Julia Wachs Designs Blog

  • What is Love? Free Modern Quilt Block Event

      Celebrate love with 15 free modern quilt block patterns! Our inspirations are different, but all have love as the most powerful theme. Are you j...
  • My Visit to Art Gallery Fabrics

    I wanted to share about my recent trip to Art Gallery Fabrics in Dania Beach, FL! This awesome experience was the brainchild of Elizabeth Chappell ...
  • Making a Quilt Coat

    Have you ever made a quilt coat? I made one (and my first garment ever!) earlier this spring. I used the Maggie Jacket pattern from Quilting Maggie...
  • Pattern Release: Skye Quilt

    I'm so pleased to introduce my second full-sized foundation paper piecing pattern, Skye! Skye is an intermediate foundation paper piecing (FPP) pa...
  • Foundation Paper Piecing Tutorial

    Welcome to my tutorial on how to do foundation paper piecing! FPP is my favorite quilting technique because of the bold and eye-catching geometric ...
  • Pattern Release: Mini Bracken Trivets

    Have you ever wanted to learn foundation paper piecing but felt intimidated by a full sized quilt? If so, I think I have the perfect pattern for yo...
  • Pattern Release: Highline Quilt

    The Highline quilt pattern has been a long time in the making. In fact, I first made a test block for it back in October of 2020, before I even sta...
  • Pattern Release: Bracken Quilt

    Today is an exciting day! It’s the release of my second quilt pattern, Bracken Quilt. This quilt pattern is a beginner Foundation Paper Piecing (FP...
  • Quilt Ink Web App

    Have you ever wanted a super quick way to recolor a quilt pattern? And one that you can do online and save to your computer? Catalina from @amarar_...
  • Face Binding Tutorial

    Face binding is my favorite way of binding modern quilts. It creates a clean and sleek look that does not show on the front of the quilt. As a bonu...
  • Pattern Release: Green Lake

    I'm so happy to announce it's finally launch day of my first pattern release ever! Introducing the Green Lake quilt pattern by Julia Wachs Designs....
  • Finished Quilt: Treetops

    As a serial sew-along participant and pattern tester, I have finally made the transition to designing and making my own quilt patterns. Even though...