When planning ahead, the editors at FaveQuilts want to make sure we’re doing the best we can to connect readers with the content that they’re looking for, and we get a lot of help from our Twitter page! To find out more about the top trends with our quilters, we took a look at the top 5 tweets from last month. Here are the results:
#5: Christmas Quilt Patterns
Quilters always have to be two steps ahead when it comes to patterns, which is why our brand new Christmas quilts eBook, The Best Free Quilt Patterns for Christmas: 10 Quilt Blocks, Christmas Ornaments to Make, and More, came at the perfect time. It includes tree skirts, handmade Christmas ornament ideas, quilt block patterns, and full-sized projects that quilters can start on now and have ready by the time they’re preparing to deck the halls.
#4: Quick and Easy Quilt Patterns
No surprise here; quilters are busy people, therefore; they’re always looking for a helpful quilt pattern that they can finish without worry. Our friends at CraftFoxes were already tackling this issue with the Gift in a Week Quilt pattern. It’s big, beautiful, but doesn’t take up your time. It’s a beautiful gift that can be used and displayed all throughout the year, so if you’re strapped for time this holiday season, make sure you’ve got this pattern saved somewhere.
#3: Hexagon Quilt Patterns
Our readers have used both Hexagon quilt patterns and English paper piecing patterns to create intricate and decorative designs with a certain retro flair, and they know how time consuming the cutting process can be. Luckily, Andy from A Bright Corner created a pattern using a creative trick that saves you time, but still gives you that same hexie look. Her ingenuity has made the Fakie Hexies Quilt one of the most popular projects of the month.
#2: Rice Bags
The hot new trend of the season has popped up in every facet from crochet to knitting, and our readers were more than ready for it. Learning how to make a rice bag really comes in handy; not only can you make your own handmade body warmer and cooler with the Heavenly Hot and Cold Rice Bag tutorial from Make It and Love It, but you can also use this idea for stocking stuffers or as small party favors during the holidays. Your friends and family will thank you as soon as they use it.
#1: How to Make a Patchwork Quilt
With that autumn chill rolling in, quilters knew now was the time to start making those cozy patchwork quilts. Team FaveQuilts thought it would be helpful to create our very own Patchwork Quilt Guide that linked to all of our favorite projects and patterns.
Not only are our readers getting ready for the next season, but they’re working on their quilting skills with all kinds of resources. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for all of these and more!