Whimsical ideas, games, and gifts for quilters

What Are Quiltspirations?

Quiltspirations! are ideas to inspire your quilting, crafting, and sewing – conveniently packaged in an awesome & colorful pack of cards.

You can purchase packs of Quiltspirations cards in our Artfire shop.

Quiltspirations! is the name of the game you play with the cards. There are lots of ways to play; some variations are printed with the card sets; others are listed on our website.  Although the cards are called “Quiltspirations“, you don’t have to make a quilt – the ideas can be used for just about any type of project.

Quiltspirations! is also the name of the resulting project or project in progress.  We like to think that Quiltspirations will end up in the public vernacular, as in “check out my recent quiltspiration!” or “Man, I had such a creative block today, and could have used some quiltspiration.”

The cards are the size of a standard playing card deck – 2.5″ x 3.5″. There are seven categories of cards, and five ideas per category, for a total of 35 inspiring ideas & challenges.  There are also two wildcards in the deck, plus instructions on playing the game.

The seven categories are: Colors, Shapes, Styles, Embellishments, Borders, Layouts, and Whimsy.  Depending on how you play, you will either get several ideas or techniques to try, or you can sort the cards and pull an idea from each category for an entire project.

The categories are color-coded, which helps with some of the game variations, and also helps you replace or substitute cards with a refill pack.

If you’re not ready to commit to a full pack of cards, our Mystery Packs are great to get you started.  We also have other little goodies that go great with the cards, so look around our shop and see what you can find!