7 Must-Have Quilt Patterns for the Holiday Season

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If you love free quilt patterns, then there’s nothing like putting them to use for the upcoming holiday season. Why? Well, they simply make the best DIY gifts! Who wouldn’t want to receive one of these personal and beautiful quilt designs for Christmas? We want nothing more than to hide under a soft, warm quilt […]

The Chevron Summer: 17 Easy Quilt Patterns

The Chevron Summer: 17 Easy Quilt Patterns

We’ve gathered up the summer’s hottest chevron quilt ideas in this blog post, The Chevron Summer: 17 Easy Quilt Patterns. The crafting term “chevron” gets tossed around a lot. But let’s step back…what is a chevron pattern? Basically, a chevron pattern is just a variation of a zig zag pattern, with a reoccurring “v-shape.” You […]

13 Reasons to Start Quilting Today

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It’s the middle of the summer, so it’s hot, sticky, humid, and … did I mention … hot? We all need an indoor respite from the brutal summer sun. Why not try quilting? It’s one of the most popular indoor sewing projects among crafters of all kinds. The reason why quilting is a great craft […]

Ragtime Blues: 15 Rag Quilt Patterns

Ragtime Blues: 15 Rag Quilt Patterns

What is a rag quilt and how do you make one? Luckily this blog post will answer any and all of your questions. A rag quilt uses the quilt-as-you-go technique to create a square quilt with exposed seams. Rag quilting is much easier than traditional quilting because you fasten the backing, batting, and top fabric […]

15 Disappearing Nine Patch Quilts for Summer

15 Disappearing Nine Patch Quilts for Summer

Looking for an easy summer sewing project? Nine patch quilts are perfect because they’re so quick to make. What’s a disappearing nine patch quilt, though? A disappearing nine patch quilt is a simple rift on the traditional nine patch quilt. Each square quilt block is so unique that you can’t immediately tell where the blocks […]

Rosemont’s International Quilt Festival: Trends & Hot Topics


Last week AllFreeSewing and FaveQuilts were able to make it to the International Quilt Festival in Rosemont, Illinois. To put it in a word, we were ecstatic. As one would imagine, we’re pretty happy when it comes to seeing what can be pieced together with a needle and thread. Browsing through the amazing finished quilts […]

FaveQuilts Talks: Jo and Kelli Kramer

FQ Talks: Jo & Kelli Kramer

Jo and Kelli Kramer are longtime favorite designers on FaveQuilts. Their frequent updates with new, crystal-clear quilt tutorials and clear quilting expertise has led many of their tutorials to the top of FaveQuilts’ top clicked links. From beautiful full-bed quilts like the Oz’s Log Cabin Quilt Pattern to quiter lifesaver’s like the Easy Race Quilt […]

14 Fabulous Fat Quarter Quilts


So … what’s a fat quarter? It’s not too late to ask. Don’t worry.  A  fat quarter is simply a rectangular piece of fabric  (18″x22″) from 1 yard of a standard bolt of fabric. In other words, it’s one quarter of a yard of fabric. This blog post will give you fun ideas for fat […]

FaveQuilts Talks: Christa Watson

Christa Watson

Christa Watson is one of our most prolific quilt designers. She is one of our foremost experts, providing her readers with full-length quilt-alongs (like the How to Sew a String of Pearls Quilt quilt-along) and nitty-gritty quilt how-tos, like Basting a Quilt with Safety Pins and Making Your Own Design Wall. From beginner quilters to […]

FaveQuilts’ Top Five Quilt Films and Documentaries

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We’ve talked before about our favorite novels about quilting, and all the ways that quilting affects our lives, from charity quilting to quilt guilds. The best part of quilting is the community built into it; people who understand that “fat quarter” isn’t an insult and exactly how much work the gift of a quilt requires, especially […]