

Quilting enthusiasts worldwide are eagerly awaiting their chance to join the QAD Club, and you should too. So mark your calendar, set your alarms, and get ready to embark on a quilting adventure like no other. The Quilt as Desired Club is your ticket to quilting greatness, and the journey begins soon!

Don’t miss out on this limited-time opportunity. Join us in the Quilt as Desired Club, and let’s quilt our hearts out together!

Don’t wait! Sign up for our email list and be ready when membership opens!

Note: The above blog post is based on information available as of the knowledge cutoff date in September 2023. Be sure to visit the provided link for the most up-to-date details on the Quilt as Desired Club Membership.

Elevate Your Holiday Décor with this Stash-Busting Stocking!

We are thrilled to announce an opportunity for you to dive into the world of crafting and quilting with Blair, the talented owner of Wise Craft Handmade. Blair’s passion for creativity and her knack for turning fabric into stunning works of art have made her a beloved figure in the crafting community. Now, she’s bringing her expertise to you through an exclusive class on Creativebug, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the news!READ MORE

Planning to Make Your Own Holiday Gifts? Our Baggu Bags are Back in Stock!

Are You Planning to Create Your Own Holiday Gifts?

The holiday season is upon us, and one of our favorite traditions is crafting homemade gifts. Some years, we go all out with a slew of DIY presents, while in others, we might make just a handful. Regardless, we always find joy in scouring the internet for creative gift ideas, whether we’re crafting for the current year or brainstorming for future celebrations.

Last year, Blair had a few of these charming natural cotton duck bags by Baggu available in the shop. She couldn’t resist sharing them because, well, she has one herself, and she absolutely adores it. These bags are not only spacious but also incredibly versatile, capable of holding a surprising amount of goodies. What’s more, they make the perfect “canvas” for a bit of chicken scratch embroidery.

Blair decided to take her Baggu bag and give it a personal touch with an easy embroidery pattern template that she created (you can see it above). She stitched this delightful design across the top, instantly transforming the bag into a unique, one-of-a-kind piece. But here’s the beauty of it – you can embellish these bags even further, and the more you add, the better they become!

Recently, we managed to restock a limited number of these bags in the shop. Blair spotted them back in stock just a few weeks ago and wasted no time securing a few for you. When you order one of these bags, we will include the embroidery template PDF as well. You can download it right away and start stitching as soon as your bag arrives. There’s plenty of time to add your personal touch, whether you’re crafting it for yourself or as a special gift for someone on your list. 🎁 (By the way, I hear all the cool kids are carrying them…)

So, are you up for a little DIY holiday magic this year? Why not create something truly special with these Baggu bags and bring a smile to someone’s face with your unique, handcrafted gift? Happy crafting!


Meet Liliane: A QAD Spotlight Quilter!

Quilt As Desired members are the heart of our community. There is a treasure trove of creativity that’s waiting to be uncovered by each and every one of you. Today, we are rolling out the quilted red carpet to introduce you to a member of our cozy club. Liliane has been wowing us with her craft, one block at a time. She is a wonderful quilter whose passion, talent, and dedication has been spinning tales with her threads. Let’s dive into her journey and discover the artistry that’s been woven in every stitch.


Decluttering Your Quilting Stash: 10 Tips for Fabric Destashing

We all know that feeling of excitement when we stumble upon a beautiful piece of fabric that just screams potential for our next project. But let’s be real, over time, that excitement can lead to a stash that’s bursting at the seams, making it a challenge to find what you need. It’s time to dive into the art of destashing your quilting fabric collection. Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you part with all your treasures; just a thoughtful curation to make your creative journey smoother. Here are ten tips to help you navigate the destashing process without breaking a sweat.

#1. Bid Farewell to the Unloved:
We’ve all got those fabrics that make us wonder, “Why did I buy this?” It’s time to free up space and let them go. Whether you donate them to a quilting club, gift them to a friend who loves the pattern, or use them in small projects like mug rugs or pot holders, freeing up space for fabrics you adore is liberating.

#2. Seasonal Separation:
Holiday fabrics are like a burst of joy, but they can also clutter your space. Keep it organized by storing Christmas prints with Christmas prints and Halloween patterns with Halloween patterns. This way, you won’t have to scramble through heaps to find the perfect fabric for your festive projects.

#3. Color is Key:
Color coding is your best friend. Neatly arrange your fabrics by color and take it a step further by using ribbons or washi tape to label each section. A visual feast of colors will not only spark inspiration but also make your search for that perfect shade a breeze.

#4. Annual Purge Party:
Set a date in your calendar once a year to assess your stash. If you haven’t used certain fabrics, it might be time to say goodbye. You can either donate them to a local crafting center or sell them to fellow quilters looking for a unique find.

#5. Hang in There:
For those longer pieces of fabric that are too beautiful to be folded into oblivion, consider hanging them up with pants hangers. This prevents unsightly creases and makes your fabric feel like a part of your creative space decor.

#6. Roll with It:
Odd-shaped pieces can be quite the puzzle to fold neatly. Instead, roll them up like scrolls, making sure to secure them with a ribbon or elastic. This not only saves space but also keeps your fabric wrinkle-free and ready to use.

#7. Jar of Delights:
Those tiny scraps you just can’t part with? Clear mason jars are a game-changer. They save space and let you admire your collection of mini treasures. Plus, the transparency makes it easy to pick out just the right piece for an appliqué or patchwork project.

#8. Filing Cabinet Revamp:
Give an old filing cabinet a new lease on life by turning it into a fabric haven. Organize your fabric by theme, color, or pattern, and watch your once-ordinary cabinet become a whimsical centerpiece of your creative space.

#9. Swatch Tags for the Win:
Never again will you question which fabric you’re holding. Create swatch tags for each piece in your collection. Attach them to a ring or a bulletin board, and voilà! You have an at-a-glance guide to your stash.

#10. Thrift and Transform:
Score big on a budget by hitting thrift shops or garage sales. Look for shelving units and storage baskets to repurpose for your fabric storage needs. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also give new life to forgotten pieces.

Remember, destashing isn’t about letting go of your cherished collection; it’s about curating a space that sparks joy and fuels your creative fire. So, roll up those odd shapes, hang your gorgeous yardage, and transform your quilting haven into an organized oasis. Need a little more help destashing? Below is a free printable you can save! Happy sewing!

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