The process of designing a cover usually begins during
a meeting called the Focus Meeting, attended by the Publisher, the Marketing
and PR Manager, the Creative Director, and members of the book team. The title
and subtitle are discussed, and decisions are made on how best to approach the
What is the main purpose of the
book? Is it a [...]
quilter what his or her favorite precut bundle is, and you will get a lot of
different answers. Some people favor fat
quarters or even half-yard bundles, while others are all about strips or
squares, or perhaps triangles, or hexagons.
It's exciting to be a quilter today because thanks to innovative and
forward-thinking fabric companies there are [...]
Happy National Sewing Month! Please enjoy this free project taken from Double Vision Quilts. You can enter to win your own ebook copy of Double Vision Quilts right here: a Rafflecopter giveaway.
Finished Size: 42" x 42"
Materials and Supplies
FIRST LAYER (BRIGHT COLORS): 49 squares 6 1/2˝ × 6 1/2˝; 25 squares are for the inner quilt and 24 [...]
Hello sewing friends. My name is Sarah Markos from Blue Susan
Makes, and I have a little tip to share with you today in honor of National
Sewing Month. My very favorite sewing tools are my rotary cutter and my self-healing mat. I use them with almost every sewing project I ever make. Seriously, what did people [...]
September is National Sewing Month. It is also the month when many
families launch their children into independent lives. One of the things I am
sure young adults miss most when they leave home is the on-call sewing services
of someone to sew that lost button back on or to repair that hem.
But not to worry. If your [...]
Instead of the fastest draw in the west, I’m writing to tell
you about the fastest way to make a pillow. This title should not be confused—I'm definitely not saying I’m the fastest sewist! (Not that every time you make a pillow
it needs to be the fastest and the easiest way.
I recognize that sometimes slow [...]
With this free project from the second edition of
The Best of Sewing Machine Fun for Kids, children can create their own one-of-a-kind greeting cards and discover stitching around curves and corners. Plus, to celebrate National Sewing Month, we're giving away a free ebook copy of The Best of Sewing Machine Fun for Kids, Second Edition. You [...]
I am obsessed with pillows! Lately I want to make pillows
of every shape and size, but my favorite is the rectangular sofa pillow. Let’s put together three of my paper-pieced
blocks to create the rectangle. This
pillow will fit a 14” x 28” pillow form.
One of my favorite animal blocks is the Fox from my
I’ve done my fair share of teaching workshops on a variety
of quilting techniques, and I’ve learned quite a bit from my students. Not necessarily
about quilting, but about learning styles and confidence levels. I’ve observed
so many different attitudes and perspectives on ‘trying new things’ or
‘reaching beyond one’s comfort zone.’ For me, as a teacher, giving quilters [...]
Organizing your scraps for improv is a little different than
organizing them for more precise piecing.
Improv scraps don’t have to be any particular size, and
sometimes those awkward cuts are just what you need to add a spark to an improv
I keep small, colorful baskets at the back of my cutting
table, organized roughly by color. Any scraps [...]