Primary Pattern Tester Showcase

The Primary Quilt is a modern pattern based around a basic block construction, that truly packs a punch when used with bold fabrics. I had some hiccups with the original pattern – but these testers were real troopers and rallied around me to bring this pattern to life. Please join me in thanking all of …

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Primary Quilt Pattern

A modern inspired pattern, turned retro with color selection. The Primary Quilt is the perfect project for an ambitious beginner.
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Plus Sign Quilt Pattern

Free-Tutorial for a modern plus sign quilt. Add extra blocks to make a larger quilt, and quilt to your hearts content to really add some depth to this wonderful pattern.
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Tips and Tools: Seam Gauge

Back to the basics again this week!  Do you have one of these yet?  It’s called a seam gauge and it’s basically a 6″ ruler.  The part that makes it extra useful is the little blue guide.  It moves up and down the ruler to help you keep hem lines straight while you’re pinning or …

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Tips and Tools: Using Chambray

 We thought we would use our Tips and Tools this week to tell you all about…Chambray (pronounced sham-brey) is a woven cotton fabric. According to Dana Willard’s book Fabrics A to Z “chambray is made by weaving colored threads through a white weft (similar to denim), which results in a pleasing “watered down” shade of the original …

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Tips and Tools: Rotary Cutters

We got this question from an awesome customer of ours…”I bought lots of fabulous Modern Textiles fabric, but now I’m scared to cut it! I don’t want to ruin any of it! Could you please give some tips for using a rotary cutter?”  We would love to!  To make sure we are all on the …

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Tips and Tools: Sewing Machine Needles

We hope you gain some valuable sewing knowledge from our tips and tools posts.  Have a question or a tip or tool you just have to share?  Please send it our way.  Message us on our Facebook page or send us an e-mail at info@modern-textiles.com This week we would like to share a little bit about …

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Campfire Pillow Set

Is it a little too cold to have a bonfire this winter? In my books, snow makes bon fires that much better – but if you aren’t a fan of the winter wonderland than the campfire pillow set may be perfect for you or a young one in your life. Sew you wanna know how …

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Yak Blanket FREE Tutorial

I know, I know…I’ve been over doing it on the Yak blanket on social media!  I promise this to be one of the only blog posts about them – at least until next fall 🙂 So many people have been ordering these kits that I thought I’d throw the pattern online! Sew you wanna know how …

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The Exploratory Quilt

We’re launching a brand new quilt pattern for you today called the Exploratory Quilt! This pattern will be the focus of our Quilting 102 class. It’s perfect for the new quilter that is ready for the next challenge. Nothing too intricate or tricky here, just a fun fresh design that comes together quickly. BUT, this …

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Row by Row 2018

We have officially kicked off the 2018 Row by Row Experience! Some of you have your plans all made – you know what rows you want and have mapped out your route! And the rest of you are thinking what the heck is Row by Row, am I right? Not to worry – we’re here …

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The Connection Bag

I am so excited to finally be releasing our latest pattern today – The Connection Bag trio! I will tell you we have our heart and soul in this one and we can’t wait to get it in your hands. First, some history. My sewing passion was jump started by making bags about 17 years …

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Flower Garden Mini Revised

The Flower Garden project started about a year ago as just a simple sketch. Raw edge applique is one of my favorite techniques and the one I’ve been doing the longest. When my kids were little I made hundreds of little applique shirts and onesies. I really wanted people to know just how simple and …

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Around the Kitchen Contest Wrap-up

We wrapped up the Around the Kitchen quilt block contest last week! We want to say a big thank you to everyone that participated. Your projects blew us away! There is nothing better than seeing such talented people take our pattern and make it there own. Can we just tell you that picking the winners …

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Plant Bucket Tote

I am a huge lover of all things plants, but until recently I thought my green thumb was only functional outside. Surely I couldn’t keep houseplants alive, could I? Last fall I couldn’t stand the idea of not having something green around me, so I brought in lots of my potted plants and have gradually …

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