Precut quilts have become all the rage in recent years. And why shouldn’t they? Today’s quilters are very busy people who constantly struggle to balance the demands of family, home, work, and friends, with little time to devote to creative outlets. Hectic lives do not provide much time for quilting. Precut fabric bundles have taken [...]
Let Erin Hentzel, author of Doll Days! Sew an Everyday Wardrobe for 18" Dolls, show you how to create the cutest crochet lace top for your dolls in the video below.
Make the top shown below, or mix it up with your favorite fabrics and finishes!
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Hello everyone! I’m so excited to be taking over the C&T blog today to give you a little taste of my book,
Sew Home was the book I wanted for myself but couldn’t find when my husband and I bought our first home. I wanted to personalize my space with sewing projects, and a couple [...]
Welcome to the
Art Quilt Collage blog tour—with video chats! Not content to run a standard blog hop, Deborah Boschert, the incredibly creative author behind this inspiring art quilting book, came up with the idea to interview different bloggers on different aspects of her book—and how they put them into practice. You can see the first video [...]
A stroll through our Instagram feed...
1. Cindy Griselda joined us on our blog to talk about her new book, Artful Improv. She also shared a bit about road maps for playing with fabric and design to create your own unique art quilts.
2. On location with Angela Walters shooting an exciting project! Stay tuned for more details...
3. Crazy [...]
As you flip through quilting books, deciding which quilt you
want to make, does your first impression of the complexity of the quilt help
you decide? That would be me. I want easy, so I’m often thrown by the fallacy
of my initial reaction:
Hmmm, that one looks too hard.
What I need to do is to take a [...]
My favorite part of The Embroidery Book is the wonderful, easy-to-understand way Christen Brown explains the simple layering process to create a successful embroidery design.
Once you understand the layering process, she takes it a step farther and shows you, in a very visual way, how she chooses the fabrics, threads, and embellishments to create her art.
Take your [...]
Happy September, everyone!
As much as I love summer, I am always happy for fall to arrive. Bye-bye shorts and flip-flops! Hello comfy jeans, long-sleeved shirts and gorgeous sweater weather. Crisp mornings and cool evenings and dusting off the crock-pot for what is known in my house as “soup season.” I love it!
Hey everyone! I am SO excited to kick off my blog book tour for
Piecing Makeover with C&T today. I have a rockstar list of authors, sewists, quilters, and designers helping me share with you a little more about my book.
The idea for this book has been in my head for a long time and [...]