Blanket Stitch

  A blanket stitch is often used as a decorative edging around applique. The stitch can be done by hand or by machine. In the photo, the leaves and stems have a blanket stitch that was done on my sewing machine. The 3 circle centers have a blanket stitch that was done by hand. All… Continue reading Blanket Stitch


Blenders are fabrics that “read” as solids from a distance but actually have subtle patterns.  These patterns are often “cloudy” or organic in nature.  The colors on the fabrics are tints and shades of the dominant color. Quilters like to add blenders to complement favorite prints in their quilt.  Examples of these fabrics can be… Continue reading Blenders


  “Blocks” refer to the squares (or other shapes) in a quilt that make up the overall pattern. There are thousands of blocks that quilters can use in their quilts.   Many quilts are made by repeating one block pattern.  Other quilts contain two or more blocks that form designs that repeat.  In the sampler… Continue reading Blocks