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December BOM – Block #12 Rate 5

The final block to completing this awesome "Pick-up Sticks" quilt!  Read More

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November BOM – Block #11 Rate 5

11th block in the series -- only one more to go...!  Read More

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October BOM - Block #10 Rate 5

This is the 10th block in the series. Only 2 more to go!  Read More

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September BOM - Block #9 Rate 5

This is the 9th block in the series.  Read More

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August BOM – Block #8 Rate 5

This is the 8th block in the series.  Read More

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July BOM – Block #7 Rate 5

This is the  seventh block in the series.
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June BOM – Block #6 Rate 5

This 4-patch block, the sixth in the series means you're halfway done with this great quilt top!  Read More

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May BOM – Block #5 Rate 5

This pattern completes the next (fifth) 4-patch block.  Read More

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April BOM – Block #4 Rate 5

Complete the fourth 4-patch block to attach to the bottom Block #1 (January's BOM).
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March BOM - Block #3 Rate 5

Complete the third 4-patch block to attach to the right side of Block #2 (February's BOM). 
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February BOM - Block #2 Rate 5

Complete the second 4-patch block to attach to the right side of Block #1 (January's BOM).  Read More

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"Pick up Sticks" 2013 Block of the Month + January's Block Rate 5

Made with Michael Miller's fun and fresh fabrics our 2013 Block of the Month sampler quilt is Marinda Stewart's quilt "Pick Up Sticks". Each block is made of a 4-patch of 7" squares...  Read More

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American Spirit Assembly Instructions Rate 5

The final steps to completing your American Spirit Quilt!  Read More

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December: Shaded Star Rate 5

This is the final and last block you'd need to complete the American Spirit Quilt. Woo hoo! Instructions on how to finish the quilt to come.  Read More

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November: Rainbow Stripes Rate 5

These colorful stripes make up 3 blocks in the American Spirit Quilt. Fun!  Read More

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October: Fairfield Star Rate 5

Look familiar? That's right. It's in our logo. Learn how to make the Fairfield Star with this block tutorial!  Read More

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September: ZigZag Squares Rate 5

These fun squares come together quickly and add a whimsical element to the quilt!  Read More

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August: City Streets Rate 5

Simple strips come together to make a beautiful block.  Read More

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July 2012: Friendship Star Rate 5

These numerous stars are found all over the American Spirit Sampler quilt. They are a cinch to make!  Read More

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June 2012: Log Cabin Rate 5

Cutting up the fabric to make a log cabin is pretty straightforward -- it's just strips of equal widths pieced together. In this tutorial, learn to manipulate the strips to create two different outcomes.  Read More

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May 2012: LeMoyne Star Rate 5

For those of you who inquired about the LeMoyne Star, here it is! You will make one LeMoyne Star block to complete your American Spirit quilt.  Read More

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April 2012: Fence Rail Rate 5


This colorful block is made using the strip piecing method making it much easier that it looks. Enjoy!  Read More

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March 2012: Constellation Star Rate 5

Half square triangles form this deceptively simple yet beautiful block. No template required!  Read More

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February 2012: Striped Square Rate 5

Strip-piecing techniques make this block quick and easy to complete.
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January 2012: Modern Ohio Star Rate 5

You'll make five of these blocks in two color ways (as shown) to complete the 2012 American Spirit Sampler.      Read More

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2012: American Spirit Sampler Rate 5

Stars and Stripes are the theme for our 2012 Block of the Month sampler quilt. Over the next 12 months you will make small and large quilt blocks to create this beautiful collage of colorful blocks.  Here is the...  Read More

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2011: Quilt Finishing Instructions Rate 5

Fairfield's World Block of the month is finished with sashing and cornerstones.   
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December 2011: Earth Rate 5

This block uses the same pieced curves as found in Drunkards Path quilts.  The simple arrangement gives the illusion of the Earth floating in space.  Finishing instructions for the entire quilt are included in this pattern.
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November 2011: Fish Rate 5


Opposites attract with this fun Fish block for November. Imagine the possibilities you can create with the colors and textures in your fabric.   Read More

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October 2011: Pine Trees Rate 5

Pine Trees block is based on traditional Flying Geese, a versatile and simple triangle-based pattern.  A fused applique butterfly flutters amongst the tree bow for added interest.
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September 2011: Leaves and Palms Rate 5

Leaves and Palms is a stylized interpretation of two favorite botanical motifs. The design marries classic appliqué for the leaf motifs with...  Read More

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August 2011: Orchid Rate 5

A fusible applique quilt block using batik fabrics with decorative threadwork.
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July 2011: Bamboo Branches Rate 5

Bamboo plants are a fascinating study of contrast.  Thick knobby stalks form a strong skeleton for the slender stems and wafer thin leaves that blow gently in the breeze.   It's hard to belive that such a hardy looking...  Read More

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June 2011: Serene Valley Rate 5

Serene Valley is the next best thing to a quiet and restful vacation by the lake. So simple to make you can put it together before grabbing a book and heading for a lounge chair with a tall glass of iced tea. 
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May 2011: Butterfly Rate 5

Cheerful flowers and a regal butterfly are the features of our May block.  This pattern uses an easy fusible applique technique embellished with embroidery for spectacular life-like detail.
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April 2011: Ocean Waves Rate 5

April's block of the month Ocean Waves will teach you to make triangles. It's a great technique that can be made into an entire quilt.
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March 2011: Wind Flower Rate 5

March BOM: Wind Flower
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February 2011: Turtle Rate 5

The Turtle is a great way to practice pieced curves. Before beginning The Turtle pattern, print the Read More

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January 2011: Sunburst Rate 5

Make this block using foundation piecing and machine applique techniques. Before beginning The Sunburst pattern, print the Read More

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2010 Hot and Cold Quilt Finishing Instructions Rate 5

These instructions will show you how to finish the 2010 Designer Block of the Month Quilt: Hot and Cold.
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December 2010: Poppies Rate 5

Laura Wasilowski's block "Poppies" was created using Laura's unique hand-dyed fabrics. Poppies is a whimsical and easy to make block. For more information about Laura Wasilowski you can visit her website Read More

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November 2010 - Counterchange Cross Rate 5

November's block was created by Kathleen Tracy who looks to antique quilts for inspiration in making her...  Read More

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October 2010: Sweets Rate 5

This block will satisfy your sweet tooth without the calories. Read More

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September 2010: Solar Flower Rate 5

Ann Lullie's Solar Flower block is a bright and energetic addition to our designer quilt. Ann has a very unique style, you can download one of her quilt...  Read More

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August 2010: Circle Flower Applique Rate 5

The August block designed by Mickey Depre is...  Read More

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July 2010: Mosaic Rose Rate 5

This beautiful mosaic rose block is done using a technique that you can apply to...  Read More

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June 2010: Hot and Cool Lizards Rate 5

The design for Karen Eckmeier’s block of the month combines elements from her “Lucky Lizards” pattern series and a brand new pattern...  Read More

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May 2010: Super Stars Rate 5

Super Stars designed by Eileen Sullivan. Experienced paper piecing fans will love putting together this fabulous block. Instructions assume that you are familiar with the technique. Eileen has been...  Read More

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April 2010: Fairfield Rose Rate 5

Fairfield Rose designed by Julie Pieri. This modified Log Cabin style block...  Read More

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March 2010: Embossed Batting Block Rate 5

Embossed Batting Block by Rebekah Meier. There’s no need to hide your batting on the inside when you can turn it into a...  Read More

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February 2010: 3-D Star Flower Rate 5

3-D Star Flower designed by Fran Krupka. Simple piecing and folding gives the star...  Read More

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January 2010: Watering Can Garden Rate 5

Watering Can Garden designed by Deanne Eisenman. This sweet block uses simple piecing and appliqué techniques. Deanne of Snuggles Quilts has been designing and making her own quilts for 14 years. Anything from...  Read More

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2010: Hot and Cold Rate 5

Hot and Cold takes you on a journey of discovery as you piece, appliqué, fuse, emboss, paint and embellish your blocks over the next 12 months. Whether you make yours scrappy or coordinated you’re sure to learn a new tip or technique, get...  Read More