Tips for Half-Square Triangle Piecing

If you’re tired of following someone else’s patterns and are ready to get creative with your quilt designs, half-square triangles are the perfect way to start. Using these simple two-piece blocks, you can create hundreds of different quilt top designs, from simple pinwheels to intricate portraits. Half-square triangles are the most versatile of all the… Read more »

NQC LIVE: May 2017

During the May NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas discussed what’s important to include on a quilt label, how to keep your stitch lengths consistent when free motion quilting and what to get a quilter for Mother’s Day.

NQC LIVE! April 2017

During the April NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas discussed the different types of batting and when to use each one, how to store your thread and what needle size and type to use when piecing and quilting.

15 Reasons to Buy More Fabric

“I don’t think I need any more fabric; I’ve got all that I need”… said no one ever! In case you need any motivation to go out and buy more fabric for your next quilting project (though we highly doubt that you do!), here are 15 reasons to help you support your case! Special thanks… Read more »

NQC LIVE! March 2017

During the March NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas discussed what makes a show quilt – what judges are looking for and how to perfect the small details. She also shared tips on how to perfectly pin baste your quilt and how to manage the bulk of quilting a large quilt on your standard home sewing machine.

Meet Andrea Smith of Happy Cloud Creations

We have a lot to be excited about over at National Quilters Circle. For one thing, we just started our first ever quilt block challenge! Over the course of nine weeks, we’ll be creating nine unique quilt blocks to create one beautiful quilt together. Another thing we’re excited about? Teaming up with the wonderful and… Read more »

Quilt Block Challenge Fabric Requirements

It’s time to gather your fabric and supplies – the first block assignment for the National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenge is coming out soon! Below you’ll find some basic instructions and fabric requirements for the Snowy Day Quilt Sampler, which is the quilt we will be making for the Quilt Block Challenge. Designed by… Read more »

Welcome to the NQC Quilt Block Challenge!

Thanks for joining the National Quilters Circle Block Challenge! We’re so excited for this challenge and can’t wait to see everyone’s work each week. The challenge will kick off soon – keep an eye on your inbox for your first block which will be included in the National Quilters Circle newsletter. Snowy Day Quilt Sampler… Read more »

NQC LIVE! February 2017

During February’s NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas discussed her favorite type of thread to use when piecing and quilting, how to organize and catalog your quilt projects, and tips to keep in mind if you are trying to make quilting your living.