Help us launch Quiltfolio + get great swag

As you know we’re hard at work getting Quiltfolio ready for you, and it’s coming along beautifully so far!

Until now, we’ve been bootstrapping the project out of our own pockets, which means working on it around paying jobs — its’ been slow going.

To allow us to work on QF full-time until launch, as well as hire another developer to help us, we’ve launched a fundraising campaign.

All the info is here:

http://www.indiegogo.com/quiltfolio?a=640369

We would love your support!

You can contribute as little as $1 or as much as you want. Every dollar helps!

You’ll receive some awesome rewards for contributing to the project, including my favorite, the Fabric Nerd t-shirt:

Fabric Nerd t-shirt

My own t-shirt just arrived and I’m super excited to start wearing it everywhere I go!

How do I look?

Please check out the fundraising site to see all the other great Quiltfolio swag you’ll receive for different pledge levels!

Thank you in advance for your support, we really appreciate it!

PS – Feel free to share the link with any quilting friends you think would enjoy Quiltfolio!

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Bloggers Quilt Festival

The Bloggers Quilt Festival is a chance to share a special quilt and its story, and check out quilts by others. There are so many amazing quilts entered already, I can’t wait to go browse through some more of them after I finish this post!

Here’s my contribution, my “Anthro” Quilt:

This quilt is my second-ever finished quilt, and I absolutely love it. Even though I’m a new quilter, I definitely already know what I like. Namely, Tula Pink!

This quilt is made out of a charm pack of fabrics from her Parisville line, which I bought on Etsy before I’d even sewn one quilt seam. I fell in love with half-square triangles through reading Sew Katie Did‘s blog, so decided to use my charm pack for my first foray into HST land. Added the linen-colored solid and the mint to stretch the fabric and make the quilt bigger, and then used another Tula print (this time from the Prince Charming collection) for the binding.

For the back, I chose an awesome Kaffe Fasset print and then added leftover solids to make it wide enough:

I think the back is almost as gorgeous as the front!

And yes, Arnold quite loves this quilt too ;o)

The quilt is far from perfect, but I am insanely proud of it. And it’s only deepened my love for quilting, Tula, and HST! In fact I already have another HST quilt in progress, and enough Tula fabric set aside for another Tula quilt (in Prince Charming Frog Prince! Love that print!)

Welcome to the Quiltfolio blog!

We’re hard at work on getting Quiltfolio.com up and running and open to everyone, and I wanted to have a place to document the process of coding the site as well as to talk about my own quilting. Until now I’ve been posting my quilting projects on my knitting blog but now that I’m working on an entire site dedicated to quilting I thought it made more sense to share that content over here!

What is Quiltfolio?

You might be wondering just what I’m talking about and I don’t blame you. Until this post the only people who know about Quiltfolio are people I know in real life who’ve helped me think through the concept and have encouraged me as I worked on it.

In short, Quiltfolio is Ravelry(tm) for quilters.

The site will have sections for patterns, fabrics, books, projects, keeping track of your own stash, a classifieds sections, and way more! For example, just the other day a coworker suggested a game based on “do you recognize this fabric” and I’ll definitely be implementing that at some point.

So far the sections of the site that are mostly done all center around fabric: I’ve built the main fabric page and the sections for brand/manufacturers, designers, and collections, so that it will be easy to browse fabrics by any detail you’re interested in. Also already finished is the ability to “like” a fabric and to do a basic text search of all fabrics. To round out the fabrics section, the next step will be to add some better browsing/filtering to the fabrics section, add tags (and make them browsable), and finish the fabric details screen. I’m aiming to have that part of the site mostly finished by next week.

Next up will be the “stashing” section of the site, where you’ll be able to enter the fabric you have at home that you want to keep track of. You’ll be able to track not only fabric yardage but also pre-cuts like charm packs and jelly rolls! I’m really excited to use this feature myself, let me tell you =)

Want to be one of the first to try out Quiltfolio?

If you haven’t signed up for early access to Quiltfolio be sure to click here and put your email address in! We’ll email you when you can come in!