Diary of a Quilter – a quilt blog https://www.diaryofaquilter.com A personal blog about quilting, sewing and life as a mother. Lots of free tutorials including beginning quilting tutorials, binding tutorials, and other sewing projects like bags, quilt blocks and nursing covers. Fri, 22 Jan 2021 20:37:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Chambray Blues quilt + Seasons to Taste pattern book https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2021/01/chambray-blues-quilt.html https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2021/01/chambray-blues-quilt.html#respond Fri, 22 Jan 2021 20:37:00 +0000 https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/?p=19953 Chambray Blues quilt + Seasons to Taste pattern book

Jessica Dayon has released a beautiful brand new pattern book called Seasons to Taste – Quilts to Warm Your Home All Year Long. She recently sent me a copy and invited me to be a part of the book tour. I choose to take one of her patterns and created this navy and chambray blues quilt.

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Valentines Day Sewing Projects https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2021/01/quilts-and-projects-to-sew-for-valentines-day.html https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2021/01/quilts-and-projects-to-sew-for-valentines-day.html#comments Sun, 17 Jan 2021 05:00:15 +0000 https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/?p=13509 Valentines Day Sewing Projects

I always enjoy making Valentine’s Day sewing projects. There are so many fun Valentines sewing ideas out there! I thought I’d share a few that I’ve made in the past as well as update the list of some of my favorite ideas for Valentines quilts and sewing projects.

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Catching up and Checking In https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2021/01/catching-up-and-checking-in.html https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2021/01/catching-up-and-checking-in.html#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:31:51 +0000 https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/?p=19885 Catching up and Checking In

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve checked in to share what’s on my sewing table these days. There’s some really fun stuff on there right now, most of it in the very beginning/planning stages.

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Top 10 Sewing Room Organization Tips https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2021/01/organize-your-sewing-room.html https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2021/01/organize-your-sewing-room.html#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2021 19:24:04 +0000 https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/?p=11096 Top 10 Sewing Room Organization Tips featured by top US sewing blog, Diary of a Quilter

 I’m in the mood to get get my sewing/quilting space organized and Andy has some really useful and practical tips. I’m re-sharing this helpful sewing room organization guest post as it has been one of the most popular on this site. Hi everyone!

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An (Unusual) Year in Review https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2021/01/a-crazy-year-in-review.html https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2021/01/a-crazy-year-in-review.html#comments Sat, 02 Jan 2021 03:46:03 +0000 https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/?p=19815 Best quilts of Diary of a Quilter in 2020

First of all, I would like to publicly apologize. At the beginning of last year I uttered the words out loud: “I hope that 2020 is boring”.

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Most Popular Quilt and Sewing Tutorials of 2020 https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2020/12/most-popular-quilt-sewing-tutorials-2020.html https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2020/12/most-popular-quilt-sewing-tutorials-2020.html#comments Wed, 30 Dec 2020 03:08:56 +0000 https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/?p=19788 Best Quilt and sewing tutorials from Diary of a Quilter in 2020

It’s always interesting to look back at the end of a year and see what projects had the biggest impact or interest. I can safely say at the beginning of the year I never would have predicted a post about “how to make face masks” would be the most popular. BUT, here we are!

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End of the Year Fabric CLEARANCE SALES https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2020/12/end-year-clearance-sales-2.html https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2020/12/end-year-clearance-sales-2.html#comments Sat, 26 Dec 2020 22:33:01 +0000 https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/?p=10724 End of the Year Fabric CLEARANCE SALES

It’s that time of year! Time for End-of-Year fabric sales. It’s a great time to scoop up some good deals.

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Sending Love and Seasons Greetings https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2020/12/sending-love-and-seasons-greetings.html https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2020/12/sending-love-and-seasons-greetings.html#comments Thu, 24 Dec 2020 20:41:25 +0000 https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/?p=19761 Sending Love and Seasons Greetings

I wanted to send one more Merry Christmas/Season’s Greetings to all of you! Since the house feels festive (and finally tidied up – well this part anyway…) I thought I’d share some of my Christmas decor – including my three Improv Holiday Patchwork Forest Tree quilts. Yes, there are 3 of them.

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Last minute handmade gifts https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2020/12/last-minute-handmade-gifts.html https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2020/12/last-minute-handmade-gifts.html#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2020 17:14:20 +0000 http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/?p=8526 Last minute handmade gifts

Looking for some fun ideas for fast last-minute Handmade gift ideas? Here’s a list of handmade projects to sew for lots of people on your list including mom, neighbors, teachers, kids, friends, etc. List new and updated for 2020.

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Christmas Sewing https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2020/12/christmas-sewing.html https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2020/12/christmas-sewing.html#comments Sun, 20 Dec 2020 00:43:39 +0000 https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/?p=19717 Christmas Sewing with Baby Lock Crescendo Sewing Machine

I had big plans for productive Christmas sewing this month. Especially with a much clearer calendar than most Decembers, I figured I would be sewing up a storm! Instead, not much has happened in my sewing room.

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