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National Sew A Jelly Roll Day 2018

Posted on September 15th, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Yahoo, it's National Sew A Jelly Roll Day - 9/15/2018!

You can read the details of how the day was nominated on the Project Jelly Roll  website.

National Sew A Jelly Roll Day 2018
Did you know we have a Guide to Quilting Pre-Cuts  page on our website to help with all the ...

Farm Fresh Egg Apron

Posted on June 11th, 2018 at 8:54 a.m.

Farm Fresh Egg Collecting Apron Tutorial

Please help us in welcoming Christy Jutila to our list of blog contributors! 

Christy was super excited (as we were) about the new Lewis and Irene Fabrics "Love Me, Love Me Not"  collection and has designed a farm-fun apron.  This pocket ...

The Way-Too-Big Tote Bag

Posted on February 28th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.

The Way-Too-Big Tote Bag Tutorial

We have a treat for you today...we are welcoming our newest blog contributor Keelyn Fawcett with her first ever tutorial!

The Way Too Big Tote Bag
We sent Keelyn a happy squishy packet of this new fabric collection and asked her to make a project.

Oh! My!  She went ...

Bunny Garden Table Topper Tutorial & GIVE-AWAY!

Posted on March 26th, 2016 at 5:57 a.m.

Bunny Garden Table Topper Tutorial
Hello, Friends!  I'm Amy DeCesare from the blog called "Amy Made That!...by eamylove."  Today I'm here to share a tutorial for a fresh new Bunny Garden Table Topper, featuring fabrics from Bunny Garden by Lewis and Irene Fabrics.

Bunny Garden Table Topper Tutorial
When I ...

Winter's Song Triangle Quilt Tutorial

Posted on December 14th, 2015 at midnight

Winter's Song Triangle Quilt Tutorial
Hello, friends!  I'm so happy to be guest posting with a new tutorial for making a triangle quilt using the Triangles On A Roll products!

Winter's Song Quilt Tutorial
A triangle quilt has been on my must-make list for a while, and I thought it would ...

Joyeaux Noel Ornaments

Posted on November 15th, 2015 at midnight

Joyeaux Noel Ornament Tutorial
Hello, Friends!  I'm Amy from "Amy Made That!" blog and I'm happy to be sharing a tutorial for quick, easy and beautiful Joyeaux Noel ornaments.

Joyeaux Noel Ornament Tutorial
I designed these ornaments specifically to be made using the Joyeaux Noel  fabric line by French General ...

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial

Posted on September 19th, 2015 at midnight

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio
Greetings fellow Quilters...it's Karen of Redbird Quilt Co. and Karen's Quilts, Crows and Cardinals Blog

I'm excited to share a sweet Christmas Gift Trio made using the Chickadees and Berries Panel by Jackie Robinson for Benartex.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
In this tutorial ...

Blessings Quilt Tutorial

Posted on August 8th, 2015 at midnight

Blessings Quilt Tutorial
Hi everyone!

I love fall (even though I know what follows), and when I saw the cute little critters on Perfectly Seasoned  by Sandy Gervais for Moda, I had to have them!  And the collection of fat quarters is beautiful!

Okay, but like so many ...

Mistletoe Lane Quilt Tutorial

Posted on July 26th, 2015 at 6 a.m.

Mistletoe Lane Quilt Tutorial
We are happy to have Rebecca from Our Busy Little Bunch back for another great tutorial.  You might remember her Laptop Bag Tutorial she dazzled us with the first time.  This time she has a simple festive quilt that resembles dancing candy canes!

Mistletoe Lane Quilt Tutorial
Moda ...

Tiles Quilt-Along, Part 4

Posted on July 5th, 2015 at 9 a.m.

Tiles Quilt-Along, Part 4:  Final Assembly
Welcome to the final post for the Tiles Quilt-Along.  We will be doing final assembly of our quilts!  Yay!

(You can find the all the Tiles Quilt-Along posts here.)

Tiles Quilt-Along
 
Tiles Quilt-Along
First, you will make sure you have 28 ''A'' blocks...

Tiles Quilt-Along
and 29 ''B ...

Tiles Quilt-Along, Part 3

Posted on June 28th, 2015 at 9:18 a.m.

Tiles Quilt-Along, Part 3:  Time to Press, Press, Press
Hello again Friends!  Welcome back to the Tiles Quilt-Along!  This week, we will work on sub-cutting those strip sets and block assembly!

(If you are just joining in, you can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here.)

Tiles Quilt-Along
 
Tiles Quilt-Along
The ...

Tiles Quilt-Along, Part 2

Posted on June 21st, 2015 at 7:57 a.m.

Tiles Quilt-Along, Part 2:  Let's Get Cutting
Hello Friends!  Welcome back to the Tiles Quilt-Along!  We will be working on the cutting and strip set piecing for the quilt this week!

(If you missed Part 1, you can find it here.)

Tiles Quilt-Along
Hopefully you have all gathered your 40 ...

Tiles Quilt-Along, Part 1

Posted on June 14th, 2015 at 8:16 a.m.

Tiles Quilt-Along, Part 1:  Gather Your Supplies
Hello Friends, my name is Karin and I am visiting from Cascade Quilts blog.  I am happy to bring you my very first quilt-along!

Tiles Quilt-Along
 The quilt I will be featuring was inspired by a tiled floor, so I aptly named ...

"Show Off Your Plates" Tote

Posted on May 31st, 2015 at 12:42 p.m.

"Show Off Your Plates" Tote Tutorial
We are excited to welcome our newest blog contributor Kris Thompson!  Kris has been collecting Row-By-Row Experience fabric license plates and she has designed a fun tote tutorial, just for you.

Show Off Your Plates Tote Tutorial


So now you have your Row-By-Row Experience license plates.  What are you ...

Wonky Star Retirement Quilt Tutorial

Posted on May 10th, 2015 at 9:24 a.m.

Wonky Star Retirement Quilt Tutorial
Hi!  I am Rachel from Around the Blocks blog and I am thrilled to get the opportunity to share this special quilt with you.  Special thanks to Bear Creek Quilting Company for sponsoring this project and allowing me to share the tutorial.

Wonky ...

Airmail Envelope Quilt - Part 4

Posted on May 3rd, 2015 at 9:52 a.m.

Airmail Envelope Quilt - Part 4:  Quilting and Finishing
Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
It's time to finish the Airmail Envelope Quilt!

You can find Part 1, 2 and 3 here.

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Airmail from Moda!  I really love this bright and happy fat quarter bundle. 

Opening a new fat quarter bundle is like ...

Airmail Envelope Quilt - Part 3

Posted on April 26th, 2015 at 9:50 a.m.

Airmail Envelope Quilt - Part 3:  Piecing the Top
Hello and Welcome back!  Did you get your 30 blocks created?  Now comes the fun part...let's put this quilt together!

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Time to piece the top!

You can find Part 1 and Part 2 here.

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
From these lovely ...

Airmail Envelope Quilt - Part 2

Posted on April 19th, 2015 at 11:34 a.m.

Airmail Envelope Quilt - Part 2:  Sewing the Blocks
Welcome back -

It's time to sew these cute little envelope blocks!

Are you ready to get started?

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Airmail Envelope Quilt Block:  6 1/2 inches unfinished; 30 blocks

If you missed Part 1 with the Fabric Requirements; you can ...

Airmail Envelope Quilt - Part 1

Posted on April 12th, 2015 at 6:41 a.m.

Airmail Envelope Quilt - Part 1:  Fabric Requirements
Hello!  I am Pat from Life in the Scrapatch blog and I am so happy to share this quilt and tutorial with you.  Thanks to Bear Creek Quilting Company for sponsoring this quilt tutorial and hosting me.

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
This envelope block ...

Nordic Playlist Free Quilt Pattern

Posted on April 6th, 2015 at 9:01 a.m.

"Nordic Playlist" Free Quilt Pattern
My name is Cheryl Brickey and I am so happy to be back at the Bear Creek Quilting Company with a new quilt pattern!  I am an engineer by day, quilter by night and can be found sharing my quilting adventures over on my blog ...

Granny Star Pincushion Tutorial - Part 3

Posted on March 22nd, 2015 at 9:27 a.m.

Granny Star Pincushion Tutorial
Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Part 3 of my guest post series, featuring the Granny Star quilt block. 

(If you missed Part 1 and 2, you can find them here.)

Granny Star Pincushion Tutorial
Today, I have a new tutorial for you for making a sweet 6 1/2 ...

Granny Star Pillow Tutorial - Part 2

Posted on March 8th, 2015 at 8:13 a.m.

Granny Star Pillow Tutorial
Hello, Friends!  I'm Amy from Amy Made That blog, back to share another tutorial for making a Granny Star pillow featuring Color Theory fabrics from V and Co. for Moda.

Granny Star Pillow Tutorial
 
Granny Star Pillow Tutorial
In Part 1 of the Granny Star series, I made a GIANT 24 ...

Great Granny Star Pillow Tutorial - Part 1

Posted on February 22nd, 2015 at 3:08 p.m.

Great Granny Star Pillow Tutorial
Hello, Friends!  I'm visiting again from the Amy Made That! blog, for a brand new 3-part series of posts, featuring Color Theory from V and Co. for Moda.
 
Color Theory by V and Co. for Moda
I used a fat quarter bundle and one yard of solid fabric, but these ...

Library Book Bag Tutorial and Give-Away

Posted on November 2nd, 2014 at 12:10 p.m.

Library Book Bag Tutorial and Give-Away!
Hello, Friends!  I'm Amy of Amy Made That! and it's time to present Part 3 in the Creative Grids Hexagon Trim Tool series. 

{Click here for Part 1 and Part 2 of this three part series.}

Today I'll show ...

"Textagon" Mug Rug Tutorial

Posted on October 26th, 2014 at 5:47 a.m.

"Textagon" Mug Rug Tutorial
Hello, Friends!  I'm Amy from Amy Made That!, here to present Part 2 in the series featuring the Creative Grids Hexagon Trim Tool.

Textagon Mug Rug Tutorial
Ready to get started?

Textagon Mug Rug Tutorial
In Part 1, I shared some fun hexagon blocks I made using this fascinating Hexagon Trim Tool ...

Spooky Pillow Tutorial

Posted on September 21st, 2014 at 4:23 p.m.


Spooky Pillow Tutorial

In the mood for something Spooky?

Spooky Pillow Tutorial

Paula here from over at The Sassy Quilter and I've got a pillow tutorial for you today that is perfect for Halloween!

Here is what you will need:

  • (2) - 18" Pillow forms
  • 1 Moonlight Manor  panel by Deb Strain ...

Moonlight Manor Madness and Give-Away!

Posted on September 14th, 2014 at 5:20 a.m.

 

Spooky Moonlight Manor Madness with Paula!

Moonlight Manor Madness
Hi guys, Paula here from over at The Sassy Quilter!  I have been enjoying my summer, but as any quilter knows, now is the time to start thinking about your holiday projects.  Well, if you want to have them done by ...

Rainbow Rail Fence Free Quilt Pattern

Posted on September 7th, 2014 at 5:29 a.m.

Rainbow Rail Fence Free Quilt Pattern


My name is Cheryl Brickey and I am so happy to present my first tutorial for the Bear Creek Quilting Company!  I am a chemical engineer/patent agent by day and quilter at night.  You can find me over on my blog, Meadow Mist ...

Summertime Pouches

Posted on August 1st, 2014 at 12:42 p.m.
 
Summertime Pouches
 
Hello again!  It's Amy here and I'm guest posting from Amy Made That!...by eamylove, offering up some fun ideas for making summertime pouches.  Soon we'll be waving the flag in celebration of Labor Day, and these zippered pouches will look ...

Laptop Bag Tutorial

Posted on July 13th, 2014 at 5:59 p.m.

 

Laptop Bag Tutorial

Hi, I'm Rebecca from OurBusyLittleBunch.  I'm a wife, mom of four, and I work from home doing part-time bookkeeping.  In my spare time, I love to sew and quilt and I'm excited to be sharing this laptop bag tutorial with you ...

Wristwatch Quilt Finish (Part 6 of 6)

Posted on June 9th, 2014 at 4:20 a.m.

 

Wristwatch Quilt Finish

Wristwatch Quilt Finish (Part 6 of 6)

 

I hope everyone has enjoyed following along and seeing step by step how this quilt was put together!

I wanted to show you guys my finished Wristwatch Quilt...all quilted and bound.

 

Wristwatch Quilt Finish (Part 6 of 6)

 

I decided to try a large stipple for my quilting design ...

Wristwatch Quilt Assembly (Part 5 of 6)

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 at 6:54 a.m.

 

Wristwatch Quilt - Assembling your top!

Are you following along and making this quilt?  Well it is not to late to catch up!  Check out the first post HERE to get all the details on fabric requirements.  It is an easy pattern that is great for the ...

Wristwatch Quilt - Rail/Strip Block (Part 4 of 6)

Posted on May 25th, 2014 at 8:55 a.m.

 

Quilt Block Tutorial:  Rail/Strip Block

Rail/Strip Block Tutorial

 

If you are following along and making the "Wristwatch" quilt, here are your cutting instructions for the Rail/Strip blocks in this quilt.  If not...this is just a tutorial you can use to add to your quilty skills tool ...

Wristwatch Quilt - Four Patch Block (Part 3 of 6)

Posted on May 18th, 2014 at 2:36 p.m.

 

Quilt Block Tutorial:  Four Patch Block

Four Patch Block Tutorial

 

If you are following along and making the "Wristwatch" quilt; here are your cutting instructions for the four patch blocks in this quilt.  If not...this is just a tutorial you can use to add to your quilty skills tool ...

Wristwatch Quilt - Snowball Block (Part 2 of 6)

Posted on May 11th, 2014 at 12:29 p.m.

 

Quilt Block Tutorial:  Snowball Block

Snowball Block Tutorial

 

If you are following along and making the "Wristwatch" quilt; here are your cutting instructions for the Snowball blocks in this quilt.  If not...this is just a tutorial you can use to add to your quilty skills tool box.

Cutting ...

Wristwatch Quilt (Part 1 of 6)

Posted on May 5th, 2014 at 9:01 a.m.

 

"Wristwatch" Quilt

Here is a quick and easy quilt that is great for beginners!

Wristwatch Quilt Tutorial

 

(Finished size: 60 1/2" x 60 1/2")

I made this quilt top using the Heart and Home fabric collection by Yuko Hasegawa for RJR Fabrics.

If you want to follow along and ...

Bouquet Memories Wall Hanging

Posted on April 27th, 2014 at 8:02 a.m.

 

Bouquet Memories Wall Hanging Tutorial

Greetings fellow Quilters!

My name is Karen Miller and I am honored to be a guest blogger for Bear Creek Quilting Company and present to you a sweet wall hanging tutorial. 

I used the most beautiful fabric; "Bouquet Memories"  by Hoffman of ...

Scrappy Pincushions

Posted on March 30th, 2014 at 8:11 a.m.
 
Scrappy Pincushions Tutorial
 
We are pleased to introduce our new blog contributor, Amy DeCesare!  Follow along as Amy shares a cute new tutorial, just for you.

Scrappy Pincushion Tutorial

Hello to new readers and longtime friends!  I'm Amy DeCesare, and I blog over at "Amy Made That!...by ...

Spring Garden Table Runner

Posted on February 22nd, 2014 at 2:37 p.m.

 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial  Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial

 

Is anyone else longing for Spring?

Well, I am and to get me in the mood I whipped up this quick table runner
made from Half Square Triangles!  The diagonal layout reminded me of
planting a garden in the springtime ...

Honeysweet Table Topper

Posted on January 28th, 2014 at 2:24 p.m.

 

♥♥♥  Honeysweet Table Topper Tutorial  ♥♥♥

Need something sweet to spice up your Valentine's Day? 

How about a Valentine inspired table topper! 

We have teamed up with Paula from The Sassy Quilter to show us
how to create an easy table topper, in just one ...