We often get requests from new members who are just getting started with modern quilting or crafting in general. Here’s a compilation from our guild members.
Reddit: comprehensive online community; latest news
Creativebug: another great online subscription platform of crafting workshops
Quilty: short-lived print mag but online content is still resourceful
Blogs & tutorials
Blossom Heart Quilts: a large number of blocks and tutorials
V & Co.: beautiful, modern, and colourful
Amy’s Creative Side: online contests, inspirational pics
Happy Sew Lucky: patterns, kits, and great tutorials from TMQG member Berene
Lucky Spool Quilting Club: online subscription, monthly skill building exercises
Lady Harvatine: offers ‘half-assed’ tutorials. Check out her tut on reverse applique circles.
Connecting Threads: great for books. Descriptions include links to each project, so you know what you are getting yourself into before buying the book.
Bricks & mortar
Online shopping is convenient but nothing beats touching the goods. Find that extra special item and help support our favourite local crafty shops. And if you’re visiting Toronto, log into your favourite transit app, tie on some runners, and keep your credit card handy!
The Workroom: amazing merch from our meeting host in the West end (online shop too)
Eweknit: Fabulous fabric and yarn shop (online too) on Bloor Street West just east of the Ossington subway station.
Mokuba: stunning array of ribbons and trim on Queen Street West
The Knit Cafe: great yarn and awesome classes on Roncesvalles
Romni Wools: massive square footage of yarn on Queen Street West
The Purple Purl: a place to enjoy yarn, refreshments, and good company in the East end