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 cut...now 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 again..lol…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

328 responses to “Let’s STITCH a REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt…with Efficiency”

  1. Karen H Avatar
    Karen H

    Beautiful quilt. Thank you for the detailed step-by-step.

  2. Wendy Hembree Avatar
    Wendy Hembree

    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!

  3. lj Peters Avatar
    lj Peters

    I like this pattern and the antique that inspired it! Beautiful fabrics!

  4. Nancy White Avatar
    Nancy White

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

    1. Amy Zahorian Avatar
      Amy Zahorian

      Love the quilt! Making a red and white quilt is on my bucket list!

  5. Candra Sowder Avatar
    Candra Sowder

    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!

  6. Donna Schulz Avatar
    Donna Schulz

    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.

  7. Lisa Bremer Avatar
    Lisa Bremer

    Gorgeous!!! I like the use of the spinning cutting mat.

  8. Cheralyn Runkle Avatar
    Cheralyn Runkle

    Just lovely! Your reds are stunning and perfect for a red and whitr quilt!

  9. Cathy Brodniak Avatar
    Cathy Brodniak

    Perfect name. Love the lesson.

  10. Connie Morgan Avatar
    Connie Morgan

    Loved reading this post! Very informative! Love the red and cream fabric line.

  11. Amy Avatar

    I love the pictures being a visual learner. Thank you! Love the red. L❤️VE!

  12. peggy dalberto Avatar
    peggy dalberto

    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. Cathy Hansen Avatar
      Cathy Hansen

      Fabulous quilt! Thank you for showing us your methods for piecing this.

    2. Julie Huffman Avatar
      Julie Huffman

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

  13. MaryJane baker Avatar
    MaryJane baker

    Beautiful quilt! Love the red and white!

  14. tamara williams Avatar
    tamara williams

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

    1. Joanne Avatar

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

  15. Kathy Arning Avatar
    Kathy Arning

    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…..

  16. Harriett Murray Avatar
    Harriett Murray

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

  17. Karen McMahon Avatar
    Karen McMahon

    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.

  18. Carol Joswick Avatar
    Carol Joswick

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

  19. wantstoberetired Avatar

    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!

  20. Marge Carlisle Avatar
    Marge Carlisle

    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

  21. Susan Bailey Avatar
    Susan Bailey

    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

  22. carol Avatar

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

  23. Marlene Leonardo Avatar
    Marlene Leonardo

    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.

  24. debby Avatar

    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.

  25. Julie Kennedy Avatar

    I don’t usually enjoy piecing square-in-a-square blocks, but your quilt is so beautiful, I might have to make an exception. Gorgeous!

  26. Sandi McDaniel Avatar
    Sandi McDaniel

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

  27. Denise Cabral Avatar
    Denise Cabral

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

  28. Katherine Avatar

    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!

  29. Susan Avatar

    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!

  30. Helen Glover Avatar
    Helen Glover

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

  31. bambicats Avatar

    If I can only get one collection this year, let it be Redwork Gatherings. Absolutely stunning!!!

  32. Betty Lockhart Avatar
    Betty Lockhart

    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.

  33. Kristie Avatar

    This is exquisite, love it. I would love to make. Thank you for sharing!

  34. Sharon Avatar

    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

  35. jane winton Avatar
    jane winton

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

  36. Cynthia Avatar

    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.

  37. mary h Avatar
    mary h

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

  38. Jacque Avatar

    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!

  39. Karin S. Avatar
    Karin S.

    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. Angie W Avatar
      Angie W

      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!

  40. Angela Brady Avatar
    Angela Brady

    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!

  41. Ruthann Lindsay Avatar
    Ruthann Lindsay

    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. !!!!

  42. Tena Davis Avatar
    Tena Davis

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

  43. 8machines Avatar

    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!

  44. Karen Ritter Avatar
    Karen Ritter

    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!

  45. Carol Eberhardt Avatar
    Carol Eberhardt

    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,”

  46. Pam P Avatar
    Pam P

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

  47. Cheryl G Avatar
    Cheryl G

    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.

  48. Karen Avatar

    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.

  49. Colleen Freeman Avatar
    Colleen Freeman

    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.

  50. Lisa Angel Avatar
    Lisa Angel

    Thanks so much for the post. Such inspiration. Love your new line.

  51. Roxie Ahlbrecht Avatar
    Roxie Ahlbrecht

    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!

  52. Pamela Moore Avatar
    Pamela Moore

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

  53. Judy Snider Avatar
    Judy Snider

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

  54. Doris Baker Avatar
    Doris Baker

    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!

  55. Cindy Carlson Avatar
    Cindy Carlson

    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!

  56. Diane Poirier Avatar
    Diane Poirier

    Love it! Thanks for the tips

  57. Chris Avatar

    I have the round cutting mat. Will have to start using it more often. I love this new quilt.

  58. Coleen Avatar

    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!

  59. Patty Bretheim Avatar
    Patty Bretheim

    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.

  60. sylvia11310 Avatar

    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.

  61. Theresa Kettner Avatar
    Theresa Kettner

    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!😍

  62. Sheryl Dexter Avatar
    Sheryl Dexter

    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.

  63. Brenda O Avatar
    Brenda O

    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!😊

  64. Carmen N Avatar
    Carmen N

    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.

  65. Linda Becker Avatar
    Linda Becker

    Love your rework gatherings. This is a beautiful quilt!

  66. Kathy B Avatar
    Kathy B

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

  67. Freda Molenkamp-Oudman Avatar
    Freda Molenkamp-Oudman

    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.

  68. Terri McBride Avatar
    Terri McBride

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

  69. Janice R Avatar
    Janice R

    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!

  70. Wynona Avatar

    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!

  71. Cooper22 Avatar

    Another beauty 💕

  72. Mary Kolb Avatar
    Mary Kolb

    It looks fabulous and I would love to make this quilt.

  73. AM Bartus Avatar
    AM Bartus

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

  74. Robyn Gatti Avatar
    Robyn Gatti

    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…

  75. Jamie Avatar

    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.

  76. Debra Avatar

    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!

  77. Cathy B. Avatar
    Cathy B.

    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.

  78. Kimberly Avatar

    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! 🧵❤️✂️

  79. Sandi Vander Molen Avatar
    Sandi Vander Molen

    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!!

  80. Maureen Fry Avatar
    Maureen Fry

    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.

  81. bbnelson25 Avatar

    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,

  82. Darlene Wegrynowski Avatar
    Darlene Wegrynowski

    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!

  83. Maria Nagel Avatar
    Maria Nagel

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

  84. Susan Weldon Avatar
    Susan Weldon

    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.

  85. Lisa Parlett Avatar
    Lisa Parlett

    WOW…I am in love 😍 Perfect fabric with perfect pattern.

  86. Karen Van Offeren Avatar
    Karen Van Offeren

    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!

  87. Susan G. Avatar
    Susan G.

    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.

  88. Laurs B Avatar
    Laurs B

    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

  89. Colleen Kechter Avatar
    Colleen Kechter

    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.

  90. sharon tseu Avatar
    sharon tseu

    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!

  91. Judyk Avatar

    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.

  92. Brenda C Avatar

    I learned that when you said you starched, you really starched. I will have to up my starching game.

  93. Judyk Avatar

    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

  94. Bonnie Larson Avatar
    Bonnie Larson

    Absolutely, beautiful, Lisa! Thanks so much. Red and White quilts are my favourite!!

  95. Judyk Avatar

    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.

  96. Carol Schallock Avatar
    Carol Schallock

    It as very interesting how you trim your blocks

  97. Karen Avatar

    Love you directions great detail, and your fabric line is beautiful, thanks for sharing

  98. Marilyn Y. Avatar
    Marilyn Y.

    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. lisabongean Avatar

      No reds bleeding here…my moda reds do not bleed!

      1. Robyn Wiggins Avatar
        Robyn Wiggins

        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!

  99. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts Avatar

    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. 🙂

  100. Lerlene Nevaril Avatar
    Lerlene Nevaril

    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!

  101. Judy Kubit Avatar
    Judy Kubit

    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.

  102. Liz Kisielewski Avatar
    Liz Kisielewski

    The pictures were very helpful-much better than words.

  103. Connie M Avatar
    Connie M

    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.

  104. EllenB Avatar

    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.

  105. Kathy Johnson Avatar
    Kathy Johnson

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

  106. Shelley Downing Avatar

    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.

  107. Bonita Machemer Avatar
    Bonita Machemer

    “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

  108. Clara Avatar

    The trimming process you used was different than what I had been taught. I need a rotating mat. Beautiful red color in those fabrics. clara-chandler@att.net

  109. cmdorsey Avatar

    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).

  110. Meg Wyeth Avatar
    Meg Wyeth

    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

  111. Crystal Knight Avatar
    Crystal Knight

    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.

  112. Janet Avatar

    Thanks for the demo…..I’m always amazed at how much you get accomplished! Great quilt….jmh

  113. Beth N in AZ Avatar
    Beth N in AZ

    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!

  114. Stephanie Kluk Avatar
    Stephanie Kluk

    Love the quilt and your process!

  115. Lisa Avatar

    You better bring a ton of that fabric to Paducah in September because it’s going to sell fast!

  116. Yvonne Craig Avatar
    Yvonne Craig

    Love anything red! Your quit is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your technique.

  117. Terry Green Avatar
    Terry Green

    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. Karen N Avatar
      Karen N

      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!! =:)

  118. Pat Braun Avatar
    Pat Braun

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

  119. Mary Bongers Avatar
    Mary Bongers

    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!

  120. Joanne E. Rodriguez Avatar
    Joanne E. Rodriguez

    How could you not be in love? This quilt is stunning!!

  121. Carol Garner Avatar
    Carol Garner

    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.

  122. Bonnie Bennett Avatar
    Bonnie Bennett

    Great post, Lisa! I am amazed at this technique! Thank you!

  123. Kog Avatar

    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!!

  124. Maria N Avatar
    Maria N

    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!

  125. see mary quilt Avatar
    see mary quilt

    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.

  126. Robin Avatar

    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.

  127. Christi Avatar

    I like the pictures and the starch. No doubt it helps with precision.

  128. suzanne Avatar

    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.

  129. Leigh Ann Prange Avatar
    Leigh Ann Prange

    Pictures are worth 1,000 words!! Thanks So much!! Stay safe!!

  130. Nancy Avatar

    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.

  131. Bobbie Avatar

    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!

  132. Deborah Jacobs Avatar
    Deborah Jacobs

    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!

  133. Christy Reysen Avatar
    Christy Reysen

    Assembly line sewing is the best. I just love all the reds.

  134. Cheryl Harrod Avatar
    Cheryl Harrod

    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.

  135. Cynthia Albrecht Avatar
    Cynthia Albrecht

    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!

  136. bobbie rumler Avatar
    bobbie rumler

    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

  137. Evelyn H Avatar
    Evelyn H

    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).

  138. Debby Avatar

    Wow beautiful quilt and great time savers!

  139. Theresa Avatar

    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!!!

  140. Carol Davis Avatar
    Carol Davis

    I just love your step by step instructions!! Love all the Redwork too!!

  141. Judy Vaughn Avatar
    Judy Vaughn

    Very good to see how you cut your pieces and leave the cuttings there til you are done.

  142. Donna Bacon Avatar
    Donna Bacon

    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.

  143. Rita Nichols Avatar
    Rita Nichols

    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.

  144. Heather G Avatar
    Heather G

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

  145. Mary R Avatar
    Mary R

    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!

  146. Maureen Avatar

    I love the words on your backing. Will that be the backing?

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      It can be if you specify in the comment section and order soon!

  147. Carolyn Avatar

    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!

  148. nancyf18 Avatar

    I absolutely Beautiful.
    Thank you..

  149. Hildy Avatar

    I just love red & white quilts and this one is stunning!

  150. Wendy Aduddell Avatar
    Wendy Aduddell

    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.

  151. Cindy G. Avatar
    Cindy G.

    Love the red and white quilt. I need to try the new pins.

  152. Joan Robinson Avatar
    Joan Robinson

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

  153. Marsha Avatar

    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.

  154. Elizabeth Campbell Avatar
    Elizabeth Campbell

    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

  155. Maggie Harkin Avatar
    Maggie Harkin

    Both beautiful, love love the square in squares!

  156. Carla Avatar

    It is really outstanding. Zen moment just looking at it!!!

  157. Laurel Huyvaert Avatar
    Laurel Huyvaert

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

  158. Mabel Avatar

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

  159. Jane Zagrodnik Avatar
    Jane Zagrodnik

    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.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Now you know all the tricks…

  160. Mary Boyce Avatar
    Mary Boyce

    I think I’m in love with that quilt too❤️❤️👍👍

  161. Rita Avatar

    Great learning post. Beautiful fabric and quilt.

  162. Sandie Avatar

    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!)

  163. Nancy Avatar

    Red and white – my favorite for two color quilts!

  164. Rachel Childress Avatar
    Rachel Childress

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

  165. Joan Richards Avatar
    Joan Richards

    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!

  166. Jennifer Krough Avatar
    Jennifer Krough


  167. Leta Avatar

    Love love your quilt and the instructions were great! Thanks. Leta

  168. Cindy Avatar

    I love a two-color quilt! Your quilt is gorgeous.

  169. Denise Gosselin Avatar
    Denise Gosselin

    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!

  170. Brenda debord Avatar
    Brenda debord

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

  171. Linda Pickenpaugh Avatar
    Linda Pickenpaugh

    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!

  172. Mishell Ruehs Avatar

    I chain piece like you, but I trim my triangle points, I think out of habit. Next time I’ll be trying your technique!

  173. Karen Juckem Avatar
    Karen Juckem

    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

  174. MaryAnn Mairs Avatar
    MaryAnn Mairs

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

  175. Donna Hoel Avatar
    Donna Hoel

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

  176. Jill Defries Avatar
    Jill Defries

    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.

  177. Sandi Avatar

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

  178. Linda E Avatar
    Linda E

    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!

  179. Judy Avatar

    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!

  180. Camilla Barringer Avatar
    Camilla Barringer

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

  181. JennyM Avatar

    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.

  182. Lyn Avatar

    Very, very helpful! I love that you modeled on an antique quilt.

  183. JanScherbinski Avatar

    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.

  184. Robin Crittenden Avatar
    Robin Crittenden

    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.