Peek Inside Charm School with Vanessa Goertzen

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Vanessa Goertzen shares the story of her love affair with charm squares and walks you through the chapters of her book, Charm School—18 Quilts from 5" Squares!

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Make a Simple Sundress with This Free Project

Who would’ve thought that you could create such a fun and flattering dress with one piece of fabric and a roll of elastic thread? This Simple Sundress will be your go-to dress for all summertime events, whether you are attending a family barbeque or a friend’s pool party. Find more patternless projects in my book, Patternless [...]

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Use Your Scraps in Wall Quilts!

One of the best things about Make Wall Quilts, one of the newest books in our popular Make series, is the wide variety of styles! From modern to traditional, improv to appliqué, there's something for everyone.  Because I'm partial to scraps, I thought I'd share with you my favorite scrappy quilts from the book (plus some that [...]

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Using Odd-Shape Scraps That Are Difficult to Combine

Hey there, Judy here, author of Quilts for Scrap Lovers and Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers. I’m here to tell you that I am a scrap aficionado. Scraps have always been my favorite to sew with. Even though I have an entire room full of new fabrics, I always gravitate to my scraps. The reason for this is that I [...]

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Endless Embroidery Inspiration

Excerpted from The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design by Sharon Boggon. Using the marking method above as a starting point, Sharon guides you through making a plethora of stitches from each of the ten basic foundation stitches. This will give you an endless array of stitches for your projects. Shown below is the collection of buttonhole stitches—just [...]

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Peek Inside Allie Aller's Stained Glass Quilts Reimagined

Let Allie Aller show you her favorite quilts and technique from her new book, Stained Glass Quilts Reimagined! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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The Story Behind the Magical Unicorn Quilt

The Magical Unicorn Quilt is big, bright, and bubbly—and not Becky Goldsmith's usual style. When Becky's daughter-in-law Celia first requested a quilt for Christmas, she had very specific instructions: "There had to be a big rainbow, a happy unicorn, and lots of pink—and it had to be big enough to snuggle under."  Although the request was very [...]

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Fun Free Tablet Sleeve from Perfect Patchwork Bags

Finished size: 10" wide x 7 3/4" high These sleeves are perfect for cell phones and tablets! They have hook-and-loop tape closures, allowing users easy access to their devices. What’s more, this pattern is easy to make and can be completed by sewists of all skill levels! The quilting in this pattern does not need much [...]

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Decorating for the Changing Seasons

I love designing and decorating for the changing seasons, and Halloween and fall have always been favorites. I haven’t written a fall book before, so I really enjoyed designing the projects for Festive Fall Quilts. The book has a variety of projects for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the entire fall season. There are lap quilts, wall quilts, [...]

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Join the Quilt Traditions Quilt-Along!

You read that right! Devon Lavigne, the author of Quilt Traditions, has partnered with Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts to run a quilt-along for the Potion quilt from her new book. Potion is a pieced quilt measuring 69 inches by 81 inches. The quilt-along will have four parts, each with its own instructional videos and downloadable reference documents, [...]

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