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It's October, and that means it's breast cancer awareness month. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are a total of 232,670 (female) and 2,360 (male) people with breast cancer this year alone. 

These statistics hit very close to home this year when Amy, our publisher was diagnosed with breast cancer. It's very difficult when someone you care about is going through such a trying time, but you can always show that you care. To lift Amy up, we all pitched in to give her one big hug in the form of a cozy quilt.

"We used fabric that we knew Amy really loved. It was a true group effort with many people making blocks and helping to do the binding. And Ruthmary did the quilting. With so many people contributing to the effort, we were able to make it very quickly and Amy used it after her chemo treatments which she found really comforting. Lots of love and positive thoughts went into the quilt." -Lynn Koolish, Developmental Editor

Looking for quilt and handmade gift inspiration? Because I Love You Sew includes 17 projects to let everyone in your life know how much you love them.

Have you made something for someone else? We'd love to see! Please share your photos on our Facebook page!

Photo Friday

Happy photo Friday straight from our Instagram feed... 1. One of many gorgeous quilts from Cultural Fusion Quilts by Sujata Shah. This one may be featured at Quilt Market in Houston!2. Carrie Bloomston popped into her local quilt shop, Bernina Connection of Arizona and found her book! She signed all of the copies too!3. Our downloadable quilt labels were featured in All People Quilt Magazine! Check them [...]

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Get crafty this Halloween!

On the hunt for Halloween craft inspiration? Look no further! We've rounded up some of our best  books that are full of Halloween (and holiday) inspirational goodness! From left to right, top to bottom: Witch's Legs Chair from Handmade Hostess, Pumpkin Fairies from Forest Fairy Crafts, The Hex Trick-or-Treat Bag from Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs, [...]

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kraft•tex Scrapbook Album

Wanting to organize your scrapbooking supplies? You're in luck! Kathy Orta created this awesome Cascade Parade Scrapbook Mini Album using kraft•tex, and the tutorial is available here. Take an inside look at the mini album:

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A Creative Life in Fabric

As Valori Wells says in her book, she grew up in a quilt shop surrounded by fabric and played in her mother’s (Jean Wells) sewing room. How could she not have a life in fabric?In her latest book My Life in Fabric with Valori Wells, Valori uses a mix of projects and instruction to show you how to [...]

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Happy {Photo} Friday

Happy {Photo} Friday, straight from our Instagram feed...1. There's nothing quite like seeing your finished book for the first time as an author. Here's Ali Benyon after seeing her new book, Stitched Paper Art for the first time!2. Add your favorite C&T products to your wishlist and you might win everything on it! Learn how here!3. Author Lydia Nelson shared her recipe [...]

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Amazing, awesome, unique quilt blocks

Are you looking for amazing, awesome, unique quilt blocks? Elizabeth Hartman gives you 75 of them in her new book Patchwork City. So many choices! You’ll have so much fun mixing and matching them in the 6 sampler quilts she provides for you. See . . . aren’t they wonderful?

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Gift Wrap: Bright and Bold

My friends at C&T asked me to do a guest blog post about an exciting new product that is now available at C&T Publishing. So it is with great pleasure that I introduce the new Gift Wrap Bright & Bold book. The book contains twelve sheets of 20"x 30" gift wrapping paper and twelve assorted gift tags to match. There [...]

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Book Design: Ribbon Girls

Designing a book for the teen and pre-teen age group is both exciting and incredibly daunting. Although I was a crafty teenager at one time, I can’t rely solely on my own version of what is liked and disliked. Lately I’ve been immersing myself in popular teen culture. I know there’s not just one style that suits all, but [...]

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The Possibilities are Endless with our Mixed Media & Fiber Arts Products!

If you're a crafter, you won't want to miss this video all about our mixed media and fiber arts products! The possibilities really are endless!

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