Subscribe
Digital
Contest

Blog

Behind the Scenes - Winter 2021 Photoshoot

We shot the "winter" issue in the heat and humidity of August, at a beautiful log cabin on the Boardman River in Traverse City, Michigan. I usually show up an hour or two early to set up some shots before the photographer (Michael) arrives so that there's not a lot of down time. Even so, there are always instances when I'm still draping and setting-up after he catches up to me, so Michael takes th…

Needle and Thread Chart

We compiled and initially published this chart in the Fall 2017 Designer Notes column. The recommendations are from the designers in that issue. The chart now appears in every issue of our little magazine. We thought it would be helpful to give it a shout out here, and in our long-overdue blog post...For the different types of stitching you do, what types (and sizes) of needles and threads do you…

Sneak Peek Fall 2020 Project - Crazy Quilt and Paper Piecing

Jeni fell in love with Emily Hardwig's (Red Button Quilt Company) little project in our soon-to-be released Fall issue. It has a little bit of everything a stitcher could want: appliqué, embroidery, flying geese, pinwheels, crazy quilt blocks, and paper piecing.Here is a video showing Jeni's method to create the paper pieced crazy quilt blocks.…

Jeni's Quilting Styles

Jeni has a handful of hand-quilting projects in the works. I envy her nice straight stitches. I started hand quilting several years ago when I discovered the ease and informality of being able to quilt anywhere--even while tent camping! My stitches are far from perfect, but they do have personality.The pretty quilt above is a Jo Morton design, and illustrates Jeni's small-stitch hand quilting.Belo…