Jeni's Paper Piecing Tutorial

Jeni gets us ready for her quilt project in the upcoming Fall 2020 issue. It has, as she calls them, "Wonky Flying Geese" in it. She uses her simple "winging it" method of paper piecing for the geese. She explains it really well, and it reminds me of the way Mom always explained things. …

No-Sew Make-Do Posie Pics

Meet Sandra Salamony, Good Harbor's Art Director, and the graphic layout and design artist of Primitive Quilts and Projects. She shared this groovy project with us today:I love coming up with "Make Do" projects. My Grandma collected seed pods and boxes of pistachio nut shells. She highly valued the ability to make something pretty out of nothing. She also may have been something of a hoarder…

Do-Si-Do, Our Spin on "She Labors"

Welcome to our newest column, Do-Si-Do, where it's our turn to make one of the projects from our magazine.I tried my hand at Julie Porter’s She Labors, featured in this issue. During the process I thought about our Designer Notes question—dealing with mistakes, because I made a lot of mistakes! Some had to be ripped out and re-done correctly. Many, however, survived the cut (no pun intended),…

​Choosing Purpose Over Perfect: 20 Sage Tips From Our Readers

The word ‘primitive’ lends itself to a number of definitions but has a double meaning to the practitioners of quilting. Most obvious is its relation to appliqué, the age-old decorative stitching highlighted in our publications, and is then followed by its distinct link to preservation—passing down not only the mechanics of the art but the personal secrets of experience from quilters past.We’v…

How to Help Butte County Camp Fire Victims

The Butte County Camp Fire wiped out communities and thousands of homes, and took the lives of more than 80 people last month. The fire has been contained, and now the displaced residents begin the process of picking up and rebuilding their lives.Just a few miles away, the town of Chico was spared. Honey Run Quilters is located there, and has countless connections with the neighboring co…

12 Tried and True Ways to Repurpose Old Quilts

A New Twist on an Old Stitch12 Tried and True Ways to Repurpose Old QuiltsWe’re going to bet there’s a story to go along with the ancient quilt you have tucked away at the back of your linen closet. Maybe it’s from your child’s first Christmas or maybe it was a gift from your great grandma that you’ve hung onto all these years. Chances are, it has deep sentimental value, hence why you’ve kept it f…