New Quilt Pattern, Interwoven

Introducing Interwoven. Another new quilt design using the Ruby Ruler™ . Simple, yet impactful quilt design all by just playing with value.
I’m not sure why, but simple repeating shapes like the ones in this quilt make me so happy. Each “unit” or block is the same configuration, but also little bit different from the others when made in a scrappy way. READ MORE

New Quilt Pattern, Starflake

Starflake Quilt Patter
 
When I was getting to know the different prototypes of what eventually became The Ruby Ruler™, of course I had to design some quilts. I wanted to really push the idea of studying fabric values. There’s no better way to play around with this idea than to dig in my scrap bins. READ MORE

Introducing The Ruby Ruler™!

Edited to add link to purchase, because I woke from a deep sleep and sat bolt upright last night because I realized I’d left that off! Get your own Ruby Ruler™

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I’ve been working on something for several months now, and I’m SO happy that its finally ready! My new quilting ruler, The Ruby Ruler™ is a brand new tool that will change the way you look at your fabric scraps!
Ruby Ruler
But first, the background story-READ MORE

Wise Craft Quilts Contributor Pam Garrison

Pam Garrison
One of my favorite sections in Wise Craft Quilts, is the one about quilt labels. To me, this was a section that had to be included in the book- sewing a label on to the back of a quilt is such a huge part of the storytelling process. In the book are full sized labels in the book that can be printed out at home (I use these ink jet printable fabric sheets) and filled in. Even better? A set of all five labels, ready to use are available in my shop.)
While writing the book, I reached out to some of my favorite artists and asked them to design a quilt label. I was over the moon with what they sent back! Each label speaks to the style of the artist who made it, and interprets the idea of labelling a quilt in their own unique way. I’ll be posting interviews with each of these very inspiring women! Today is my interview with the super talented Pam Garrison. I’m asking her a little about her work, inspiration, work space, and her thoughts on creating a label for Wise Craft Quilts.
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Custom Quilt Made From Baby Clothes

quilt made from baby clothes
I created the above quilt pattern and sewed the custom quilt made from baby clothes for a client a while back. This is now a downloadable quilt pattern available in my shop, called Nuts and Bolts. I have since made a few more, including one that will be published in my upcoming book Wise Craft Quilts: A Guide To Turning Beloved Fabrics Into Meaningful Patchwork (YES! we have a real title for my formerly unnamed child!). I wanted to talk a little about these quilts, I realize I haven’t said a ton about the different versions I’ve made here on the blog. There is something incredibly special not just to the family, but to me, in making these particular kind of quilts. The “honored to be asked feelings” loom large for me where these quilts are concerned; cutting into special little baby clothes is not easy for any quilter, skilled or newbie. There’s not more of any one piece, what you have is what you have. There are stained areas to cut around, seams to cut off, special areas to keep in, deciding the right quilt design that will utilize the tiny clothes the best, and also show off any special areas that are meant to be seen in the final quilt. For example, in the quilt above, there is an “O” from a letterman’s sweater worn by the Dad that the client wanted to use, so its size needed to fit within the overall block design. I also added an extra row at the top of the quilt, knowing that it would be used on a “big boy bed” and it would help show a child learning to make their bed which side is at the head or foot of the bed (a sneaky trick to also allow more of the special scraps to be used).READ MORE

De Dutch Quilt Pattern- New In the Shop!

De Dutch Quilt Pattern by Wise Craft Handmade
I’m so excited to put this one out in the world! De Dutch is my newest quilt pattern, and it is by far the most comprehensive quilt pattern I have ever written- 37 pages of detailed information, 54 photos, and even video to thoroughly walk you through every single step of making this quilt.READ MORE

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