More than one way to skin a quilt {the hands-down easiest way to remove your quilt stitches}

Forget everything you know about ripping the machine stitching out of your quilt layers because this is about to change your life. Remember the time you used that really thick thread for your top stitching? While also using it for your bobbin? And your needle was probably too small? And your tension was definitely off? Whyyy did … Continue reading More than one way to skin a quilt {the hands-down easiest way to remove your quilt stitches}

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Vintage florals improv cross quilt

In need of a little quiltspiration for #IGquiltfest's work-in-progress prompt, I turned to my Fall 2015 issue of Modern Patchwork magazine. Flipping through, I decided to try my hand at making some improv cross blocks using a cutting technique inspired by the Improv Cross Patchwork Quilt by Darci Sews. I really loved the simplicity of the cross blocks and the cutting and construction seemed incredibly … Continue reading Vintage florals improv cross quilt

Green queen: breathing new life into repurposed materials

Green Queen - Gypsy Moon Quilt Co.

I started hoarding collecting vintage linens a few years ago with the hopes of making something fabulous... I just never knew exactly what. As I mentioned in a previous post, I started out quilting by using leftover fabric remnants and repurposed materials (mostly in an effort to de-stash while also cutting down on the cost of materials). Little did I know, I was also on … Continue reading Green queen: breathing new life into repurposed materials

Quilt making: a beginner’s first quilt story

First Quilt Story - Gypsy Moon Quilt Co.

The first quilt I ever made was a Christmas gift for my daughter in 2013 - I made it solely from materials I'd been long-time-hoarding, mostly from project leftovers and fabric store remnant bins. The quilt back was from a queen size flat sheet we already had (whose fitted mate had met an untimely demise). I … Continue reading Quilt making: a beginner’s first quilt story

Have quilts » will travel

Change is not unfamiliar to our wandering foursome. Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, my husband and I moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2003 where he was attending school. It was the first time I'd ever left my home town and while it was absolutely terrifying, it was also a totally magical and exciting (but short-lived) experience. We moved … Continue reading Have quilts » will travel