Quilt Ideas - Christmastime

It is now December and we are in full Christmas-mode over here. All of the Christmas music, all of the sweet treats, and now all of the fabric. These mockups use a collection called Christmastime by Tim Holtz. His collections are always such a fun mix of scale, color, value, and texture. They are eclectic but still cohesive so working with them is more like working with scraps or a custom bundle than a fabric collection. 

A Christmas Modern Postage Stamp Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting

I threw in some old favorite patterns for these mockups because even though they are old, they are still favorites. Plus there are a couple of newer patterns in here. 

The Luna Quiltalong Week 11 - Quilting

I hope you enjoyed your week off last week and are ready to get started with the quilting. I always look forward to this part of the process because I can put on a good audiobook and just focus on stitching — it is very relaxing.

The Luna Quilt in Spooky Darlings - Kitchen Table Quilting

The Luna Quiltalong — Week 11

However, I know that this step can seem daunting if you are a newer quilter so I put together a video with some things that you can do to adjust your machine to make it a little more quilting-friendly.  The only supplies that you are going to need for this step (unless you are hand quilting) are a sewing machine, thread (this is what I almost always use), and a needle (these are my favorite). 

If you are looking for more tips on the quilting process, make sure to check out this video I did a while back where I answered lots of submitted questions about how it all works.

I am off to start my quilting! Have a great week!

The Luna Quiltalong - Basting

In the past, I haven't included an entire week for basting in my quilalongs because (1) there are always a significant number of participants who have their quilts long arm quilted and (2) there are lots of different ways to baste a quilt and this is just one. 

A Scrappy Rainbow Luna Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting

But this time I am including it. I have basted a lot (and I mean A LOT of quilts) so I have a method that works extremely well for me. Also, basting can be very overwhelming if you are a new quilter so I wanted to assure you that it's really not that bad and you can definitely do it. 

The Kara Quilt Pattern — Mockups

I have some quilt mockups for you today using the Kara Quilt pattern. This was one was pretty easy to mockup because it works well with lots of different types of collections, so I tried to be a little more creative with the background fabrics. You guys know I love a boring old white background!

The Kara Quilt in Unruly Nature — Kitchen Table Quilting

The Kara Quilt in Unruly Nature

This version of the Kara Quilt is going in my top 5 favorite makes of the year. The colors in Unruly Nature are perfect for fall and I love the little metallic accents on some of the fabrics. I had previously used this collection to make my Diana Quilt and loved it so much that I have been looking for a project to use the collection again.

The Kara Quilt in Unruly Nature — Kitchen Table Quilting

The fabric collection was designed by Jen Hewett and it has a great variety of different floral prints and I love all of the warm colors. She designed a fabric collection a few years ago called Imagined Landscapes that I really enjoyed, but this one is even better. 

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