Who doesn't love working with wool? The beautiful, rich colors, the soft feel of the fabric, the way your needle slides through so easily . . . but as all wool lovers know, wool is best when paired with other fabrics, too! The contributors to our new book,
Sweet & Simple Wool Appliqué, are certainly believers [...]
365 Free-Motion Quilting Designs is a treasure trove of free-motion quilting inspiration, with a unique design for every single day of the year! The author, Leah Day, suggests preparing fabric sandwiches to practice the new design on each day. To get you started, we've included the first seven designs from the book. Quilt along, and [...]
Most appliqué blocks have a background. The Magical Unicorn Quilt block has an ‘invisible’ background. You can’t see it because the appliqué pieces overlap each other and cover all of the background fabric. This
invisible background fabric holds the appliqué pieces in place for sewing.
It’s especially important in this quilt that the appliqué pieces are positioned precisely. [...]
We caught the coloring bug bad this summer! Color by Number Travel Across America Coloring Book is perfect for summer traveling and relaxing, with color-by-number pages for each of the 50 states and 5 national parks. The C&T staff split up the pages, each of us taking one for our favorite place or a place we'd [...]
So the title of our new book coming out in September is actually Visual Guide to Patchwork & Quilting. But after you get a look a everything that it covers (hint: A LOT), not to mention the detailed photos for every section, with tips and instructions from some of the best in the business (Harriet and [...]
Most handwork challenges posted online are for making small items. They are modest things, such as bags, cushions, needle cases, or pincushions. They are small, inexpensive to make, and the time commitment is manageable. They work because people can envision finishing and using them. As challenges, they are practical, doable projects with little fear factor [...]
Excerpt from Quilting Row by Row: 27 Skill-Building Techniques by Jeanette White and Erin Hamilton.
A few years ago, we made a beautiful row quilt with a group of students as a class. The group worked on one row a month, with the goal to finish the quilt by the end of the year. Many of our [...]