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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5 Reasons We LOVE the Strip Quilt!

New Throw Size Strip Quilt made by Clarissa Tinjum, Quilted by Connie Biselx We’ve been making Strip Quilts at MT for years now, and our love for them just never goes away! We’ve recently updated our FREE pattern with new and improved instructions and more sizes than ever before! We’ve put together our top 5 …

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Around the Kitchen Contest – Connie’s Submission

It took me awhile to decide what to make for the contest, but I’m so happy with how it eventually turned out! I played around with putting flowers in the jars like our Flower Garden Mini quilt, I also thought about doing an entire wall of books like Jane Mount’s beautiful art. I love the …

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Around the Kitchen Contest – Angelique’s Submission

Hello all! I’m excited to share my Around the Kitchen project with you today! I first tried paper piecing when the Around the Kitchen pattern came out last year, and loved it! It’s like (almost) fool-proof precision piecing, which I really enjoy. I knew I wanted my project to be useful, or I wouldn’t be …

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Improv Quilting

Have you heard of improv piecing? Basically, it is the process of sewing a quilt without a pattern, letting it grow organically as you stitch each block together. I’ve wanted to try improv piecing for a long time. The main thing I couldn’t wrap my brain around was how to make a flat quilt with …

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Around the Kitchen Contest – Roxanne’s Submission

We’ve got more Around the Kitchen projects to share with you today! It’s so hard for me to choose a favorite block in this pattern – they all hold a special place in my heart I guess! But for the project I had in my head I narrowed it down to just the jars. My …

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Around the Kitchen Contest – Clem’s Submission

Are you guys getting excited about the Around the Kitchen contest? We certainly are! As you may know, Clem Buzick (award winning quilter, teacher, and an amazing friend of ours) helped us write the Around the Kitchen pattern last year. We are so excited to have her on the blog today to share a project …

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