Modern Roots Stitchery Blog

Here are my musings about the quilts I make, my design process and tools I love!

Plaid Party Block: a Free Quilt Block Pattern

I've been trying to look at my stash in creative ways.  This time, I wanted to play with different shades of blue and thus, "Plaid Party" was designed in EQ8. A very simple block in design, measuring 12" finished, this quilt block uses your simple shapes: half-square...

Tutorial: Partial Seams in an 18.5″ Block

I recently bought a fat quarter bundle and the coordinating panel from Sarah Watt's new line: Stay Gold. Sarah Watts really touched on all of the decades in this line. There's references to the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's in the color palette and artwork is amazing! I...

A nod to 2021, Looking forward to 2022

Looking back, looking forward..... 2021 brought me: First ever pattern in a magazine Sewing through my stash, over 19 yards in the summer alone First quilt accepted into a juried show: View Arts in New York Two outdoor quilt shows with my local guild The Cabin Break...

Have you used this ruler?

Have you used this ruler?

Tools, tools, tools - quilters have a ton of tools! I recently learned a new way to make half-square triangles that makes my seams much more accurate. It's called the Omnigrid 4-6-12 inch ruler.  Instead of drawing a diagonal line down the center of your...

Welcome to Sew Sarah

Welcome to the Sew Sarah blog! I first learned to sew clothes with my mom, when I wanted a pair of Jamz. My mom said, "I'm not paying that much for a basically a pair of boxer shorts." So, off we went to Hancock's, where we bought a simple pattern, some neon cotton...

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