Primitive Quilts and Projects

Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine

A premium publication dedicated to the primitive quilter, rug hooker, stitcher and more! Each issue features at least 15 projects from some of the most admired designers in the primitive fiber arts world.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Antique Garden

We asked all the quilt shops who carry our magazine to send us pictures of their versions of Antique Garden. We've gotten a great response so far!

This one is by Fat Quarters Quilt Shop. The fabrics used are from Moda - Jan Patek's newest line "Lilies of the Field". Kits are available (which includes everything for the quilt top and binding) for $136.00 which includes postage! Visit

This one is by Grant's March Quilting Mercantile in Wausau, WI. They have kits available for $129.00+ tax and shipping (includes top fabrics and binding). Call 715-298-1112 to order!

This one is by Schoolhouse Quilts. They used Clara's Garden line by Kansas Troubles. Kits without backing and pattern are $124.95.

This one is by The Quilted Moose. They used Jo Morton fabrics, and have kits available for $136.99! Visit

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Our New Website!

That's right! We have a new and improved website! We are excited about being able to offer you tons of picture galleries, an easy-to-use shopping cart, and multiple ways to connect with us and see what we're up to.  It is now up and ready -- check it out here!

We still have some 2015 calendars left, too! We know it's March... so they are marked down to 60% off now! On top of that, you can use promo code 15OFF to take 15% off your entire purchase!

We are also excited to announced a special project coming up in our Summer 2015 issue. "Antique Garden" is a quilt with applique blocks designed by your favorite Moda designers, featuring Moda's Mill Book fabric line! The magazine ships next month, so be sure to subscribe now!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Part 18 free pattern!

Is it warm anywhere yet? Brrrrrrr! My hands are so cold, I can't get my block stitched! I have half of the stem done, which is cotton, by the way, cut 7/8" wide on bias, and put through a bias maker tool from Clover to make a 3/8" wide finished stem! You will need about 18 1/2" of vine. I used wool for the rest in lots of pretty hand dyed colors! The template will be on my website soon,

The background was cut 7" x 13", and I drew lines with chalk, marking 6" x 12" which will be the finished size, so I know where to put my applique pieces. After the stitching is complete, I'll trim the block to 6 1/2" x 12 1/2." I do it this way, because I don't pre-wash my fabrics, and when I'm done with the applique I like to press the block with a touch of steam. Steam will make the block shrink a little after its dry, so I don't trim until after I steam press the block. That way it will end up the correct size to piece with the rest of the blocks! Now, if you steam your fabric, before you ever cut your block in the beginning, you probably won't have much trouble with shrinkage, but sometimes people may have a little shrinkage just during the process of the applique. So I like to give a little wiggle room for just in case! Better to have more, than not enough!

I hope you all stay warm and cozy, and stitch a lot!




Monday, February 9, 2015

Are you ready? Part 16 free Sew Along!

Silly question, I know you must have thought I forgot you! I promise I have not! I got my quilts and wool projects all finished and sent off! I'll get right to it.......

For this cute little sunflower block, you will need to cut your background fabric 7" x7", get the templates from my website, ( they should be up soon!) and after you applique, trim the block to 6 1/2" x 6"

For the flower I used a mottled gold wool, with a cotton black print center. I needle turned the cotton center onto the gold wool. I used two different hand dyed green wools for the stem and leaves.

Also, you will need to make one more house block ( directions found in "Part Two") with the word "Faith" embroidered on it. This can be found on the template sheet with the sunflower.

We also will need one more unit of 6 flying geese! I'm working on these today, and will post a picture of them with the next block all together!

Just three more blocks after these, then we are on to the borders! Yippee! I can hardly wait to see what it will look like all completed!

Let me know how you plan to quilt your quilt! Will you hand quilt, or machine quilt? If you machine quilt, will it be on your regular machine, or will you use a long arm machine?

Thank you for your nice emails, while I took my break to finish my book projects, and squeeze in Christmas! I really appreciated it! And again, thanks for sharing your photo's!!! I do have a facebook page for Woolen Willow Designs, so be sure to check over there and share your sew along pictures!

It's great to be back!!




Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Spring 2015

It's here! Spring 2015 has shipped, so if you don't have your copy yet, you will soon. We want to know what projects you're making! Post a photo to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #pqprojects.

Kristen and Leah will be making Michelle Joyner's quilt "This is How We Roll" and we will be posting step by step videos on our YouTube page! Subscribe to our YouTube page or subscribe to our newsletter to follow along! We hope to have the first video up in the next week or two :)

Have a great day!

Friday, December 19, 2014

2015 Calendar Sale!

TGIF! It's the last weekend before Christmas! Do you have all your shopping done? Our Calendars are 20% off right now! It's not guaranteed that it will be delivered to you before Christmas, but you can always wrap a picture of it :)
Click here to order now:

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year! 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Back from Market and Festival!

Gretchen and Judy were in Houston for 12 days for International Quilt Market and Festival! They had a great time and met a lot of great people!
 Here they are in our booth:
Pretty view!
 A beautiful display in the convention center:

We will be posting videos to our YouTube channel soon, so stay tuned!