REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Let’s STITCH a REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt…with Efficiency


This is just a peek into how I make a quilt… maybe you will find a tip or two to use in your quilt making!

The fabrics have been starched and let’s get stitching….(I will do a post on how I cut a quilt too!)

This quilt has 3 different blocks in it…Square in a Square White, Square in a Square Red and Quarter Square Triangles (QST)

Square in a Square block WhiteSort all the cut pieces into blocks…REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

This block starts with a white square and the smallest red triangles….REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Fold the white square in half and pinch both ways…this is where the red triangle points to..the center…Start running them through the machine…

Both sides on…Press, always with steam…notice how I stack when I press.REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanI do not trim…waste of time… Now add the next two red triangles.REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanSecond pass…now press

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanTime to trim...TOOLS NEEDED…6″ ITTY BITTY SQUARE RULERROTARY CUTTER (red just because I can) ROTATING MAT with finger grooves for easy spinning, because we are trimming all four sides…  You can start two ways…trim 1/4″ away form the point of the white square…or find the center of the square and divide the size you need to trim to and cut that in half.  Place this measurement on the diagonal of the square and then trim. Lefties would always be cutting on the left side.

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanTrim each of the right sides of as many blocks as you can fit on the mat with room to work.

Spin the mat 180 degrees and then cut the size you need on the left trimmed side and then trim the right side again. REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Turn again and find the center or 1/4″ away from the point, cut...REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Turn again and trim the last side…did you notice I did not move my trimmings each time I cut?  This takes up time…so I wait til the end to clear it all. I use my rotary cutter to move them out of the way if I need to.  I do not set down my rotary cutter to move them.REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Sort each of the next triangles on each block…REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Now back to the machine to stitch the next white triangles…REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Press– wait til you have two sides on…REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Stitch and press the other sides.

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanTime to trim again…line the ruler up on the center of the red square and trim.

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanREDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Again on as many as you can fit on your mat…turn the mat and line up on the left to size to trim the blocks to and cut again…

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanREDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongeanline up the center again…and cut…turn and trim the last side…

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Add the next red round…REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

trim again…

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Repeat again for the last white round…I just happen to have the perfect ruler to square up with…

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanRepeat for the Square in a Square Red blocks..Didn’t think you wanted to watch me do all the red ones…REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongeanand the QST blocks...Trim all the blocks to the same finished size. 

I usually piece my units to the exact size with this one exception…multiple square in a square is just easy to trim.REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Layout your blocks…REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanTake a picture of your quilt to see if anything looks funny or if you have too much dark in one spot or anything silly like that…

Start piecing rows together…I put a pin in the first block so I do not mix anything up, if I think I mixed something up I can always check the photo…I really love these new gripper pins…they are fantastic!  They are fine and it is nice to have that rubber grip for putting them in and pulling them out…I didn’t think I would like them but LOVE them…you also can iron them…they won’t melt…..they are MAGIC PINS100 & MAGIC PINS 50REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanYou also can check your fabrics when you layout your rows…

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanREDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Press rows in opposing directions.REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Press long row seams open when stitching rows together.  Large Strip StickREDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanAll pieced together…off to the quilter…do you do this when you have a quilt with not border?  Stay-stitch the edges 1/8″ all the way around?  Do this so the piecing is not pulled apart.REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanBack from quilting…I am so pleased with how this one turned out but I will discuss this in another post about the quilting.REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanI named this quilt… I THINK I’M IN LOVE…REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanShe lies flat and straight….I washed it after I stitched the binding on…I want the quilting to sink in.

Now…I  wish to go back to the beginning…back to the inspiration…an antique in my collection.

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanWhat can I say…it’s a fabulous quilt…so we had to re-create it.  Here is the backing we used…I also set this quilt 9×11 blocks( 63″x 77″)  instead of 10×10 (70×70) like the antique, so you have a choice.REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanIf you wish to order a kit for this quilt they are on sale 10% off on a PRE- ORDER.  Delivery in August, when the fabric comes in.  If you purchase backing at the same time is is 20% off of that.  Thanks for hanging out with me and I hope you enjoyed watching me stitch, I Think I’m In Love...prefect name right?  Eddie Money song…RIP Mr. Money…We will miss you!

Click HERE to buy a kit for I Think I’m In LOVE!

Click HERE to see more of Redwork Gatherings.

All Redwork Gatherings order Sall receive a sticker pack!REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanI posted earlier about this quilt..

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Long, Long Way From Home

Click HERE if you want to read about it and enter the Give-Away!

Do you piece like I do?  Did you learn anything from this post?  It’s not easy just describing with photos but I think you get the jist of it…Please leave a comment and I will give away 6 patterns and one kit for I think I’m in Love!REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

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I live on a lake in beautiful Butte Des Morts, WI. I have three sons: Lance (forever 29), Luke 33, Jake 32, and two grand-babies, Little Man and O-Bug. I've been married to the love of my life Nick, since 1998 when we started our crazy adventure together! I am a quilter, rugger, and gardener. I also love to cook when I get the chance. Thanks for visiting and supporting Primitive Gathering Quilt Shop where I try to bring you the best Moda fabrics and wool projects anywhere!

328 thoughts on “Let’s STITCH a REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt…with Efficiency

  1. Yes, because you use photos and explain the steps, its very helpful. So is the tip, sew /8 th around edge so stitches arent pulled apart! Thank you Lisa!

  2. Wow…beautiful quilt! Love red and white quilts! Makes me think of the fabulous quilt show in NYC several years back!

  3. I like your assembly line methods. I get too anxious to do all of one step before moving on…which is why you get so much more done than me!

  4. I think I’m in love is the perfect name. It’s beautiful. Love your short cuts of not trimming & then trimming & waiting to clean up when mat is full. Saves time so get more done.

  5. Your sewing process leaves me standing in the dust!!wow and thank you. I will be printing out the article so I can really understand. As usual your quilt patterns and fabrics are incredible.

    1. Beautiful quilt!! I recently got a rotating mat, will have to try out your tips & tricks.

  6. Gorgeous quilt! Love 2 color quilts & I have red in every room of my house. Guess this quilt goes on my bucket list!

    1. Wonderful quilt. Thank you for the detailed post illustrating your quilting method. I picked up quite a few tips.

  7. I love watching the step by step…you help give a concept of how to organize and approach the project. Love, love love your artwork…..

  8. I do some things like u, but not all. So… I will be trying your way. Love the new line and pattern!!!

  9. Oh my gosh I love this quilt! I really enjoyed seeing how you lay everything out in such an organized way. I never thought about stitching an 1/8 of an inch around the quilt when there is no border to hold all the seams. I will definitely start doing that, because I don’t always get them quilted right away. Thank you for showing your steps for creating this beautiful quilt.

  10. Stunning quilt and thank you for the cutting and sewing tips. I just am in love with this quilt!

  11. Wow, there’s a lot to like in this post! Interesting how you press some of those smaller pieces all at once…great idea. Also, a good reminder to stitch all around the edges when the top is complete. Beautiful quilt!

  12. I learned/ liked two things. When squaring up, measuring 1/4 inch from the tip will make sure you have all your points….which I have a difficult time with. #2. When finished , stitch around 1/8 inch in ,reinforces all the seams at the edge. Oh..#3. Take a picture …I knew this, but definitely needs reinforcement l

  13. Love the red square in a square quilt and your new fabric is stunning. I can’t wait to see the fabric in person. I need a red and white quilt, since I don’t have one in my collection

  14. I can see why you accomplish so much and I am like an unorganized disaster. I could learn from each step.

  15. Thanks for all the tips. No I don’t quilt that way but I liked several of your techniques that I’ll have to try. Thanks again. It’s fun learning something new.

  16. Red is my favorite color and this quilt is calling my name. Would love to win a pattern or the kit. I think this is the prettiest quilt I’ve seen in quite a while.

  17. That is my favorite quilt so far! And I enjoyed watching your steps….very similar to mine. Would love this pattern.

  18. Thank you for the instructions on your piecing. I always learn something for my quilting!

  19. Never watch one of your videos or blog entries that includes info on piecing or a technique that I don’t learn something new and valuable or time saving or getting a better look. Thanks SO much Lisa!

  20. Ohhh, how will I decide? Another beautiful red and white quilt with your new line if fabric. You’re not making this easy for us!

  21. Love your streamlined stitching and cutting method. Will surely save time! I would love to win this kit or fabric. It’s beautiful!

  22. I am in love with your whole new red line! I think I had better start saving up so I can get one of everything.

  23. Yes, I learned a lot from both the pictures and your detailed steps. I have been sewing/quilting for only the past 8 months and I thoroughly enjoy all tips and time saving steps to cut fabric and create a beautiful quilt… I love the name! And I hope to win some patterns and fabric.. thank yku

  24. Really cute. I did learn something-I did not know to press the square to line up the triangles.

  25. No I don’t piece like you, but I will now!!!!!! I did learn something new – no more eyeballing the center for the triangles. All I need to do is pinch. Thank you.

  26. Thanks Lisa. I always learn something from your tutorials. I like your efficiency! May have to try those pins.

  27. Another beautiful quilt! I always oversize the triangles for square-in-a-square blocks…if I don’t, they come out wonky. Love being able to trim them to the perfect size!

  28. Yes, I piece my quilts ”assembly line” like you do–saves a LOT of time. I save a lot and trim all at once, also. Wish I had a big space like you do though….I need to get a kid to move out first to take over her room! I would LOVE to win “I Think I’m in Love”!

    1. I used the starching tip from the lecture you gave at our quilt guild. The quilt went together much nicer. I will be using these too. Thanks for sharing!

  29. I do so love red and white quilts. I really enjoy making blocks this way and then trimming them down to size. I too often find myself using rotary cutter to slide trimmings out of way. Since learning a few years back starching has made such a big difference. I look forward to getting this line of fabric and maybe that In love pattern. Love it!

  30. Lisa I loved how you explained things. Very clear. I have been sewing for many years and had never thought to mark middle of block for location of point when doing square in a square.
    Beautiful quilt. !!!!

  31. It’s beautiful! Red is my favorite color! Thanks for showing us your work process! You’re so organized!

  32. It’s so beautiful! I can hardly wait for the fabric to come out. If I do not win the pattern, I would love to buy this. I want to make it. Your helps are wonderful! I have one itty bitty square pattern and the rectangle. I will save this post!! I didn’t know there was a 7” ruler. I’m also interested in the 5×15 ruler. Your designs are great!

  33. This collection of fabrics makes me smile. I appreciate the directions for the blocks, especially trimming them in groups. I can see how your techniques save time. Thanks!

  34. I love a square in a square block, and you make it look so easy to be perfect. A two block quilt is always stunning! “I think I’m in Love,”

  35. This is a beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing your tips and pics, very helpful! I love how you recreate antique quilts.

  36. I really like the idea of putting has many blocks on the round turn table. No more one at a time for me.
    Thanks your an awesome teacher.

  37. Thank you for showing how you do it step by step. My economy blocks are never quite right. I like the quilt with the new fabric with the prints. It just seems more interesting.

  38. Thanks for sharing your tips and techniques. That rotating cutting mat scares me. I don’t know if I would trust myself not to get cut. I haven’t tried starching fabrics. I am used to prewashing. I may have to give it a try. Thanks again.

  39. What a stunning quilt! Your Redwork Gatherings fabric is perfect for this pattern. I learned you do not waste time clipping tails when it doesn’t matter. Square in a squalid the one time you trim instead of having your pieces cut exactly. It seems this method would improve accuracy. I love this quilt!

  40. This was the BEST totorial on your organized way to piece square in a square!
    Love the quilt and colors

  41. So beautiful!! Love your method for the square in a square blocks!! Another red and white quilt that I need to make!!!

  42. I piece the same way but I absolutely love the tips! I love to hear how different people do things and I always learn something new. Thanks!

  43. This is such an awesome post showing your very efficient methods! I have made several red and white quilts and see many more in my future. Thank you for sharing with us!

  44. Your pictures and descriptions were perfect. I love square in a square blocks but have never enjoyed making them. You just changed my mind. Thank you Lisa!

  45. That is a beautiful quilt, thanks for taking the time to explain each and every step including pressing. I would love to win a pattern! Enjoy all your blog posts also. Thanks.

  46. I LOVE I think I’m in Love quilt!!!! I am getting so drawn into red/white quilts with seeing your redwork gatherings prints. And yes I WOULD DO this one! The main thing that I do not do on a regular basis is starch. I’ve done it one pattern, but was larger blocks. Worked out fine. I can see how this smaller piecing would be that much better with pre-starching. I MUST learn to starch! And I did love all the little tricks you do for timesavers – not clearing away scraps trimmed off until all trimming on that size block is done. I think my rotating mat does not have the finger holds. can easily see how that helps. I DO watch your tutorials and videos, work for you but so greatly appreciated! Thankx.

  47. Your tips were really great! I may have picked up a couple to use myself! Love this quilt! Red and white quilts are my most favorite!😍

  48. Thanks for the helpful hints! I’m kind of new to the idea of “assembly line” piecing/trimming–makes much sense. Your quilts are beautiful and inspiring.

  49. Beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing the steps. I will need to pick up a rotating mat the next time I come to the Wisconsin shop. Would love a chance to win. Thanks!😊

  50. I love your organization! You have so many great tips even for an experienced quilter. Thank you for taking the time to photograph all of the steps.

  51. This is a beautiful quilt!! Love to watch how assemble the quilt. Always learn something when I watch another quilter!!

  52. I love how you work (and your patterns and fabric). This is my favourite from quilt this collection and I ordered it already. Can’t wait for it to arrive later this summer.

  53. Thank you the tutorial was very helpful and I love this quilt as well…..argh I want to order them all.

  54. I love watching your process and I am so excited for this new line. I am working on a pineapple quilt with Indigo Gatherings right now (with scarlet Essex linen centers), but now I may have to do another traditional with Redwork when I get my preorder!

  55. I love love the red and white- the piecing technique is so great I can’t wait to try it out! To think that something I am sewing now may inspire a future quilter- like your antiques inspire you, Lisa! That is very humbling to pass on my legacy in some way! Thank you!

  56. I love the red and white! I made Square Deal last summer. Got A LOT of practice making square in a square blocks🤣

  57. OMG, I think I am in love with this quilt…I started making red and white quilts when I turned 60…I make one special one every year for my birthday…this would be a really nice addition to my collection of red and white quilts…I am working on Making of a Masterpiece to be finished for my 70th birthday…I have five years to finish it…what a nice tutorial…

  58. Hi Lisa, yes I learned how to save time reading your instructions. Wait until you have both sides on before pressing and remove tails st the end. The quilt is beautiful!! Thanks.

  59. Thank you for demonstrating your piecing technique, it was very helpful and now I finally understand how to square up. The quilt is beautiful, looks complicated but it’s not. Love the look of this quilt and can’t wait to make it. Thanks again! And by the way, want to make all of them!

  60. I learned that I’m not the only obsessed one who sews oversize then trims blocks down! Ha ha! Seriously great explanation & pics. A red & white quilt has been on my bucket list – loving these vintage reds in your new line.

  61. Love your quilt AND your methods! That rotary mat is so cool – May have to check it out. Can’t wait for Redwork to arrive in August! 🧵❤️✂️

  62. I think I’m in love too! With your fabrics, patterns, sewing tips and videos!! Thanks so much Lisa for all that you share with us!!

  63. I do love this quilt! I would like to know how you starch your fabric, do you spray and let dry before you iron? Thanks for the opportunity to win, I love red and white quilts.

  64. Amazing as always but your instruction is really helpful. I have my eye on a red and white quilt. What a beautiful way to pay homage to an antique quilt. Thanks,

  65. Thanks for reminding me to use my strip stick! I had completely forgot that I have it! Beautiful quilt, can’t wait to see the new fabric line in person!

  66. Love this quilt! I plan to try your tip of starching the fabric when making my next quilt.

  67. I piece assembly line as much as possible, but love the way you trim! Never thought of putting multiple blocks on the rotating mat, may have to get a larger one.

  68. I really like your rotating mat. I’ve never seen one with finger grooves before! I also like your process of assembling/trimming the square within a square blocks. Thanks for sharing the antique inspiration to I Think I’m in Love … I think I’m in love with this quilt even more than I was with Long, Long Way From Home!

  69. Your red and white quilts are beautiful. I have watched your tutorials and have taken a wool workshop with you and I always find you explain everything so clearly. I have never made a red and white quilt, but I really want to make one now.

  70. I do piece like you with the exception of laying my blocks out before I start to piece. I love the long strip to press open seams. May need to try those pins! I label with number pins the first block in each row

  71. I just love this red work quilt. The pattern really makes the fabric pop and I love your quilting! What a treat to win a pattern.

  72. I don’t just think I’m in love…I know I’m in love with this beauty! Loved the pictures…some thing I do, some new ideas to try! THANKS!

  73. Basically I do it the way you showed. I use a different ruler to trim, but otherwise I “batch” piece. I usually make one block first to test seams, sizes, etc. before I fully cut, stack and sew. Another winner.

  74. I basically do it your way. I do use a different ruler for trimming. After I make a test block I sew in batches. Another winner

  75. I do it basically like you do after I make a test block. Then I sew in batches. Another winner and I love the name.

  76. Let’s just say I “try” to piece like you do. I’d be a much better piecer with some of the added notions and quilting accessories. My quilting efforts need to be more ergonomically inclined.I know you’ve talked about starching before, but I fear those beautiful reds bleeding. Beautiful quilt!

      1. They don’t bleed, I’m working on the All American and neither the reds nor the blued bled when I starched them (using this method for the first time and I love it)! They are wonderful fabrics!

  77. I do piece like you do, and press..with steam. 🙂 I also edge stitch my tops before quilting. If I am sending blocks for a swap, I edge stitch each one because I know they will get extra handling. Love your fabrics!! Still think I should throw out my stash and just start over. 🙂

  78. This quilt is great,but then how can you make a mistake with red and white. Chain piecing is quick and easy. Love the rotating mat with the scalloped edge. I just have to get one of those!

  79. Wow Lisa – this post was awesome. You are so efficient. I learned a lot. I am now working on the log cabin quilt Star & Stripe Gatherings kit. I did 6 blocks at a time – one row – every day and will finish in 6 days, by Friday. I could have done all 36 at a time but I do like to see a finished block. I wish you did tutorials. Thank you so much for your post and the Redwork Gatherings line.

  80. I love “I Think I’m in Love”. You make it look so easy. Do you starch heavy? I’ve been wanting a red and white quilt for a long time. Thank you for the lesson.

  81. How efficient to not toss the trimmings each time! And I appreciate that you press long row seams open – I think it’s not only easier but lays flatter. Love the red and white.

  82. I loved the pictures – very easy to follow. And I adore the quilt! Can’t go wrong with red!

  83. Thanks for a fabulous tutorial on how you pieced and trimmed your square in a square quilt. I am amazed how inefficient I have been, particularly in the trimming department. The square in a square block has been my least favorite block to make. I think as a result of your guidance this will change.

  84. “I think I’m in Love” also. The quilt I saw tonight is just what I’ve been looking for to make. I have a butt-load (can I say that?) of red and white fabric, that I could make 10 or more quilts, I just haven’t found the correct #1; UNTIL NOW! I hope I win, but if not, I will make “I think I’m in Love.” If I can borrow a camera, I will take a photo, too.

    I hardly recognize our United States. Stay safe from all the evil in the world. Bonita Machemer

  85. I love that being organize made the blocks come together so quickly. I also liked the way you cleaned up the blocks. Its a beauty (the quilt).

  86. I do like to cut it all at once and organize it so I can just sew. Anytime I haven’t done it that way Im always sorry I didn’t.
    Thank you for sharing your methods. Beautiful quilt

  87. Love your tutorial on making this quilt. I dearly love the red work gathering fabric. It is so pretty and crisp looking. Can’t wait try it later this year.

  88. It is so illuminating to see how an expert does a thing. I thought I was doing well with chain stitching, but you chain stack and chain trim and … and … Thanks for sharing!

  89. Great tutorial. I don’t think I’m in love, I know I am! Love love love your red work line of fabric. Red is my favorite color, even drive a red car!

    1. Yes!! I am in love with this quilt!! Thank you for the block step by step. I like the rotating mat and that you trim multiple blocks at a time on it. Love the way everything is so organized!! =:)

  90. I found it very interesting how to trim using the rotary mat. And how you chain stitch to the max! Lovely quilt!

  91. I trim like you except on the mat with the holes to turn. That is very handy. I also piece both sides and press then the next 2 sides, then press.
    I love when you say that takes too much time. Mostly time is what we need. When we do things faster AND efficient, we really can get things done.
    Thanks for showing us your way. You rock!

  92. I so enjoyed your step by step tutorial on your stitching method, and I did learn some great tips on how you trim your blocks. Thanks so much for all of these tips, tricks, tutorials and videos. Learning many great things.

  93. Oh yes, I AM in LOVE❤️❤️ With this quilt!! You make it look so easy, it’s so nice to see how you do it,
    I also like to chain stitch as much as I can, Thankyou for sharing, I’m always learning something from you!!

  94. Lots of useful tips in your tutorial. I might try your suggestion of taking a picture of the layout to look for problem areas before sewing blocks together. Beautiful quilt!

  95. This is such a beautiful quilt. Thanks so much for showing your process. It’s so helpful to pick up the various tips and tricks – when you trim, how you line up so you know what to trim, press with steam or no steam, etc. Your piecing looks so precise.

  96. Great tips! I really like your tips on how you use your rotating mat. I need to get one. Your red work gathering fabric is gorgeous. I can’t wait to get some.

  97. I definitely think I’m in love with your new line of red and white fabric.
    I’m doing your square deal right now. On packet 10. I’ll be done just in time for one of your new quilt kits.
    Hope I win.

  98. Thank you for this great tutorial, Lisa. I think I’ve learned a way to simplify square-in-a-square blocks. You’ve created some beautiful fabrics and a gorgeous quilt. I love both yours and your inspiration quilt.

  99. Thank you so much Lisa for taking your time to show us how you piece, very informative!! The quilt is gorgeous, but then again, everything you make is gorgeous!

  100. I have long admired your precision in making such intricate blocks, and the speed at which you turn out new quilts and patterns! Thank you so much for sharing your expertise in photos and words. I really learned a thing or two! I especially like how you have everything sorted and ready to just feed into the sewing machine, your technique for trimming blocks without wasting time, and your encouragement to all of your admirers! Thank you very much!

  101. This was a fabulous sewing lesson. I chain piece which I learned from you over the years. Thanks for taking your time to show each step in sewing the blocks. I love the new red and white Redwork Gatherings fabric line. Can’t wait to get the fabric. This pattern really shows how fabulous these prints look in a quilt.

  102. This is how I generally piece blocks like this. The only difference is that I always squared one block at a time and I lifted each cut piece off the mat as I went. Your way is a real time saver! Thanks for the post!

  103. I think the red and white block in a block is super….and loved the post really can’t wait to see what you do next…sometimes I do one block then finish the way you do with lots of pieceing all at once…loving the website right now…your making the stay at home enjoyable….I’ve finished several pieces too thanks bobbie of Corona de Tucson Az

  104. I love red and white quilts and redwork. Your way of trimming is a real time saver. Thanks! And the I Think I’m In Love quilt is beautiful, as is the fabric line. I’ll have to tackle this (some day).

  105. I know I’m in love!!! Thank you for the post, I did learn from the entire post. For me the I really appreciated the visual tip on pinching the line and the rotary mat trimming and not moving the blocks.

    Perfect companion quilt for long long way home!!!

  106. Lisa, Thank you for your detailed instructions!! And the illustrations. Lots to learn and apply to my next project. I think I’m in love is gorgeous.

  107. I did learn a lot. I really didn’t know I could be so efficient. I will surely apply some of these steps next time I sew.

  108. Great photos! And, yes, I learned that I need to get myself one of yhose pressing bars and a set of magic pins!

  109. Thank you for such a helpful post! So far, I know that I’ll be making both of the Redwork Gatherings quilts you’ve featured so far. I LOVE square-in-square blocks. I could make them all day, and it looks like I will be doing so for a few days, at least. Thanks again!

  110. It was interesting to watch your process and see the pressing strip stick in action. I am curious about these new pins. Loving the new Redwork Gatherings line!

  111. This was the greatest post! Obviously because of all the red prints, but also your process was very helpful!! While looking at your beautiful photos and directions I was thinking (HONESTLY!) I think I’m in love with this quilt!! SO great that you named it that. Loved it!!! Thank you so much for giving such great instructions and I will be trying several out.

  112. I just love watching the whole process. Inspires me to clear off my large table and get more space to be better organized!

  113. Beautiful quilt , yes I piece very similar to you , I’ve learned along the way how to improve my piecing in my 40 + years of quilting. Thank you for sharing.

  114. Excellent tutorial. I’ve been quilting for a very long time and I still was able to pick up some great tips to try. Photos were especially beautiful

  115. I’m a visual person, so seeing is better than reading… great tutorial..
    I also love my bitty rulers….

  116. Thank you for your tutorial. Wealth of information! The quilt is so beautiful!, 👏👏I’m so happy I subscribed to your website. 🤗💕🌷🌷

  117. I am always “In Love” with Red quilts. What I like the most is how you don’t take away trimmings until you are done with that round. I have seen the round matt but didn’t realize indents were for fingers. Clever.
    My other fave was is how you press rows open. I have that long tool and really have not used much. I bought when it was a 12 Days of Christmas special.

  118. Love this fabric line- may be my favorite one you’ve done. (They’re ALL my favorites- your designs are always in a scale that is so hard to find. Small enough prints that they don’t get “choppy and blotchy” looking when used in smaller scale piecing but enough there that they hold their own in bigger units too!)

  119. I LOVE red and white quilts! I’m so excited about this line. I have already preordered this kit! Can’t wait! 😃

  120. Most of my know how about quilting has come from you! I appreciate so much that you share your knowledge, tips and tricks. Today I learned how to cut more efficiently and it makes perfect sense. Between your shared knowledge and the Juki machine you promote in December ( which really is AWESOME, and I sew for a living) I am a quilting super woman!

  121. I loved your tips on sewing. I think I spend too much time pressing and trimming. I’m going to give your technique a try. The best thing I have bought recently was a rotary mat! I love that tool! Wish I had bought it years ago. Can’t wait to get me some of those beautiful red and white fabrics!

  122. I think I am in love is beautiful. Your step by step instructions are very clear. Love it

  123. I definitely think I’m in love. I love ❤️ this quilt, the red and white. Better, much better than candy. Luscious, lavish red and white richness. The pictures were great and help simplify the process. Thank you!

  124. Excellent directions. Love square in a square. Makes a nice crisp design that is very striking. Everyone should be ready to start stitching this one. Antique quilts warm the heart! Karen

  125. I love this beautiful quilt, I will have to try your chain piecing and trimming tips. Your new fabrics are perfect.

  126. I do a lot of things like this but learned several things. Always new things to learn.

  127. Hello Lisa… yes I do piece like you, however; there is always room for improvement. Thinking I must have a rotating mat. Have your itty bitty ruler and do love it.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  128. Thank you for the great tips, your piecing is so precise and I love your new (old) fabric line. Keep creating

  129. Having never taken a quilting class from you, I am very eager to learn your shortcuts and tips. Tools plus your tips plus your illustrations/videos make for a great start! I like how you assemble everything, prior to sewing.

    Note to you Lisa, Life has given us lemons the past several months, but you have certainly made lemonade It has been so refreshing for me to see all your extra posts and videos during this time. Thank you for caring and sharing!

  130. Love red and cream or white quilts. Glad you posted how you do your quilts as it seems so efficient. Your fabric is so beautiful!

  131. I love this quilt!!! Such a happy design. And your instructions are perfectly clear to me. Thank you.

  132. I learned a couple of tips that should increase my efficiency. Waiting to press until both sides are sewn and having multiple blocks being trimmed at once will be things to try. Thanks for taking the time to do the step by step tutorial. Looking forward to how you cut out a quilt, hoping for more tips to incorporate in my process.

  133. Thank you so much for the post! I learned a lot. I have a Juki that I got from you. Do you always use that foot to piece? Can’t wait for your other posts.

  134. I don’t have expert skills in piecing so I enjoy all of your tips. Plus I really like seeing all the neat notions you use. Things I’d probably pass by in a store. It gives me a good idea if something is worth buying.

  135. I think your quilt is just beautiful! And I believe the picture tutorial worked just fine. Making the blocks a little larger and squaring them up to the correct size is the way to go.

  136. I love, love, love 2-color quilts. They are elegant in their simplicity. Thank you for creating such a wonderful design for your red and white fabric line.

  137. I watched your video with Nick starching fabric ~ how does he do starch on larger pieces that don’t fit on the table? Love the name you chose and love the quilt! Did you use white thread on the red blocks too? I guess with a name like Redhead…I must make a red quilt 🙂 and this one is stunning just stunning!! Kudos to you for replicating ❤️

  138. Yes I learned about a couple of new products that I think I would like to try. The pressing stick and those specialty straight pins. The “I think I’m in love” quilt is beautiful! I’ve never done a red and white quilt and it’s on my bucket lust😍

  139. Oh my, I do love this quilt! ❤️
    I piece the same way as you piece Lisa; the only difference is that I don’t cut my pieces oversized and then trim them down. I believe all that trimming wastes fabric and time.
    Thank you for sharing your quilt and the fabulous antique quilt that inspired it!

  140. I’m in the midst of moving and my stash is completely packed away. I’m saving this post though, because I want to make this quilt as soon as I get settled into the new house. Love your reds and this quilt! Staying hone agrees with you Lisa! You’re wearing it well

  141. Absolutely beautiful quilt from simple blocks! I think the depth of your reds in the fabrics give it a great soft warmth!
    This will be added to my bucket list . . .

  142. I am in awe of your methods- you always make it look so easy. I think it is the starching and pressing efforts at the beginning- your fabric is not flopping around while trying to sew it!

  143. Thank you for sharing your techniques. You make it look so easy. I need to take a piecing class from you. Somehow my piecing never turns out right…Thank goodness for your wool applique’. I love it!

  144. Great quilt! I love red and white quilts and your fabrics are so pretty! Great tips Lisa. I need to buy one of those small spinning rotary cutting mats, that looks very helpful for trimming. I have your ruler and it is my favorite and most used ruler.

  145. I love the square in square technique but have issues getting them centered and squared. Thanks for the pictures and comments….i definitely picked up some pointers to try the squares again. Thanks for sharing!

  146. I think I am going to have to invest in the spinning mat. Seeing your process was very helpful. I have been quilting a long time, but sometimes there is a little nugget or two, that just makes life easier. Thank you!

  147. Thank you for showing us how you make a quilt so fast, it was inspirational! It makes me want to start one today! You make it look so easy! I noticed how much straighter our new methods of sewing look than the antique one. I need to give your starching method a try. Please keep teaching us!

  148. I tried the starching before sewing and it does make a difference. Prep takes a little extra time but so worth it! I also learn something every time I read one of your posts. It’s the tips and tricks that make a piece go together easier. The long pressing stick is a good idea. I have trouble pressing my seams open and getting them nice and flat. Needless to say, I could watch you sew all day long! Thanks for sharing all you do for us!

  149. I try to do the same process as you did but have never taken it to the level you do. I can definitely see where your process would save lots of time! I’ll be trying it soon. And, I love your prints and and the pattern. Hope I’m one of the lucky winners. Thanks for your inspiration.

  150. Beautiful quilt! I love the reds. I have a question: Sometimes when I stitch, I don’t quite get the quarter inch seam. Sometimes, it’s too short and I stitch a quarter inch. Do you cut your quarter square triangles a little bigger to get the exact seams? Thank you for this tutorial and inspiration!

  151. You’re killing me! I can’t keep up! Ha! Ha! I love it all! You are a woman after my own heart and very inspiring. Organize and Cruise! I believe those two words sums it up. I didn’t know about the open seam for the bulk and so I will add that to my quilts(I need the doohicky–added it to my cart. ) I especially love your comment–no wasting time on trimming the dog ears. Also, the rotating mat is kick ass! a definite must to keep the pedal to the metal! In all seriousness, you just made me NEED to make this quilt. Great job! Please add me to the drawing!

  152. This is exactly how I tackle each quilt I make. I just thought I was a perfectionist. The blocks are square and lay flat. I am also a longarm quilter. I have been trying to teach all my clients to cut larger then trim down their blocks to achieve a straight and flat quilt. Thank you for the step by step. I will send them to your blog.
    Thank You

  153. Hi Lisa! I love how trimming at every step really makes a precise finished block. Very nice effect when complete, beautiful!

  154. I think I love everything Lisa! And the Redwork Gatherings fabrics are super awesome! Yes, I learned from your cutting and piecing photos/text. Very cool. I have a tendency to run to my iron too often, so this will make me think. You are a great teacher … I was with you on a cruise a few years ago. So many great things to still learn! Thank you for your energy and for sharing your love/talent of quilting!