Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Revival! Sale! Reveal!

Hi, I started this blog and then when I moved to DC from Atlanta, I kind of neglected it. Now is the time to reconnect. To that end I have decided to begin with news of what I have been quilting and to have a PATTERN SALE!

Visit my website to order a minimum of 3 patterns or more from my website:
DO NOT order from the website, instead email me at jeanannquilts with your selections and your phone number and I will call for your payment information. I use SQUARE to process payments. My phone number is on the website so you can also call me.

My latest pattern is Four Seasons Log Cabin and it is not yet added to the website...good is included in the sale.

Four Seasons Log Cabin is a design that uses my Log Cabin Trim Tool in combination with Deb Heatherly's Ultimate Flying Geese Tool.

All of my rulers are available on my website so you can order a ruler along with your pattern if you need one. Most of the rulers are also at your local quilt shop or you may have them in your ruler stash.

I am in the hot moment of designing a new ruler. I it is top secret and will be revealed this fall (hopefully). If not in the fall, then January. This new ruler takes me to a new concept and I am really excited about it. WATCH THIS SPACE!

You will be the first to know.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

I have a HUGE quilt inventory here in my small apartment so I have decided to sell some of them. I have put 6 quilts on my Etsy shop.

tTake a look and see what you think. I also have patterns and rulers for each of these quilts if you would rather make one (or more) yourself. Patterns and rulers can be ordered from my webite:

Here are the far. More to come.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Calling quilters

As you all know, I design rulers or Creative Grids and design and sew companion quilts for Their pattern company, Cut Loose Press. The have new policy and I need pattern testers.

Here are some of my typical patterns, all made with one of my Creative Grids rulers...Log Cabin, Pineapple, Hexagon, and Square on Square rulers, full size and mini will be used. All my projects are strip pieced.

I will provide the pattern to be tested, the ruler if you don't already have it, and the fabric. Testers then make the quilt top, table runner, or the tote bag.

As you sew the project you will be asked to make detailed notes on the instructions I send,  if there are any corrections to be made. 

For a small project I will need a turn around time of about a week after you receive the materials for a table runner or tote bag, or pillow, or about two weeks for a quilt top (Typical size: 60" X 72"). You do not have to quilt the project (except for tote bags). If you want to quilt the project you may do so, as the project is then yours to keep.

You keep the Creative Grids ruler, quilt top or smaller project to keep or give as a gift. 

You will scan and send the instructions (with your notes, if any) PLUS a photo of the sewn item to me..

Anyone interested? If so, then visit my website: to see the typical projects I do, and then email me:

Thursday, June 7, 2018


I wanted to wait until i had something to show you... finally managed that last weekend. It’s just a little potholder make with scraps of REAL FEEDSACKS that I have been collecting for awhile. Your mini pineapple tool is great for these tiny pieces that might otherwise get wasted!
Don’t look too close though... I had to piece together some of the too small pieces to get enough of a color I wanted to use. But I figure that was an honorable “waste not - want not” way to honor the 30’s fabric and the women who used them. Hoping to finish it soon, but life is not cooperating at all (which is why this thank you is so tardy).  

We are also busy enjoying our very first (and most likely only) grandchild born Dec 28! At age 62 i am planning to work another few years before I retire, but if life doesn’t slow down soon my husband and i may rethink that plan!

Thank you again... I plan to do another ruler demo at guild in the fall because so many people are interested!

MINI PINEAPPLE tool and patterns are available at

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Hexagons and Precuts

I have two new ideas for using my Hexagon Trim Tool using jelly roll strips. I just can't resist buying a pretty jelly roll and they do stack up in the sewing room. Here is my first offering, Hexies Go Round.

The quilt uses 36 of the 40 strips in the roll plus white yardage and border yardage to add the finishing touch. I didn't have a fabric in my small stash for the border so I planned a trip to Capital Quilts in Gaithersburg, Maryland to spend a pleasant afternoon on a "hunt" for the perfect border. This is a large store with hundreds of bolts of fabric. Instead of my anticipated search, I walked into the shop, spotted the Kaffe Fassett stripe immediately and it was perfect.

Hexes Go Round
Hexes Go Round and the Pine Tree Banner and Table Runner aren't on the website yet...but they soon will be there along with a few other new ideas.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Banner and Table Runner

I have been sewing like a mad woman to make new quilt designs. I wonder if I will live long enough to make all the quilts I  have stuffed in my head. Two years ago I acquired a Strippy Stars Creative Grids© ruler by Deb Heatherly I love it! So I designed a quilt using my mini Log Cabin and Curvy Log Cabin rulers

I finished the banner and thought' would also make a great table runner. And it did! I made both projects in just one week. Using mix and match rulers is a lot of fun.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

When Friends Quilt - They Make Pineapples

Here is an email I just received from an enthusiastic quilter.

"My friend, Rita and I have taken a LOT of classes in the 25 plus years we have been quilting - two of remembrance were Pineapple quilt classes.  Unfortunately, after buying all of the books, assorted rulers, and class attendance we were still not very excited about the process although we very much wanted to make a Pineapple quilt.

The Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool for 6, 8 or 10in Finished Blocks changed everything for us and we are now happily scouring our stashes for prospects for making more and more blocks!  Recently we attended a couple of all day workshops - at every one we had inquiries about the ruler that made things SO EASY!  

I believe this ruler would also lend itself very well to projects with multiple participants as the finished product always yields a standard size block.  This is so important when combining the efforts of many quilters into one group participation quilt!  Many of us have bad memories of block swaps where ultimately the blocks gathered from multiple contributors (with a variety of skill levels) leave one struggling to somehow homogenize block sizes in an effort to assemble a finished quilt.  This ruler (used as directed) would almost certainly guarantee the standardization needed for the task!

I am also a quilting instructor (further classes on indefinite hold until my day job doesn't take such a huge bite out of my available time).  This ruler would be the PERFECT subject for a class - or even a demo if time was tight! 😊  
I have always maintained that I would never teach a class just for the sake of teaching a class - it is important to me to BELIEVE IN THE PRODUCT... this ruler DEFINITELY meets that criteria for me!

Thank you for producing such quality, innovative products to improve the quilting experience and keep the art alive and relevant to all ages and skill levels!  Below, please find an example of our happy playtime - as you can see, it doesn’t matter what colors/patterns you pull from your stash cuz they ALL WORK!  And by the time you have been quilting for as many years as we have, you have a LOT of leftovers and scraps to feel guilty about!"

Very Sincerely, April (a quilter from Central City, IA)

Note: Pineapple Trim Tool full size and mini plus patterns: